CPA Margaret Muinde was appointed a member of the Professional Accountants in Business (PAIB) Advisory Group of International Federation Accountants (IFAC) in January 2020 representing Africa and Middle East Region. Ms. Muinde was nominated by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK).
Ms. Muinde has over 15 years’ wealth of knowledge and experience at managerial positions in finance and financial management, external audit, taxation, strategy, risk management, corporate governance, accounting, taxation, procurement, internal audit and consulting in public, private and non-governmental organizations ranging from manufacturing, education, infrastructure sectors in and out of Kenya. Ms. Muinde has worked in various capacities in Kenya Roads Board, Ernst & Young (EY) and PKF International. Ms. Muinde has had multi-jurisdiction exposure dealing with various regulatory reporting requirements and is also well versed in formulation of policies.
Ms. Muinde is a Certified Public Accountant and member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and a pioneering member of Association of Women Accountants of Kenya (AWAK). Ms. Muinde is serving the second term in ICPAK’s - Strategy & Finance Committee having been first appointed in 2017. The committee is entrusted with an oversight role on the Institute’s financial management, strategic planning, monitoring and reporting, ICT strategy and implementation, and facilities management and reports to the ICPAK Council and liases with other committees on the Institute on matters pertaining professional accountants in business.
Ms. Muinde holds Masters in Business Administration (Finance Option) and Bachelor of Arts (Double Mathematics and Economics), both from the University of Nairobi. She is also a Certified Public Secretary of Kenya (CPSK) finalist. MS. Muinde holds post graduate certificates in Senior Leadership Development Programme, Board competence from Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Results Based Management (RBM) and Performance Measures from Setym International, Canada, Senior Executive Programme in Road Financing, Restructuring and Management from University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, Project Planning and Management from Danida Fellowship Programme, among others. Ms. Muinde is also both ISO 9001: 2015 - Quality Management Systems and ISO 27001: 2013 - Information Security Management Systems Certified Auditor. Ms. Muinde has attended several other courses locally and internationally.
Ms. Muinde has also been instrumental in the coordination and organization of the Financial Reporting in various organizations as both an auditor and financial analyst / manager, which has led to recognition of the Kenya Roads Board in the Financial Reporting Award (FiRe Award) annual ceremony, which awards financial reporting excellence in Kenya and the East African region. Ms. Muinde has a wide exposure on global practices in professional accounting and practice having lead the 1st institution on Kenya in the adoption of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSASs).
Ms. Muinde current responsibilities in her current role include planning, budgeting and reporting, development, coordination and implementation of policies and strategies, ensuring compliance with International Standards, treasury management and taxation, financial reporting, strategic management and leadership including performance contracting and development and monitoring of work plans, resource mobilization, risk management, governance and compliance, human and ICT resources management, among others. Ms. Muinde is currently one of the team player in the USD 1.5 Billion Roads Development Infrastructure Financing in Kenya.