Accountant General, National Treasury, Kenya

Bernard Ndungu is a Public Financial Management Specialist with specific experience in accountancy, audit, value-for-money review, procurement, tax, business risk analysis, systems review and re-engineering, development of process manuals, policies and procedures, training and institutional capacity building covering various sectors.

Bernard is currently the Director General Accounting Services and Quality Assurance at the National Treasury, Government of Kenya a position that puts him in charge of accounting function of Government, the Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS) and the Internal Audit Function of National Government.

Bernard is also the chairman of the Public Sector Accounting Standards Board of Kenya. The board was constituted in 2014 pursuant to Public Finance Management Act, 2012, of Kenya. The board has already promulgated the applicable accounting standards for public sector entities.

Bernard has offered technical support in financial reporting and accounting within the region having been the lead technical resource in financial accounting and reporting reforms for the Government of Rwanda and the Project Manager in an assignment to provide Financial Management Agency Services to the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) of Somalia.

Throughout the course of his career, Bernard has been involved in training and capacity building of government accountants and budget officers, reviewing and updating government accounting and financial management manuals, training of senior government staff involved in public financial management, support to the on-going development of an Integrated Financial Management System (IFMIS) and formulation of a roadmap for transition from cash basis to accrual basis of accounting and compliance to International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS).

Bernard holds a Bachelors Degree in Commerce from Nairobi University and is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya.