Bernard Ndungu joined National Treasury in 2013 as the Accountant General, rising to the current position of Director General Accounting Services & Quality Assurance. Prior to joining the National Treasury, Bernard was a Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
He is also the Chairman of the Public Sector Accounting Standards Board of Kenya, having been instrumental in its formation. The Board has already promulgated the applicable accounting standards for public sector entities. He is also the Administrator and Secretary to the Advisory Board of the Equalization Fund and an alternate Board member representing the Cabinet Secretary, National Treasury, in Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board (KASNEB) and Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA), among other responsibilities.
Bernard started his carrier as an auditor at Ernst and Young (EY) in August 1995 and rose through the ranks to the position of Senior Manager before joining PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). While working with EY and PwC Bernard offered technical support in accounting and financial reporting in the public sector in Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia.
He is a public finance management specialist with extensive experience in planning & budgeting, accountancy & financial reporting, procurement & contract management, business risk analysis, systems review & re-engineering, taxation, auditing, development of process manuals, policies and procedures, and training & institutional capacity building in the public sector.
Bernard holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Nairobi and is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in public finance management.