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Vacancy: Financial Accountant

Kericho Water & Sanitation Company Limited (KEWASCO) is a Private Company established under the company's Act CAP 486, Laws of Kenya and is wholly owned by the County Government of Kericho.

Incorporated in October 1997, we have been contracted by Lake Victoria South Water Services Board to provide Water & Sanitation services within Kericho County. This is through a Service Provision Agreement (SPA).

Our vision is to be a Model of Excellence in Water and Sanitation Services provision in the sector and indeed we ranked No.5 out of 65 in Urban Water Utilities in WASREB’s Impact Report of 2011/2012.

This was to a large extent driven by the effective implementation of automated systems, in particular setting and implementation of GIS System, Efficient Billing, Accounting and Customer Management Systems. 

Our mission is to optimally provide adequate, safe, reliable water and sanitation services to our customers at a commercially sustainable level: to this end we plan to implement world class performance, quality and efficiency management systems including ISO, Six Sigma, the Balanced Scorecard to mention but a few.

To support the implementation of these initiatives, we are seeking to fill the following positions with customer service oriented, qualified and experienced individuals who seek to be part of a results oriented team.

Internal Auditor (Re-Advertisement)

Reporting to the Board Audit & Risk Management Committee with a dotted line to the Managing Director, you will assure the integrity of the Company assets, the quality of management decisions and the mitigation of fraud and risk by ensuring the existence of appropriate systems and internal controls.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop and continuously review an internal audit manual and enforce compliance with standards acceptable to the external auditors.
  • Develop and implement internal audit, strategies and operating plans that reflect the longer-term corporate goals and priorities established by the Company.
  • Work closely with external auditors, agreeing time frames for the annual statutory audit, pre-audit activities, and on the implementation of audit recommendations
  • Regularly carry out detailed risk assessment and internal audits on computer and other operating systems to ensure reliability and integrity of financial and operating information, advising the Board and Management on appropriate action
  • Carry out special investigations on apparent breaches of internal controls, fraud, etc and making recommendations to eliminate identified weaknesses
  • Discuss internal and external audit recommendations with the Corporate Management Team (CMT), incorporate into the audit plan and follow up on implementation.
  • Ensure that all fixed and current assets are accounted for on a regular basis through regular checks, including physical counts.
  • Manage departmental staff performance, development, training and motivation for effectiveness

Qualifications, Experience and Skills:
  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting Finance or Business Administration (Accounting option) from a reputable University and a member of CIA or any other internationally recognized Accounting and/or Auditing body of good standing.
  • A Certified Internal Systems Auditor (CISA) will have a definite advantage.
  • 5+ years post – qualification experience in the profession, 3 of which should be in Audit at a Senior Level in a busy commercial environment or a reputable Audit Firm.
  • Experience of auditing ERP systems and conversant with Water Billing Systems (M@jics Billing Software) & Sage Pastel Evolution and will be an added advantage.
  • Proven people management experience.
  • Have strong communication, interactional and leadership skills.

Terms of Service
  • The Positions of Human Resources & Administration Manager  and that of the Internal Auditor on a 3-Year Renewable Contract based on satisfactory performance
  • The position of Financial Accountant is Permanent and Pensionable.

Interested candidates must:
  • Have demonstrated thorough understanding the National Goals, Policies and Development Objectives including the Kenya Vision 2030;
  • Have leadership and management capacity including knowledge of Financial Management and Strategic people management; and
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution on Leadership and Integrity.

How to Apply

Applications should include a cover letter that demonstrates why you are the best candidate for the position you are applying for, a detailed up-to-date CV and photocopies of relevant testimonials, current and expected remuneration package, the names and addresses of three professional referees, an e-mail address and telephone number, and two (2) coloured passport size photos.

Individuals who had applied for the Human Resources & Administration Manager or the Internal Auditor positions previously advertised need NOT apply as we already have their CVs on file.

Applications must be sent via email to addressed to:

The Managing Director
Kericho Water & Sanitation Co. Ltd
P O Box 1379 – 20200,

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Closing date: 9th May, 2014 at 5:00pm.

This recruitment is being supported by: Adept Systems, Management Consultants

Please visit our website for more information.

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