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Accountant Job Vacancy - Government Jobs

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS or the Bureau) is a corporate body established under the Statistics Act (2006).

It is the principal Government agency responsible for the collection, compilation, analysis, publication and dissemination of official statistical information and its custody.

It also oversees the coordination, supervision and development of programmes within the National Statistical System.

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals with excellent credentials to fill the following position:-

Job Title: Accountant

KNBS: Level 6

Ref: KNBS/Acct/2/2014

No. of Posts: 1

Job Purpose: Reporting to the Senior Accountant, the Officer will be expected to carry out various duties as assigned in the Finance Department.

Key Responsibilities
  • Implementing the Bureau’s accounting policies and procedures;
  • Supervision of cash office operations to ensure prompt banking of cash and cheques, timely recording of receipts, payments, reconciliation of bank and petty cash accounts;
  • Handling all bank reconciliations and bank correspondences;
  • Verification of payment vouchers and accruals of funds;
  • Maintenance of accurate and updated accounting information;
  • General Ledger administration and reconciliations as a basis of preparing the financial statements;
  • Monitoring and authorizing Petty Cash expenses and reimbursements;
  • Management of staff imprests and advances;
  • Apportioning of prepayments and County surrenders to specific cost centers;
  • Provide the liaison with external auditors in audit of financial statements;
  • Preparing Project Accounts;
  • Performing any other duties as may be assigned by the Senior Accountant.

Minimum Requirements
  • Have first degree in Commerce from a recognized University;
  • Be a holder of CPA II or its equivalent;
  • 3 years financial accounting experience;
  • Be familiar with workings of computerized financial systems;
  • Be familiar with Government Financial systems and ERP;
  • Holders of a CPA III certificate with more than 5 years working experience may also be considered;
  • Have a high level of integrity;
  • Experience in Project accounting will be an added advantage.

Applicants should submit application letters accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae using the given format (click here to download CV format); provide daytime contacts and certified copies of academic and professional certificates, transcripts, testimonials and National ID/Passport.

Kindly note that failure to attach the required documents will lead to disqualification.

The reference number for the post applied for should be clearly marked on the envelope and addressed to:-

The Director General
Kenya National Bureau of Statistics
P. O. Box 30266 – 00100
Herufi House, 1st Floor, Room 131

Applications must be received not later than 15th June, 2014.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

KNBS is an equal opportunity employer

Female candidates and persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply

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