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The County Government of Vihiga wishes to recruit competent and qualified candidates to fill the following vacant positions as provided under Section 44 and 63,65,66 of the County Government Act No. 17 of 2012.


County Director Accounting Services - Job Group R (1 Post)

Terms of Service: Permanent

Requirement for Appointment
  • Either a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance or Accounting, or in Business Administration or in any other relevant equivalent.
  • A Master’s degree in Business Administration with Finance or Accounting option, will be an added advantage
  • Be registered with the Institute of Certified Public Accounts of Kenya (ICPAK)
  • Relevant working experience of not less five years
  • Have capacity to work under pressure to meet strict timeless
  • Have ability to work in multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and for diversity
  • Satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the constitution
  • Demonstrate understanding and commitment to the values and principles as outlined in Articles 10 and 232 of the constitution of Kenya

Be Computer literate
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Implement approved Government accounting standards by the executive committee member,
  • Design and develop County Accounting systems;
  • Provide advice on County Government reporting systems;
  • Provide a link between County bodies on matters relating to public sector Financial reporting;
  • Develop guidelines for County accounting staffing levels and training to ensure technical competence;
  • Oversee the implementation of the approved accounting standards, policies and concepts to ensure compliance;
  • Undertake capacity building for staff at the County level;
  • Ensure proper banking arrangements between the County Government, CBK, overseeing cash management and control the operation of the County Exchequer Account;
  • Drafting and revising regulations for new and existing funds
  • Monitoring and ensuring timely production of management and statutory financial reports.

Assistant Director Accounting Services - Job Group P (1 Post)

Terms of Service: Permanent

Requirement for Appointment
  • Degree in either Bachelor of Commerce or Business Administration with Finance or Accounting option
  • Be registered with the Institute of Certified Public Accounts of Kenya (ICPAK)
  • A Master’s degree in Business Administration with Finance or Accounting option, will be an added advantage
  • Relevant working experience of not less five years
  • Have capacity to work under pressure to meet strict timeless
  • Satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the constitution
  • Demonstrate understanding and commitment to the values and principles as outlined in Articles 10 and 232 of the constitution of Kenya
  • Be Computer literate

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Monitoring the implementation of Accounting standards and systems for compliance
  • Follow up on Audit matters, compilation of County Treasury Memorandum
  • Follow up on implementation of County Assembly Public Accounts Committee recommendations, consolidation of cash flow projection by Ministries
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by the County Director Accounting Service
  • Maintaining the accounting systems records
  • Maintaining the County’s books of accounts

Principal Internal Auditor - Job Group N (1 Post)

Terms of Service: Permanent

Requirements for Appointment
  • Be a Kenyan citizen
  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration.
  • Have CPA (K)
  • Be a registered member of ICPAK or institute of Internal Auditors
  • Relevant working experience of not less than 5 years in Audit in a public /private organization
  • Be conversant with various financial management computer packages
  • Satisfy the requirement of chapter six of the constitution of Kenya 2010.

Duties and responsibilities
  • Perform financial operational and information system audit
  • Helping in planning organizing, directing, coordinating and controlling of internal audit functions
  • Assist in establishing and managing a risk based audit plan consistent with the county objectives
  • Communicate plans of engagement and resource requirements for the internal Audit function
  • Play a key role in maintaining a strong control environment and supporting initiatives that improve performance
  • Developing leading capabilities in terms of resources, methodology and technology, communicating plans for engagement and resource requirements for internal audit functions

Principal Accountant - Job Group N (2 Posts)

Terms of Service: Permanent

Requirement for Appointment
  • Bachelors’ Degree in either, Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Commerce
  • Be registered with the Institute of Certified Public Accounts of Kenya (ICPAK)
  • Relevant working experience of not less five years
  • Have capacity to work under pressure to meet strict timeless
  • Satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the constitution
  • Demonstrate understanding and commitment to the values and principles as outlined in Articles 10 and 232 of the constitution of Kenya
  • Be Computer literate

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Monitoring the implementation of Accounting Standards and Systems for compliance
  • Follow up on Audit matters, compilation of County Treasury Memorandum
  • Follow up on implementation of County Assembly Public Accounts Committee recommendations, consolidation of cash flow projection by Ministries
  • Maintaining the accounting systems records
  • Maintaining the County’s books of accounts
  • In charge of revenue collection
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by the County Director Accounting Services

Please Note:
  • Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
  • For a candidate to meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the constitution, one MUST have the following current clearance certificates:
  • A certificate of Good Conduct from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID)
  • A clearance certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • A tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  • A certificate from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
  • Clearance from any Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).

All applications should be accompanied by a copy of National ID Card, a detailed CV and copies of all relevant certificates and testimonials.

They should be submitted in sealed envelopes clearly marked on the left side the position you are applying for to reach on or before 30th June 2014 and addressed to:

County Public Service Board,
Vihiga County,
POBox344—50300,
Maragoli

or through the Board email cpsbvihiga@yahoo.com

Women and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply

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