Director Finance and Accounting Services Job in Kenya

County Government of Meru
County Assembly Service Board
County Assembly of Meru
The County Assembly Service Board of the County Assembly of Meru invites applications from suitably qualified Kenya Citizens to fill the following vacant position:


Director Finance and Accounting Services
Salary Scale

Job Group R

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Finance control of the whole institution of the County Assembly
  • Accounting for the money allocated to the County Assembly
  • Formulation, interpretation and application of Accounting and finance policy, procedures, rules and regulations
  • Authorization of all expenditure for the County Assembly Service Board
  • Development, implementation and evaluation of the relevant division strategic plans, programs and projects in collaboration with other departments and stakeholders
  • Evaluation of financial implication of major policy changes
  • Oversee preparation of annual work plans and financial budgets
  • Ensuring strict compliance with all financial, budgetary and procurement procedures
  • Linking with treasury in areas of procurement guidelines, accounting matters and financial regulations as stipulated in the law
  • Providing financial information for decision making
  • Formulation of Accounting policies, procedures, regulations and standards for operation and control
  • Application of budgeted funds for operation and development
  • Overall preparation of County Assembly Service budget
Requirements for Appointment
  • Be a Kenyan Citizen
  • Holder of a first degree in B.Com (Finance or Accounting) or its equivalent with minimum of 5 years relevant experience
  • Must have relevant knowledge and experience of not less than (7) years in a senior management position in public service or private sector
  • Be a holder of CPA (K) or ACCA qualifications
  • Be registered with ICPAK or any relevant accounting professional body
  • A master’s degree in the relevant field will be an added advantage
  • IFMIS knowledge will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrate high degree of professional and technical competence as reflected in work performance and results
  • Be conversant with policy formulation and implementation
  • Be a strategic thinker and result oriented
  • Be computer literate
  • Have capacity to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of devolution, the County development objectives and vision 2030
  • Good writing and verbal communication skills
  • Interpersonal and human resource management skills
  • Ability to multi-task, motivate and lead others
  • Satisfy the requirement of chapter 6 of the constitution of Kenya 2010 on Leadership and integrity.
NB: People living with disability are encouraged to apply and clearly indicate their type of disability

If you believe you qualify for the position, please send your C.V including detailed work experience and education qualifications, a cover letter stating why your skills and qualifications are suitable for this position and give at least 3 professional references with competent contact information to the address below:

The Secretary
County Assembly Service Board
County Assembly of Meru
P.O. Box 3-60200, 

Online applications may be submitted as MS word of PDF attachment via email to be received not later than 10th April 2015.

Remuneration will be commensurate with those published by the Salaries and remuneration Commission.