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JOB GRADE 4, (1POST), REF: KICC/PA/2019


The Principal Accountant reports to Finance and Accounting Manager
Responsibilities
·         Monitoring and evaluating the laid down systems and make recommendations for improving the financial systems
·         Tracking the utilization of capital and operational expenditure against the approved budget and report on the same

·         Confirming the accuracy and completeness of accounts receivables (invoicing, receipting, banking and reconciliations) and reporting on the same as appropriate
·         Identifying and report to the manager, finance of any identified incidences of non- compliance with laid down financial systems and financial risks facing the corporation
·         Liaising with other departments so as to ensure that financial and related regulations are complied with and where applicable give
·         procedural guidance including dealing with any staff enquiries on any payment related enquiries
·         Reviewing the payroll and effect accurate salary payments
·         Preparation and reconciliation of credit reports
·         Ensuring provision of accurate timely reliable financial information
·         Organizing and coordinating responses to audit queries
·         Compliance with the laid down corporation’s policies and procedures
Qualifications
For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-
·         Served in the grade of senior accountant or in a comparable for a minimum period of six (6) years and three (3) years of which should have served in a senior position
·         Bachelor degree in commerce (accounting or finance option) or its equivalent
·         Master’s degree in any of the following:- commerce, accounting, business administration, finance or the equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
·         Membership to the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) as a CPA (K) in good standing

·         Effective communication and interpersonal skills
·         Proficiency in the usage of recognized computer accounting software and common office applications
·         Fulfilled the requirements of chapter six of the constitution.
How to Apply
Applicants must comply with Chapter 6 of the Constitution and avail clearance certificates from:
·         Directorate of Criminal Investigation (certificate of good conduct)
·         Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) – Tax Compliance
·         Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
·         Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
·         Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
Interested and qualified persons are requested to submit their applications which should include:
·         One-page statement on how you meet the requirements for the post.
·         Curriculum Vitae
·         Indication of current salary.
·         Professional certificates and testimonials.
·         Three Professional referees
Terms of Offer
The successful candidate’s appointment will be as follows:-
·         Job Grade KICC 3 shall be appointed on a contract of five (5) years renewable subject to performance.
·         Job Grade KICC 4, Job Grade KICC 5, Job Grade KICC 6 and Job Grade KICC 7 shall be appointed on permanent and pensionable terms
Applications should be sent under confidential cover and with the envelope clearly marked as per your application Ref. “Ref. KICC/ …… /2019” not later than 12th August, 2019 at 5:00pm to:
The Chief Executive Officer,
Kenyatta International Convention Centre,
P. O. Box 30746-00100,
NAIROBI.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Persons with special needs that meet the requirements are encouraged to apply

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