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Accountant Job in Kenya - Government

(Ref. ABDP/PCU/2019/02)


Reporting to the Regional Coordinating Officer and technically to the Financial Controller. An officer at this level will work under the guidance and supervision of Financial Controller.
Responsibilities
·         Verification of payments invoices

·         Timely posting of all payment vouchers in the accounting software
·         Exercise proper custody of all posted vouchers and other accounting documents
·         Perform monthly bank reconciliation
·         Manage Regional office cash flow
·         Supervise and direct the accounting and logistical functions, to ensure efficiency at the regional office
·         Authorization of payment vouchers
·         Submission of account printouts by Components to the heads of Components for analysis and comments
·         Give advice to management on accounting and administration matters at the regional office
·         Liaise with the bank
·         Liaising with County Treasuries in the Western Region
·         Preparation of Statement of Expenditures from Counties in the Western Region
·         Any other relevant duties as may be assigned by the Regional Coordinating Officer and the Financial Controller
Qualifications
·         A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and/or Finance from a recognized Institution of higher learning
·         A holder of Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA-K)
·         Knowledge of basic computer application will be an added advantage

Desired Attributes and Experience
·         Practical experience of at least 3 years in a project financial management unit and acquainted with accounting procedures in the public sector or in donor-funded projects
·         Previous experience with IFAD procedures and financial regulations or donor funded projects would be an added advantage
·         Good knowledge of accounting softwares such as Sage Pastel, TOMPRO, SUN Systems would be essential.
·         Knowledge of key Computer Applications
·         Excellent analytical and record management skills
·         Fluent (reading, writing and speaking) in English and in Kiswahili.
·         Can work under pressure and meet crucial deadlines.
·         Good communication – oral and written
·         Excellent interpersonal skills
·         Problem solving skills
Applicants for this post will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of Kenya Constitution 2010 by attaching copies of the following:
·         Certificate of Good Conduct from the Director of Criminal Investigations;
·         Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board;
·         Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority;
·         Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission; and
·         Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau
How To Apply
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the above positions.
Each application should be accompanied by a CV and cover letter indicating the Reference Number for the position. Each application in a sealed envelope should be addressed to;
The Principal Secretary
State Department for Fisheries, Aquaculture and the Blue Economy
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries
P. O Box P. O. Box 58187-00200
Nairobi.
Or
Hand deliver your application to our offices, Maji House 3rd Floor Room 343 on or before 1st November, 2019.

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