Senior Principal Accountant Job in Kenya

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Senior Principal Accountant Job in Kenya


An officer at this level will be responsible to the Deputy Director Finance.

Duties and Responsibilities

Specific duties and responsibilities at this level will include but not limited to:

  • Ensuring compliance with tax and other statutory obligations;
  • Monitoring expenditures and forecasting of the same;
  • Ensuring timely closing of accounts;
  • Coordinating preparation of financial statements and management accounts;
  • Reviewing & approving payment vouchers & journal entries and signing of cheques;
  • Establishing and maintaining systems for cost-sensitivity analysis and early-warning of cost-overruns;
  • Liaising with other departments to ensure success of cost reduction initiatives;
  • Offering professional judgement on financial matters and advising on ways of
    improving it;
  • Interpreting and communicating financial data to non-financial officers;
  • Liaising with other functions to put the finances and accounts in context;
  • Organizing and managing the Accounts section;
  • Coordinating accounting work and advising Management on financial policies and procedures;
  • Interpreting and applying financial and management policies;
  • Budgetary control and implementing of financial returns;
  • Ensuring that sound accounting principles and controls are applied to all financial transactions;
  • Designing and reviewing, controlling and implementing the financial
    management and accounting systems;
  • Supervising, guiding, appraising and developing staff in the Accounts section.

b) Requirements for appointment

For appointment to this position, a candidate must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Master’s degree in Accounting or Finance or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Part III of the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Examination or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • A minimum period of ten (10) years relevant work experience and at least three (3) years in a management role in the Public Service or Private Sector.
  • Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
  • Membership of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or any other relevant professional body.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Good Communication skills.
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the constitution.

Terms of service

All the above positions are on permanent and pensionable terms of service except for the position of Corporation Secretary/Director Legal Services – Grade E2, which is on a three (3) years renewable contract.

How to apply

Interested and eligible candidates are required to visit the NEMA website        (>> Careers / Vacancies, for the full job descriptions and specifications.

Candidates should:

  1. Download and complete the Bio-data Job Application Form which is available online from our website ( >>Quick Links>>Downloads.
  2. Submit an application letter attaching the following:
  3. Completed Bio-data Job Application Form. DOWNLOAD
  4. CV with full details of education and professional qualifications indicating names and contacts of three referees.
  5. Copies of academic certificates and transcripts, professional certifications and testimonials.

How to submit

Email Applications

Email applications to be sent to 

 Hand delivered and posted applications

Hand delivered or posted applications, as appropriate, should be submitted in a sealed envelope marked to;


The Director General

National Environment Management Authority

1st Floor, NEMA Headquarters

Popo Road, Off Mombasa Road

P.O. Box 67839 – 00200


The reference number of the job applied for should be clearly indicated on the envelope and application letter.

All applications should be received by 5 p.m. on 21st March, 2023


Successful candidates will be expected to fulfill the requirements of chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010. 

NEMA is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and gender equality.   Any form of Canvasing by any candidate will lead to automatic disqualification.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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