Principal Accountant Job in Kenya

Principal Accountant

ADVERT NO. EXT/ 7/04/2023

Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:

  • Coordinating management accounting and preparation of final accounts and statements;
  • Ensuring timely and proper bank reconciliation;
  • Interpreting regulations of the Institute pertaining to financial control and management;
  • Timely and accurate preparation of quality management reports;
  • Coordinating preparation of budgets based on work plans;
  • Ensuring provision of accurate timely reliable financial information as well as timely submission of annual financial statements of accounts;
  • Interpretation of financial policies for sound accounting principles, practices and control and management of corporate tax, VAT and other statutory deductions.

Job Specifications

For appointment to this scale, a candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • Served in the scale of Senior Accountant or in a comparable and relevant position in a reputable organization for a minimum period of four (4) years;
  • Have a Master’s degree in any of the following: Commerce, Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or their equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Accounting or Finance option) and passed Part of Certified Public Accountants (K) Examination or its recognized equivalent;
  • Registered with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and the Registration of Accountants Board (RAB);
  • Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Be proficient in computer applications including Accounts related packages;
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results;
  • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution.

How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the requirements should submit soft copies of their application(s) with detailed CV and testimonials to the Institute’s email address: and hard copies to be sent or hand-delivered to KEWI Headquarters – along Ole Shapara Avenue South C, Nairobi by 17th May, 2023.

The applications for positions should be addressed to:

The Chief Executive Officer
Kenya Water Institute
P.O Box 60013-00200

In addition to the above-indicated requirements, applicants will be required to meet the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya on Leadership and Integrity.
The following clearances will be required from successful candidates upon offer of job and not at the application stage.

  • Certificate of Good Conduct;
  • Clearance from the Ethics and Anti – Corruption Commission;
  • Certificate of Compliance from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
  • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Tax Compliance Clearance; and
  • Certificate of Clearance from the Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).

KEWI is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified persons; including Women, Persons with Disability and persons from Minority groups to apply. Only successful candidates shall be contacted for interviews.