Accountant II Job in Kenya


Job Purpose
Responsible for development, implementation and/or review of accounting policies, procedures and internal controls for efficient and effective management of Authority funds.

Key Responsibilities/ Duties / Tasks

Implement policies, strategies, plans, rules, regulations, standards and procedures relating to accounts while ensuring compliance to applicable laws, statutes and circulars;

Implement internal accounting control systems;

File and maintain all accountable documents and records;

Receipting of funds;

Conduct remittance of statutory deductions and filing of tax returns;

Implement risks mitigation measures;

Implement management decisions;

Develop and implement individual work plans;

Consolidate data for preparing briefs and reports on general ledgers;

CBK Endorser/Agent;

Reconciling creditors ledgers to ensure accuracy; and

Maintain Petty cash float.

Job Dimensions:

I. Financial Responsibility

Prepare Work Plans, procurement plans and the Budgets

II. Responsibility for Physical Assets

Responsible for Office equipment, furniture and records

III. Decision Making / Job Influence

Operational decisions

IV. Working Conditions

Predominantly in an office setting with occasional field travel.

Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills).

Academic qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: – Commerce (Accounting/ Finance option); Business Administration (Accounting option) or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.

Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

A pass in Part II of the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Examination or Part II of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) or equivalent qualification;

Professional qualifications and membership body where applicable.

Previous relevant work experience required.

This is an entry level job

How To Apply

Interested persons who meet the specified criteria are invited to submit their applications through the recruitment portal link:

Alternatively, applications can be submitted via the Post Office, email, or by hand delivery. Applicants who choose the alternative process must clearly indicate the position and job reference number on both the cover letter, envelope, and email applications. Alongside the application, candidates should include IPOA Employment form, a detailed CV, copies of academic certificates, national identity card, names and telephone contacts of three referees, so as to reach the Authority by Tuesday, 2nd April, 2024 to:

Director/Chief Executive Officer,
Independent Policing Oversight Authority,
1st Ngong Avenue, ACK Garden Annex, 2nd Floor,
P.O Box 23035 – 00100, NAIROBI.

For email submissions, please use the following addresses:

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Detailed job descriptions and specifications for the above positions are available in our website
Upon granting an offer of employment, the successful candidate MUST present and satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 by providing copies of the following documents;

A valid tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);

A valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI);

A valid Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);

A valid Clearance Certificate from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB) (Must provide certificate or report); and

A Valid Clearance form from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)

IPOA is an equal opportunity employer and shall not in its recruitment discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, ethnic origin, political affiliation, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, disability, health or social status.
Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

IPOA does not engage any recruitment agencies and no medical examination is required before one attends an interview. IPOA does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, shortlisting or interview).

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.