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Assistant Director Accounting Services

Closing: Apr 16, 2024

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Published: Apr 2, 2024 (17 days ago)

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Requirements for Appointment

  • Be an employee of Tharaka Nithi County
  • A Degree in any in any of the following disciplines: Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Commerce or their relevant equivalent qualification from an approved institution
  • Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Commerce or their relevant equivalent qualification from an approved institution will be an added advantage.
  • Passed Part III of Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination or its recognized equivalent.
  • Relevant working experience of five (5) years in the Accounting, Audit or Financial field
  • Registered with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and Registration of Accountants Board (RAB).
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.


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Requirements for Appointment

  • Be an employee of Tharaka Nithi County
  • A Degree in any in any of the following disciplines: Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Commerce or their relevant equivalent qualification from an approved institution
  • Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Commerce or their relevant equivalent qualification from an approved institution will be an added advantage.
  • Passed Part III of Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination or its recognized equivalent.
  • Relevant working experience of five (5) years in the Accounting, Audit or Financial field
  • Registered with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and Registration of Accountants Board (RAB).
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.


The officer reports to the Director Accounting Services and will be responsible for assisting the Director Accounting Services in:

  • Planning, organizing, coordinating and administration of all accounting activities within the accounting unit;
  • Acting as liaison officer between the accounting unit and the County Executive Committee Member (C.E.C.M) for finance and Economic Planning
  • Provision of advisory services to the Accounting Officers (Chief Officers) and other stakeholders on all financial and accounting matters in an accounting unit;
  • Ensuring proper interpretation and implementation of financial regulations and procedures, treasury circulars, letters and instructions;
  • Developing supplementary financial regulations and procedures to enhance internal controls established through normal treasury regulations and procedures;
  • Provision of quality and timely accounting services in the accounting unit including maintenance of accurate accounting records and preparation of management and statutory financial reports
  • Ensuring conformity to the law; participate fully in departmental/ Unit committees’ especially tender, planning, audit, training, etc.;
  • Authorizing payments, sign cheques, identify suitable cheques signatories and set limits as appropriate;
  • Maintain an inventory on all bank accounts in the accounting unit and their approved signatories including departments and units;
  • Ensuring safe custody of government assets and records; attending County Assembly Public Accounts Committee hearings;
  • Supervision, training, development and deployment of accounts staff in the Unit; and
  • Any other duty that may be assigned by the supervisor from time to time


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