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Chief Officer - Economic Planning, Budgeting & Procurement

Closing: Nov 22, 2022

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Published: Nov 11, 2022 (27 days ago)

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The Kirinyaga County Public Service Board is pleased to invite applications from suitably qualified, motivated and Pro-active individuals to fill up the vacant positions in the County.


Responsibilities
The Kirinyaga County Public Service Board is pleased to invite applications from suitably qualified, motivated and Pro-active individuals to fill up the vacant positions in the County.


  • The Chief Officer will be expected to perform the following duties and functions:
  • Developing and implementing financial and economic policies in the county;
  • Preparing the annual budget for the county and co-ordinating the preparation of estimates of revenue and expenditure of the county government;
  • Co-ordinating the implementation of the budget of the county government; 
  • Ensuring proper management and control of, and accounting for the finances of the county government and its entities in order to promote efficient and effective use of the county’s budgetary resources; 
  • Managing the county government’s public debt and other obligations and developing a framework of debt control for the county; 
  • Monitoring the county government’s entities to ensure compliance with this Act and effective management of their funds, efficiency and transparency and, in particular, proper accountability for the expenditure of those funds;
  • Acting as custodian of the inventory of the county government’s assets except where provided otherwise by other legislation or the Constitution; 
  • Accessing the premises of a county government entity and inspecting all records and other documents relating to the financial affairs of that county government entity, kept by that entity;
  • Requiring county government entities to comply with all applicable norms or standards regarding accounting practices, budget classification systems and other County Government of Kirinyaga public financial management systems as prescribed by the Accounting Standards Board;
  • Requiring any public officer employed by a county government or county government entity to provide explanations, information and assistance in respect to matters relating to the county government’s public finances;
  • Issuing guidelines to accounting officers for the county government entities, or public officers employed by those entities, with respect to the financial affairs of that Government or those entities, and monitoring compliance with those guidelines;
  • Assisting county government entities in developing their capacity for efficient, effective and transparent financial management, upon request; 
  • Providing the National Treasury with information which it may require to carry out its responsibilities under the Constitution and this Act; 
  • Issuing circulars with respect to financial matters relating to county government entities; 
  • Advising the county government entities, the County Executive Committee and the county assembly on financial matters; 
  • Strengthening financial and fiscal relations between the national government and county governments in performing their functions;
  • Reporting regularly to the county assembly on the implementation of the annual county budget; and 
  • Taking any other action to further the implementation of this Act in relation to the county.


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