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Deputy Accountant General

Closing: Jan 16, 2023

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Published: Jan 4, 2023 (27 days ago)

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Requirements For Appointment:

For Appointment to this grade, one must have:-

  • Relevant working experience of fifteen (15) years, five (5) of which shall be in a senior management position in the Accounting, Audit or Financial field;

 OR 

  • Served in the grade of Senior Assistant Accountant General, Job Group CPSB 04 (‘Q’) or comparable 
  • position in Public Service for a minimum period of three (3) years.
  • Passed Part III of Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination or its recognized equivalent. 
  • Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: - Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, ommerce or their relevant equivalent qualification from an approved institution. 
  • Registered with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK); 
  • Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution will be an added advantage; and
  • Meet requirements of chapter six of the Constitution on leadership and integrity.


Responsibilities

Requirements For Appointment:

For Appointment to this grade, one must have:-

  • Relevant working experience of fifteen (15) years, five (5) of which shall be in a senior management position in the Accounting, Audit or Financial field;

 OR 

  • Served in the grade of Senior Assistant Accountant General, Job Group CPSB 04 (‘Q’) or comparable 
  • position in Public Service for a minimum period of three (3) years.
  • Passed Part III of Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination or its recognized equivalent. 
  • Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: - Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, ommerce or their relevant equivalent qualification from an approved institution. 
  • Registered with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK); 
  • Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution will be an added advantage; and
  • Meet requirements of chapter six of the Constitution on leadership and integrity.


  • Reviewing the applications of accounting standards and systems including IFMIS and recommending changes and improvements;
  • Overseeing cash management and exchequer operations both for expenditure and revenue in liaison with the Central Bank of Kenya and other banks;
  • Provision of advisory services to the County Accounting 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; 
  • follow up with Heads of Accounting Units (HAU) on non-compliance with standards, 
  • Circulars, financial regulations and procedures, 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 ministerial 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 County Departments and Agencies;
  • Supervision, training, development and deployment of accounts staff in the unit. 


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