Accountant I

Taita Taveta University (TTU)

Job Summary

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the above vacant position.

  • Minimum Qualification: Masters
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements


Taita Taveta University (TTU) is a dynamic Public University in Kenya established in 2016 under the Universities Act 2012. It is strategically located near Voi Town and about 8 kilometers off the Mombasa–Nairobi highway in Taita Taveta County. The University, touted to be a home of ideas is a strategic player in national and regional development. It is an Academic Centre of Excellence with a special focus on Mining and Mineral Processing Engineering. TTU aspires to enhance and expand its academic programmes, grow student enrolment in niche areas and harness its human resource capacity in order to realize its strategic vision of an educated and transformed society in sustainability of natural resources and her mission to be a University for research, education, teaching, and community services in management of mineral and natural resources for sustainable development. In this regard, the University is seeking to recruit suitably qualified and experienced individuals to fill the following positions:


3. Directorate of Finance

8. ACCOUNTANT I - GRADE 12 Ref: TTU/ADM/AI/12/2020

8.1 Academic and professional qualifications
a. Must possess a PhD in (Accounting/ Finance)
b. Three (3) years’ experience as Accountant II or comparable position
c. Must possess CPA Part 2 or its equivalent
d. Exemplary work performance
e. Computer literacy in relevant areas and Valid Certificate of Good conduct
a. Must possess Master Degree in (Accounting/ Finance) or its equivalent
b. Must possess CPA Part 3 or its equivalent
c. Three (3) years’ experience as Accountant II or comparable position
d. Exemplary work performance
e. Computer literacy in relevant areas
f. Valid Certificate of Good Conduct

8.2 Work Experience
a. Demonstrable awareness and knowledge of the quality management system based on ISO 9001:2015;
b. Knowledge of the current National financial and audit regulatory framework, policies and strategies governing Public/University finance management and governance;
c. Demonstrable experience in planning, administrative and budgetary functions of the University;
d. Demonstrable proficiency and experience in relevant ICT applications and use of Enterprise Resource Planning system;
e. Possession of good communication skills both written and verbal;
f. Demonstrable knowledge and experience in financial management, accounting and reporting (specifically International Public Accounting Standards [IPSAS]);
g. Demonstrable knowledge experience and achievement in resource mobilization; and
h. Demonstrable knowledge in asset management.

How to Apply:
1. Your application should indicate the job reference number Department or Office or Directorate and for those applying for academic positions indicate the area of specialisation.
2. Send soft copy application to the email address: and two (2) hard copy of the application letter, accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae (signed on all pages), copies of certified academic and professional certificates, National ID card, current pay slip (if any) and other relevant testimonials. Provide your mobile numbers, email address and names of three (3) referees (who should send their recommendation letters directly to the undersigned in sealed envelope) to the address below:

The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration, Finance & Planning)
Taita Taveta University
P.O. Box 635-80300, VOI

3. In addition, applicants must also submit valid and current clearance certificates from the following:
a) Kenya Revenue Authority
b) Higher Education Loans Board
c) Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
d) Credit Reference Bureau
e) Certificate of Good Conduct from the Kenya Directorate of Criminal Investigations
4. The application should reach on or before 18th January, 2021 at 3pm.

1. Successful candidates for the position of Professor, Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer shall be eligible for appointment to the position of the Dean of School;
2. The successful candidate for Internal Audit shall be eligible for appointment as Head of Internal Audit Department;
3. Taita Taveta University is an Equal opportunity employer;
4. Only qualified and shortlisted applicants will be contacted;
5. Persons with disability are encouraged to apply;
6. Taita Taveta University does not levy any fees for job application; and
7. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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