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Chief Accountant – 7 Positions at Kericho County


Accounting, Auditing & Finance

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1 week ago

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A prosperous county in economic, social and political development with residents enjoying high quality of life. MISSION To foster equitable and sustained socio-economic development through effective and efficient mobilization and utilization of available resources. ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS The county is composed of six Constituencies, 15 administrative divisions namely: Ainamoi,Belgut, Kabianga, Bureti, Roret, Cheborge, Sigowet and Soin. Other Admibnistrative Divisions are: Kunyak, Chilchila, Kamasian, Kipkelion, Londiani, Sorget and Chepseon. These are further su-devided into 85 locations that are further sub-divided into sub-locations. It covers an area of2, sq. km.

Duties and Responsibilities 

A Chief Accountant will be deployed to head one or more divisions of an Accounting Unit.

Work at this level will be similar to those performed by the Senior Accountant but of wider scope and higher complexity. Work at this level will include:

Planning, directing, coordinating, supervising areas of control, training and development of staff under him/her; Setting targets for the division and may occasionally be required to undertake ad hoc assignments relating to accounting services. The officer may be called upon to assist in preparations of final accounts; The officer will ensure safe custody of Government assets and records under him/her; Responsible for authorizing payments and signing of cheques subject to set limits; The officer will be responsible for timely and accurate preparation of management reports that fall under his/her division; He/She will be responsible for providing guidance to officers under him/her to achieve the desired results.

Requirements for Appointment 

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

Served in the grade of Senior Accountant, Job Group ‘L’ or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service for a minimum period of three years.  A Bachelors degree in Commerce (Accounting or Finance option) and passed Part II of the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Examination OR Passed Part III of Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Examination or its recognized equivalent. Attended a management course lasting not less than four weeks from the Kenya School of Government or any other recognized institution. Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results

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