Jobs In Kenya : Busia County Job Vacancy for Principal Accountant(4 Posts)

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  • Interpretation and implementation of financial regulations and procedures, Treasury circulars, letters and instructions;
  • Oversee expenditures within the voted allocations; developing supplementary financial regulations and procedures to enhance internal controls established through normal Treasury regulations and procedures; preparation of management financial reports which include; monthly expenditure, returns, monthly bank reconciliation statements, and revenue/AIA returns, cash flow statements, analysis of deposits etc and maintenance of up to date and accurate books of accounts;
  • Safeguarding Government Assets and records in the County Treasury; and supervision, training, development and deployment of Accounts staff.
  • Authorization of payments and signing of cheques subject to set limits;
  • Preparation of revenue and expenditure returns in the District as required by Treasury regulations and law;
  • Developing of supplementary financial regulations and procedures to enhance internal controls established through normal Treasury regulations and procedures;
  • Training officer of the Accounting staff in the County;
  • Planning, directing, coordinating, supervising areas of control, training and development of staff under him/her and setting targets for the division;
  • Undertaking ad hoc assignment relating to accounting services;
  • Preparation of final accounts;
  • Ensuring safe custody of government assets and records under him/her;
  • Ensuring timely and accurate preparation of quality management report that fall under his Division; and guiding officers under him/her to achieve the desired results.


For appointment to this grade, the officer must have: –

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE), mean grade C (Plain) and above or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Served in the grade of Chief Accountant, Job Group ‘M’ or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Accounting or Finance option) and passed Part II of the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Examination


  • Passed Part III of Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Examination or its recognized  equivalent
  • Registered with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and Registration of Accountants Board (RAB).
  • Attended a Management Course not less than Four weeks from Kenya School of Government (KSG) or any other recognized institution.
  • Satisfy the requirement of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 leadership and Integrity.

Additional Requirements

  • All applicants are expected to attach copies of the following additional documents
  1. Tax Compliance Certificate.
  2. Clearance from HELB where necessary.
  3. Clearance from the Ethics and anti-Corruption Commission.
  4. Certificate of good conduct from the police.


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