County Government of Kakamega Advertises Job Vacancies; Check Posts, Qualifications and How to Apply

County Government of Kakamega Advertises Job Vacancies; Check Posts, Qualifications and How to Apply.

County Government of Kakamega Advertises Job Vacancies; Check Posts, Qualifications and How to Apply

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The promulgation of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010, introduced the devolved system of Government which resulted to the formation of the 47 Counties across the Country, Kakamega County being among them. Kakamega County is located in the western region of the country with an area of 3,051.3 square kilometers and an estimated population of 2,079,669.

County Government of Kakamega Advertises Job Vacancies; Check Posts, Qualifications and How to Apply

Senior Assistant Accountant General – 2 Positions

Duties and Responsibilities

An officer at this level may be deployed at the Accountant Generals’ Office or in an Accounting Unit. In the Accountant General’s Office, the officer will be responsible to the Deputy Accountant General for making reports on outstanding audit reports in respect of ministries under the officer to the head of division for follow-up; periodic review of accounting systems and recommending necessary changes;

  • Ensure Asset registers are maintained by the ministries under their divisions; compiling reports on non-compliance by Accounting Units with standards and other financial regulations for action by the divisional head; compiling and maintaining an up to date list of staff for ministries and Sub Counties under him/her;
  • Attending County Assembly Accounts Committee hearing and maintaining and implementing status matrix reports on the County Assembly Accounts Committee recommendations in the department under him/her and compiling Treasury Memorandum;
  • As Head of an Accounting Unit, duties will entail provision of advisory services to the Accounting Officer 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; 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; participating and advising in all Ministerial Committees especially tender, planning, audit, training, etc.; maintaining an inventory on all bank accounts in the Accounting Unit and their approved signatories including districts;
  • Authorize payments, sign cheques, and identify suitable cheques signatories and set limits as appropriate;
  • Ensuring all statutory reports are prepared as per the required law;
  • Attending County Assembly Accounts Committee hearings; and
  • Safe guarding Government Assets and records in the accounting unit; and supervision, training, development and deployment of accounts staff.

Requirements for Appointment 

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

  • Relevant working experience of seventeen (17) years in the Accounting, Audit or Financial field;

OR

  • Served in the grade of Assistant Accountant General, Job Group CPSB 05/‘P’ or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  • Passed Part III of Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Examination or its recognized equivalent;
  • Master’s degree in any of the following: Commerce, Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, or their equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Registered with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and Registration of Accountants Board (RAB);
  • Attended a Strategic Leadership Development Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution; and
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
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Assistant Accountant General – 3 Positions

Duties and Responsibilities

An Assistant Accountant General will be deployed to Head a larger department such as Health Services and Agriculture with large allocations for development and recurrent expenditure, substantial revenue collections or be a Deputy Head Unit in the Department of Finance or be deployed in the County Treasury Headquarters.

The officer will be responsible to the Head of Treasury for the following functions in:

  • Monitoring the implementation of Accounting standards and systems for compliance including Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS) operations;
  • Follow up on Audit matters including compilation of Treasury memorandum in respect of ministries/districts allocated to the officer;
  • Follow up on the implementation of County Assembly Public Accounts Committee recommendations for the County;
  • Preparation of Bi-annual Accounts;
  • Consolidation of cash flow projections submitted by Departments;
  • Maintaining a check-list of returns and reports received from departments to ensure compliance with law and Treasury circulars;
  • Assisting in the administration of the Accounting Unit;
  • Assisting the head of the Accounting unit to provide advisory services to the Accounting Officer and other stake holders on all financial and accounting matters in the department; and
  • Setting targets for the accounts staff and evaluating achievements.

Requirements for Appointment 

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

  • Served in the grade of Principal Accountant, Job Group CPSB 06/‘N’ or in a comparable and relevant position in the public service for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  • Passed Part III of Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Examination or its recognized equivalent;
  • Master’s degree in any of the following will be an added advantage:- Commerce, Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or their equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Registered with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and Registration of Accountants Board (RAB); and
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results

Principal Accountant – 6 Positions

Duties and Responsibilities

A Principal Accountant will be deployed to head a small/ medium sized department or deputize the head of departmental units such as Budget, Debt Management and Revenue in an Accounting Unit. The officer will be responsible for:-

  • Providing advisory services to Departmental heads and other stakeholders on all financial matters
  • Participating and providing advice as expected of the office in Tender Committee, projects committee, County Committees, Project Committee etc.;
  • Interpretation and implementation of financial regulations and procedures, Treasury circulars, letters and instructions; ensuring expenditures are 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 and maintenance of up to date and accurate books of accounts;
  • Safeguarding Government Assets and records; and
  • Any other duties assigned to him/her.

Requirements for Appointment 

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

  • Served in the grade of Chief Accountant, Job Group CPSB 07/‘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;

OR

  • 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); and
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
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Chief Accountant – 6 Positions

Duties and Responsibilities

A Chief Accountant will be deployed to head one or more divisions of an Accounting Unit/Sub- County Treasury. 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 units /entities and may occasionally be required to undertake ad hoc assignments relating to accounting services;
  • Assist in preparation of final accounts;
  • Ensure safe custody of Government assets and records under him/her and will also be responsible for authorizing payments and signing of cheques subject to set limits;
  • Responsible for timely and accurate preparation of management reports that fall under his/her division; and
  • 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 CPSB 08/ ‘L’ 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;

OR

  • Passed Part III of Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Examination or its recognized equivalent;
  • Attended a management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from the Kenya Institute of Administration or any other recognized institution; and
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

Senior Accountant – 20 Positions

Duties and Responsibilities

An officer at this grade will be responsible for timely and accurate preparation of quality management reports that fall under his/her section (s). Work at this level will also include:-

  • Planning, directing, coordinating, supervising areas of control; training and development of staff under him/her and setting targets for the section(s);
  • May occasionally be required to undertake ad hoc assignments relating to accounting services;
  • May be assigned responsibilities to authorize payments, subject to limit set; and
  • Certification and verification of returns, documents, vouchers, monitor collection of revenue including inspection and responsible for Government assets, records and custody of Accountable Documents under his/her sections(s).

Requirements for Appointment 

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-

  • Served in the grade of Accountant I, Job Group CPSB 09/‘K’ or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service for a minimum period of three (3) years; and
  • Passed Part III of the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Examination or its recognized equivalent qualification.

OR

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Accounting or Finance option), Business Administration (Accounting option) from a recognized institution or any other relevant qualification adjudged to be its equivalent from an approved institution and have passed Part II of Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Examination or its approved equivalent;
  • Certificate in Computer Applications; and
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

Accountant I – 7 Positions

Duties and Responsibilities

An officer at this level will be required to deal with accounting operations in departments and other County entities. Work at this level will be subjected to occasional checks rather than close supervision. Specifically, work will involve:-

  • Verification of vouchers and committal documents in accordance with laid down rules and regulations;
  • Data capture, maintenance of primary records such as cashbooks, ledgers, vote books, registers and preparation of simple management reports e.g. imprest and expenditure returns etc.;
  • Safe custody of Government records and assets under him/her, and may be deployed where duties will entail receiving duly processed payments and receipt vouchers;
  • Writing cheques and posting payments and receipt vouchers in the cash books;
  • Balancing and ruling of the cash books on daily basis; and
  • Preparation of expenditure and Authority to Incur Expenditure (AIE) funding returns.
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Requirements for Appointment

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

  • Served as Accountant II, Job Group CPSB 10/‘J’ for a minimum period of three (3) years; and
  • Passed Part II of the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Examination;

OR

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Accounting or Finance Option), Business Administration (Accounting option) from a recognized institution or any other relevant equivalent qualification;
  • Certificate in Computer Applications; and
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

Accountant II – 6 Positions

Duties and Responsibilities

This is the entry and training grade for non-professionals. An officer at this level will be responsible for performing a variety of accounting work of limited scope and under the guidance of a senior officer. Specifically, work will involve

  • Preparation and verification of vouchers in accordance with the laid down rules and regulations involving primary data entry and routine accounting work such as balancing of cashbooks, imprest and advances ledgers etc.
  • The scope and complexity of work will increase with experience and training but the officer will still be under close guidance where new tasks are involved. He/she will be responsible for safe custody of records and assets under him /her.

Requirements for Appointment 

This is the entry and training grade for non-professionals. An officer at this level will be responsible for performing a variety of accounting work of limited scope and under the guidance of a senior officer. Specifically, work will involve

  • Preparation and verification of vouchers in accordance with the laid down rules and regulations involving primary data entry and routine accounting work such as balancing of cashbooks, imprest and advances ledgers etc.
  • The scope and complexity of work will increase with experience and training but the officer will still be under close guidance where new tasks are involved. He/she will be responsible for safe custody of records and assets under him /her.

Method of Application

Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

County Government of Kakamega Advertises Job Vacancies; Check Posts, Qualifications and How to Apply

All applicants should click on the Job Offers Option on the County Website www.kakamega.go.ke, fill the Application Form and submit it ONLINE on or before 25th September, 2023 at 11.59 P.M.
N/B: No hard copy or emailed applications to the Board’s official email i.e. cpsb@kakamega.go.ke will be accepted.
Applicants are advised to provide accurate information when making applications, those who give false information regarding their credentials and qualifications will be automatically disqualified.
PLEASE NOTE: Kakamega County Public Service Board (KCPSB) DOES NOT use Agents nor charge ANY FEE at any stage of the recruitment and selection process. Our official communication channels are; email address cpsb@kakamega.go.ke and phone number 0745888999 ONLY.

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County Government of Kakamega Advertises Job Vacancies; Check Posts, Qualifications and How to Apply