Accountant Vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Busia

Busia County Government

Job Description

VACANCIES IN THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR ADVERTISEMENT OF VACANCIES

Pursuant to Article 235(1) (b) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010, and Section 59(1) (b) of the County Governments Act, 2012, the County Public Service Board of Busia would like to employ interested and qualified Persons to fill the following Positions in the Office of Governor.

JOBS AND APPOINTMENT SPECIFICATIONS

ACCOUNTANT I, JOB GROUP ‘K’-(TWO POSTS)

Duties and Responsibilities

This will be the entry grade for professional Accountants. An officer at this level will be required to deal with accounting operations in an Accounting Unit or County Treasury. 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. He/she will be responsible for the safe custody of Government records and assets under him/her, analysis of the below the line accounts and may be deployed as a cashier 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; arranging for withdrawal of cash for office use and ensuring safety of the same at all times; extracting and providing cash liquidity analysis; ensuring security of cheques and cheque books; preparation of expenditure and Authority to Incur Expenditure (AIE) funding returns on quarterly basis at district treasury level; preparation of Appropriation In Aid (AIA) returns on quarterly basis at district treasury level; paying personal and merchant claims guided by cash balances in the cash books and treasury regulations; and receipting of all money due and payable to government.

(b) Requirements for Appointment

Direct Appointment

For direct appointment to this grade, a candidate must have 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 the Certified Public Accountants (K) Examination or its approved equivalent qualification.

Promotion

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

(i) Served as Accountant II, Job Group ‘J’ for a minimum period of three (3) years;

(ii) Passed Part II of the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Examination or a Bachelors degree in Commerce (Accounting or Finance option), Business Administration (Accounting option) from a recognized institution or any other relevant equivalent qualification;

(iii) Certificate in Computer Applications; and

(iv) Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

NOTE:

Application should reach the Secretary/CEO Public service Board on or before 4th June 2018

Applicants are required to obtain clearance from the following institutions

Criminal Investigations Department(CID)
Higher Education Loans Board(HELB)
Kenya Revenue Authority(KRA)
Ethics And Anti-Corruption Commission(EACC)

Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The shortlisted candidates will be required to produce their original national Identity cards, Academic certificates, testimonials and clearance at the interview.

Busia County Government is an equal opportunity employer; youths, persons living with disabilities, women and other disadvantaged persons are encouraged to apply.

HOW TO APPLY;

Written applications, enclosing current Curriculum Vitae, Copies of academic and professional certificates and National Identity Card/Passport should be submitted to.

THE SECRETARY/ CEO,

COUNTY PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD

PORT VICTORIA PLAZA

P.O BOX 1103-50400

BUSIA (KENYA

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