Office of the Controller of Budget Accountant - Jobs in Kenya

Office of the Controller of Budget Accountant - Jobs in Kenya

Reports to: Manager Finance & Accounts

Direct Reports: Accounts Assistant

Indirect Reports: Accounts Clerk

Job Purpose

This position is responsible for provision of accounting services and ensuring prudent financial management in the office of the Controller of Budget.

Key Responsibilities/ Duties / Tasks

Duties and Responsibilities at this level will entail:-

  • Recording financial transactions (income and expenditure) in accordance with the organizational and tax authority requirements;

  • Preparing ledger balances, control accounts and statements and reconciling

  • Verifying payment vouchers and committal documents to ensure compliance to approved procedures rules and regulations;

  • Ensuring safe custody of cash, cheques, financial records and other accountable documents;

  • Liaising with suppliers to facilitate reconciliation of accounts;

  • Gathering, analyzing and reporting on information on income and expenditure to support decision- making and management planning;

  • Drafting trial balances and financial statements;

  • Ensuring statutory deductions are remitted to relevant authorities;

  • Carrying out accounting operational performance analysis; and

  • Preparing final accounts and statements.

    Job Dimensions:

    I. Financial Responsibility

  • Facilitate payments for all approvals

    II. Responsibility for Physical Assets

  • Responsible for the assets assigned by the office of the Controller of Budget as per office’s asset register

  • Responsible for Government assets, records and custody of accountable documents in the unit

    III. Decision Making / Job Influence

  • Financial

  • Technical

  • Operational

    IV. Working Conditions

    Is exposed to minimum disagreeable conditions. The jobholder has normal office facilities which include own office with desk and access to a personal computer (PC) and a telephone.

    The role is predisposed to risk of prosecution arising from incomplete/inaccurate information published which may result in false or misleading reports and wrong decisions being made as well as arising from loss of funds due to approval process.

    Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills).

    Academic qualifications

    Either Bachelor degree in any of the following disciplines: - Commerce (Accounting Option), Business Administration (Accounting Option), Business Management (Accounting Option) or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution

    Previous relevant work experience required.

    At least three (3) years’ experience in a relevant field

    Functional Skills, Behavioral Competencies /Attributes:

  • Proficiency in computer applications;

  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in
    work performance and results; and

  • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution.

    Terms And Conditions Of Service

    The terms of service for each position are as specified in the Job Description. Successful candidates will be offered a competitive remuneration package.

    Application Process

    Qualified interested candidates should submit their applications quoting the job title on both the envelope and the cover letter.

    Enclose a detailed and up-to-date curriculum vitae, indicating your current remuneration, home county, e-mail address and reliable daytime telephone contacts, together with copies of your certificates, testimonials and national identity card.

    You should also provide the names of two referees who must be familiar with your previous work/academic experience indicating their telephone, postal and email addresses. Please note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents in the job application.

    Upon being successful and granted an offer of employment, successful candidates must present clearances and satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 by providing copies of the following;

  • Tax compliance certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

  • Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI)

  • Clearance certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB

  • Clearance Form from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)

    Applications should be sent by post or hand delivered to our office addressed to:

    The Controller of Budget
    Bima House 12th Floor, Harambee Avenue.
    P.O Box 35616-00100 Nairobi

    so as to reach the Office of the Controller of Budget not later than 27th September, 2022 at 5.00pm.
    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    For more information and job application details, see; Office of the Controller of Budget Accountant - Jobs in Kenya

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