Trans-Nzoia County Public Service Board – County Director (Accounting Services).

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Trans-Nzoia County Public Service Board invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the following vacancies:

County Director (Accounting Services)

 JOB GROUP “R” – ONE [1]

POST ADVERT NO. 14/2021/2022

Salary scale: Ksh.115, 290 x 5,770 – 121,060 x 6,050 – 127,110 x 6,240 – 133,350 x 6,420 – 139,770 x 6,610 – 146,380 x6, 790 – 153,170 p.m.

The Director Accounting Services will be responsible to the Chief Officer County Treasury for planning, organizing, coordinating and administration of all accounting activities within the accounting directorate and for provision of advisory services to the Accounting Officer and other stakeholders on all accounting matters.

 Specific duties and responsibilities

(i) Reviewing the applications of accounting standards and systems including IFMIS and recommending changes and improvements; 

(ii) Attending Public Accounts Committee hearings as necessary; 

(iii) Overseeing cash management and exchequer operations both for expenditure and revenue in liaison with the Central Bank of Kenya and other banks;

(iv) Monitoring  banking  arrangements  in  the  County,  drafting  and  revising regulations for new and existing funds respectively; 

(v) Monitoring  and  ensuring  timely  production  of  management  and  statutory financial reports including the annual accounts;

(vi) Monitoring data management for departments and their division for IFMIS and other systems in liaison with National Treasury;

(vii) Reviewing and investigating losses including making recommendations for write-offs requested by departments;

(viii) Follow up with Heads  of Accounting Units (HAU) on non-compliance with standards,  circulars,  financial  regulations  and  procedures,  letters  and instructions; 

(ix) Ensure safe custody of government assets and records under him/her; and

(x) Supervision, training, development and deployment of accounts staff in the division.

Requirements for Appointment

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

(i) Relevant working experience of twenty (20) years in the Accounting, Audit or  Financial  field;  or  Served  in  the  grade  of  Senior  Assistant  Accountant General,  or a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service for a minimum period of three (3) years. 

(ii) Passed  Part  III  of  Certified  Public  Accountant  (CPA)  Examination  or  its recognized equivalent. 

(iii) Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: –  Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Commerce or their relevant equivalent qualification from an approved institution. 

(iv) Registered  with  the  Institute  of  Certified  Public  Accountants  of Kenya (ICPAK); 

(v) Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results; 

(vi) Satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya. 

In  addition  to  the  above  requirements,  the  director  must  have  the  following  key competencies:

(i) High degree of professional competence and administrative capability required for effective planning, direction, control and coordination of the accounting function; 

(ii) Personal  integrity  –  a  strong  commitment  to  openness,  honesty  and inclusiveness demonstrating tolerance and a capacity to inspire trust in others; 

(iii) Personal  responsibility  –  the  willingness  to  accept  responsibility  for  own actions and outcomes a thorough understanding of national goals, policies and  programmes  and  the  ability  to  translate  them  to  the  accounting function. 

Terms of Service: Contract/ P&P


A  duly  filled  CPSB.1  (2020)  form,  written  application,  CV,  copies  of  certificates, testimonials and National Identity Card should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the left side, the position being applied for and addressed to:

The Secretary,

Trans-Nzoia County Public Service Board

P.O. Box 4210, 30200


CPSB.1 (2020) form can be downloaded at

For  a  candidate  to  meet  the  requirements  of  Chapter  6  of  the  Constitution,

he/she must have the following clearances: 

  1. Certificate of good conduct from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID); 
  2. Clearance certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
  3. A tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
  4. A certificate from the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC); and
  5. Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

 Copies of the above certificates MUST be attached to the applications for Job Groups H and above.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Trans Nzoia County Public Service Board does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment and selection process.

Our official communication channels are email address or and phone number: 0713635352, 0110005315 only.

All  applications  should  reach  the  Board  Secretary,  Trans-Nzoia  County  Public  Service Board, Board’s Offices situated after Mt. Elgon Hospital next to the Kenya Red  Cross Offices on or before 26th November, 2021.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.




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