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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 
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
HOW TO APPLY
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:
Trans-Nzoia County Public Service Board
P.O. Box 4210, 30200
CPSB.1 (2020) form can be downloaded at http://www.transnzoia.go.ke/notices
For a candidate to meet the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution,
he/she must have the following clearances:
- Certificate of good conduct from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID);
- Clearance certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
- A tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
- A certificate from the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC); and
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com 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.