31 Mar 2020

Financial Accountant at Vihiga County Government

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The Financial Accountant shall report to the County Director of Accounting Services and shall be responsible for carrying out accounting and payroll services in the County treasury and county departmental entities.

Responsibilities

  • Controlling of expenditure commitments in the Ministries/Departments;
  • Initial evaluation and scrutiny of expenditure proposals and compilation of information required in the budgetary processes;
  • Processing of Medium-Term Expenditure Framework and revised budget estimates;
  • Budgeting of donor financed projects, reviewing of financial implementation of such projects, and monitoring commitments on expenditures;
  • Reviewing Programme based budget performance indicators and subsector reports and facilitate finalization of the sub sector reports;
  • Preparation and maintenance of monthly cashbooks, bank reconciliations, statutory returns
  • Budgeting of donor financed projects, reviewing of financial implementation of such projects, and monitoring commitments on expenditures;
  • Reviewing Programme based budget performance indicators and subsector reports and facilitate finalization of the sub sector reports;
  • Preparation and maintenance of monthly cashbooks, bank reconciliations, statutory returns, bank reconciliation, imprest registers, fixed asset    register,   salary   and   cash   advance   registers,    and   voucher examination.
  • Coordinating the preparation of sector budget proposals for departments
  • Planning, directing, coordinating, supervising accounting operations in the area of deployment;
  • Preparing monthly and quarterly revenue and expenditure reports and annual financial statements for audit purposes;
  • Timely preparation and Maintenance of the County
  • Ensuring safe custody of government assets and records
  • Ensuring timely and accurate preparation of quality management reports

Core Competencies

  • Able to work under minimum supervision, meet set deadlines
  • Innovative, selfless, high level of integrity and confidentiality in handling government records
  • Must have good report writing skills and be a team player

Qualifications

  • Must be a Kenyan citizen
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following discipline: Commerce, (Accounting or Finance option), Business management, business administration, Economics, or any other relevant  field
  • Must be a registered member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) in good standing
  • Be conversant with public financial management laws and regulations
  • At least 5 years working Experience in government accounting and working knowledge of IFMIS system
  • Fulfilled the requirement of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2012
  • Proficiency in computer applications

Kindly note that:

  • County Government of Vihiga is an equal opportunity employer; Women, People from marginalized areas and persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • Please note that canvassing for these positions will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • Salary and other benefits attached to the above vacant positions will be as determined by SRC guidelines.
  • All the above vacant posts are on a 3-year renewable contract terms based on satisfactory performance.
  • More details on the above advertised positions can be obtained on the County’s website


      Method of Application

The applicants should download the application for Employment form “VCPSB/APP.01A-2019” on the official County Website, complete it and submit to the undersigned on or before Tuesday 17th April, 2020 at 5pm. THE SECRETARY/CEO COUNTY PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD, P.O. BOX 880-50300 MARAGOLI  QUEENS ARCADE BUILDING MBALE TOWN ALONG KISUMU KAKAMEGA ROAD  Please Note
  • You Must Attach photocopies of your ID card, Academic, Professional or any other documents to the application
  • County Government of Vihiga is an equal opportunity employer and encourages People Living with Disabilities, Youth and Women to apply.
  • County Public Service Board does not charge any recruitment fee whatsoever. Do Not Pay Money to Fraudsters because Our services are absolutely free
  • Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for the interview
  • Those with certificates from foreign institutions must have them certified by the relevant authority





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