Principal Accountant

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Company:Kenyatta International Convention Center
Category:Accounting & Auditing
Job Type:Contract

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Job Description

Duties and responsibilities at this level will involve:-

  1. Monitoring and evaluating the laid down systems and make recommendations for improving the financial systems;
  2. Tracking the utilization of capital and operational expenditure against the approved budget and report on the same;
  3. Confirming the accuracy and completeness of accounts receivables (invoicing, receipting, banking and reconciliations) and reporting on the same as appropriate;
  4. Identifying and report to the Manager, Finance of any identified incidences of non-compliance with laid down financial systems and financial risks facing the Corporation;
  5. Liaising with other Departments so as to ensure that financial and related regulations are complied with and where applicable give procedural guidance including dealing with any staff enquiries on any payment related matters;
  6. Preparing of management accounts and end of year financial statements as well as timely submission of annual financial statements of accounts;
  7. Reviewing and coordinating accounts analysis and reconciliations (including bank reconciliations) on a daily basis;
  8. Coordinating the payment of suppliers of goods and services and ensure that Suppliers are paid promptly and deal with any supplier related enquiries;
  9. Reviewing the payroll and effect accurate salary payments;
  10. Preparation and reconciliation of credit reports
  11. Ensuring provision of accurate timely reliable financial information; and
  12. Organizing and coordinating responses to audit queries.
  13. Compliance with the laid down corporations laid down policies and procedures



Job Specifications

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  1. Served in the grade of Senior Accountant or in a comparable for a minimum period of six (6) years and (3)years of which should have served in a senior position.
  2. Bachelors degree in Commerce (Accounting or Finance option) or its equivalent;
  3. Master’s degree in any of the following: Commerce, Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or their equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;
  4. A management course not lasting less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution
  5. Membership to the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) as a CPA(K) in good standing
  6. Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  7. Proficiency in the usage of recognized computer accounting software and common office applications;
  8. Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.



Applicants must comply with Chapter 6 of the Constitution and avail clearance certificates from:

  • Directorate of Criminal Investigation (certificate of good conduct)
  • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) - Tax Compliance
  • Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
  • Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)



Interested and qualified persons are requested to submit their applications which should include:

  1. One-page statement on how you meet the requirements for the post.
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Indication of current salary.
  4. Professional certificates and testimonials.
  5. Three Professional referees



Terms of offer

The successful candidate’s appointment will be as follows:-

  1. Job Grade KICC2 shall be appointed on a contract of five (5) years renewable once subject to performance
  2. Job Grade KICC 3 shall be appointed on a contract of five (5) years renewable subject to performance.
  3. Job Grade KICC 4, Job Grade KICC 5, Job Grade KICC 6 and Job Grade KICC 7 shall be appointed on permanent and pensionable terms



Applications should be sent under confidential cover and with the envelope clearly marked as per your application Ref. “Ref. KICC/ …… /2018” not later than 13th July, 2018 at 5:00pm to:

The Chief Executive Officer,
Kenyatta International Convention Centre,
P. O. Box 30746-00100,



Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Persons with special needs that meet the requirements are encouraged to apply

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Accounting & Auditing Kenyatta International Convention Center 1 year ago