Massive Recruitment by the Government of Kenya - Meru (More than 47 Vacancies)

Budget/Finance Officers III

Job Group ‘J’
Positions: 4

Responsibilities

·         Gathering, compiling and analyzing information on commitment and expenditure trends and initiating appropriate corrective action as may be required;
·         Compiling information required on budget monitoring and expenditure control including expenditures on salaries and allowances; and
·         Initial processing of reallocations within the budget.

Requirements

·         Must have KCSE C+ and above or its equivalent qualification.
·         A Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Finance option), Business Management or Finance, Economics, Business Administration, any other related field OR Any Bachelor’s degree with CPA II
Have shown merit and ability in work performance and results.


Accountant I
Job Group ‘K’
Positions: 6
The officer will be responsible to the Accountant In charge of the respective unit or section

Responsibilities

·         Executing all the accounting functions relating to the unit assigned.
·         Safe-keeping of unused cheque books and cheque counterfoils.
·         Maintaining cash books.
·         Preparing Statements of Expenditure for donor-funded expenditures.
·         Posting of cash books.
·         Filing of vouchers in an orderly way for ease of retrieval.
·         Safe custody of cash, cashbooks, paid vouchers, and bank statements.
·         Daily balancing of cashbooks.
·         Doing monthly bank reconciliation and clearing all outstanding items in the bank reconciliation
·         Spending in accordance with the available funds or AIE.
·         Ensuring smooth flow of work in the station.
·         Managing cash, including imprest according to regulations.
·         Processing LPOs, payments and payment vouchers.
·         Ensuring payments are in conformity with the existing Government financial regulations and procedures
·         Preparing sectional budget
·         Following up audit issues and ensuring their minimization. xviMaintaining a reliable vote book system
·         Ensuring implementation of internal controls.
·         Ensuring the budget is fully implemented.
·         Ensuring efficient use of financial resources and county assets.
·         Performing any other duty as may be assigned from time to time.

Requirements

·         Must be a Kenyan citizen
·         Must have KCSE C+ and above or its equivalent qualification.
·         Must be a holder of a Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting/Busin ess, Administration/Economics and passed CPA II OR must have CPA (K) or ACCA final.
·         Must have two (3) years relevant experience.
·         Be able to demonstrate familiarity with Government operations and general accounting systems.
·         Demonstrate understanding of public finance management
·         Ability to interpret Government policy, procedures and data
·         Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
·         Must be self-driven with a lot of initiative and drive
·         Proficiency in computer applications


Accountant II
Job Group ‘J’
Positions: 8
The Officer will be responsible to the Accountant in charge of the respective unit or section

Responsibilities

·         Maintaining cash books
·         Preparing Statements of Expenditure for donor -funded expenditures
·         Posting of cash books
·         Filing of vouchers in an orderly way for ease of retrieval
·         Safe-custody of cash, cashbooks, paid vouchers, and bank statements
·         Daily balancing of cashbooks
·         Doing monthly bank reconciliation and clearing of all outstanding items in the bank reconciliation.
·         Spending in accordance with the available funds or AIE
·         Processing LPOs, payments and payment vouchers
·         Ensuring payments are in conformity with the existing Government financial
·         Regulations and procedures
·         Maintaining a reliable vote book system
·         Ensuring implementation of internal controls
·         Executing all the accounting functions relating to the unit as may be assigned from time to time

Requirements

·         Must be a Kenyan citizen
·         Must have KCSE C+ and above or its equivalent qualification.
·         Must be a holder of a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting ,Business Administration, Economics OR Must have CPA II or ACCA
·         Be able to demonstrate familiarity with Government operations and general accounting systems
·         Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
·         Must be self-driven with a lot of initiative and drive
·         Proficiency in computer applications
·         Demonstrate understanding of and commitment to the values and principles outlined in
·         Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution
·         Satisfy the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution


Internal Auditors
Job Group ‘J’
Positions: 2

Responsibilities

·         Reviewing internal control systems in operation and report any weaknesses
·         Undertaking specific audit assignments and preparing detailed audit observations and reports as required by his/her superiors
·         Reviewing internal controls on AIE and revenue
·         Ensuring government physical assets, plant and equipment supplies, stores are recorded in the relevant registers and are in safe custody

Requirements

·         Must be a Kenyan citizen
·         Must have KCSE C+ and above or its equivalent qualification.
·         Must be a holder of a Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting/Business, Administration/Economics OR Must have CPA II or ACCA
·         Be able to demonstrate familiarity with Government operations and general accounting systems

·         Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
·         Must be self-driven with a lot of initiative and drive
·         Proficiency in computer applications


Audit Clerks
Job Group ‘H’
Positions: 4

Responsibilities

·         Verifying periodical financial returns that are required to be submitted from time to time such as pending bills returns, expenditure returns, imprests returns, revenue and appropriation in aid returns, staff returns and vehicle returns.
·         Ensuring government physical assets, plant and equipment supplies, stores are recorded in the relevant registers and are in safe custody

Requirements

·         Must have CPA I or ACCA
·         Be able to demonstrate familiarity with Government operations and general accounting systems
·         Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
·         Must be self-driven with a lot of initiative and drive Proficiency in computer applications


Procurement Officers
Job Group ‘P’
Positions: 5

Responsibilities

·         Ensure proper warehouse and distribution management
·         Proper fleet management
·         Prepare monthly reports
·         Dispose of stores and equipment
·         Procurement market survey and research
·         Ensure good inventory control within the department
·         Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

Requirements

·         Be a Kenyan citizen
·         Must have KCSE C+ and above or its equivalent qualification.
·         Be a holder of a Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management/Purchasing and Supply,
·         Management/Supplies and Procurement Management or their equivalent from any recognized institution.
·         Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
·         Must be self-driven with a lot of initiative and drive
·         Proficiency in computer applications
Personal qualities
·         Ability to get on with diverse workforce.
·         Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
·         Ability to take instructions.
·         Good organizational skills and supervisory skills
·         Good knowledge in the professional field of specialization.
Core competencies
·         Team playing skills
·         Accuracy
·         Care of resources
·         Manual dexterity
·         Execution of instructions
·         Interpersonal skills
·         Analytical and record management skills


Procurement Assistant (Supply Chain Management Assistant III)
Job Group ‘H’
Positions: 10
An officer at this level will be deployed in a supply chain management unit

Responsibilities

·         Issuing and receiving items and documents at the stores
·         Assisting in stock taking periodically
·         Preparing monthly reports
·         Ensuring proper reconciliation
·         Any other duties as may be assigned

Requirements

·         Be a Kenyan citizen with KCSE C-with C- in mathematics, English or Kiswahili
·         Served for at least 3 years in grade of Supply Chain Management Assistant
·         A Diploma certificate in supply chain management from Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
·         Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
Personal qualities
·         Ability to get on with diverse workforce.
·         Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
·         Ability to take instructions.
·         Good organizational skills.
Core competencies
·         Team playing skills
·         Accuracy
·         Care of resources
·         Manual dexterity
·         Execution of instructions
·         Interpersonal skills
·         Analytical and record management skills


Store Keeper (Supply Chain Management Assistant IV)
Job Group ‘G’
Positions: 5
An officer at this level will be deployed in a supply chain management unit

Responsibilities

·         Issuing and receiving items and documents at the stores
·         Preparing and maintenance of records under supervision of a more experienced officer

Requirements

·         Be a Kenyan citizen
·         Be a holder of a certificate in Supplies Chain Management or its equivalent from a recognized institution OR
·         Advanced certificate in Supply Chain Management from a recognized institution.
Personal qualities
·         Ability to get on with diverse workforce.
·         Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
·         Ability to take instructions.
·         Good organizational skills.
Core competencies
·         Team playing skills
·         Accuracy
·         Care of resources
·         Manual dexterity
·         Execution of instructions
·         Interpersonal skills
·         Analytical and record management skills


Principal Financial Analyst
Job Group ‘N’

Responsibilities

·         Coordinating and analyzing Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) Budget;
·         Assisting the county departments in costing of Programmes;
·         Incorporating the district’s inputs into the budget process;
·         Communicating approved annual estimates to various departments and ensuring that there is a timely adjustment of work plans commensurate with the resources voted in the budget;
·         Determining performance indicators for programmes;
·         Initial preparation of responses to all budgetary matters including all issues raised by Assembly Oversight Committees

Requirements

·         Must have KCSE C+ and above or its equivalent qualification.
·         Must be a holder of a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance/ Busines s Administration/Economics from a recognized institution
·         Served satisfactorily in the grade of Senior Finance Officer/Senior Budget Officer or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service for a minimum period of three (3) years;
·         Attended and successfully completed a Senior Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks; –attended and successfully completed a certificate course in Public Financial Management; and demonstrated professional competence in the field of financial management


Principal Accountant
Job Group ‘N’
The officer will be responsible to the Director Accounting Services for efficient management of accounting and reporting services in the county

Responsibilities

·         Advising on all financial accounting and reporting matters
·         Implementing Government accounting standards and policies
·         Designing and developing county accounting systems
·         Developing and ensuring the implementation of internal controls
·         Maintaining accounting systems and records
·         Maintaining the county’s books of accounts
·         Preparing the financial statements including the balance sheet, income and expenditure and cash flows
·         Preparing financial reports in line with County and National Government requirements
·         Supervising all accounting staff posted to the reporting section
·         Facilitating internal and external audit of the financial statements
·         Any other duty as may be assigned

Requirements

·         Must be a Kenyan citizen
·         Must have KCSE C+ and above or its equivalent qualification.
·         Must be a holder of a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance/Busines s Administration/Economics from a recognized institution
·         Must be a holder of CPA (K) or ACCA qualifications
·         Must have served in Job Group ‘L’ and above in the public service or in a comparable position in the private sector for a minimum period of three (3) years
·         Must be a member ICPAK.
·         Be able to demonstrate familiarity with public finance management, budgeting and accounting systems
·         Ability to prepare financial reports, statements and projections
·         Ability to interpret Government policy, procedures and financial data
·         Must have strong supervisory skills
·         Must have undergone senior management courses
·         Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
·         Must be self-driven with a lot of initiative and drive
·         Proficiency in computer applications
How to Apply
For detailed job description and job specification visit our website; www.meru.go.ke
NB: Women and People living with disability are encouraged to apply and should clearly indicate the type of disability.
Hand delivered applications should be dropped at the Meru County Public Service Board Offices situated at the Ntara place building on the fourth floor.
All applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the left hand-side the POST you are applying for and
addressed to:
The Secretary,
Meru County Public Service Board
P.O. BOX 120-60200,
MERU.
Important information to all Applicants:
The applications should reach the Secretary on or before 15th June 2018.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Applicants for Job Group ‘H’ and below should have a certificate of good conduct.
1.      Applicants for Job Group ‘J’ and above should seek clearance from
·         Credit Reference Bureau
·         Kenya Revenue Authority
·         Higher Education Loans Board
·         Criminal Investigation Department
·         Commission for Higher Education; for those with certificates from Private and foreign universities.

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