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  • Posted: Feb 28, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Tana River County is one of the forty seven (47) counties in the Republic of Kenya. The County takes its name from River Tana which is the longest river in Kenya. It is a County in the former Coast Province, Kenya with an area of 35,375.8 square kilometers (13,658.7 sq mi) and a population of 262,684 according to the 2012 census.
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    Director Finance

    Job Description/Requirements

    Terms of Service: All positions will be on Permanent and Pensionable terms except Director Finance and Drilling Rig Operator.

    Remuneration: As prescribed by Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC).

    01/2021: Director Finance, JOB GROUP ‘R’ (1 POST) (3 YEARS CONTRACT)

    Duties and responsibilities: - The Director Finance shall be In-charge of the County Treasury Financial Services and shall report directly to the Chief Officer Finance and Economic planning.

    • Direction and coordination of routine & non-routine Accounting transactions and related matters;
    • Interpretation of Financial and Accounting policies, regulations and circulars in the County Treasury;
    • Establishment and maintenance of effective internal control system in the County Treasury;
    • Ensure timely preparation of financial statements and reports;
    • Coordination of IFMIS activities and overall capacity building;
    • Ensuring strict compliance with the Government Financial laws, Regulations and Procedures;
    • Ensures proper handling of Banking Matters;
    • Coordinates authorization of payment vouchers and approval of payments in the Internet banking system;
    • Incorporation of County budgets, release of funds to departments and monitoring the use of their financial resources;
    • Monitoring and review of programmes implementation and taking corrective measures;
    • Timely issuance of Authority-to-Incur Expenditure (AIE) to various spending points and ensuring that AIEs are consistent with quarterly ceilings; and undertaking risk management for the County.
    • Liaison with HRM on County Treasury Staff matters and implementation of scheme of service for Accountants;
      • Plays advisory role to the Chief Officer and County Executive Committee member for finance on Financial and accounting matters; and
      • Any other relevant duty as may be assigned from time to time.

    Requirements for appointment: -

    • Served for at least seven (7) years three (3) of which have been at the grade of Deputy Director Accounting, Job Group ‘Q’ and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service;
    • Hold a degree in Business Administration; Economics, Finance, Commerce or in a financial related discipline from a recognized university
    • A holder of a Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Business Management/Administration, Finance, Economics or Commerce from a recognized institution;
    • Passed Part III of Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Examination or its recognized equivalent.
    • Be conversant with the Public Finance Management Act
    • Resource management skills.
    • Shown outstanding capability in Financial Management.
    • Ability to articulate and implement Departmental Mandates.
    • Organizational, analytical, managerial and decision making skills.
    • Leadership, advocacy, relationship building and collaboration, result oriented and self-driven, Integrity and commitment to producing results
    • Registered with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) in good standing.
    • A certificate in Strategic Leadership and Development Programme Course from a recognized institution;
    • Demonstrated professional competence in the field of Accounting Services; and shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results;
    • Must satisfy the provisions of chapter six of the constitution of Kenya 2010.

    Method of Application

    Qualified and interested candidates should download and duly fill a job application form provided on our website: attach and submit their applications with updated CV, a copy of National Identity Card, copies of academic and professional certificates, names and contacts of three (3) referees, and other relevant testimonials to:

    The Board Secretary/CEO
    County Public Service Board of Tana River
    P.O. Box 181 – 70101

    All applications clearly specifying the position applied for on the top left side of the envelope should be received on or before 23rd March, 2021.

    All applicants MUST comply with the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution.

    Kindly note that only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted. Any canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

    Tana River County Public Service Board is a credible government institution and therefore all its recruitments are devoid of any payments. You are hereby advised not to entertain fraudsters purporting to be employees of the Board promising to assist you have your appointment letter processed at a fee.

    The County Government of Tana River is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, the marginalized and Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) are encouraged to apply.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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