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Chief Accountant at Machakos County Public Service Board

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Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

An officer at this level will be responsible for: –

  • Planning, directing, coordinating, supervising areas of control, training and development of staff under him/her;
  • Setting targets for the division and may occasionally be required to undertake ad hoc assignments relating to accounting services;
  • Maybe called upon to assist in preparations of final accounts;
  • Ensure safe custody of Government assets and records under him/her;
  • Responsible for authorizing payments and signing of cheques subject to set limits;
  • Responsible for timely and accurate preparation of management reports that fall under his/her division;
  • Responsible for providing guidance to officers under him/her to achieve the desired results.

Requirements for Appointment

For this appointment an officer must have: –

  • Six (6) years of working experience of which three (3) should be in a senior position in Public Service or the Private Sector;
  • A Bachelor degree in commerce (Accounting or Finance option) and passed Part II of the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Examination;


  • Passed Part III of Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Examination or its recognized equivalent.

Personal Qualities

  • Ability to get in well with the diverse workforce
  • Good knowledge in the professional field of specialization
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to take instructions
  • Good organizational and supervisory skills

Core Competences

  • Team playing skills
  • Accuracy
  • Care for resources
  • Manual dexterity
  • Execution of instructions
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Analytical skills
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