Accountant Job. Agriculture Ministry

Accountant Jobs, Accounting Jobs, Ministry of Agriculture Jobs

(Ref. ABDP/PCU/2019/02)

Reporting to the Regional Coordinating Officer and technically to the Financial Controller. An officer at this level will work under the guidance and supervision of Financial Controller.


  • Verification of payments invoices
  • Timely posting of all payment vouchers in the accounting software
  • Exercise proper custody of all posted vouchers and other accounting documents
  • Perform monthly bank reconciliation
  • Manage Regional office cash flow
  • Supervise and direct the accounting and logistical functions, to ensure efficiency at the regional office
  • Authorization of payment vouchers
  • Submission of account printouts by Components to the heads of Components for analysis and comments
  • Give advice to management on accounting and administration matters at the regional office
  • Liaise with the bank
  • Liaising with County Treasuries in the Western Region
  • Preparation of Statement of Expenditures from Counties in the Western Region
  • Any other relevant duties as may be assigned by the Regional Coordinating Officer and the Financial Controller


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and/or Finance from a recognized Institution of higher learning
  • A holder of Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA-K)
  • Knowledge of basic computer application will be an added advantage

Desired Attributes and Experience

  • Practical experience of at least 3 years in a project financial management unit and acquainted with accounting procedures in the public sector or in donor-funded projects
  • Previous experience with IFAD procedures and financial regulations or donor funded projects would be an added advantage
  • Good knowledge of accounting softwares such as Sage Pastel, TOMPRO, SUN Systems would be essential.
  • Knowledge of key Computer Applications
  • Excellent analytical and record management skills
  • Fluent (reading, writing and speaking) in English and in Kiswahili.
  • Can work under pressure and meet crucial deadlines.
  • Good communication – oral and written
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving skills

Applicants for this post will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of Kenya Constitution 2010 by attaching copies of the following:

  • Certificate of Good Conduct from the Director of Criminal Investigations;
  • Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board;
  • Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority;
  • Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission; and
  • Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau

How To Apply

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the above positions.

Each application should be accompanied by a CV and cover letter indicating the Reference Number for the position. Each application in a sealed envelope should be addressed to;

The Principal Secretary

State Department for Fisheries, Aquaculture and the Blue Economy

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries

P. O Box P. O. Box 58187-00200



Hand deliver your application to our offices, Maji House 3rd Floor Room 343 on or before 1st November, 2019.

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