Chief Accountant – National Industrial Training Authority (NITA)

National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) is a State Corporation established under the Industrial Training (Amendment) Act of 2011. The mandate of the Authority is to promote the highest standards in the quality and efficiency of industrial training in Kenya and ensure an adequate supply of properly trained manpower at all levels in the industry.

The Authority wishes to recruit results oriented Kenyan citizens with drive, vision and creativity to fill various positions at its Headquarters based in Nairobi and other centers to ensure delivery of its mandate.

Applications are hereby invited from suitability qualified persons to fill the following vacancies in the Authority:-

Directorate of Finance and Levy Administration

Chief Accountant

(Grade 11)


1 Post

Reporting to the Director Finance and Levy Administration, the job holder will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of sound financial management and control systems in the Authority while ensuring compliance with the International Financial Rules and Regulation.

The job holder will also be responsible for:

a) Managing, updating and reviewing subsidiary ledgers and reconciling them to the general ledger;
b) Ensuring supplier and customer accounts are reconciled on monthly basis;
c) Ensuring proper Management of cash through implementation of controls;
d) Reviewing bank reconciliations on weekly basis;
e) Ensuring tax compliance in all operations;
f) Preparing annual statutory accounts and manage statutory audits as well as implement the agreed upon internal audit recommendations;
g) Analyzing customer credit data and financial statements to determine the degree of risks involved;
h) Maintaining book of debtors, debt accounts and monitor payments and update records and periodically reconcile their accounts;
i) Reviewing individual or commercial customer files to identify and select delinquent accounts for collection and advising Management on creditors that need to be written off as bad debts and or deal with liquidators and collection agencies;
j) Evaluating customer records and recommend payment plans based on earnings, savings data, payment history and purchase activity

The successful candidate must:

a) Have a Master’s degree in either MBA-Finance or Accounting option, MSc. Finance or Accounting option or any other related field from a recognized institution;
b) Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, or Business Management specializing in Finance or Accounting or any other related field from a recognized institution;
c) Have attained full accounting qualifications (CPA (final),ACCA) or equivalent qualification;
d) Have at least seven (7) years’ relevant work experience;
e) Have attended a Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized Institution;
f) Have attended a Senior Financial Management course lasting at least four (4) weeks from a recognized Institution;
g) Be proficient in Financial management based computer application skills;
h) Be a registered member of ICPAK in good standing;
i) Have demonstrated a high degree in work ethics and competencies.
j) Meet the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya on Leadership and Integrity

How to Apply

Interested persons are required to download and duly fill our JOB APPLICATION FORM REF. NO. NITA /HR & ADM/HRP/01 from the NITA website.

In addition, please attach copies of professional/academic certificates, testimonials, copy of National Identity Card or passport with envelopes clearly marked the position being applied for and addressed to:

Director General

National Industrial Training Authority

P.O. Box 74494- 00200


Applications must also be submitted by email to to reach by Friday 19th January 2018 at 5.00p.m

Please note:

  1. NITA is an equal opportunity employer.
  2. Persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
  3. Persons from marginalized areas are encouraged to apply.
  4. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  5. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
Accounting and Finance
Updated: January 13, 2018 — 8:39 am