KNEC Senior Accountant

The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) is a state corporation established through an Act of Parliament (CAP 225A, Laws of Kenya) repealed by the Kenya National Examinations Council Act no. 29 of 2012, to conduct School and Post School Examinations within Kenya as it may consider desirable in the public interest and to award certificates and diplomas to successful candidates in such examinations.

The Council is seeking to recruit experienced, results oriented individual with excellent leadership and technical skills, team players, innovative and highly motivated individuals who are able to work in a high pressure environment.

Senior Accountant

KNEC EC Scale 12

(1 Post)

The Senior Accountant will be reporting to a Head of Section in the Finance & Accounting Division.

Requirements for Appointment:

  • Bachelors Degree in Commerce (Accounting/Finance) or Economics or any other equivalent and relevant qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Masters Degree in Accounting/Finance/Economics or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Certified Public Accountant, CPA (K);
  • Must have served in the grade of Accountant I for 3 years or 9 years cumulative relevant work experience in a public or private institution in Finance and Accounting field;
  • Membership to ICPAK;
  • Senior Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a reputable institution will be an added advantage;
  • Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Computer Applications (Ms office and accounting packages;
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Kenyan Constitution on Leadership and Integrity.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure timely production of Financial Statements;
  • Review internal control procedures, ensure compliance and respond to audit queries;
  • Ensure timely and accurate payment of claims and generate periodic reports;
  • Prepare revised estimates and draft annual budget;
  • Implement credit policy of the Council;
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly management accounts; and reconcile all payroll payments;
  • Consolidate the departmental revised and projected budgets into the Council budget;
  • Ensure revenue due to KNEC is collected and accounted for; verify and submit all bank reconciliation statements;
  • Oversee the maintenance and reconciliation of the general ledger;

Required Core Competencies

  • Ability to portray and uphold positive national image and work in a multi-cultural and Multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
  • Being visionary and result oriented;
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines;
  • Firm, fair and transparent management style.

Shortlisted candidates must meet the provisions of Chapter Six of the Kenyan Constitution.

In this regard, the candidates should obtain clearance certificates from:

  1. Kenya Revenue Authority;
  2. Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission;
  3. Criminal Investigation Department;
  4. Higher Education Loans Board;
  5. Credit Reference Bureau.

Terms of Offer: The Council will offer a competitive remuneration package commensurate with seniority and responsibilities of the position.

Application Procedure

Interested and suitably qualified candidates should forward their applications enclosing certified copies of their academic and professional certificates, detailed curriculum vitae giving details of telephone contact, e-mail addresses, current remuneration (enclose copy of latest pay slip), names and valid current contacts of three referees on or before 5th March, 2018 to:

The Chief Executive Officer
The Kenya National Examinations Council
P. O. Box 73598 – 00200


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and canvassing will result to automatic disqualification.

KNEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and People Living with Disability and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

For more details log into KNEC website

Accounting and Finance
Updated: February 19, 2018 — 4:36 pm