KNQA Senior Accountant Job in Kenya (96K)

The Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA) was set up in 2015 as set out in the Kenya National Qualifications Framework (KNQF) act no. 22 of 2014 (and KNQF Regulations, 2018) to coordinate and harmonize the various levels of education; and to create a database of all qualifications in the country.

Senior Accountant

KNQA Grade 5

One (1) Post

Ref. No: KNQA/NO 7/2020

Basic Salary Scale: Ksh 61,670 to 96,733 pm

Leave Entitlement: 30 days per financial year

Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

i) A minimum of four (4) years relevant work experience in the Public sector or in the Private Sector;

ii) Bachelor’s Degree (KNQF Level 7or equivalent) in Commerce, Business Management, Business Administration (Accounting or Finance option) or other relevant and equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;

iii) Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Associate of Certified Chartered Accountant (ACCA);

iv) Membership in good standing of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or any other recognized professional body;

v) Supervisory Course lasting not less than two (2) weeks;

vi) Proficiency in computer applications; and

vii) Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution;

viii) Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

Key Duties and Responsibilities;

i) Generation of sales invoices for approvals;

ii) Verification of amount billed as per relevant regulation;

iii) Facilitate prompt delivery of sales invoices;

iv) Debt collection and follow up in liaison with relevant department/officers;

v) Respond to debtor queries;

vi) Reconciliation and distribution of debtor’s statement;

vii) Provide debt collection report on outstanding debts

viii) Liaising with customers to provide billing information and support in order to facilitate swift payment of invoices due to the Authority.

ix) Maintain file of disputed invoices;

x) Monthly Bank Accounts Reconciliations.

xi) Collection of Performance Contract Evidence on quarterly basis

xii) Responding to suppliers’ queries on payments status in liaison with user departments and Supply Chain Department.

xiii) Billing of vendor invoices.

xiv) Processing of vendor payment vouchers.

xv) Liaising with other officers in handling supplier queries.

xvi) Reconciliation of vendor accounts before any payment.

xvii) Maintenance of disputed vendor invoice file.

xviii) Processing of statutory deductions payments e.g PAYE, VAT, Withholding tax etc.

xix) Supervise stock take and reconciliation.

xx) Reconcile general ledger expense accounts.

xxi) Preparation and maintenance of accurate prepayments, accruals and provision schedules.

xxii) Liaising with Human Resource & Corporation Secretary on Directors and Staff payments status.

xxiii) Processing staff imprests, surrenders and claims.

xxiv) Preparation of payroll payment vouchers.

xxv) Management of Directors payments and PAYE.

xxvi) Preparation of Directors cost breakdown.

xxvii) Reconciliations of Directors and Staff accounts.

xxviii) Preparation of overdue Staff and Director Debt reports.

xxix) Performing bank transfers and banking.

xxx) Reconciliation of all employee cost ledger accounts.

xxxi) Digitizing Imprests and Imprest Surrender documents.

How to Apply

If you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the above specified criteria for any of the below named positions, submit (both electronically and hard copies) of your cover letter, together with copies of your academic and professional certificates, testimonials and your updated detailed Curriculum Vitae, your current position, current remuneration, email and telephone contacts of three (3) referees who are familiar with your qualifications and/or work experience to the address below and also create a profile and apply on the KNQA Employment portal –

Hard copy applications should be send to;

The Director General,
Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA)
Uchumi House, 6th Floor, Aga Khan Walk
P.O Box 72635-00200,
Nairobi, Kenya

Phone: +254-020-2100272.

Make your application on or before Friday, 2nd October 2020.

Please note that: KNQA is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with Disabilities, Women and Candidates from marginalised regions are encouraged to apply. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals and certified copies of their National Identity Card, Academic and Professional Certificates and transcripts during interviews.

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Updated: September 14, 2020 — 7:46 am