The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) is a State corporation established under the Universities Act, 2012 to coordinate the placement of Government-sponsored students to universities and colleges, among other functions.

The Placement Service invites applications for the following position:

Accountant

Job Grade: KUCCPS 6

Ref Code: KUCCPS 056/21

The jobholder is responsible for assisting the Finance and Accounts Department in specific Accounting activities.

Key Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail: –

(i) Preparing and verifying vouchers in accordance with the laid down rules and regulations;

(ii) Checking and processing contract payments and other disbursements;

(iii) Writing cheques, posting payments and receipting vouchers in the cash books;

(iv) Receipting of money due and payable to the Placement Service;

(v) Paying personal and merchant claims guided by cash balances in the cash books and treasury regulations;

(vi) Ensuring timely submissions of relevant statutory deductions are made in the required formats and within set deadlines;

(vii) Capturing data and maintaining primary records such as cashbooks, ledgers, vote books and registers, including asset register;

(viii) Preparing financial reports;

(ix) Ensuring safe custody of payments and journal vouchers;

(x) Analyzing the below the line accounts;

(xi) Receiving payments and receipt vouchers;

(xii) Preparing and completing reconciliation sheets for all bank, cheque and cash payments;

(xiii) Facilitating withdrawal of cash for office use and ensuring safety of the same at all times;

(xiv) Providing cash liquidity analysis; and

(xv) Ensuring security of cheques and cheque books.

(xvi) Giving advice on appropriate internal controls to reduce risk.

Minimum Requirements

For appointment to this grade, an officer must:

(i) Have a minimum of three (3) years relevant work experience in the Public sector or in the Private Sector;

(ii) Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Accounting or Finance option) or other relevant and equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;

(iii) Have passed Part III of the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Examination and membership or equivalent.

(iv) Be proficient in computer applications;

(v) Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution; and

(vi) Show merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

How to Apply

Applications MUST be submitted online through the Placement Service careers portal careers.kuccps.net.

Interested applicants are required to create a profile and attach copies of their CV, academic certificates, clearance certificates and testimonials before applying.

The application deadline is August 12, 2021 at 5.00pm.

Important Notice!

The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) wishes to advise the public that:

  • KUCCPS does not solicit money for its recruitment processes including short-listing, interviews, background and/or medical check-ups. Applicants are advised not to send money to any individual or agency purporting to act on behalf of KUCCPS in relation to this recruitment. KUCCPS will not be responsible for any loss of money or theft which may result from such fraudulent activities.
  • Applicants should beware of fraudulent online recruitment pages and social media sites.
  • Providing false, misleading or inaccurate information on the application, the resume or during an interview constitutes grounds for disqualification or termination if already hired.

If you would like to report any suspected fraudulent activity in relation to this recruitment, please send an email to integrity@kuccps.ac.ke.

The Placement Service is an equal opportunity employer.

Persons with disabilities, women and applicants from marginalised regions are encouraged to apply.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Providing false, misleading or inaccurate information on the application, resume or during an interview constitutes grounds for disqualification, or termination if already hired.