Chief Accountant

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Chief Accountant

  • Post Date:September 20, 2021
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  • Career Level Executive
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 1-3 Years
Job Description

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill the below mentioned senior position: CHIEF ACCOUNTANT (GRADE 14)

This is a senior position in management level and the incumbent will be reporting to the Director of Finance. A mature self-driven and highly motivated individual is needed for this post.


  • Support the Director of Finance in the general management of the department.
  • Implementation of accounting and related policies and informing the review of the same policies.
  • Shall handle tax issues for Council.
  • Supervision of activities across the department.
  • Produce periodic management accounts for committee meetings.
  • Production of final accounts and consolidation with Council’s strategic business units accounts.
  • Prepare Audit files and underlying supporting documents.
  • Ensure complete and full reconciliation of all Council’s reconciliation ledgers items.
  • Budget tracking to ensure payments and procurement compliance.
  • Supervision of maintenance activities and asset register.
  • Responsible for expenditure administration.
  • Supervision of bank reconciliation statements.
  • Preparation of monthly management reports.
  • Supervision of draft expenditure budgets.
  • Preparation of draft final accounts.


  • An Accounting Degree or Finance Degree from a recognised University.
  • A Post Graduate Degree will also an added advantage
  • At least two (2) years post qualification experience in senior management in an Accounting position.
  • Exposure to Local Authorities accounting systems.
  • Must be able to produce reliable periodic management accounts reports.
  • Must have traceable proof of having produced final accounts for at least two years.
  • Must be able to do financial investment appraisal for proposed projects.

In return, Council offers a competitive salary with other benefits which will be disclosed at the interview to the shortlisted candidates.

Applications together with a detailed CV, present salary, certified copies of professional certificates and contact numbers should be sent in confidence marked “Chief Accountant “ to the undersigned not later than 02 October 2021.

PO BOX 100

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.