Assistant Accountant at Office of the Controller of Budget

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Office of the Controller of Budget

Job Purpose:

This position is responsible for the provision of accounting services and ensuring prudent financial management in the office of the Controller of Budget.

Key Responsibilities/ Duties / Tasks:

Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Preparing ledger balances, control accounts, and statements and reconciliations.
  • Verifying payment vouchers and committal documents to ensure compliance with approved procedures, rules, and regulations;
  • Ensuring the safe custody of cash, cheques, financial records, and other accountable documents;
  • Liaising with suppliers to facilitate reconciliation of accounts;
  • Gathering, analyzing, and reporting on income and expenditure to support decision-making and management planning;
  • Drafting trial balances for financial statements;
  • Ensuring statutory deductions are remitted to relevant authorities;
  • Carrying out accounting operational performance analysis; and
  • Preparing final accounts and statements.

Job Dimensions:

Financial Responsibility

  • Facilitate payments for all approvals
  • Custody of accountable documents

Responsibility for Physical Assets

  • Responsible for the assets assigned by the office of the Controller of Budget as per the office’s asset register

Decision Making / Job Influence

  • Financial
  • Analytical
  • Operational

Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills):

Academic qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: – Commerce (Accounting Option), Business Administration (Accounting Option), Business Management (Accounting Option) or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.

Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

  • Certified Public Accountant CPA (K) or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Registered with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or other relevant professional bodies.

Previous relevant work experience required:

  • Served in the grade of an Accounts Assistant for a minimum of four (4) years or at least six (6) years of experience in a relevant field.

Functional Skills, Behavioral Competencies/Attributes:

  • Proficiency in computer applications;
  • Met the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution; and
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

Method of Application


Qualified interested candidates should submit their applications quoting the job title on both the envelope and the cover letter.

Enclose a detailed and up-to-date curriculum vitae indicating your current remuneration, home county, e-mail address and reliable daytime telephone contacts, and copies of your certificates, testimonials and national identity card.

You should also provide the names of two referees who must be familiar with your previous work/academic experience indicating their telephone, postal and email addresses. Please note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents in the job application.

Upon being successful and granted an offer of employment, the successful candidate MUST present clearances and satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 by providing copies of the following;

  • Tax compliance certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  • Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI)
  • Clearance certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB
  • Clearance Form from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)

Applications should be sent by post or hand delivered to our office addressed to:

The Controller of Budget
Bima House 12th Floor, Harambee Avenue.
P.O Box 35616-00100 Nairobi 

So as to reach the Office of the Controller of Budget by 14th May, 2024 at 5.00 pm.