Principal Accountant Job Vacancy in Kenya - Office of the Data Protection Commissioner


Job Description

An officer at this level will be deployed at the Finance and Accounts Division and will be expected to develop and implement budget and resource mobilization policies, procedures and systems for the Office of Data Protection Commissioner.

The Officer will work under the supervision of Senior Principal Finance Officer.

Terms and Conditions of Service

  1. Basic Salary                          Kshs. 128,684 – 197,676PM
  2. House Allowance                    Kshs. 45,000 PM
  3. Commuter Allowance             Kshs. 14,000 PM
  4. Leave Allowance                     Kshs. 20,000 PA
  5. Annual Leave                                   30 Working days PA
  6. Medical Cover and other allowances As provided by the ODPC
  7. Terms of Service                               Permanent and pensionable
Job Specification

Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  1. Five (5) years’ experience in a relevant field;
  2. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) minimum mean grade C+ (Plus) or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  3. Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (specializing in Finance or Accounts), Economics, Business Administration (specializing in Finance or Accounts) or its equivalent from a recognized and accredited institution;
  4. Master’s degree in Finance, Accounts, Business Administration or equivalent qualification from a recognized and accredited institution will be an added Advantage;
  5. Certified Public Accountant (CPAK) qualification or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  6. Membership to a relevant and recognized professional body;
  7. Certificate in Management course from a recognized institution will be an added advantage;
  8. Proficiency in computer applications; and
  9. Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results

Duties and responsibilities

Specific duties and responsibilities at this level will entail;

  1. Processing budgetary supply matters and control of expenditure commitments for the Office;
  2. Implementing the budget through preparing and processing payments;
  3. Evaluating and scrutinizing expenditure proposals and compile information required in the budgetary processes;
  4. Preparing annual and revised estimates of recurrent and development expenditures;
  5. Issuing receipts against all cash collections;
  6. Maintain books of accounts in line with the regulations;
  7. Carrying out bank and petty cash reconciliation;
  8. Preparing accounting reports and statements;
  9. Record fixed asset acquisition and update fixed assets register in the accounting systems;
  10. Ensure timely accounting of imprest warrants and advances; and
  11. Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Senior Principal Finance Officer.

 Skills and Competencies

The following core competencies and skills will be required

  1. Supervisory Skills;
  2. Technical skills;
  3. Communication skills;
  4. Problem solving skills;
  5. Report writing skills;
  6. Creativity and Innovativeness;
  7. Interpersonal skills.
Grade: ODPC 4
No Sought: 1
Advert Ref: V/NO 39/2022
Recruiment: ODPC OCTOBER 2022
Close Date: 26/10/2022  
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