Kenya Ports Authority Recruitment 2018 for Senior Accountant, Application Details

Kenya Ports Authority Recruitment 2018 for Senior Accountant, Application Details

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for Kenya Ports Authority Recruitment 2018. Interested applicant(s) ought to follow the details and procedures on this page to secure this opportunity.

Kenya Ports Authority Recruitment 2018

Kenya Ports Authority is a state corporation under the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure established by an Act of Parliament on 20th January 1978 with the mandate to “maintain, operate, improve and regulate all scheduled seaports” situated along Kenya’s coastline.

Overall Objective

Reporting to Principal Accountant – Costing and Management Information the job holder is responsible for preparation of periodic management reports in the Authority

Senior Accountant Job Responsibilities

  • Taking responsibility for the reports emerging from the division and all documentation sent to the Head of Section/Head of Department
  • Supervising, coaching and mentoring junior departmental staff
  • Participating in departmental planning and budgeting meetings
  • Ensuring quality control and customer service
  • Ensuring analysis’ of trends in traffic volumes, shipping movements and classes of cargo are carried out.
  • Liaising with other units within the department and other departments with the view of obtaining financial data for the preparation of financial Management Information reports
  • Identifying long-term financial implications of proposed actions (i.e. effect of capital expenditure project on cash flow)
  • Maintaining updated databank on cash flow statements, loan justification reports and traffic trends.
  • Overseeing the day to day running of Management Information Unit
  • Reviewing planning assumptions in the light of actual performance
  • Preparing monthly, annual and long-term cash flow statements
  • Calculating relevant Management Financial and statistical ratios as prescribed from time to time by the management
  • Conducting financial appraisals for existing and proposed investments and loans
  • Preparing financial reports as directed by the Head of Department

Skills & Attributes for the Senior Accountant Job:

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting Option) or its equivalent from a recognised institution
  • Certified Public Accountant CPA (K) or its equivalent from a recognised professional body
  • Must be a member of good standing with the Institute of Chartered of Certified Public Accountant (ICPAK) or any other internationally recognised accounting body
  • Knowledge of port operations
  • Senior Management courses
  • ICT skills
  • Demonstrated high degree of professional competency and administrative capability required for effective planning, controlling and coordinating the accounting function


  • 5 years’ experience in a similar role in a reputable organisation with at least 3 years’ experience at lower management level

Other Requirements:

Applicants will also be expected to fulfill the requirements of Chapter 6 of the constitution of Kenya. Specifically, they must obtain and submit the following certification:

  • Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations
  • Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  • Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
  • Clearance from the Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

How to Apply

If your career profile matches the requirements of any of the above positions, please submit your application with a detailed curriculum vitae indicating your qualifications, experience, present position, e-mail address and mobile telephone number with copies of certificates, testimonials and Identity Card on or before 25th May, 2018 to

The Managing Director,

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Kenya Ports Authority (KPA),

P.O Box 95005 – 80104,

Mombasa (Kipevu Road).


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