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Finance and Administration Manager Job Vacancy

Our client, an insurance brokerage firm with over 15 years experience in the industry, seeks to fill the position of a Finance and Administration Manager to carry out day to day operations of the organization in finance and administration.

Job Purpose

Provide best practice financial management and coordination of for the company's finance functions (including branches) working with your team to deliver, monthly budgeting, cash flows & forecasting requirements.

Deliver the Company’s statutory financial reporting requirements, including analysis of the results and presentation to the Board of Directors.

Provide in-house HR, Administration and IT support to management and staff.

Key Deliverables


  • Financial strategy planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting, including development of financial policies, systems and processes.
  • Managing the internal control program and ensuring information flows are timely
  • Financial reporting and accounting as per regulatory and legal requirements including taxation, dividends, annual report and accounts including all aspects of liaison with auditors and tax authorities.
  • Cost management to ensure proper management of administration and operational costs
  • Monthly financial reporting including budgeting, cash flows and forecasts, analysis of the results and presentation of the same to the Board
  • Preparation of annual budgets and forecasts
  • Contributing to strategic planning and development as a member of the management team and ensuring implementation of the same
  • Building strong working relationships with Underwriters, Tax authorities and major customers
  • Provide rolling profitability analysis on day to day business transactions, as well as accounting advice and financial due diligence on proposed transactions.
  • Develop and implement business continuity and contingency plans
Human Resources and Administration
  • Develop and implement an HR management strategy (including recruitment and selection policy/practices, discipline, grievance, counseling, pay and conditions, contracts, training and development, succession planning, morale and motivation, culture, performance appraisals and quality management issues
  • Liaise with other departmental managers so as to understand all necessary training needs, draw up training plans and ensure identified training is carried out. Establish and maintain appropriate systems for measuring effectiveness of the Company's sponsored training.
  • Monitor measure and report on HR issues, opportunities, development plans and achievements within agreed formats and timescales.
  • Monitor contemporary HR developments and labour legislation and provide suitable interpretation to, managers and staff within the organization.
  • Ensure all the Company's activities meet with and integrate with corporate core values, organizational requirements for quality management, health and safety, statutory requirements, environmental policies and general duty of care.
  • Honest and trustworthy with an ethical approach to renewal relationships and business dealings;
  • Developed accounting technical skills, knowledge of accounting practices in the insurance industry to provide high levels of professional advice with little supervision;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, capability to carry out deep financial presentations with clarity at board level.
  • Record and delivering of strong financial controls
  • Honest and trustworthy with an ethical approach to renewal relationships and business dealings;
  • Able to prioritize and manage own workload, while supervising others
  • Hands-on knowledge of contemporary HR issues and practices, able to develop and motivate staff.
  • Confident and socially astute, able to initiate and develop professionals relationships with Underwriters and Bankers.
  • Assertive enough to demand action with developed negotiation skills
  • Demonstrate passion for the Company and enthusiasm.
Education and Experience
  • University degree
  • MBA or working towards it
  • Accounting qualifications, CPA 6
  • Insurance industry experience an added advantage
  • Excellent IT skills
  • HR and Administration experience
  • 3-4 years experience
  • Less than 40 years of age
  • IT savvy with System Development Skills
If you are qualified and up to the challenge, please send your resume and day time contact to by 24th January 2012.

Please note that only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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