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Chief Accountant Job in Kenya

We are, an Insurance Intermediary who wishes to recruit the following position in our Finance Department.

Chief Accountant - Finance Department

Ref: CA/FD/14

The job purpose is to ensure the financial health of the company through implementation of prudent financial management procedures and practices while ensuring facilitation of adequate operational controls & procedures in technical accounting in the company

Key Performance Areas
  • Preparation of monthly/quarterly and year-end accounts
  • Preparation and review of monthly and quarterly budgetary reports, cash flow reports and other Management and Board reports and annual returns to the Commissioner of Insurance.
  • Reviewing accounting entries and ensuring compliance with reporting procedures and policies (IFRS)
  • Reviewing from time to time the accounting systems and controls in place and making recommendations for improvements where necessary;
  • Cash flow management with emphasis on premium collections and payments to insurers
  • Maintaining control of company investments and ensuring maximization of returns.
  • Coordinating the end of year audit process and ensuring that the correct and relevant audit schedules are provided to the auditors on a timely basis.
  • Tax Planning and compliance
  • Liaising with external parties e.g. bankers, Statutory bodies for any matters arising Training, coaching and developing the finance Team.

Education and experience:
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting or Finance or a Business related degree,
  • CPA (K).
  • 6 years relevant experience with computerized computing systems, 3 of which must have been in a management level.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills,
  • High integrity,
  • Team player,
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

For considerations, email only a two page resume to to be received no later than 13th June 2014.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Quote the reference number on the subject part of the email.

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