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Finance & Administration General Manager Job in Kenya

We are a leading insurance services Company affiliated to Liberty Group, a wealth management Company represented in 14 African Countries with a focus of making a difference in our Customer’s Lives.

We believe in responding to the changing consumer and market needs through innovative solutions and technologically efficient processes.

To help us advance this goal, we are seeking a talented, self motivated and skilled individual of high personal integrity to fill the position:

General Manager – Finance & Administration

Reporting to:  Managing Director

Main Purpose of the Job: To develop, maintain and implement an accurate, efficient, timely and effective financial, administrative and risk management function in order to represent and position the business to relevant financial partners, investors, auditors, regulators and other stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities

  • To develop, enhance, implement and maintain an accurate, efficient, timely and effective financial reporting system to ensure compliance with group and legislative reporting requirements and deadlines
  • To co-ordinate, compile and manage the audit process in order to produce the annual financial statements according to the international reporting standards within the specified group deadlines
  • To co-coordinate, compile, distribute and manage the board, audit and related sub-committee packs to ensure the relevant stakeholders are updated on issues, changes and trends in the operating model and operational delivery of the business which impact the risk exposure and strategic objectives of the business.
  • To enhance, implement and maintain financial control processes throughout the business to identify and mitigate key business risks and ensure timely and complete execution of fiduciary duties
  • Managing the budgeting and planning process including forecasting
  • Capital management, maximizing profit and return on capital
  • To lead, coach and mentor staff across all business pillars to improve organisational capacity and improve business sustainability.
  • To review, assess and manage the implementation of effective business processes in a proactive manner within agreed timelines across all business units in order to support the company management in the identification and mitigation of significant business and compliance risks.
  • To establish and maintain effective internal and external relationships with key stakeholders in order to gain buy-in as to the credibility and sustainability of the business
  • To ensure the provision of adequate administration and support services to all functions and also to implement sound procurement practises that give best value for money.

Requirements

Education
  • MBA and B.Com degree specialising in Accounting, Economics or Finance
  • CPA-K, ACCA Professional qualification.

Experience
  • Minimum 8 years experience as a senior financial accountant of which at least 3 years’ must be in a management capacity.

Job Related Knowledge
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements
  • Credit management knowledge
  • Capital markets
  • Scenario planning knowledge
  • Process understanding
  • Risk awareness
  • Insurance process knowledge
  • Economic understanding
  • Business management knowledge
  • SAP Accounting System
  • Technical Competence
  • Credit Risk Management skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Business Modelling Skills
  • Costing and Budgeting
  • Creative and Innovative thinking
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving

How to Apply

If you meet the above requirements please send a detailed and updated CV, Copies of relevant certificates, details and contacts of three professional references to hr@cfclife.co.ke

or

Send a hard copy to reach the undersigned by 23 July 2014.

Please remember to include the Job Title in the subject matter.

The Human Resource Department
P.O. Box 30364 – 00100

Nairobi

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