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Chief Accountant Job in Nairobi, Kenya

A leading mid-sized insurance company with profits in excess of Ksh. 200m dealing in general insurance is looking to recruit a suitably qualified, dynamic and experienced individual to join their high powered team as the Chief Accountant, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer.

Ref: VICI/INS/002

Role & Responsibilities

The candidate will:
  • Provide leadership and accountability for the organisation’s finance and accounting functions and ensure accomplishment of departmental goals and objectives.
  • Ensure compliance with accounting disciplines, controls and policies by the International Finance Reporting Standards, company guidelines, IRA and all other regulatory requirements.
  • Prepare and review management reports and accounts
  • Regularly evaluate accounting procedures/manuals against business set standards and implement productive measures.
  • Prepare and maintain up-to-date accounting manuals.
  • Coordinate end year audit process and ensure that correct and relevant audit schedules are provided to the auditors on a timely basis.
  • Oversee the running of all the payroll functions. Manage all the data capture, payments, deductions, communication and documentation in payroll operations.
  • Overseeing and control of company investments to ensure maximization of returns.
  • Ensure tax planning and compliance.
  • Develop and implement equitable stakeholder contracts and due execution of policies and other accountable documents.
  • Continuously review and optimise business processes and mobilise resources to meet the changing business needs.
  • Drive technical professional and excellence in behaviours across the accounting department team and effectively manage internal and external stakeholders.
  • Cultivate a culture of high performance, ethics and ownership within the department.
Minimum Qualification and Experience
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting, Finance or Business related degree.
  • Master’s Degree will be an added advantage.
  • Full ACCA/CPA (K) qualification and member of ICPAK.
  • Insurance qualifications AIIK/CII.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in similar position, 3 of which at managerial level in the insurance industry.
  • Proficient in an established accounting software package or EPR.
  • Proficient in insurance management software packages preferably Premia Systems.
  • Proficient user of the MS Office application.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the insurance market and processes.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership as well as good mentoring and coaching skills.
  • Pragmatic decision maker with strong analytical and numerical reasoning.
  • Strong team player, change manager and communicator with superior negotiation skills.
An attractive remuneration package will be offered.

How to apply: Candidates should forward their application letter with a detailed CV, copies of their academic and professional certificates stating current and expected remuneration, quoting the relevant reference number to by 15th Sept 2014.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Start date: immediate

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