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Head of Finance Job in Kenya (Urgent)

A leading Insurance Company in Kenya, renowned for its innovative, reliable, affordable and unmatched motor insurance services is looking for a motivated and qualified professional. 

We are looking for someone mature, with at least 10 years experience. 
 
Finance Manager
 
Reporting to the Managing Director, this role will provide leadership to the finance and underwriting departments and will ensure the company has effective financial systems and internal controls and oversee processes including but not limited to budgeting and financial analyses and reporting.

Responsibilities
  • Participate in developing the company’s corporate strategy and implement operational policies and corporate plans;
  • Develop the annual budget and ensure it is aligned with the company’s strategic and operational plans; 
  • Evaluate and improve the accounting system to enhance functionality of financial management and reporting;
  • Review and constantly improve workflows, accounting policies and procedures to ensure accuracy and effectiveness;
  • Strengthen internal controls and ensure compliance with set policies and procedures;
  • Advise management on treasury related matters;
  • Make recommendations for cost savings and expense rationalization;
  • Prepare audit schedules and liaise with external auditors and all other regulators  for periodic audits and inspections;
  • Manage the acquisition of capital assets, ensure they are properly tagged, amortized and disposed appropriately;
  • Establish rapport with bankers, fund managers, regulators and other stakeholders;
  • Accurate preparation and timely submission of returns and payments to the tax authorities, Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) and all other relevant statutory& regulatory bodies;
  • Document and maintain complete and accurate supporting information for all financial transactions;
  • Train and direct staff in accordance with the established standards and company policy; and 
  • Prepare accurate and timely financial and management reports and present them to management and the Board.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelors degree in Commerce, Finance, Accounting, Business or equivalent;
  • MBA in Finance will be an added advantage;
  • Certified Public Accountant , CPA (K) or equivalent;
  • Must have worked for at least ten (10) years after attaining the above qualifications in a busy commercial environment, seven (7) of which must be at senior management level;
  • Experience in the insurance industry and external audit experience would be an added advantage; and
  • Have excellent leadership skills, integrity and a can-do attitude.
Contact us
 
Please send us a cover letter telling us “why you think you are the person for the job” and your resume, current salary and references in a 3 page Word format to Stella at smuthoni@acatalyst.co.ke.   


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