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Job Opportunities at CPF Financial Services Kenya

CPF Financial Services Ltd (formerly Laptrust Administration Services Ltd) is a Retirement Benefits Schemes Administrator registered and regulated by the Retirement Benefits Authority (RBA) and currently administers Local Authorities Pensions Trust (a Defined Benefit Scheme) & Laptrust (Umbrella) Retirement Fund (a Defined Contribution Scheme) and CPF (Individual) Pension scheme.

The company seeks to recruit a dynamic and result driven individual to fill the following position which has arisen within our establishment:

Tax Specialist

Overall Purpose: 
Reporting to the Head of Finance, the job holder is responsible for all tax compliance matters across the Group as well as managing the various relationships with the revenue authorities across CPF’s territories. 

The role will ensure all risks relating to tax are well managed and all CPF Group entities are in compliance with the relevant applicable tax laws.

Core Duties and Responsibilities

Tax planning and Reporting
  • Define and set out Tax Calendar for all applicable taxes.
  • Ensure timely and correct filing of all tax returns for excise duties, VAT, corporation tax and withholding taxes
  • Ensure that monthly tax reports are prepared accurately and circulated to all users within the agreed time frame
  • Ensure computation of taxes due, payment thereof and full compliance with legislation
  • Monitor release of new tax laws across the Groups operating territories to ensure compliance
  • Provide guidance to the business on areas that may impact on tax compliance and the associated tax cost
Tax Management
  • Ensure payment on time of all taxes as they fall due
  • Ensure that reconciliations are maintained on a monthly basis for all general ledgers relating to excise, and stamp duty liability, VAT, corporation and deferred taxes and withholding taxes.
  • Ensure that proper tax computations and records are done in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards and the applicable laws and regulations in Kenya and other Group territories.
  • Liaise with relevant revenue authorities (i.e KRA, etc) and tax consultants to resolve tax matters that arise periodically.
  • Proactively follows up on any tax planning ideas as well as any risk mitigation measures for the Group
  • Provide key enablers for tax performance management and decision making process(systems/reporting)
  • Review the debtors system periodically to ensure data integrity and accuracy of computations is achieved.
  • Drive tax gap analysis and risk/opportunity identification
  • Develop and implement systems for collating and analyzing tax data to provide relevant management information and reports to specified stakeholders
Performance Management
  • Proactively manage relationships with revenue authorities on all tax matters
  • Responsible for managing relationships with tax service providers and ensuring KPIs are met
  • Build strong relationships internally and externally
Minimum Qualifications
  • A Bachelor’s degree in business related studies or equivalent.
  • Professional training in Finance and Accounting-Fully qualified professional
  • Minimum five years tax experience in a large, reputable commercial organization or tax advisory firm with three year’s work experience in middle management role.
Key Competencies
  • Knowledge and understanding of IAS/IFRS
  • Company Law and Tax Legislation.
  • Ability to maintain professional status and keep abreast of evolving trends in the debt control through continuing professional education programmes.
  • Strong financial, accounting and Business modeling skills
  • Attentive to detail, strong decision making, negotiation and problem solving ability.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, judgmental, analytical and reporting skills.

Debt Control Officer

Overall Purpose
: Responsible to the Manager, Debt Control for the debt management function of the Company. 

To ensure that all debts are recovered on time, allocated and maintained all authorized debtors and ensure they are properly reconciled to the control account and produce accurate and timely debtor’s reports. 

Core Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish gaps in the contribution schedules and communicate the same to Sponsor.
  • Circularize contribution debtors and generate Contribution Demand Notices (CDNs).
  • Debt collection.
  • Maintain up-to-date records on debtors and also compile aged debtors report and provide the Finance and Investment Division with outstanding contribution reports.
  • Generate and age Sponsor defaulters listing and forward to the Company Secretary.
  • Compute penalties on outstanding contributions and generate Penalty Demand Notices (PDNs).
  • Prepare clusters of hard core debtors to be followed up by the external debt collectors as per the agreed terms of reference.
  • Supervise the external debt collectors.
  • Negotiate the recovery of debt, prepare and follow-up of debt repayment agreements and determine action within delegated limits.
  • Review the debtors system periodically to ensure data integrity and accuracy of computations is achieved.
  • Handle all correspondences from clients regarding payment instructions.
  • Manage, lead and develop staff.
  • Produce monthly statements to all debtors and send them to respective clients.
Minimum Qualifications
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related subject.
  • CPA-K, ACCA and professional training in debt control management.
  • Minimum three years experience in a collection/ recovery role
Key Competencies
  • Knowledge and understanding of the pensions industry.
  • Knowledge of debt recovery procedures including legal procedures related to debt collection.
  • Ability to maintain professional status and keep abreast of evolving trends in the debt control through continuing professional education programmes.
  • Strong financial, accounting and debt management skills.
  • Attentive to detail, strong decision making, negotiation and problem solving ability.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and reporting skills.

Project and Maintenance Officer (An Architect)

Overall  Purpose: 
Responsible to the Head of Property Projects & Maintenance for professionally, profitably and efficiently handling and managing Construction Projects to ensure timely delivery  and achievement of the project goals, as well as expanding the clientele for LPS, for optimum Revenue Generation.
Core Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparing and Defining the construction Projects scope of works, and managing the projects operations and technological aspects, taking consideration of the 3 project constraints ( Scope, Time and Budget).
  • Construction Projects Financial Planning-(Budgeting, Cost Estimating & Analysis) 
  • Construction Projects Designing and preparing highly detailed scale drawings using specialist computer-aided design (CAD etc ) applications.
  • Liaising with construction professionals about the feasibility of a proposed project, including constraining factors such as town planning legislation, environmental impact and project budget.
  • Applying for & pursuing planning permission and advice/approvals various from government and all other necessary construction approving bodies.
  • Submission of Drawings to relevant authorities and pursuing to obtain approvals. 
  • Projects and team management, working closely with other professionals such as building service engineers, construction managers, quantity surveyors and architectural technologists, etc to direct, verify/supervise their works, support & coordinate the teams & staff to ensure successful and timely completion of Projects.
  • Communicating intensively with Clients, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers etc to establish cordial effective working relationships
  • Tracking Project Deliverables using Project Management Tools and managing the Project Documents to monitor project performance, and ensuring data storage.
  • Report Writing on construction Projects progress and other necessary Reports and presenting the Reports, proposals, applications and contracts.
  • Preparing and administering construction contracts in liaison with Legal Department & other construction teams.
  • Preparing, Reviewing and/or adopting Building Plans, as well as BQs for Construction works according to circumstances, and resolving any related problems that may arise during construction.
  • Direct & supervise activities of workers engaged in preparing drawings and specification documents.
  • Resolving, tracking & escalating critical issues to minimize construction project risk factors.
  • Traveling regularly to building sites to supervise works, and also attending/coordinating clients construction projects related meetings.
  • Performing the provisional acceptance & final acceptance procedures & certification, and ensuring the financial obligations/issues are finalized.
  • Carry out any other reasonable duties within the overall function of the job or as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Degree in Architecture.
  • Prost Graduate Diploma in Project Management.
  • Specialist in computer-aided design (CAD) and other requisite computer applications.
  • Registration with Architectural Society of Kenya
  • Minimum 5 years experience in architecture field & Construction Project management.
  • Financial analysis skills/ qualifications shall be an added advantage.
  • Proven experience in interior design & landscaping shall be an added advantage
Key Competencies
  • Leadership qualities, Team Player, Focused & Result driven
  • Competent and consistent Planner, and good organizer
  • Excellent Communicator, both oral & written
  • Problem analyzer & Solver , and reconciliatory skills
  • Good & accurate estimating & forecasting skills
  • Financial analysis & basic Financial Models understanding skills
  • Innovative & conversant with new & emerging technologies.
How to Apply

If you possess the desired qualifications and drive to meet the challenges, please write in confidence enclosing a detailed CV, Certified copies of academic and professional certificates, day to-day telephone contact, names and contact of three referees so as to reach the undersigned not later than 14th November 2014.

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