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Assistant Branch Accountant Job in Kenya

Position: Assistant Branch Accountant
 
Job Ref.: JIC239598
 
Department: Finance
 
Industry: Insurance
 
Location: Mombasa

The company was established in August 1937, as the first locally incorporated Insurance Company based in Mombasa in 1937. 

It has spread its sphere of influence throughout the region to become the largest Composite insurer in East Africa, handling Life, Pensions, general and Medical insurance. Today, it is the number one insurer in East Africa with over 450,000 clients.

The company has a network of offices in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and Mauritius. It is the only ISO certified insurance group listed on the three East Africa stock exchanges – The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange and Uganda Securities Exchange. 


Its regional offices are highly rated on leadership, quality and risk management and have been awarded an AA- in Kenya and Uganda, and an A+ in Tanzania. 

We currently have an exciting career opportunity for Assistant Branch Accountant. 

The post holders will report to the Branch Accountant and will be based in Mombasa.

Role Purpose:
 Efficiently attending to day to day duties in accounting department 

Responsibilities
  • Collecting premium from brokers, agents and direct account holders in conjunction with the branch manager and Branch Accountant
  • Preparing petty cash vouchers, reconciling the same and requesting for reimbursement from Head Office
  • Be the custodian of petty cash at the branch an liaise with the branch accountant and the branch manager for reimbursement by head office
  • Assisting the Branch accountant in credit control and regularly submitting reports for the meetings
  • Continuously appraising the existing control procedures in accounts to ensure they are effective and where need be recommend to The Branch Accountant for enhancement when considered necessary
  • Preparing accurate monthly statements for all intermediaries
  • Preparing Commission schedule for all intermediaries on monthly basis
  • Ensure daily banking of all Revenue collected under supervision and consultation of the branch accountant
  • Act as back up Cashier
  • Assist the Branch accountant in reconciliation of all the revenue collected
  • In the absence of the Branch accountant, confirm premium payment
  • Do any other duty as may be assigned by the Branch accountant or the Branch Manager
Key Deliverables
  • Accurate and timely reports and reporting
  • Efficient Service Delivery
Qualification and Experience
 
Academic Qualifications
  • B com (Accounting option) from a recognized university or any other recognized accounting body
  • CPA Part 2 minimum
Functional Skills
  • Knowledge and experience in accounting operations
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft office and Accounting packages
Relevant Experience
  • A minimum of 2 years accounting experience in a reputable organization
Applications
 

Interested and qualified candidates should send their application letter including an up to date CV with 3 referees to quality2015jobs@gmail.com (The subject matter of the application should be the Title and the Job Ref. of the job applied for)

If you are not interested in this opportunity today, please refer any friend or colleague you know that might suit the required profile.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please note that there are no fees charged for receiving or processing job applications.

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