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Financial Reporting Accountant Job in Kenya

ZEP-RE (PTA Reinsurance Company) is a specialized institution of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) established to service and develop the needs of the insurance and reinsurance industry within the Sub-Region.

ZEP-RE’s operations are driven by the desire to provide excellent first class reinsurance and technical services to all our business partners who are drawn from the breadth of the African continent and beyond. 

We are seeking a high calibre and results-oriented professional to create growth, capacity, and competitive advantage in our business in the capacity of Financial Reporting Accountant 

He/She must be self-driven, innovative, able to work with minimum supervision and a committed team player.
Duty station: Nairobi, Kenya.
Position Specification: Reporting to the Chief Accountant, the Financial Reporting Accountant will support financial decision-making information by collecting, analyzing, investigating and reporting financial data. 

A detailed specification (duties) of this position will be to:-
  • Ensure that all general accounting activities are performed in an accurate and timely manner;
  • Accurately capture and report financial & performance activities of the assigned business units;
  • Assist with completing and maintaining proper documentation for all reporting processes in the assigned business units;
  • Review all processes and procedures aimed at driving continuous improvement;
  • Prepare monthly and other periodical reports by collecting data; analyzing and investigating variances; summarizing information and trends;
  • Provide financial advice based on the insights gathered on the condition of the business and application of financial principles and practices;
  • Oversee key areas of internal controls in accounting and reporting;
  • Ensure full compliance to IFRS and regulations, where applicable, for the assigned business units;
  • Assist in the management of investment funds of the assigned business units;
  • Participate in the annual audit process. Prepare all interim and year-end audit schedules and reports;
  • Assist with preparation of the annual business plan for the assigned business units;
  • Complete other reporting, accounting and analytical projects as assigned by Senior Management; and,
  • Carry out other duties as will be assigned from time to time.
  • Graduate of a well-recognized university, preferably in an Accounting / Finance field;
  • Qualified accountant (CPA/ACCA or their equivalent), preferably with a minimum of 5 years’ post-qualification experience in financial reporting;
  • Auditing experience, preferably 3 years’ experience from a ‘big 4’ firm;
  • Good working knowledge of IFRS accounting requirements;
  • Strong communication skills and excellent report writing abilities;
  • Insurance Accounting and reporting experience will be an added advantage;
  • Highly analytically minded and proactive.
Candidates who meet the above requirements should submit applications to the Managing Director by e-mail attaching a detailed CV with personal details of e-mail, telephone, current remuneration and three referees by Friday 15th January 2016 to:

ZEP-RE is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to gender equality in its staff. 

Well qualified candidates, particularly females, are strongly encouraged to apply.

This position can be also be found on our website

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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