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Provide technical expertise and support to BRITAM Holdings PLC in the field of System Infrastructure design and administration, which includes Virtual and Physical Data center, Server Hardware, Storage and Backup Infrastructure.
Provide high-level support and technical expertise in Data Center and Server terminology, including Operating systems, Virtualization and Storage architectures.

Responsibilities

·         Provide Microsoft Windows, Linux and UNIX platform management, configuration, design and expertise which will include Active Directory and Exchange as well as Windows, Linux and UNIX servers of various flavors, including Network Attached Storage;
·         Monitor server performance and availability;
·         Ensure Windows/Linux/Unix server availability compliance to Service Level Agreements;
·         Address operational systems issues including file and share permissions, user accounts and installing server based applications;
·         Provide metrics for capacity management purposes;
·         Monitor server load and implement load balancing where appropriate;
·         Support and maintain; Exchange Email Server, Active Directory and Group policy;
·         Problem resolution and escalation of Windows/Linux/Unix server, storage, backup and Storage issues;
·         Analysis of server and storage hardware and operating system software;
·         Implementation of tactical service improvements, upgrades and system patching;
·         Liaise with users, hardware and software vendors and internal systems owners to fine tune systems hardware and software for all systems;
·         Operations of backup tools and testing of disk and data recovery solutions on all business systems. Prompt restoration of lost data for the business;
·         Support and installation of server and storage systems for new projects;
·         To provide backup, hardware and software assurance;
·         Maintenance of systems documentation and procedures;
·         Technical support for assigned company initiatives and projects. Participation in feasibility studies and testing for new IT infrastructure components;
·         Implement and maintain system standards and procedures on system related issues;
·         Monitor, administer and maintain system security; and
·         Conduct proper documentation inventory of the system hardware and software.

Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field or equivalent experience.
·         Systems Administration Certifications in fields such as Microsoft, HP, IBM, VMware, Oracle technologies.
·         ITIL Certification.
·         Over 3 years’ experience with operating systems such as Windows Server, AIX, HP-UX, Redhat Linux, Operating System.
·         Over 3 years’ experience in design and implementation of Computing and Storage. Infrastructures in various platforms such as IBM, HP,EMC etc.
·         Over 3 years’ experience in various Data Center Virtualization Technologie.
·         Knowledge of software, hardware, systems administration and network technology.
How to apply
Qualified candidates to apply here
Senior Accountant (Payments)

The role holder will manage the overall coordination and evaluation of the Accounts Payable function through supervising and coordinating activities of the team and managing stakeholder relations whilst efficiently ensuring adequate controls, accuracy and timeliness of all payments to vendors, investors and employees.

Responsibilities

·         Manage Accounts Payable including the team in the function, Britam vendors, liaise with the rest of the teams in the organization and other stakeholders such as tax authorities, auditors, etc;
·         Ensure vendor, utility, investors (holders of shares and bond), employees, any related tax payments, etc. are handled efficiently;
·         Support the financial reporting process by managing accounting in accounts payable including the month-end closing of the AP sub-ledger and appropriately recording the intercompany balances resulting from vendor payments while ensuring accuracy and timeliness;
·         Develop, implement and maintain systems, procedures and policies, including accounts payable functions to ensure continuous improvement in efficiency and effectiveness and the adherence to company guidelines;
·         Provide accounting guidance and assistance to the AP team and internal teams that interact with AP;
·         Act as a liaison between the company, government, external accountants and other stakeholders to provide necessary information as well as ensuring proper documentation is maintained for historical purposes.;
·         Prepare and recommend the function’s operating and personnel budgets for approval and monitor spending for adherence to budget; and
·         Deliver on performance requirements as defined in the departments’ strategy map, balanced scorecard and Personal Scorecard.

Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or a business related field
·         CPA(K) or other similarly recognized accounting profession qualification
·         4-5 years of accounting experience in a large complex organization with proven and demonstrable
·         Knowledge of ERP AP system and/or experience of using Oracle Financials. Evidence of implementing new systems would be an advantage
·         Strong computer and business solutions software skills
·         Strong analytical and problem solving skills
·         Analytical skills
·         Proactive experience of change management
How to Apply
Qualified candidates to apply here
Closing Date:
Friday, October 20, 2017

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