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Recruitment by an Investment Company in Nairobi, Kenya

Our client is a privately-owned Investment Company with diversified holdings across real estate, agri-business, manufacturing, healthcare, hospitality, financial services, fixed income and quoted equity.
They are seeking to recruit a highly talented professional to fill in the following position in their Nairobi office:
Senior Compliance Officer
Reporting to the Group Compliance Manager, the Senior Compliance Officer will be responsible for developing, maintaining and updating the company’s policies and procedures as well as ensuring the company’s compliance with statutory regulations.
The role will also entail conducting employee training with respect to the compliance program.
Principal Accountabilities:
·         Reviewing, maintaining, and updating the company’s statutory returns except financial returns
·         Developing, maintaining, reviewing and updating the company’s compliance policies and procedures
·         Conducting employee training with respect to the compliance program
·         Conducting risk assessments and recommending risk mitigation techniques and controls
·         Coordinating external statutory audits and follow up to ensure all recommendations are implemented on a timely basis
·         Managing the company’s certification processes to ensure that all certification requirements are adhered to and certifications maintained
·         Maintaining a database of all licenses and contracts and ensuring timely renewal of both
·         Reviewing all contracts prior to execution and ensuring that all SLAs are met.
·         Maintaining the required compliance and corporate files as mandated by the standards and other applicable regulators.
·         Overseeing the day- to- day administration of the company’s code of ethics
·         Responding to regulatory inquiries and third-party examiners
·         Managing the insurance docket of the company
·         Carrying out compliance audits under the guidance of the Group Compliance Manager
·         Managing the whistleblower programme
·         Initiating and implementing the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System certification programme
·         Initiating and managing special projects as necessary
Qualifications, Experience and Knowledge:

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Business or any relevant field preferably augmented with an MBA
·         Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a compliance function
·         Must possess Training in ISO 9001:2015
·         Ability to analyse situations for compliance and business risk, and implement solutions to address and mitigate such risk
·         Excellent communication skills both written & oral skills
·         Possess a high moral character and professional integrity.
·         Excellent leadership and management skills
·         High level of integrity
How to Apply
Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke by 7th June 2018 clearly stating the subject heading “Senior Compliance Officer”.


Risk Management Coordinator
Reporting to the Group Compliance Manager, the Risk Management Coordinator is responsible for identifying and assessing risk related factors, researching and preparing reports. The role will also involve managing and ensuring compliance with relevant bodies.
Principal Accountabilities:
·         Developing, reviewing, updating and implementing an Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Framework for the organization
·         Carrying out quarterly risk assessments
·         Maintaining and regularly update the organization’s risk register
·         Preparing regular risk reports for the Board and Senior management
·         Developing and continuously updating the organization’s risk appetite
·         Carrying out fraud and corruption risk assessments

·         Carrying out risk management trainings for all levels of staff and management
·         Developing and updating signing mandates and authority levels based on the organization’s risk appetite
·         Coordinating the Management Risk Committee and performing its secretarial duties
·         Researching regularly on emerging risks and updating management and the Board how to mitigate them
·         Identifying the upside of risks (opportunities) and advising the Board and Senior Management on ways of using them to the organization’s advantage
·         Identifying potential areas of risk, developing and implementing corrective action plans for resolution/mitigation
·         Developing and continuously updating the organization’s Quality management system
Key Skills and Qualifications:
·         Degree in finance, risk management or related field
·         At least 5 years of experience in a risk management function
·         Training in ISO 9001:2015
·         Ability to analyze situations for business risk and implement solutions to address and mitigate such risk.
·         Excellent communication skills both written and oral
·         Meticulous attention to detail and highly accurate.
·         A self-starter that enjoys a team-oriented approach
How to Apply
Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke by Thursday, 7th July 2018 clearly stating the subject heading “RISK MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR”.


Financial Accountant
Reporting to the Group Head of Finance, the Financial Accountant is responsible for preparing and analyzing financial and accounting reports for the company.
Principal Accountabilities:
·         Assess the accuracy and completeness of financial statements and accounting records
·         Establish well-documented systems for record keeping and accounting
·         Research financial variances and analyse financial data
·         Prepare monthly reconciliations and financial statements
·         Consolidate departmental budgets and compare actual costs to budgeted costs
·         Regularly update management regarding the financial status of the company
·         Prepare tax returns and calculate taxes owed; comply with tax requirements around payment and reporting
·         Co-ordinate internal and external audits of the organization’s financial and accounting records
·         Analyze business operations, financial commitments, costs, revenues, and trends to develop projections for future revenue and expenses
·         Provide suggestions and feedback to management regarding budget forecasts, resource utilization, and tax strategy
·         Supervise and direct the work activities of accounting and book keeping personnel
·         Ensure compliance with accounting and finance standards, best practices, and government regulations
Key Skills and Qualifications:
·         Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business, economics, or related field from an accredited institution of higher education
·         Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role
·         Minimum CPA Part III
·         Strong understanding of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
·         Working Capital Management Skills
·         Budgeting and forecasting skills
·         Working knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018
Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke by 14th June 2018 clearly stating the subject heading “FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT”.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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