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Financial Accountant - Local Authorities Pension (LAP) Trust Exciting Career Opportunity

The Local Authorities Pension Trust is a Defined Benefits Scheme sponsored by the Local Authorities, Associated Organizations & Reciprocating Bodies for the benefit of the members & their eligible dependants as per the Scheme Rules.

The Trust has a challenging career opportunity for the following position:

Financial Accountant

Based at the head office in Nairobi, and reporting to the Assistant Finance Manager and working very closely with other key staff within the Trust, this position's responsibility includes:
Overall Purpose

Responsible to the Assistant Finance Manager for developing, implementing and evaluating Financial plans and strategies to ensure efficient and effective receipt and disbursement of funds in order to ensure that all financial transactions are in line with approved Financial Policies and Procedures.
Core Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparation of Financial Statements and other reports summarizing current and projected financial position ensuring availability of funds to meet obligations
  • Implementation of stringent expenditure control procedures by ensuring that proper authorization for all payments is strictly followed
  • Analysis of financial information detailing assets , liabilities and capital
  • Preparation of tax returns to ensure compliance with periodic tax payments, information reporting and other statutory requirements as well as developing effective strategies for minimizing tax liability
  • Preparation of payment vouchers, cheque books and cash book records as well as financial statements and entries to monthly accounts in accordance with accounting regulations.
Education and experience desired
  • University degree, preferably B.Com, Business Administration, Economics, Finance) or related field.
  • Certified Public Accountant Certificate (CPA-K) Finalist.
  • Advanced stages of professional Exams such as ACA, ACCA, ACMA or equivalent Membership to a relevant professional body
  • At least 5 years proven working experience
  • Experience in the use of Financial and Statistical packages, advanced ICT skills and MBA in Financial Management will be an added advantage.
  • Have initiative, drive and should be able to work independently;
  • Excellent computer and Analytical skills is a key prerequisite.
  • High levels of integrity, honesty and personal stability and judgement.
  • Above 30 years
  • Working knowledge of MS Navision and Fund Master will be an added advantage;
If you posses the above qualifications and the drive to meet the challenges , please write in confidence enclosing a detailed CV, Certified Copies of academic and professional certificates, a day-time telephone contact, names and contacts of three referees so as to reach the undersigned not later than 12th April, 2010.

Managing Trustee
Local Authorities Pension Trust
6th Floor, Cannon House
Parliament Road
P.O Box 28938-00200

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

LAPTrust is an equal opportunity employer; canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.

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