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First Assurance Ltd Jobs in Kenya

First Assurance Company Limited is one of the leading insurance companies in East Africa: with a strong financial base after eighty three years of operations. We are seeking two enterprising people to fill the following positions;
 

Chief Accountant

Internal Auditor  

1.   Chief Accountant

Reporting to the Finance Manager

The Chief Accountant is responsible for the proper management of the book of accounts, efficient tax planning, day to day cash flow management, development of the financial operating plan to meet the agreed financial strategy and deputizing the Finance Manager in running the department.

Responsibilities
·                     Act as principal assistant to the Finance Manager
·                     Implement internal financial controls across all functions in the Company to ensure compliance to internal procedures, financial polices & standards, and statutory financial regulations
·                     Responsible for the preparation of the financial and management reports and record keeping by the finance team
·                     Financial analysis of the business and general operating information to identify trends and opportunities for development to ensure that business developments are financially viable
·                     Capital management by ensuring optimization of available cash & liquidity requirements with optimal returns
·                     Responsible for the budgeting and planning process
·                     Responsible for tax compliance and liaison with tax authority and advisers
·                     Review and approve payables, treasury, tax sections and bank transactions
·                     Coordinate internal and external financial and tax audits.

Qualifications and Experience
·                     Minimum Bachelors degree in Finance, Economics or Accounting
·                     CPA (K) or ACCA
·                     A member of ICPAK
·                     Minimum 5 years experience in a similar position.

2. Internal Auditor

Reporting to the Board Audit Committee

The Internal Auditor is responsible for ensuring that the Company policies and procedures are adhered to and all transactions are accurately recorded to provide assurance to the Board related to corporate governance, risk management and internal controls.

Responsibilities
·                     Develop detailed audit programs and make recommendations to improve the internal procedures
·                     Carry out detailed audit tests on all operations
·                     Review and evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of policies, processes and internal controls
·                     Maintain adequate and proper references of internal audit working papers and internal audit files
·                     Performing post implementation reviews of previous audit recommendations and report the status of implementation to the Audit Committee
·                     Liaise with External Auditors on control issues
·                     Fulfill any other internal audit requirements as directed by the Audit Committee.

Qualifications and Experience
·                     Minimum Bachelors degree in Finance, Economics or Accounting
·                     CPA (K) or ACCA
·                     A member of ICPAK
·                     Minimum 5 years experience in a reputable audit firm or in a similar position.

Applicants are requested to email their applications, CVs and testimonials to hr@firstassurance.co.ke , hand deliver to our offices on Gitanga Road or post to The Human Resource Manager, PO Box 30064 -00100, NAIROBI. Successful applicants will be contacted by 6th September 2013.



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