Financial Accountant Job in Kenya

Job Summary

The role holder will be responsible for ensuring harmonization of group reporting and presentation of financial information that conforms to IFRS and aligns very closely with Liberty Holdings Limited standards and Standard Bank Group. The role holder will work closely with the Heads of Finance in the operating countries.

Key Responsibilities

Review and ensure financial disclosures from various entities are credible for group consolidation.

In conjunction with Group IFRS, ensure uniformity of Liberty Kenya Group reporting and disclosures.

Key Group resource for consolidation through HFM

Support Opcos finance teams with resolving all HFM queries in liaison with LHL Group finance teams.

Review the GL mapping to HFM for consistency with LHL Group

Support Opco finance teams in migration from SAP ECC to S4HANA

Coordinate materials from all stakeholders required for group annual integrated report.

Liberty Kenya Holdings Group consolidation and preparation of ‘typeset’ LKH Plc group annual financial statements for local statutory reporting.

Pack reporting to Group Finance within deadlines for Liberty Holdings consolidation reporting.

Ensure controls are adequate and effective.

Liaise with independent auditors and ensure interim and final reviews are properly coordinated.

Business strategic reviews including financial modelling, going concern assessments and assessments for capital adequacy.

Preparation of Financial results publication “Press releases” for both interim and Full year.

Generate financial metrics for use in the integrated report.

Ensure intercompany balances are kept always reconciled.

Board papers preparation.

Responsible for day-to-day LKH Plc financial operations.

Any other LKH functions that may be assigned. 


Bachelor’s degree in business, finance or accounting (or relevant field)

Professional qualifications (CPA or ACCA)

5 years’ experience in Finance preferably in a similar role

5 years reporting experience.

3 Years experience in a Leadership Role

Experience in the insurance industry will be an added advantage


Skilled in use of MS Office Suite (Excel, Word and PowerPoint)

Business analytics

Financial statement preparation and general financial management knowledge

Technical report writing skills. 

High degree of understanding of IFRS and in particular IFRS 17

Excellent commercial and business experience

Exceptional communication skills at all levels

Presentation skills

Problem solving skills. 

Leadership skills 

High standards of integrity and professionalism

Strong IT skills

Deep understanding of all lines of insurance

How To Apply

If you meet the above requirements, you are encouraged to forward your application and updated CV to  Clearly state the job title on the subject heading. Heritage is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages diversity. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.