Assistant Accountant Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Job Purpose:

The job holder is responsible for performing financial analysis, financial reporting and budgeting for Britam General and Corporate.

Key responsibilities:

Perform Monthly GL and FAR reconciliation.

Perform monthly asset additions per Business Unit as outlined in the supplier invoice. 

Check for completeness and accuracy of fixed assets sub ledger and month-end closing activities such as account reconciliations, journal entries and adjustments.

Retrieve support documents for additions and disposals within the years for audit purpose. 

Lauch and follow up claims pertaining lost assets with the insurance company.

Monitoring and ensure that company assets are tagged before dispatch to the branches or put in use.

Ensure all company assets are insured and their respective cost mapped to each asset category.


Ensure that the Fixed Asset Register Manual is updated to reflect the proper accounting.

Maintain proper fixed asset register aligned to the respective Business units.

Assist in yearly fixed asset financial audit.

Coordinate and lead yearly asset verifications in both head office and branches.

Ensure adherence to financial regulations, policies and procedures during assets disposals and retirement from Fixed asset register.

Collaborate with other units to monitor asset disposals and movements within the group.

Monthly closure of FA module after all the additions in a month have been done per Business Unit.

Be Involved in technology upgrades within ERP and changes related to fixed asset maintenance.

Provide support to audit processes by providing relevant schedules, listings and reconciliations as and when required.

Organize and maintain fixed asset documentations for references in the shared folder.

Delegated Authority:  As per the approved Delegated Authority Matrix.

Key Performance Measures:

As described in your Personal Scorecard.

Knowledge, experience and qualifications required

Bachelor’s degree in a business-related field.

CPA(K) or other similarly recognized accounting profession qualification.

3 – 5 years of accounting experience in a similar role.

Knowledge of ERP AP system and/or experience of using Oracle Financials would be an advantage.

Strong computer and business solutions software skills.

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Analytical skills.

Technical/ Functional competencies:

Knowledge of insurance regulatory requirements.

Knowledge of insurance products.

Sales and marketing management skills.

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