Association Accountant Job in Kenya

Our client, a membership
association for the Insurance Companies in Kenya who’s mandated is to offer
consultative and advisory services for the insurance industry, is looking to
hire a dedicated 
Accountant.

Ref: EHC/001/2024

DEPARTMENT: Finance & Administration

SECTION: Finance

REPORT TO: Snr. Manager, Finance & Administration

SUPERVISION: Assistant Accountant

PURPOSE: Responsible for compiling and posting general ledger
information and summaries for various financial transactions, maintenance of
accurate accounting records and preparation of financial statements and reports
that comply with prescribed financial policies, standards, and taxation
requirements.

PRIMARY
RESPONSIBILITIES:


Check and verify expenditure before preparation of payment
vouchers, cheques and remittance of payments.

Ensure payment vouchers and petty cash vouchers are properly
supported.

Implement expenditure control procedures by ensuring that
proper authorization for payments is strictly followed.

Ensure that budgetary allocations are not exceeded without
justifiable cause.

Review bank reconciliations to ensure they are correct.
Prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliations and resolve any
discrepancies if any.

Maintain Asset register to agree with ledger figures and
financial statements.

Monitor account receivables and account payables.
Perform month-end closings including preparation of entries.
Preparation of monthly financial statements and other reports
as required.

Prepare annual accounts for review by F&A manager and for
audit purposes.

Provide financial statements supporting information, lead
schedules, reconciliations, explanations, and other information that may
be requested by auditors.

Assist in the preparation of operating budgets, monitor
spending against budget and provide commentaries on variances.

Prepare quarterly risk assessment reports associated with
company’s business and operations.

Deputize the Finance & Administration Manager in his/her
absence.

PERSON
SPECIFICATIONS

Academic
Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Business Administration,
Economics, Finance, Accounting or business related field.

Professional
Qualifications

Professional management qualifications such as Certified
Public Accountants – CPA (K), ACCA, Certified Public Secretaries (CPS), or
an equivalent professional qualification.

Member of ICPA (K) or relevant professional body.

Experience

A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a busy finance
department. Having worked in Insurance industry will be an added
advantage.

Skills and
attributes

Ability to communicate both inside and outside the
organization.

Ability to prepare and interpret financial reports in
accordance with international financial reporting standards (IFRS’s).

Attention to detail.
Analytical skills.
Ability to work as part of a team and to interact
appropriately with others.

Demonstrated ability to work independently in a
deadline-oriented environment.

Track record of reliable and consistent performance.
Tech savvy with high level skills in excel, word &
PowerPoint presentations.

Integrity, honesty, etc.

How to apply:

Interested and qualified
candidates to send their application to: 
recruitment@eaglehr.co.ke

Applications should be received
on or before close of business on 
Friday 12th January  2024

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