Assistant Accountant Job Vacancy at Cannon General Insurance

Position Title: Assistant Accountant

Cannon General Insurance (K) Ltd is seeking to fill the below listed position with a dynamic, forward-thinking achiever with expertise in Finance and accounting.

If the position described below fits your skills and ambitions, we will be excited to hear from you.

Purpose of the Role: Reporting to the Financial Accountant – The Assistant Accountant will be responsible for timely and accurate preparation of payments and related reports.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Timely preparation of monthly management accounts
  • Preparation, submission and ensuring compliance with statutory returns and regulations – Ensure timely monthly, quarterly, and annual returns to IRA and KRA and other bodies as may be required from time to time.
  • Ensure completion of all General Ledger accounts reconciliations as per agreed timelines.
  • Accuracy and completeness of monthly bank reconciliations.
  • Prepare periodical journal reports while ensuring all monies received are receipted, all system payments are posted and updated, and all unpaid receipts are reversed.
  • Prepare financial statements for audit and preparation of audit file.
  • Preparation of tax schedules and payment of taxes- withholding VAT, withholding Tax Rent, withholding tax professional fees, withholding tax commissions, Premium tax, Training levy, PHCF.
  • Update monthly receipting schedules – Mpesa file, Bank order files – All bank accounts.
  • Check and authorize payment vouchers within the set limits.
  • Maintain and reconcile petty cash.
  • Timely correspondences with the banks especially on bank balance confirmation, opening bank accounts and updating bank mandates.
  • Preparation and maintenance of Fixed assets register.
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by the management from time to time.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting or related field.
  • CPA II qualifications.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Computer Literacy.

Required skills and Competencies

  • Keen attention to details with a high level of accuracy.
  • Good Analytical skills with high attention to details.
  • Good self-planning and organizing skills.
  • Self-driven, flexible, and agile with strong work ethic.
  • Good planning and prioritizing abilities.
  • Good understanding of Insurance operations in Kenya.

How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are requested to forward their cover letter, curriculum vitae and relevant academic testimonials via email only to by 3rd February 2023.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Cannon General Insurance (K) Ltd is an equal opportunity employer, therefore canvassing will automatically be disqualified