Senior Accountant Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

Our Client, an insurance organization, seeks to recruit a Senior Accountant, who will lead the Finance Staff towards effective and timely achievement of the departmental objectives; provide management with timely information for decision making; and enforce financial controls for efficient and optimal management of company resources.

Reports to: Finance Manager

Job Location: Nairobi

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinating the formulation of annual budgets, periodic monitoring of performance against budgets and recommending corrective action.
  • Supervision of the day to day operations of the accounting, reporting and cash management functions.
  • Management of cash flows to ensure timely payment of claims and suppliers; and timely investment of surpluses for investment.
  • Overseeing preparation of monthly management accounts, quarterly and annual statutory financial statements and returns.
  • Preparation of annual financial statements of the company and coordinating the annual audit process.
  • Managing all aspects of financial compliance including planning and ensuring required level of compliance is maintained at all times.
  • Ensuring timely filing of the monthly, quarterly and annual IRA returns.
  • Assisting in designing, implementing and periodic review of financial and internal control systems, policies and procedures.
  • Ensuring that finance staff have clear performance targets, have appropriate skills, reviewing performance and ensuring achievement of performance targets.
  • Managing relationships with regulators, bankers, auditors, actuaries and other financial services providers.
  • Ensuring efficient tax planning, timely submission of returns and timely payment of all applicable taxes.
  • Ensuring timely processing of commissions, and timely remittance of statutory deductions and preparation of related returns.

Key Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration or Economics
  • Professional accounting qualification in CPA
  • Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK)
  • 6 years accounting experience preferably in the insurance industry, 2 of which must be at management positions.
  • Analytical skills and problem solving ability
  • Communication and Presentation skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Highly numerical

To Apply:

Applicants who meet the requirements stated above should send their applications and detailed CVs with a day – time Telephone number to the email address: with Senior Accountant-Insurance on the Subject line.

Candidates MUST indicate their Current and Expected salaries.