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Friday, July 27, 2012

Senior Accountant Job in Kenya

Senior Accountant.

Location- Nairobi.

Overall Purpose of the Job

To maintain books of account, update them regularly, provide timely report, as well as account for company’s asset, liabilities, revenue and expenses.

Experience
  • Work experience of at 5 years (3 years of which have been with an insurance
  • Brokerage in a similar position)
  • Should have auditing experience.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Monitor and prepare reconciliations for all underwriters’ outstandings on a monthly basis to ensure that the correct/accurate amounts are paid out. This will also involve the following up of credit notes from them.
  • Check the bank reconciliations that are prepared by the other members of the accounts department and ensure that all reconciliations are done timely.
  • Query with the bank any unnecessary/extra-ordinary/unknown charges by the banks.
  • Check reports prepared for monitoring expenses e.g. motor vehicle, etc
  • Check all payment vouchers before giving in them for authorization to the Finance & Adm. Manager to ensure that they are complete with all attachments and accurate.
  • Post the nominal ledger for all the companies in the group on a regular basis.
  • Prepare a monthly Trial balance for each company.
  • Prepare monthly expense reports in the formats agreed.
  • Monitor the preparation of various schedules and prepare the file for external audit purposes.
  • Prepare the forms and check that payments are made for all statutory deductions on a regular basis and ensure.
  • Prepare the annual application for the brokerage licence from the Commissioner of insurance’s offices. This would involve preparation of all supporting schedules and returns.
  • Apply for and renew all other licences and legal formalities required for the organization.
  • Maintain an up-dated register of all the assets in the company.
  • Monitor the filing for the entire accounts department and ensure that it is up to date at all times.
  • Follow up the underwriting staff and clients for premium collection.
  • Carry out regular audits of motor certificates to ensure that they have been properly issued, accounted for and the client debited.
  • Monitor the daily bankings and ensure that all cheques/cash is banked immediately and posted to the relevant accounts.
  • Check and monitor that the all the other accounts staff are carrying out their duties and responsibilities efficiently and effectively.
  • Negotiate the rates with various premium finance rate houses and ensure the Company gets the most economical one.
  • Monitor and supervise the front desk lady and the dispatch department.
  • Any other duties assigned by the Management from time to time.
Key Result Areas and Accountabilities
  • Up to date postings for all books of account.
  • Efficient and effective accounts department that runs on its own with little supervision.
  • Efficient and effective reception and dispatch department.
  • Timely reports for decision making.
  • Zero fines and penalties for timely submission of statutory obligations/formalities.
Knowledge & Skills

Education
  • Qualified accountant – CPA or equivalent.
  • Full computer literacy.
  • Good communication and analytical skills
Experience
  • Work experience of at 5 years (3 years of which have been with an insurance
  • Brokerage in a similar position)
  • Should have auditing experience.
Application Closing Date:  15th August 2012.

If  you are up to the challenge, posses the necessary qualification and experience, please send your CV only indicating why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title on the email subject to hr@starlit.co.ke