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16 Sep 2014

Risk And Compliance Manager Job Vacancy

ACORN GROUP – a leading Property Development Company with interests in hotels, commercial offices, retail and master – planned developments is looking for a highly ambitious candidate to fill this position in their head office in Nairobi:

Risk And Compliance Manager

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, this is a position responsible for ensuring that the Company policies and procedures as stipulated in the Company operating systems and procedure manuals and all relevant legal and regulatory requirements are complied with.

It will also ensure that the Company’s exposure to risk is reduced, company assets are safeguarded and financial transactions are complete and accurately recorded. The incumbent will also help in ensuring that all the Company financial statements comply with the provisions of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the Company’s Act.

Principal Accountabilities:


  • Create and continuously update the Risk Policy Manual that defines the Company’s risk appetite
  • Implementing a process of identifying and assessing the risks affecting the business
  • Assisting the management with integrating the Risk Management Policy within the strategic development process
  • Developing and monitoring risk mitigation strategies for the organization
  • Overseeing and implementing risk control policy in purchases, investments or other financing options, health and safety measures, liaison with regulators and business continuity plans
  • Preparing comprehensive periodic risk reports to be used for internal analysis by the various departments and the Board of directors and also for evaluation of the Company’s financial status by the government, internal and external auditors
  • Conducting periodic internal reviews or audits to ensure that compliance procedures are followed
  • Conducting or directing the internal investigation of compliance issues

Qualifications, Experience and Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s of Commerce degree (Accounting option) or any other relevant field
  • Degree in Risk Management will be an added advantage
  • CPA (K), ACCA, ACA or any other recognized professional accounting qualification
  • 7 – 10 years relevant experience in a professional accounting firm or commercial organizations with at least 5 years in Risk Management
  • Proven experience in computerised audit systems
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self – driven and results oriented

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke by 30th September 2014 stating their current and expected remuneration, daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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