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30 Mar 2017

Finance Manager Job in Kenya 2017

Our client is the largest licensed motor vehicle insurance provider in Kenya. With a market share that has been growing over the years, they have established branches in all corners of the county commanding the industry as the preferred PSV underwriters. Since 2005, the business has been keeping its promises to their esteemed customers through teamwork, commitment, customer focus
and integrity.

The Finance Manager is responsible for managing and providing leadership to the finance department, ensuring that all financial systems and reporting, internal controls, budgeting, analysis and customer service (underwriting) are conducted and delivered in an accurate and timely manner.

Responsibilities

  • Accounting Systems: Evaluate, utilize, and improve accounting system to enhance functionality of financial management and reporting;
  • General Accounting, Policies & Procedures: Review and implement accounting policies and procedures to ensure stronger internal controls;
  • Financial Reporting & Controls: Provide accurate financial reports and forecasts and/or projections where appropriate and alert executive management to potential problems;
  • Cashflow Management: Supervise Cashflow management activities – monitor and control the flow of cash receipts and disbursements to meet the business and investment needs of the company.
  • Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting: Provide leadership in developing annual budget and plans.
  • Liaison With External Auditors: Prepare audit schedule and liaise with external auditors for periodic audit;
  • Workflows: Review and implement workflows for accounts and customer service (underwriting);
  • Financial Records: Ensure that all financial records, receipts, payables and cash flows are accurate, up-to-date and processed efficiently, effectively and in a timely manner;
  • Liaison and Building Relationship: Establish rapport and communication with banks and other key stakeholders;
  • Compliance with Regulatory Requirements: Prepare and submit returns to Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) and Association of Kenya Insurers (AKI);
  • Staff Management, Supervision & Leadership: Provide supervision, guidance and direction to the finance staff according to the policies, procedures, processes and systems in place.

Leadership behavior critical for the job

  • Integrity & Ethical Values
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Managing Performance for Success
  • Initiating Action
  • Service Orientation
  • Communicating With Impact
  • Results Focus
  • Lead People

Qualifications

  • Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Finance, Economics or Accounting or equivalent;
  • CPA (K) or equivalent;
  • At least seven (7) years’ experience in a busy environment, three (3) of which is should be at senior management level.
  • Experience in a busy insurance firm, a commercial environment or Audit experience with the big 5 audit firms will be an added advantage.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of financial contemporary financial principles and practices
  • ERP/financial management system
  • Ability to handle multiple activities successfully;
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to work as a part of a multifunctional team.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills.

How To Apply
If you have what it takes to succeed in this position and are well qualified, kindly send your CV and Cover Letter to bwanjira@col.co.ke on or before 4th April 2017.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

NB: We do not charge any fees to for job applications.

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