Our client, a Business Strategy Consultancy is in need of a Chief Accountant.

Reporting to: General Manager
 

Job Purpose: To prepare and manage business financial information for regulators and stakeholders by providing financial reports for compliance, decision making and strategic reviews. 
We are looking for a candidate with experience working in the Insurance Industry.
 

 

Duties & Responsibilities: The incumbent will be responsible for the overall function of the accounts function under the direction of the General Manager 
 
Key Responsibilities 
  • Participate in and support the timely and accurate preparation of budgets and constantly monitor expenditure. 
  • Prepare monthly and annual financial statements and reports in an accurate and timely manner and prepare all the documents that are required to support the annual auditing exercise. 
  • Prepare cash flows statements and Bank reconciliation 
  • Ensure that all accounting transactions comply with set financial systems and controls and initiate remedial action where this is not the case. 
  • Prepare budgets in consultation with the General Manager, ensure budgetary controls are in place, monitor and report on variances. 
  • Prepare and continually review the age analysis and the payment to sales turnover ratios and advise the management team on the credit worthiness of individual accounts. 
  • Ensure the timely settlement of company liabilities, in line with the company’s set policies. 
  • Compile tax reports/statutory returns, ensuring that these are submitted in a timely manner to the relevant authorities and consult with tax advisors as and when necessary. 
  • Liaise with the external auditors during interim and annual audit and follow-up recommendations of internal audit findings 
  • Manage and evaluate departmental staff so as to ensure the department meets company’s requirements. 
Qualifications and experience 
  • Bachelors Degree in a business related discipline
  • Fully qualified accountant e.g. CPA (K) / ACCA /etc. 
  • MBA shall be an added advantage 
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as a Chief Accountant in a large organization. 
  • Experience in direct involvement of working with ERP systems 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • Analytical, technical and logical approach to problem solving 
  • Self motivated and quick to take initiative
  • Ability to work as part of a team 
  • SHOULD BE ABLE TO START RIGHT AWAY
If you believe you qualify for this position, please send your CV and details of your current and expected remuneration to resume@interviewupconsulting.com, please note failure to provide the above information will disqualify you from the application process.

Only qualified applicants will be contacted.

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