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17 Apr 2024

Full-Time Accounts Assistant Jobs

Prudential Life Assurance Kenya – Posted by Sunlit Centre Kenya Anywhere

Job Description

Prudential is one of the world’s oldest, largest and strongest insurance companies. We have been helping people plan and protect their families’ futures for more than 169 years.

Accounts Assistant

  • Location Nairobi

Role Context 

  • Reporting to the Finance Manager, the job holder will support in processing payments, accounts reconciliations, journal entries and other accounting tasks as assigned from time to time.

Principal Accountabilities 

  • To review payment transactions to ensure that they are properly and adequately recorded, and that the supporting documentation is complete, valid and authentic.
  • To ensure that all the statutory deductions and utility payments are processed and submitted in an accurate, complete, and timely manner
  • To review Journal entries to ensure they are properly processed and recorded in the general Ledger
  • To prepare and/or review supporting schedules and performance of the general ledger reconciliations on a routine basis
  • Ensuring compliance by filing of IRA returns i.e., Monthly returns, Quarterly Returns and Annual Returns
  • Maintaining the Fixed Asset Register, recording all purchases and ensuring proper depreciation per class
  • To ensure that all general ledger accounts reconciliations are completed by the 4th day of the month
  • To prepare statutory audit schedules and financial statements that comply with the IFRS and Kenyan Company’s Act requirements
  • To liaise with external auditors on various audit matters and address/respond to any queries arising
  • To internally consult with the relevant authorities and respond to various correspondences relating but not limited to external audit, internal audit, tax, bankers, and Insurance Regulatory Authority
  • To partner with the Finance Manager in establishing and monitoring the maintenance of an adequate system of financial controls
  • To perform any other duties from time to time such as delegated duties for absent staff, responding to operational or other such management queries

Required Skills and Competencies 

  • Self-motivated individual with effective organizational skills
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Analytical mindset
  • Stakeholders’ management skills
  • Ability to build relationships
  • Ability to undertake multiple tasks at the same time without losing focus
  • Must be proactive, with the ability to meet and surpass project deadlines
  • Computer knowledge – a good knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Economics, Computer Science, Information Management or Statistics
  • CPA qualifications with 3 to 4 working experience
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with reporting packages
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Prudential Life Assurance Kenya on www.linkedin.com to apply

Job Categories: Accounting. Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 2 days.

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