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Accounts Assistant at Britam

Britam is a leading diversified financial services group, listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. The group has interests across the Eastern and Southern Africa region, with operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan, Mozambique and Malawi. The group offers a wide range of financial products and services in Insurance, Asset management, Banking and Property. Our Mission is to provide outstanding financial services to our customers. Our Vision is to be the most trusted financial service partner. We aim to provide our clients, with an unmatched offering, ensuring first class solutions that help secure the future.

Job Purpose and Key responsibilities

The role holder will be responsible for assisting in preparing financial accounts in a timely manner. The role shall report to the Senior Accountant.

  1. Assist in daily receipting process
  2. Assist in bank reconciliations as may be required
  3. Assist in GL reconciliation as may be required
  4. Assist in processing expenses payments and invoices accurately and within expected time periods
  5. Assisting in preparation and processing of claims payments
  6. Provide clerical support for the finance team
  7. Assist in administrative issues as may be required
    1. Deliver on performance requirements as defined in the departments’ strategy map, Balanced Scorecard and Personal Scorecard.
    2. Turnaround time
    3. Accuracy of posting & payments
    4. Compliance to accounting and company standards
    5. Bank reconciliation

Internal Relationships:

  •  Accountable to the Senior Accountant
  • Required to liaise and work closely with all staff

External Relationships:

  • Britam customers
  • Service providers

Knowledge, Experience and Qualifications Required

  1. Bachelor degree (Accounting option preferred) or its equivalent.
  2. Knowledge of insurance regulatory requirements
  3. Knowledge of Britam products
  4. Learning and Researching: Rapidly learns new tasks and commits information to memory quickly; demonstrates an immediate understanding of newly presented information; gathers comprehensive information to support decision making at management level; learns from successes and failures and seeks colleague and customer feedback.
  5. Working with People: Shows respect for the views and contributions of other team members; shows empathy; listens, supports and cares for others; consults others and shares information and expertise with them; builds team spirit and reconciles conflict; adapts to the team and fits in well.
  6. Applying Expertise and Technology: Applies specialist and technical expertise; uses technology to achieve work objectives; develops job knowledge and expertise (theoretical and practical) through continual professional development; demonstrates an understanding of different organisational departments and functions.
  7. Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations: Focuses on customer needs and satisfaction; exhibits high standards for quality and quantity; monitors and maintains own quality and productivity; works in a systematic, methodical and orderly way; consistently achieves projects goals.
  8. Following Instructions and Procedures: Follows procedures and policies; keeps to schedules; arrives punctually for work and meetings; demonstrates commitment to the organisation; complies with legal obligations and safety requirements of the role.
  9. Adhering to Principles and Values: Upholds ethics and values; demonstrates integrity; accepts diversity; display individual responsibility towards the community and the environment; models the organisational values during every day interactions.

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