Accounts Assistant at Prudential Life Assurance Kenya

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Prudential Life Assurance Kenya

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

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