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Latest Job Openings at Britam

Latest Job Openings at Britam

Latest Job Openings at Britam

Latest Job Openings at Britam

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Corporate Governance Associate

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the Company Secretary/Head of Corporate Governance to ensure compliance with Corporate Governance, Board charter, Memorandum & Articles of Association, and all Regulations and Legislation.
  • Liaison with the various regulatory agencies, including but not limited to the Capital Markets Authority, Retirement Benefits Authority & Insurance Regulatory Authority.
  • Ensure that Board procedures are followed and reviewed regularly and that the Board complies with the law, rules, regulations, and the Articles.
  • Providing secretarial services to the Board including ensuring that the Board Work Plan is prepared and adhered to, circulating Board papers in advance of meetings, keeping a record of attendance at meetings, and reporting to the Board on the usage of the seal.
  • Ensuring that the Minutes of the Board and the Committees served by the Company Secretary are promptly prepared and circulated.
  • Manage, collate and prepare all documentation and communications required for general meetings.
  • Updating corporate registers and overseeing the audit of the company registers and ownership structures.
  • Maintaining and updating the Board and Committee Charters.
  • Support the Company Secretary in coordinating the Governance Audit process.
  • Monitor changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environment and taking appropriate action.
  • Assist the Company Secretary to ensure compliance and that all annual returns and resolutions are filed as required by the Companies Act in the various jurisdictions.
  • Assist in the maintenance of the statutory registers and other Company records of subsidiaries.
  • Manage the service level agreements in relation to the share registrar to ensure satisfactory service and acting on the shareholder’s instructions.
  • Assist in managing the service level agreements in relation to the outsourced company secretarial services in the Region.
  • Assist in preparing the Annual Group Board & Committees calendar for roll out in the entire Group and assist in the preparation of the meetings.
  • Assist the Company Secretary to prepare board papers.
  • Preparation of minutes and extracting of various approved resolutions.
  • Attend to administrative arrangements for the Annual General Meetings and any other shareholder meetings.
  • Maintaining and updating the register of Conflicts of Interest.
  • Provide monthly reports on all Company Secretarial matters.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Knowledge, experience and qualifications required:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Law or a related field of study from a recognized university. A postgraduate qualification in Law or business-related field is an added advantage
  • An experienced certified/Company Secretary with technical knowledge and experience gained within possibly a listed company of substantial size and operations.
  • An advocate of the High Court of Kenya holding a valid practicing certificate with over 3 years post- admission experience.
  • Experience in regulatory or legal environments and contexts in highly regulated industries.
  • Detailed knowledge of Company law and proven corporate governance experience of Board and Committee meetings.
  • Working experience in a corporate organization for 3-5 years in Company Secretarial functions or roles.

Technical/ Functional competencies:

  • Knowledge, appreciation and application of governance concepts.
  • Excellent minute-taking and Report-writing abilities.
  • High moral and ethical standing.
  • Highly motivated and Team Player.
  • Innovative, Problem solver and solution oriented.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel).

Leadership category responsibility framework (Core Competencies)

Emerging Leaders in Britam need to:

  • Plan, direct and apply efficiencies and resources in order to optimise output and profitability against time, cost and team targets.
  • Effectively communicate strategic and operational departmental goals and objectives to peers and others in order to ensure proper implementation.
  • Ensure that department priorities are adhered to and effectively communicated.
  • Ensure competent and effective people resources through appropriate coaching, development and people supervision as appropriate.
  • Embody a high performance, proactive culture.
  • Effectively ensure the adherence to key performance areas, deadlines and goals in order to optimise operational effectiveness.
  • Effectively communicate resource needs, possible opportunities and achievements to management in order to aid them in their decision-making.
  • Effectively set and monitor priorities and objectives for more junior staff.
  • Understand and communicate objectives in relation to the larger organisational impact.
  • Effectively disseminate knowledge within the correct context, towards subordinates as well as management.
  • Appropriately model the company values while setting the pace and energy for delivering.
  • Effectively manage and communicate change within the department in order to increase staff and process effectiveness.
  • Provide access to accurate and consistent information and services across all channels.
  • Ensure a seamless experience for clients.
  • Improve service delivery for clients.

Senior Accountant

Key responsibilities

1.        Prepare statutory accounts and ensure compliance to IFRS

2.       Maintain the investment accounts ledger and monitor deposit maturity

3.       Generate and review monthly trial balance

4.       Production of statutory accounts, balance sheet reconciliations, P&L

5.       Consolidate annual accounting statements and prepare the audit pack for the external auditors

6.       Supervise the publication of financial statements

7.       Check that new asset have been entered into the Fixed Assets Register

8.      Verify details of new fixed asset against Purchase Order record and check that item has been posted in the journal

9.       Implement financial controls as required and monitor risks to financial controls

10.   Prepare reports in line with IFRS Standards as required

11.     Assist in the coordination of internal audit in liaison with the Internal Audit department

12.    Manage reinsurance accounts reconciliation and sign offs in coordination with other departments and reinsures.

13.    Supervise the Accounts Assistants

14.    Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

Knowledge, experience and qualifications required

1.        Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) or its equivalent degree.

2.       Fully qualified Accountant (CPA K or ACCA)

3.       6 years’ experience in a similar position


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