Heritage Insurance Financial Controller Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Heritage Insurance Company – A Member of Liberty

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Job Title: Financial Controller

Reports To: General Manager – Finance

Location: Head Office, Nairobi

About Heritage: We are a leading Insurance Company, affiliated to Liberty Group, a wealth management company represented in 18 African countries. We use our knowledge and action to guide our customers on their journey to financial freedom.

We believe in responding to the changing consumer and market needs through innovative solutions and technologically efficient processes.

Job Summary: The main purpose of the job is to oversee the accounting function.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee preparation of timely and accurate periodic financial and management information reports, including LAI and MSR reporting.
  • Prepare annual financial statements.
  • Coordinate and drive the annual budget process and monitor performance against Board approved budgets as well as forecast short and long term performance.
  • Manage the regulatory, internal and external audits and follow through on arising audit issues.
  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory provisions affecting Company operations.
  • Ensure internal business control processes are mapped, documented, improved and stabilized on a continuous basis.
  • Oversee management of expenses – approvals etc.
  • Oversee cash management to ensure effective performance of receipting arrangements for collections and payments resulting in continuous improvement
    of customer service.
  • Coordinate strategic and operational planning activities in liaison with management team to ensure that plans are produced in accordance with agreed
    processes and timetables.
  • Review systems adequacy to meet business requirements.
  • Regularly review and benchmark of all business processes within the Finance unit.
  • Business analytics
  • Drive SLAs set for the Finance units
  • Mentor and coach team members
  • Ensure performance management is timely and effective
  • Ensure staff motivation by appropriate delegation, communication, commendations, fair appraisal and creating a stable working environment.
  • Ensure that staff adhere to Company work ethics and discipline for efficient workflow and profitability.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance or accounting
  • Accounting professional papers – CPA(K)


  • 5 years’ audit experience
  • 3 years’ in management and reporting role
  • Working experience in the insurance industry (will be an added advantage)


Technical Competencies

  • Specialised training in a Financial Management System (FMS) and General Insurance System (GIS).
  • Knowledge & experience in budget forecasting and projections.
  • Highly skilled in use of spreadsheets
  • Technical report writing skills
  • Working experience with SAP ERP

Behavioural Competencies

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Leadership skills
  • High standards of integrity and professionalism
  • Analytical skills
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Presentation skills
  • Problem solving skills

Application Procedure

If you meet the above requirements you are encouraged to forward your application and updated CV to vacancies@heritage.co.ke by 25th June, 2018.

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Heritage is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages diversity.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi County

Accounting and Finance
Updated: June 14, 2018 — 12:25 pm