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Fund Accountant at Zamara Kenya


Accounting, Auditing & Finance

KES Confidential
2 weeks ago

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Job Description/Requirements

Job Description

Zamara is a financial services firm that primarily offers Actuarial Services, Pensions Administration and Consulting and Insurance Brokerage Services. Zamara has been in the Kenyan Market for over 23 years, initially operating as Hymans Robertson and more recently as Alexander Forbes. Working at Zamara offers our people the opportunity to work for a Truly Pan-African Financial Services firm.

Roles and responsibilities

Achieving Zamara’s ambitious strategic priorities will be complex and challenging. Its continued success will be dependent on building and retaining a world-class team.

The Fund Accountant will be responsible for providing quarterly management and annual audited financial statements in line with SLAs and to meet statutory requirements in order to drive client satisfaction and enhance service delivery.

This role reports to a Manager, Fund Accountant.

In more detail, the areas of responsibility include:

Role Specific

Preparation and presentation of pension funds management accounts, budget, cashflow statement and annual audited financial statement to trustees. as per International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Handle an assigned client portfolio of investment worth Ksh million and above. Assessment, computations and payments of quarterly and annual income tax and annual RBA levies. Payment of income tax and RBA levies to the relevant bodies as per statutory requirements. Analyze and capture data received from the fund managers and custodians monthly. Monthly reconciliation of the members dealing in the Dynamics Business Central. Prepare cash book and bank reconciliation monthly. Assist in training Junior Fund Accountants and interns. Analysis and payment of property expense and service providers fees.

Client Service

Participate in client AGMs through proper preparations and response to member queries. Proactively foster cordial working relations with all stakeholders to enhance client satisfaction and service delivery.

Operational Efficiency

Adhere to all SLAs and working standards to ensure legal and regulatory requirements. Real time reporting of system bugs and downtimes for speedy resolutions. % compliance to Accounting reporting standards.

Experience and personal qualities

Bachelor’s degree in a Business-related field or Actuarial Professional qualification in / CPA Part 2 / ACCA Level 2 3 Years’ experience in fund accounting/pension industry Awareness of RBA, ICPAK and KRA requirements Good knowledge of an accounting system Analytical and organizational skills Accounting Able to work to a high level of accuracy Good communication skills Teamwork Ability to work long hours with minimal supervision Time management and ability to prioritize

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