Accountant, Life Sales Executives,and Internal Motor Assessor Jobs at Britam

On Monday, December 10th, 2012
Britam is a leading financial services organization with global presence. Our vision is to be the most trusted financial services company. 
 
We seek to offer superior insurance and asset management services to individuals, business corporations and non-governmental organizations.

We are seeking to fill the following positions with individuals who are proactive and selfdriven and who can apply their knowledge, diligence, and experience to contribute to the achievement of our mission to delight our customers with outstanding financial services.
 
Financial Accountant
Job Purpose:
Reporting to the Chief Accountant, the Financial Accountant will be in charge of ensuring accurate and proper recording of all transactions for the various investment funds and that the procedures and process are carried out within the set guidelines and company policy.

Responsibilities:
  • Preparation of the financial reports for various investment funds which include unit trust funds, and Limited Liability Partnership accounts
  • Preparation of the valuation reports for the investment assets for the investment funds and any other products in line with both the IFRS requirements and the various valuation models for the different funds
  • Ensure that there is data integrity by ensuring that assets reconciliations are done in a timely manner
  • Reviewing and posting all the journals into the general ledger and cash book entries
  • Reviewing the bank reconciliation reports and posting the entries
  • Reviewing all the investment transactions entries, accruals and other end month adjustments/ closing entries
  • Ensure prompt payment of withdrawals within the proper procedures to minimize risk to the company
  • Facilitate both internal and external audit into the investment funds’ accounts
  • Comply with statutory and other relevant regulatory bodies
  • Automate manual processes to reduce human intervention and hence errors/fraud.
Qualifications, Knowledge, Experience
  • Bachelor of Commerce or any other relevant degree
  • Relevant professional qualification i.e. CPA or ACCA
  • Use of SUN Accounting system is an added advantage
  • Computer Literacy in Ms Office Suite of packages
  • Strong inter-personal skills and ability to work in a team-oriented and collaborative environment
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and highly entrepreneurial environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Customer focus and orientation
  • Relevant work experience including experience from a reputable audit firm.
Corporate Sales Executives, Group Life and Pension (2 positions)
Reporting to the Sales Manager — Group Life & Pension, the jobholders will be responsible for growth of Group Life business to meet annual business targets with focus on brokers and Independent Agencies channels.
Key Responsibilities
  • Preparation of Group Life, Group Credit Life and Group Mortgage quotations
  • Making Group Life presentations to prospective clients
  • Acquiring business by identifying and exploiting business opportunities
  • Developing and maintaining good working relationships with Brokers & Independent Agencies
  • Delivering good customer service by responding swiftly to queries and concerns from clients
  • Ensuring credibility with clients by maintaining detailed knowledge of current market conditions and competitors’ products
  • Introducing new products and promoting them through regular visits and frequent communication with intermediaries and direct clients
  • Credit control management of Group Life debtors
  • Preparation of reports, and presentation materials
  • Providing quality coaching and training to Brokers & Independent Agents
  • Performs any other duties assigned from time to time.
Qualifications, Knowledge, Experience
  • Bachelor’s degrees in a business related field
  • Progress towards attaining AIIK or ACII qualification
  • Sales and Marketing qualification will be added advantage
  • Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills
  • Minimum of2 year work experience in the same field
Internal Motor Assessor
Nature and Scope
The position reports to the Claims Manager, General Insurance. 
 
The job holder will be responsible for assessing the damage and liability of accident vehicles, supervision of external motor assessors and handling enquiries and complaints relating to motor accident repairs
Key Responsibilities
  • Assessing the damage and liability of accident vehicles
  • Issuing of repair authority to motor repairers
  • Preparation of assessment reports
  • Re-inspection of vehicles
  • Issuing of release letters to repairers
  • Supervision of external motor assessors
  • Vetting of motor repairs
  • Handling of customer enquiries and complaints relating to motor accident repairs
Qualifications, Knowledge, Experience
  • A Degree or Diploma in Automotive or Mechanical Engineering
  • Motor Technical Certificate or Mechanical Engineering Certificate
  • Certificate of Proficiency from College of Insurance or equivalent recognized qualification
  • Computer knowledge – Microsoft Office and AIMS knowledge an added advantage
  • Possession of a valid driving license
  • Good working knowledge in vehicle accident assessment and vehicle claims recovery
  •  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
If your career aspirations match this exciting opportunity please submit your detailed curriculum vitae and covering letter explaining how you would meet the demands of this challenging position giving full names, contacts and e-mail address of3 referees to [email protected] 
 
Hard copies will not be accepted.
 
Applications should be received not later than 16th December 2012.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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