• Job Vacancies at Britam - 3 Positions

  • Posted on: 10 October, 2017 Deadline: Not Specified
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    Britam is a leading diversified financial services group, listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. The group has interests across the Eastern and Southern Africa region. The company offers a wide range of financial products and services in Insurance, Asset management, Banking and Property. The product range includes: life, health and general insurance, pensions, unit trusts, investment planning, wealth management, off-shore investments, retirement planning, discretionary portfolio management, Property development and private Equity.

    Payroll Assistant (Internal candidates only)


    Job description

    Job Purpose

    The role holder will provide support to the overall reward strategy through efficient and timely administration of payroll and will be responsible for implementing efficient payroll related transactions for staff and financial advisors in the various countries of operations

    Key Responsibilities

    • Receive, collate and process salary and benefits information into the oracle payroll system;
    • On time and in full remittance of cash remuneration due to staff on a month to month basis;
    • Correctly execute payouts on terminal dues for staff exiting the company;
    • Collect and verify all employee time sheet details by making sure that all employee’s hours are complete and accurate;
    • Work in liason with the Senior payroll supervisor to perform of month payroll closing processes;
    • Perform payroll accounts reconciliation analysis and the end of each month;
    • Filing of company income tax returns through the I-tax portal;
    • Support employees to file their individual tax returns at the end of the financial year;
    • Process of invoices for payment to different service providers;
    • Ensure best practice payroll process are observed throughout the process;
    • Participate and support in provision of information during internal as well as external audits; and
    • Deliver on performance requirements as defined in the departments’ strategy map, balanced scorecard and Personal Scorecard.

    Key Performance Measures

    • Payroll integrity & confidentiality
    • Timeliness of payroll delivery
    • Accurate and timely submission of end month and end year reports
    • Excellent Service delivery
    • Working Relationships
    • Internal Relationships;
    • Accountable to the Reward manager
      Britam employees and financial advisors
    • External Relationships;
    • Pension administrators
    • Statutory bodies eg KRA, NSSF, NHIF, NITA
    • Commercial banks
    • Medical service providers

    Knowledge, Experience And Qualification Required

    • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
    • CPA (K) or ACCA qualification
    • 2-3 years’ experience in payroll administration through the use of Oracle system

    Essential Competencies

    • Learning and Researching: Rapidly learns new tasks and commits information to memory quickly; demonstrates an immediate understanding of newly presented information; gathers comprehensive information to support decision making at management level; learns from successes and failures and seeks colleague and customer feedback.
    • Working with People: Shows respect for the views and contributions of other team members; shows empathy; listens, supports and cares for others; consults others and shares information and expertise with them; builds team spirit and reconciles conflict; adapts to the team and fits in well.
    • Applying Expertise and Technology: Applies specialist and technical expertise; uses technology to achieve work objectives; develops job knowledge and expertise (theoretical and practical) through continual professional development; demonstrates an understanding of different organisational departments and functions.
    • Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations: Focuses on customer needs and satisfaction; exhibits high standards for quality and quantity; monitors and maintains own quality and productivity; works in a systematic, methodical and orderly way; consistently achieves projects goals.
    • Following Instructions and Procedures: Follows procedures and policies; keeps to schedules; arrives punctually for work and meetings; demonstrates commitment to the organisation; complies with legal obligations and safety requirements of the role.
    • Adhering to Principles and Values: Upholds ethics and values; demonstrates integrity; accepts diversity; display individual responsibility towards the community and the environment; models the organisational values during every day interactions.

    Senior Accountant (Payments)


    Job Description

    The role holder will manage the overall coordination and evaluation of the Accounts Payable function through supervising and coordinating activities of the team and managing stakeholder relations whilst efficiently ensuring adequate controls, accuracy and timeliness of all payments to vendors, investors and employees.


    • Manage Accounts Payable including the team in the function, Britam vendors, liaise with the rest of the teams in the organization and other stakeholders such as tax authorities, auditors, etc;
    • Ensure vendor, utility, investors (holders of shares and bond), employees, any related tax payments, etc. are handled efficiently;
    • Support the financial reporting process by managing accounting in accounts payable including the month-end closing of the AP sub-ledger and appropriately recording the intercompany balances resulting from vendor payments while ensuring accuracy and timeliness;
    • Develop, implement and maintain systems, procedures and policies, including accounts payable functions to ensure continuous improvement in efficiency and effectiveness and the adherence to company guidelines;
    • Provide accounting guidance and assistance to the AP team and internal teams that interact with AP;
    • Act as a liaison between the company, government, external accountants and other stakeholders to provide necessary information as well as ensuring proper documentation is maintained for historical purposes.;
    • Prepare and recommend the function’s operating and personnel budgets for approval and monitor spending for adherence to budget; and
    • Deliver on performance requirements as defined in the departments’ strategy map, balanced scorecard and Personal Scorecard.


    • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or a business related field
    • CPA(K) or other similarly recognized accounting profession qualification
    • 4-5 years of accounting experience in a large complex organization with proven and demonstrable
    • Knowledge of ERP AP system and/or experience of using Oracle Financials. Evidence of implementing new systems would be an advantage
    • Strong computer and business solutions software skills
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Proactive experience of change management

    Systems Administrator


    Job Description

    Provide technical expertise and support to BRITAM Holdings PLC in the field of System Infrastructure design and administration, which includes Virtual and Physical Data center, Server Hardware, Storage and Backup Infrastructure.
    Provide high-level support and technical expertise in Data Center and Server terminology, including Operating systems, Virtualization and Storage architectures.


    • Provide Microsoft Windows, Linux and UNIX platform management, configuration, design and expertise which will include Active Directory and Exchange as well as Windows, Linux and UNIX servers of various flavors, including Network Attached Storage;
    • Monitor server performance and availability;
    • Ensure Windows/Linux/Unix server availability compliance to Service Level Agreements;
    • Address operational systems issues including file and share permissions, user accounts and installing server based applications;
    • Provide metrics for capacity management purposes;
    • Monitor server load and implement load balancing where appropriate;
    • Support and maintain; Exchange Email Server, Active Directory and Group policy;
    • Problem resolution and escalation of Windows/Linux/Unix server, storage, backup and Storage issues;
    • Analysis of server and storage hardware and operating system software;
    • Implementation of tactical service improvements, upgrades and system patching;
    • Liaise with users, hardware and software vendors and internal systems owners to fine tune systems hardware and software for all systems;
    • Operations of backup tools and testing of disk and data recovery solutions on all business systems. Prompt restoration of lost data for the business;
    • Support and installation of server and storage systems for new projects;
    • To provide backup, hardware and software assurance;
    • Maintenance of systems documentation and procedures;
    • Technical support for assigned company initiatives and projects. Participation in feasibility studies and testing for new IT infrastructure components;
    • Implement and maintain system standards and procedures on system related issues;
    • Monitor, administer and maintain system security; and
    • Conduct proper documentation inventory of the system hardware and software.


    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field or equivalent experience.
    • Systems Administration Certifications in fields such as Microsoft, HP, IBM, VMware, Oracle technologies.
    • ITIL Certification.
    • Over 3 years’ experience with operating systems such as Windows Server, AIX, HP-UX, Redhat Linux, Operating System.
    • Over 3 years’ experience in design and implementation of Computing and Storage. Infrastructures in various platforms such as IBM, HP,EMC etc.
    • Over 3 years’ experience in various Data Center Virtualization Technologie.
    • Knowledge of software, hardware, systems administration and network technology.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) / email(s) below to apply on company website.

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