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Finance Manager – Financial Reporting & Control at Sanlam Life Insurance Zambia Limited

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka
  • 00 USD / Year
  • Salary: 00

Sanlam Life Insurance Zambia Limited

We’re in the business of planning for tomorrow. The never-ending pursuit of meticulously crafting our clients’ futures. We do this by truly appreciating the value of money and turning the materials we’re given into something more. It’s our trade and it is something we are passionate about. It’s what makes us Live with Confidence. Sanlam Life Insurance Zambia Limited seeks to recruit qualified and experienced professionals in the following vacancy:

Job Summary
Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer – The role of the Finance Manager – Financial Reporting & Control is to design and use performance measurement systems for external reporting and internal management to create a more effective environment.

Purpose of the role

Supervise the daily management & maintenance of Salam Zambia’s general ledger.
Review of monthly journals for accruals, provisions, and amortization of expenses
Monitoring and review of monthly balance sheet schedules and reconciliations
Review monthly reconciliation with business and operations.
Review and sign off of uploaded reconciliations and support documentation on Blackline online reconciliation tool.
Management and maintenance of SLIZ’s Fixed Assets Register
Co-ordinate the period fixed assets verification exercise
Computation of the monthly Expected Credit Loss
Manage risk and compliance deliverables for Finance.
Co-ordination of internal and external audits
Preparation of annual financial statements

Main Duties/Responsibilities

Ensure effective financial controls are in place to protect assets and meet regulatory requirements.
Establish and report on essential company financial metrics.
Research, develops and implements tools and processes that support the Company’s financial strategy.
Directs the Company’s annual strategic planning process and serves as a key member of the executive team in determining the Company’s strategic direction.
Contributes to managing relationships with rating agencies, reinsurers, auditors and any additional outside vendors as needed. Understands and mitigates key elements of the Company’s risk profile.
Develops credibility for the Company by providing timely and accurate analysis of expense targets, financial reports and financial trends in order to assist other executives in performing their responsibilities.
Serves as Treasurer of the Company and maintains fiduciary responsibility on behalf of the company.
Directs and manages the preparation of all financial reports, including income statements, balance sheets, and statements of cash flows and other required reports for internal and external use. Ensures all financial reports are prepared with the highest ethics and financial integrity and are in alignment to achieve the Company’s strategic business plan.

Provides strategic financial input and leadership on decisions affecting the organization i.e., evaluation of potential alliances, business expansion and investments.
With the CEO, oversees all aspects of the investment program of the company.
Establish and implement administration and logistics procedures in line with the organizational requirement.
Establish and manage all procurement and logistic activities including management of vehicles and drivers.
Oversee and supervise the administrative function including property/facility management, safety of the work environment and provision of furnishings and equipment necessary for effective operations.
Oversee the management of all leases, contracts and other financial commitments.

Minimum qualifications and experience

Grade 12 (or equivalent)
Full Professional qualification ACCA, CIMA, ZICA, CA Zambia or equivalent) a bachelor’s degree in accountancy will be an added advantage.
Member of ZICA
Minimum of five (5) year’s relevant experience in a Multinational, highly performance driven culture environment in financial services and/or a senior Auditing House.
Minimum of 5 years in the financial services industry at supervisory level
Experience with external financial reporting, including preparation of statutory financial statements.
Experience working with a regulated entity will be advantageous.


Method of Application

Interested candidates who meet the minimum qualifications should apply to the Executive Head of Human Capital, Sanlam Life Insurance Zambia Limited, Zenera House, Corner Lagos and Lubuto Roads P.O. Box 31991, Lusaka Zambia or email to not later than 31 May 2023

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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