Finance Job in Kenya

Job Title: Head of Finance

Industry: Real Estate

Location: Nairobi

Duration: Fulltime

Key Role and
Responsibilities

  • Ensuring that an appropriate financial policy
    framework, procedures and systems are in place and periodically reviewed
    to reinforce and sustain the integrity of financial systems.

  • Ensure that the appropriate processes are in place
    to maintain the long-term financial viability of the company, advising the
    Chief Executive and Management on the financial consequences of proposed
    actions.

  • Oversee the preparation and keeping of the
    Company’s books of account; including regular management accounts and
    financial forecasts for decision making and facilitate forward planning of
    operations.

  • Ensuring that appropriate risk management
    techniques, cost management and financial controls are embedded throughout
    the company for realization of the Company’s bottom line as per approved
    budgets.

  • Direct the preparation of the statutory monthly
    and annual accounts and ensure timely filing of monthly, annual and other
    statutory returns.

  • Maintain relationships with the key stakeholders;
    suppliers, customers, lenders, auditors and others, to ensure continuity
    of Company operations.

  • Implement the company’s policies to safeguard
    company assets and ensure efficient cash flow management, capital
    requirements, taxation, credit management policy equity and acquisitions
    as appropriate.

  • Analyze financial and operational results versus
    forecasts to identify the root cause of significant variances, communicating
    findings to heads of department for change and risk mitigation.

  • Develop background information to assess the
    potential impact of strategic initiatives on company operations.

  • Analyze and track implementation of business
    contracts with various partners, providing routine report on
    implementation lapses and the financial consequence of each.

  • Oversee and manage accounting, cost accounting,
    and budgeting activities. Manage the accounting system in accordance with
    both standard accounting principles and corporate accounting policies to
    provide visibility of the financial condition of the company.

  • Prepare monthly financial reviews for the
    executive and the investors including variance reports, KPIs and other
    management accounting reports.

  • Support, recommend and implement process and
    procedure change to improve efficiencies and promote a culture of
    continuous improvement.

  • Drive departmental and organizational productivity

  • Continuously enhance internal control systems.
    Review processes and implement changes that increase overall efficiency
    and effectiveness

Skills and Experience
Qualifications:

  • A Master’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or
    similar field required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or
    similar field required;

  • CPA (K) / ACCA qualification

  • 10 years’ plus experience of combined experience
    in progressively responsible finance or operational leadership roles Other
    Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and
    written) with the ability to interface effectively with all levels of
    staff within the organization and other external stakeholders.

  • Strong IT skills, always being ahead of new
    technologies.

  • Good interpersonal skills particularly attuned to
    working well with non-finance professionals.

  • Strong financial/commercial acumen and the ability
    to articulate, technically strong, dynamic, insightful and influential
    leader with the ability to operate at both strategic and operational
    levels.

  • Ability to handle high levels of pressure and
    critical decision-making. • Energetic, highly motivated, with an enquiring
    mind and passion for excellence and innovation in pursuit of business
    growth and success.

  • Strategic thinker that can balance the
    organization’s short and long-term future while taking into account the
    organization’s capabilities, resources and objectives.

  • Personal attributes include high level of
    integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and
    results-orientation.

  • A proven record of accomplishment of successfully
    leading all financial operations, cash management and accounting controls.

  • Proficient in various accounting, financial and
    ERP software use.

How To Apply

Send your updated CV
quoting the job title on the email subject (
Head of Finance)to [email protected] on/before 31st July 2020.
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