Finance Officer Job in Kenya (70K)

Our Client, an award-winning social
enterprise with a mission to improve energy access to millions of people in
Africa who don’t have access to electricity is looking for an experienced 
Corporate Finance Officer to perform effective risk management and plan the
organization’s financial strategy.



Salary: 50K – 70K

You will work alongside Managing
Director, other team members and take ownership of all company fiscal and
regulatory matters.



You must be well-versed in all
aspects of financial management ranging from simple accounting to broad
investment and banking operations.

You will be an excellent leader since
all relative departments of the organization will be under your command.

Key Responsibilities

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Drive the company’s financial
planning, finance and accounting functions

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Perform risk management by analyzing
the organization’s liabilities and investments

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Decide on investment strategies by
considering cash and liquidity risks

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Work well with the Senior Management
to develop the strategic plan

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Control and evaluate the
organization’s fundraising plans and capital structure

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Ensure cash flow is appropriate for
the organization’s operations

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Ensure compliance with the relevant
laws, accounting standards and company’s policies

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Oversee the company’s transaction
processing systems, monitoring cash balances, developing cash projection
processes, and providing timely financial information and reports;

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Ensure timely, accurate and
transparent financial reporting to key stakeholders and other partners as
required;

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Oversee the production of cash flow
reports, annual budget, and forecasts working effectively with Senior
Management Team;

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Ensure that effective internal
controls are in place and ensure compliance with IFRS and all applicable laws
and rules for financial and tax reporting;

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Develop financial and tax strategies,
together with performance measures and monitoring systems that support the
DGE’s strategic direction

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Support the acquisition of capital
assets and ensure that assets are properly recorded, amortized, and disposed of
as appropriate;

·        
Oversee the management of the budget
ensuring targets are met without exceeding budget allocations and develop
procedures to measure cost effectiveness including variance reporting;

·        
Lead and develop all finance team
(controllers, treasurers etc.).

Qualifications / Requirements

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3- 5 years’ experience in a similar
role

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BSc/BA in Accounting, Finance or
relevant field; MSc/MBA is a plus

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In depth knowledge of corporate
financial law and risk management practices

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Excellent knowledge of data analysis
and forecasting methods

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Ability to strategize and solve
problems

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Strong leadership and organizational
skills

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Excellent communication and people
skills

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An analytical mind, comfortable with
numbers

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Experience with budget management,
public accounting, and cash flow

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Must be able to demonstrate
Credibility, integrity, honesty and attention to detail

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Excellent MS excel skills and a high
level of written and oral communication skills, good writing in English is
mandatory

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Experience in working with Quick
Books Professional online would be useful

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The role would suit someone who is
happy to roll their sleeves up and do transactional accounting whilst also be
comfortable presenting financial reports

·        
Experience of off-grid solar
businesses, retail, FMCG or agricultural products would be helpful as well as
familiarity with M-PESA merchant services.

How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online OR through
email [email protected] with subject line Corporate Finance
Officer.

Deadline for application is
25.05.2020
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