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Finance Manager – James Finlay (Kenya) Limited Jobs

About The Company

James Finlay (Kenya) Limited is a market leader in the production and processing of tea and flowers for export which supply markets globally. The company has established itself as a reliable, responsible, innovative and accredited producer.

Its success can be attributed to the deep knowledge and passion for its products as well as a track record of ethics.

Ensuring the greatest care for the environment and community, the company operates a sustainable development strategy and is accredited by the Fair Trade and Rain Forest Alliance organizations, abiding by international codes of practice.
The Job
Based in Kericho, this is a new position that is being created to support the Financial Controller.

The principal responsibilities of the Finance Manager will be to aid in the management and coordination of the company finance function, ensuring compliance with corporate, tax, finance and accounting policies, business controls, procedures and reporting.

The jobholder will also be required to provide timely proactive financial evaluation, analysis, information and advice that enables the operations to develop and execute effective plans and take informed decisions.

The company’s divisions are managed via a matrix structure and the position will be required to support operating divisions with due regard to multiple reporting lines.
Key responsibilities include:
  • Documenting & updating company Finance procedures and ensuring compliance of the same.
  • Ensuring statutory compliance of indirect and direct taxes and interpretation and clarification of regulatory policies governing financial and tax issues.
  • Participating and taking responsibility for specific areas in monthly management, year-end statutory accounts and budget preparation.
  • Reviewing divisional balance sheets and control over interdivisional account balances.
  • Handling specific issues such as leasing, insurances and treasury management.
  • Reviewing business systems with a view to leveraging on technology to improve business operations (in conjunction with IT).
  • Adhoc business analysis and project appraisals.
  • Performing any other duties as may be required by Financial Controller and Finance Director from time to time.
The Person

We require a candidate with the following:
  • A qualified accountant with ACCA/CPA (K), CIMA, FCA or CFA professional qualifications.
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in both management accounting and financial control/reporting environments in a large organisation.
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in a senior management position with a clear track record of people management and ability to work within a team to achieve results.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal English) and analytical skills, and an ability to develop and work within a team to deliver on commitments.
  • ERP systems experience and excellent excel skills
  • Ability to work and build team relationships across perceived company boundaries.
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritize work, meet tight deadlines and work without supervision.
How to Apply

If you fulfill the requirements of this position and wish to be considered, please send your detailed CV and copies of certificates and testimonials together with a daytime telephone contact, names and addresses of three referees to reach the undersigned not later than 31st July 2010.

Human Resources Director
James Finlay (Kenya) Limited
P.O Box 223-20200, Kericho

Those who have not heard from us by 31st August 2010 should consider their applications unsuccessful.

James Finlay (K) Ltd is an equal opportunity employer

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