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Group Chief Finance Officer Job - UAP Holdings Limited

Our client, UAP Holdings Limited is one of the leading insurance and financial services companies in the East Africa region with strong business networks in Kenya, Uganda and Southern Sudan.

With a vision to be Africa’s revolutionary financial services company, UAP Holdings continuously seeks to innovate and set the pace for the market and is now looking to recruit a high calibre, visionary, strategic, business oriented, and experienced professional leader for the position of 
Group Chief Finance Officer.

The successful candidate will drive the Group’s strategy and identify value-add business propositions to support UAP’s growth and expansion strategy.

The role

The Group Chief Finance Officer will have overall responsibility for leading, implementing and executing the company’s major strategic objectives and initiatives.

A member of the senior executive management team, s/he will be influential and play a significant role in the development of the strategic direction of UAP.

Specifically, the successful candidate will be responsible for:
  • Coordinating the development and implementation of a value maximizing corporate strategy for UAP Holdings. This will include leading the implementation of major investment projects geared to achieving profitable growth;
  • Leading the development and execution of the Group’s annual budgets and coordinating the annual planning process of the Subsidiaries to ensure that annual business plans are developed on time and are aligned to the corporate strategy;
  • Leading and providing direction in the planning and execution of major company transactions such as mergers and/or acquisitions and other significant investment projects and playing a key role in the execution of all major financial transactions, including borrowing and major investments;
  • Setting up and overseeing the operations of the UAP Shared Service Center with the objective of delivering high quality services that maximizes on cost effectiveness;
  • Ensuring the effective and efficient management of UAP Group financial operations including ensuring that all external reporting and compliance obligations are fulfilled on a timely basis, preparing and presenting regular reports to the Board of the Group on the performance of the Company and its Subsidiaries; and
  • In collaboration with subsidiary CEOs, developing an enterprise wide investment strategy and investment policies for the respective companies and monitoring the implementation of the strategy to ensure the highest risk adjusted returns.
The person

The Group Chief Finance Officer will possess a minimum of an undergraduate degree from a recognized university with professional qualifications in accounting or finance such as CPA-K, ACCA or CFA. A Masters degree in Business Administration or related field will be an added advantage. S/he will have a minimum of ten years management experience, three of which should be at a senior management level in finance.

We are looking for a highly intelligent, professional, and commercially astute individual with demonstrated skills and experience in developing and executing business and financial strategies; instituting robust financial policies, systems and procedures; and managing diverse teams.

S/he will possess a demonstrated track record of integrity and professionalism with the ability to foster a culture of quality and performance that promotes high standards of ethical practices.

The offer

This is a challenging and extremely exciting role that provides the qualifying candidate the opportunity to make a marked difference in the realisation of UAP’s vision and strategic goals. Our client is prepared to offer an attractive salary and benefits package commensurate with the individual’s knowledge, skills, ability to deliver results, experience and demonstrated character.

The detailed job profile and reference number can be accessed or

If your career aspirations match this exciting opportunity, please write in confidence quoting the position title and reference number on the subject of the email or cover letter on or before Friday, 15 October 2010.

Applications including your curriculum vitae, a working e-mail address, daytime telephone contacts, qualifications, experience, present position, current remuneration, names and addresses of three referees should be sent to the address below or emailed in PDF format to

Executive Selection Division
KPMG Kenya, Lonrho House 16th Floor, Standard Street
P O Box 40612-00100


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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