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Head Of Operations For A Leading Audit & Accounting Firm

One of Kenya’s top ten accounting and audit firms is creating a new position of head of operations to implement and monitor a number of performance improvements. Working closely with the partners and managers, they will assess achievements against business plan targets and facilitate changes for the better in operations.  Based at the Upper Hill offices in Nairobi, the position requires both technical expertise and polished people skills to work with staff in perfecting improvements.

§  In the range of   a minimum of 5 years plus experience with progressively more senior work exposure – in a reputable firm.    Should possess a relevant university degree, with a stress on numeracy, for instance, a BSc or an MBA.

§  Intimate understanding of  how a professional services firm works day to day with an ability to put in place a clear and practical  performance management system, based on the longer term business plan.

§  Demonstrated ability to execute a business strategy and the accompanying change management.

§  Develop and win the support for the use of a number of performance measures that include turn around time, staff utilisation, client satisfaction and profitability.

§  Energetic “can do” attitude to work.  Able to motivate subordinates and co-workers.

§  Job history of taking on increasing responsibility with absolute honesty and achieving results

§  Ability to think logically, be analytical and assess a management problem, combined with a touch of creativity to come up with an insightful solution that works.

§  Polished communication skills both in verbal presentations and in writing

§  Fully computer literate in, for instance, audit software packages, accounting systems, word processing, spreadsheets and e-mail. 

If you know of anyone of fits this profile please have them send us in confidence their resume, salary history and contact details to  Their application should reach us not later than Friday 10 December 2010. Should you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact Julie on 0713 - 476100 or 020 261-0462 or David on 0733 – 772281.   All e mails and enquiries will be responded to almost immediately.   We would prefer submissions by e mail in a 3 page Word format. aCatalyst Consulting,   P O Box 63603 – 00619  Nairobi, Kenya.

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