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Finance Manager Job in Kenya

Ref: FM/7/2011

A leading exporter of horticultural produce with own farms and pack houses is seeking to fill the position of
 Finance Manager

Job Objective

Reporting to the Chief Executive, the incumbent will lead, manage, and develop the services of the Finance unit such that all the financial management processes of the company are delivered in accordance with highest governance and professional standards, and all company decisions, those of its Members and Officers are made with the benefit of clear and timely financial information and advice.

Accordingly he/she will be responsible for the formulation and implementation of sound financial management policies and procedures.

Principal Accountabilities
  • To provide a comprehensive financial support service to the Company including accounting and budgeting, financial analysis and advice, financial planning, internal audit, insurance and risk management, procurement, treasury management, payroll and pensions, financial systems management, the payment of creditors and the collection of debts to enable the company’s services to operate to the highest possible standards of financial management.
  • To review, develop and control the Company’s financial processes in order that they remain robust over time and meet the applicable contemporary financial standards of external assessors.
  • To provide specialist financial advice, in written or oral form to the Company and the chief executive, Management Team and senior officers, and participate in meetings in order to ensure that all decisions are taken with appropriate and full financial advice.
  • To perform service management tasks including service planning, budget monitoring, induction and appraisals, performance monitoring and statistical returns, contract management in order that Finance Unit services are in accordance with corporate standards and policies, and staffs are properly motivated to deliver the services required.
Key Result Areas
  • Formulate and implement best practice financial management strategies, policies and accounting systems.
  • Participate in developing long-term corporate strategy and business plans.
  • Provide guidance and expertise in formulation of forward budgets and cash flow projections for the units and the group.
  • Organize and coordinate reviewing of performance against budgets and cash flows.
  • Direct, oversee and coordinate the work of unit accountants to ensure accurate and timely preparations of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements.
  • Review and interpret the units’ and the overall trading repots and financial statements
  • Advise the board and the senior management on all financial matters including capital commitments and investment plans of the group.
  • Develop and implement cost rationalization strategies to ensure reduction of overall operating costs.
  • Serve as champion and link person to senior management of overall company for purposes of financial performance contract planning, negotiating, monitoring, evaluating and reporting.
  • Train and develop accounting staff to ensure financial management functions and responsibilities are effectively and efficiently discharged to enhance financial integrity and safeguard company assets.
  • Oversee the running of the IT department.
Qualification & Experience
  • A bachelor of Commerce or Business Administration degree with specialization in Finance and audit or equivalent.
  • Holder of CPA (K) and member of ICPAK or their equivalents.
  • A minimum of 8 years of progressive experience in Finance and Accounting at an equivalent level, 5 of which should be in a large organization with a national scope.
  • Practical knowledge of tax and other compliance requirements preferably from a big horticultural company.
  • Strong computer skill, accounting packages and relevant software like pay roll and similar ERP applications.
  • Budget development and oversight experience.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal relations.
  • A team player and good people management skills, with proven leadership skills.
  • Good analytical and decision making skills.
  • 10. Member of a professional body with a good standing to date.
The position is to be filled immediately.

Interested individuals should forward their applications, quoting the Ref on the envelope, enclosing copies of their certificates, detailed C.V indicating day time contacts, email and 3 referees so as to reach the undersigned on or before 22nd July 2011

DN/A 1035
P.O Box 49010-00100,
Nairobi

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