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Finance and Administrative Manager Career in Nairobi Kenya

Job Title: Finance and Administrative Manager 

Number of Positions Open: 1 

Reports To: CEO 

Location: Nairobi, Kenya 

Closing Date: Open Until Filled 

Summary 

Our client specializes in Brand Strategy, Brand Innovation, Brand Identity and Brand Alignment. 

The candidate will be managing a team of very strong accountants and needs to have a wealth of experience in regards to financial management. They will be expected to look at the bigger picture and advice the board where necessary. 

Primary Responsibilities 

Commercial Management of the entire business cycle to ensure a timely and profitable implementation of projects.
  • Actively be involved in contract negotiations for the various projects.
  • To manage the financial planning process for all projects within LANTech.
  • To actively contribute to the preparation and quality review of all financial aspects of proposals of clients.
  • Undertake financial risk analysis for all opportunities.
  • Ensure all activities are well costed, assessing the profitability of individual contracts.
  • Devise appropriate resource and management structures for new projects.
  • Lead financial relationships with stakeholders, the board and business partners.
  • Develop financial strategies, plans and budgets.
  • Modify and improve on existing financial accounting and management information systems.
  • Plan and control capital expenditure.
  • Treasury and Cash Management functions.
  • Design and document policies and procedures:
  1. Budgets
  2. Financial decision making structure
  3. Business processes
  4. Supplies credit rating
  • Work out capitalisation requirement and possible resources:
  1. When it is required
  2. What financing is required
  3. How it will be raised
  4. Implement the process to raise capital
a) Implement priority based budgetary planning and control 
b) Implement project based financial appraisal 
c) Implement project based accounting 
d) Define and document profit and cost centres for project/activity based accounting 
e) Implement profit and cost centre business Units 
  • All financial and management accounting.
  1. To support business decision making through analysis and interpretation of financial data.
  2. Undertaking monthly financial reviews to assess progress against key financial indicators including operational expenditure management costs, debt management, client invoicing, revenue and profitability.
  3. Work with the Directors to ensure that all financial planning returns are accurate and reflect a true picture of the profitability of the business.
  4. Providing strategic direction for accounts function role.
  5. Computerization of the financial systems and records.
  6. Preparation of monthly management accounts.
  7. Ensuring that all expenditures are bona-fide and properly supported.
  8. Ensuring compliance with established policies, plans and procedures.
  9. Cash flow management.
  10. Reporting financial performance of the company to the board of directors.
  • Administration.
  1. Exercise overall responsibility for the day to day operations.
  2. Nurturing the organisation’s human capital, ensuring that appropriate management structures and policies are developed and implemented.
  3. Relationship management and networking with business partners, suppliers and banks for favorable terms.
  4. Working with the firm’s investment bankers on IPO related issues
Skills and Requirements 
  • Be a degree holder in Business Administration or its equivalent, additional qualifications will be an advantage;
  • Possess at least 5 years experience in either retail or FMCG brand management with proven management skills at middle to senior management level;
  • Be innovative and result oriented with a proven track record of integrity, accountability and implementation;
  • Be computer literate;
  • Possess and be able to demonstrate a practical orientation combined with the proven ability to operate effectively at a strategic level;
  • Exemplary judgment and professional standards;
  • Excellent presentation skills;
  • Ability to lead, influence and establish credibility within a culturally diverse organization.
How to Apply 

Interested candidates holding the necessary requirements, good performance and / or references are encouraged to apply with detailed CVs, inclusive of names and contacts of 3 referees, current telephone number and email address by sending CV to recruiter@personnelresource.com 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

“Personnel Resource is an equal opportunity employer” 


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