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Head of Finance & Strategy Job in Kenya

Our client is a leading privately owned bank with strong focus on the SME Market. The bank focuses on exceptional customer service and innovative approaches to product development.

The company seeks to recruit the
 Head of Finance & Strategy who will be responsible for formulating and implementing the Bank’s strategy as well as providing value adding financial management information to the Executive and the Board of Directors.

The Position

The position holder will be reporting to the Chief Finance Officer.

Key responsibilities will be:
  • Developing and implementing the Banks strategy.
  • Providing leadership in the development of continuous evaluation of short and long-term strategic financial objectives for the Bank.
  • Evaluating and advising on the impact of long range planning and reviewing of strategies and the regulatory implications.
  • Providing recommendation to strategically enhance financial performance and business opportunities.
  • Developing Bank’s operating plans and financial budgets to support these plans.
  • Leading the Bank’s management team and managing the processes for financial forecasting, budgets and consolidation and reporting.
  • Implementing the Bank’s corporate scorecard and leading management team in development of departmental scorecards aligned to the corporate scorecard.
  • Ensuring credibility of the Finance and strategy function by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial trends and forecasts.
  • Taking a lead in preparation of financial management information for the Board.
  • Reviewing of financial reports and ensuring that they comply with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
  • Preparation of accurate and timely statutory financial reports.
  • Taking a hands-on lead position of developing, implementing, and maintaining a comprehensive product cost and profitability system.
  • Coordinating activities of external service providers including external auditors; regulator; insurance brokers and underwriters.
  • Leading and managing a team of accountants and performance analyst.
The Ideal Candidate should have;
  • Minimum of 8 years working experience 5 of which should have been in a senior finance or strategy role.
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting or similar discipline.
  • Masters degree in Business management or Finance or economics.
  • Professional qualifications of CPA (K) or ACCA.
Competencies required for this Role:
  • Strategic thinking and visionary
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Solid financial and commercial acumen
  • Strong analytical and highly developed IT skills
  • Ability to build strong teams and achieve work through teams
  • Initiative, drive and able to work under pressure.
  • Good communication and presentation skills.
  • Good negotiating skills and persuasive.
If you are qualified and up to the challenge, please send an updated Curriculum Vitae (Ms Word version) to clearly stating the job position (Head of Finance & Strategy) in the subject. 

your daytime contact, Current & Expected remuneration as well as your Notice Period in your application cover letter. 

Deadline for application is Monday 31st October 2011.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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