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Head of Finance and Procurement Manager Jobs in Kenya

Gamewatchers Safaris is a leading Kenyan safari company and has been operating for over 20 years providing personalised safari arrangements to the leading wildlife areas in East Africa.

Gamewatchers also owns and runs the award winning Porini Safari Camps situated within private wildlife conservancies in the Amboseli, Laikipia and Mara eco-systems.

The company seeks to recruit qualified candidates for the following senior positions:

Head of Finance

The Head of Finance will be primarily responsible for:

  • Managing all the financial accounting systems within the company including financial accounting, management accounting, forecasting, budgeting, payroll and financial control systems including control of cash and assets.
  • Ensuring the production of accurate monthly management accounts, P&L, balance sheet.
  • Managing and maintaining fixed asset and depreciation records.
  • Producing rolling cash flow forecasts, monitoring cash position daily and ensuring creditors’ terms are met.
  • Undertaking such other financial analysis and reporting as requested by the Directors.
  • Preparing annual budgets and forecasts aligned to strategic plans and in accordance with guidelines provided by the Directors.
  • Auditing and overseeing all tax and regulatory/compliance issues.
  • Directing the activities and monitoring the performance of staff within the Accounts Department.
  • Monitoring the financial performance and controls within all other departments of the company including the camps.
The successful candidate should have the following qualifications and competencies
  • Bachelor’s degree preferably B.Com, Finance, or Business Administration
  • Professional Accountancy qualification- CPA(K) or equivalent
  • ICT skills especially in accounting packages, Word and Excel – Knowledge of Tour plan and Pastel is a bonus.
  • Minimum eight (8) years of post qualification experience.
  • Sound understanding of professional standards, Proactive and of High integrity.
  • Strong analytical skills, excellent attention to detail, accuracy and good judgment.
Procurement Manager

The Procurement Manager will be responsible for:
  • Developing and implementing a Procurement policy and planning for procurement for the entire Group.
  • Managing purchasing information systems and services including supervising purchasing staff, suppliers, service level agreements, maintaining records of goods ordered, received and supplied to the camps.
  • Preparing and processing requisitions and purchase orders for supplies and equipment. Maintaining well-organised stores on the premises.
  • The incumbent will be expected to effectively and proactively liaise with other departments as necessary to forecast, plan to meet, and to supply as per demand in the relevant quality all supplies required by the Organization.
The successful candidate should have the following qualifications and competencies:
  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Procurement, Supplies management, Logistics or Business Administration
  • Professional qualification- Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) or equivalent.
  • Excellent Communication and Negotiation Skills
  • Sound Technical Knowledge of procurement, warehousing, distribution preferably gained in a hotel / tourism industry set up.
  • Minimum five (5) years of post qualification experience
  • ICT skills – knowledge of Pastel is a bonus
  • Proactive and of High integrity.
Qualified candidates may email CVs (in MS word format) with details of qualifications, experience, present position, expected salary, telephone number, e-mail address and names and addresses of three (3) referees to:

Human Resources - Gamewatchers Safaris
Or post – P.O Box 388-00621 Nairobi

Closing Date for submission of CVs:
 9th December 2011

NB: Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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