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Head of Finance Job in Kenya

Redhouse Group Limited is Kenya’s fastest growing Integrated Marketing Communications Company with 4 operating business units - Media Edge Interactive, Redhouse Public Relations, Reeledge Production and Media Edge Public Relations, as well as an additional 2 business units - Redhouse Advertising and Redhouse Media — both set for rollout during Q4 of 2012. 

The group specialises in the marketing categories of Advertising, Public Relations, Media Planning, Digital and Production.

With the recent scaling up of capacity through retention of top industry professionals into the company as well as increased business activity in the group and our bullish ambition into the region, the board is seeking to recruit a results driven professional to head its finance function.
The Position
This is a senior position reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and will be responsible for among other functions;
  • Working closely with the CEO, divisional MD’s and the commercial team in the formulation and steering of the business strategy and the group’s commercial plans;
  • Managing and coordinating the budget preparation process and ensuring necessary budgetary controls are in place;
  • Ensuring timely packaging and delivery of financial information to the business leadership and other stakeholders; including the production of monthly management accounts, forecasts and board reports;
  • Ensuring prudent and smart treasury and cash management;
  • Liaison with auditors towards timely delivery of audit processes and reports, statutory financial statements, risk mapping and assessment including development and enforcement of financial and internal control systems and compliance;
  • Timely collections and payments in accordance with the contracted terms;
  • Spearhead value driven interaction with business partners - clients / supplier and financial partner relationships; and
  • Overall leadership of talent within the finance and commercial departments.
In addition to the above functions, the Head of Finance will also be responsible for other support functions including IT and Administration.

The Requirements
The ideal candidate should:
  • Be in possession of a commerce or related degree in the areas of either accounting or business administration and hold full accounting qualifications (CPA or ACCA). 
  • Possession of a relevant MBA will be an added advantage;
  • Possess a minimum of eight years experience in finance and administration, two of which must have been at a senior leadership level in a thriving commercial environment;
  • Possess high quality people, communication and engagement skills with the ability to network and develop strong business links;
  • Possess strong strategic, analytical and commercial skills with a demonstrable passion to succeed and make an impact in the business;
  • Be adaptable and able to work effectively within a fast-paced creative environment and;
  • Demonstrate ability to offer the business and the teams well thought, clear and sound business counsel on key commercial decisions.
The offer
If your career aspirations match this exciting opportunity, send us your application accompanied by a detailed profile which will include copies of your academic and professional certificates, experience, present position and contacts of three referees to or mail your application by post to the address below to reach us not later than 14th September 2012.
Chief Executive Officer, 
Redhouse Group Limited. 
P.O. Box 11866 -00400, 
Nairobi, Kenya

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