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Financial Controller Job in Kenya

Financial Controller

Our client, a regional micro-finance company seeks a qualified and experienced person to urgently fill the above position.

Main Purpose of role:

Responsible for overseeing and implementation of financial controls, forecasting, cash flow management in country.

Key Responsibilities:

Financial Management
  • Oversees the implementation of appropriate financial and management accounting strategies for the in-country operations, through the implementation of appropriate financial and accounting systems, processes, policies and controls;
  • Providing financial statements and reports as and when required by all relevant laws and regulations;
  • Building and maintaining the financial planning capability for the business, including but not limited to budgeting, forecast projections etc;
  • Profitability analysis; including provision of financial information for decision making,
  • Overseeing the implementation of appropriate financial and management accounting systems and plans for the country, by introducing appropriate financial and accounting systems, processes, policies and controls;
  • Ensuring that monthly financial information is communicated effectively to stakeholders;
  • Regular monitoring of cash flows and ensuring that monthly reporting to the regional head office is undertaken;
  • Request funding from the head office based on cash flow estimates;
  • Ensures timely reconciliation of financial accounts including bank and clearing accounts;
  • Reconcile transactions between an independent debtors system and the accounting system;
  • Prepare cashbooks and petty cash information accurately and ensure they are submitted in a timely basis to the regional head office;
  • Oversees the processing of transactions on in-house accounting system;
  • Coordinate and complete annual country budgets and monthly forecasts for the various branches within the country as well as country operations.

 Tax, Legal & Compliance
  • Ensuring all in-country tax related responsibilities are adequately planned and executed;
  • Calculate, complete and submit all necessary forms relating to provisional tax, income tax and withholding tax;
  • Calculate and submit all necessary forms relating to VAT;
  • Ensure that company complies with all necessary taxes and all tax computations are in line with the in-country tax legislation;
  • Assist with making strategic tax decisions relating to the country’s operations;
  • Ensure the development and deployment of compliance management strategies and frameworks in-country and in accordance with the Group Compliance Framework;
  • Ensure adherence to compliance management frameworks in the business;
  • Overseeing the implementation and administration of company secretarial duties required within the region;
  • Interact with the relevant tax authorities of the country;
  • Interact with internal and external auditors and ensure audits are undertaken and completed in a timely manner;

People Management and Leadership
  • To motivate and improve the general levels of performance of the direct reports in the team;
  • Responsible for the provision of leadership of the finance team, in line with the organizational culture and values;
  • Monitor performance of the team and put in place performance management initiatives to maintain top performance levels;
  • Recommend and initiate training initiatives for purposes of development of the individuals within the in-country finance team;
  • Embodiment of the organizational values and culture in the leadership style and instill the same in the team members.
  • Financial Controller - Performance Contract

Key Result Areas:
  • Effective Financial Management
  • Tax, legal and compliance
  • People Management and leadership

Person Specification: Essential Desirable

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce / Accounts or equivalent qualification
  • Professional Accounting Qualification such as ACCA / CPA (K)
  • MBA will be an added advantage

  • Positive track record of at least 4 years financial management experience in a financial services or a banking environment
  • Experience in negotiating high-valued deals and concluding complicated business transactions
  • Experience in financial modeling

  • Knowledge of corporate governance and risk management
  • Self starter
  • Analytical and assertive
  • Exceptional Managerial Skills Set
  • Financial Controller - Performance Contract
  • Analytical and Decision Making Skills
  • Adaptability to an ever changing environment
  • Ability to drive change (Change Agent)
  • High level of Computer literacy
  • Strategic Thinker
  • Project Management Skills
  • Planning and organizing / Workflow management skills

NB. Qulified candidates should send in their resume urgently to

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