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Group Financial Controller Job in Kenya

Motivate We Consulting (MWC), is a Human Resource Consultancy firm that provides top notch human capital solutions. 

We are hiring for the Group Financial Controller position, for our client in the Real Estate Industry.
Duties and Responsibilities

Preparation of accounts
  • Ensure the preparation of timely and accurate monthly management accounts and reports for operational management
  • Responsibility for all journals and final GL balances including review of month end balance sheet reconciliations and control accounts
  • Ensure the accuracy and integrity of the Group’s accounting records and financial systems
  • Production of statutory accounts for the Group and its various subsidiary companies as and when required in accordance with the relevant accounting principles and the legislation of the countries in which they operate
  • Supervise and monitor the preparation of the financial statements of all the group companies
  • Coordination of external audit activities with group auditors
  • Play a full part in providing relevant & timely financial information to the main Board to enable a balanced and objective assessment of the Group’s strategy and objectives
Budgets and forecasts
  • Preparation of budgets, forecasts and business plans and continued monitoring & review of performance against them to enable robust reporting of variances to the Board and third party stakeholders
Financial management & controls
  • Effectively manage the working capital components of the Group with specific attention to stocks, suppliers, debtors and cash balances
  • Active management of overheads whilst seeking out areas for efficiencies for savings
  • Overseeing monthly processing of payroll and payments to all group employees
  • Review and update, in line with good practice, the Group’s internal control environment and produce a Controls and Procedures manual for review and adoption by management
  • To assist the Accountant in respect of periodic reports to the Group’s Audit Committee explaining the processes adopted and undertaken by management to keep under regular review the effectiveness of internal controls covering financial, operational & compliance controls
  • Play an active role in assisting management in the risk assessment process and embedding a risk management culture throughout the organization Taxation
  • Support the Accountant in the development and execution of the Group’s taxation strategy
  • Ensure returns for Corporation tax, VAT, NSSF, NHIF , WHT and other relevant taxes are submitted, payments made on time and all relevant regulations are complied with
  • Develop structures and procedures in regards to accounting systems and procedures to ensure tax efficiency for the group companies
Information technology
  • Working closely with IT to ensure users have access to the key components of the accounting system, receive adequate training and have the essential reports readily available to facilitate decision making and problem solving
  • Effectively manage, motivate and develop the Finance department
  • Supervise & review performance of individuals in the Finance team
  • Implementation of a change management culture by challenging & replacing established processes and procedures where necessary
  • Give direction and leadership towards the achievement of each subsidiary’s strategy and its annual goals and objectives
  • Liaise with different departments to ensure the Finance dept. is properly supporting the needs of the operating businesses
  • Manage relationships with auditors, tax advisers, brokers, bankers and other parties as directed by the Chief Operating Officer
  • Keep key stakeholders up to date on progress against key milestones
  • Ensure the Chief Operating Officer and General Manager are kept informed of industry developments which are relevant to the operation of an efficient finance function
  • Carry out any further tasks for which your qualifications & experience are suited as directed by the Company
Qualifications and Experience
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in the relevant field, Masters Degree preferred
  • 7-9 years of relevant experience, 3 should be in a similar role
  • Demonstration of high level of integrity
  • Results orientation and Analytical skills
  • Strong and proven people management skills
  • Excellent presentation and report writing skills
  • Excellent problem solving and decision making skills 
Qualified and interested candidates should send their updated CVs to 

The subject of the email should clearly read Group Financial Controller. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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