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Head of Treasury Job in Kenya

My client a Business Strategy Consultancy is in need of a Head of Treasury

Job Purpose: Forecasts and manages all cash flows, performs detailed analysis of financing requirements, and manages treasury operations. 

Prepares decision support information and reports on credit needs. 

This covers foreign exchange operations, money market operations, liquidity management, and treasury sales & marketing. 

Effective risk management within the established parameters and management of funding needs, cost effectiveness. 

Usually operates with minimal supervision and occasional review of completed work. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Manage cash and liquidity in order to contribute to the optimisation of profit, guarantee smooth business operations and protect the company against any adverse impact caused by currency and interest rate fluctuations: 
  • Develop, manage and market the company’s Treasury products and services in line with annual business and marketing plans while ensuring the company remains competitive and promptly reacts to changing market and customer needs. 
  • Manage the company’s liquidity ensuring that the statutory Cash Ratio and Liquidity Ratio are met at all times and that there is sufficient liquidity to meet all business requirements
  • Prepare or monitor company’s various cash flow forecasts, perform financial modeling as well as experience in cash management 
  • Manage the company’s Interest Rate and Foreign Exchange Risks and Exposures, ensuring that market movements are monitored continuously to facilitate sound decisions and ensure that the company’s exposures are maintained within approved limits and prudential considerations. 
  • Develop and market new Treasury products to position the company as a market leader in this business segment. 
  • Undertake economic and market analysis and forecasting to enable the company to anticipate changing conditions and to position itself effectively to take advantage of arising opportunities while managing risks within agreed parameters. 
  • Organise, manage and motivate the available human capital within Treasury Department through establishment of suitable organisation structure and implementing development programmes to optimise competence and productivity. 
  • Develops and maintains 12 months rolling forecast
  • Analyses ways to improve the cash cycle, and where appropriate make recommendations for cost saving, propriety and efficiency 
  • Identify and risk management and have operational appreciation similar to those used in the banking industry 
  • Advises management on Treasury related matters 
  • Recovery experience required and strong negotiation skills 
  • Enforce policies and procedures relating to all treasury functions 
Essential Skills, Knowledge and Qualifications 
  • University Degree in Business, Finance or Accounting: MBA desirable; 3-5years experience 
  • CPA(K) or ACCA 
  • Excellent technical knowledge of budgeting, cash management, financial statements and financial analysis processes 
  • Knowledge of Treasury management processes in a bank a key requirement 
  • Written and spoken ability to communicate effectively 
  • Must be a good team player 
  • Responsibility and accuracy in the completion of received tasks 
  • Ability to solve urgent matters and work under pressure 
  • Flexibility, especially in the period of month/quarter/year-end closing 
  • Reliable, proactive approach to entrusted tasks (thinking outside the box is a plus) 
  • Experience with major accounting systems 
  • Microsoft Office skills a requirement
Professional Competencies: 

The following are key competencies required of the role. 

The candidate must exhibit the following professional competencies: 
  • Strong analytical thinking 
  • Focus on customer service 
  • Multi tasking / Time Management 
  • Decision making 
  • Teaming / Collaboration 
  • Focus on Goals / Result orientation
If you believe you qualify for this position, please send your CV and details of your current and expected remuneration to

Only qualified candidates will be contacted

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