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Head of Finance Job in Nairobi Kenya

Job Title: Head of Finance - Security Company
 
Industry: Security 
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Salary: Open and negotiable based on experience
 
Our client is one of the leading and most respected Security Solutions providers for a wide host of clients in diverse industries in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. 

They offer manned guarding, K-9 guarding, investigations, VIP protection, Fire Services and Cash-in-transit. 

They seek to hire a Head of Finance who will be reporting to the Country Manager – Kenya.  Asians are encouraged to apply

Job Purpose
  • To implement financial policies for budgets, cash management, accounting, auditing and financial reporting
  • Ensuring compliance to the legal framework, dictated by industry and statutory bodies required to manage the organization, whilst maintaining relationships with external stakeholders including the bankers, auditors and service providers.
  • Lead and manage the function through nurturing a culture of oneness, with a focus on working together to achieve business goals, in addition to harnessing cross-functional relationships.
  • Ensure functional accountability through clear process management, with a focus on managing resources to achieve overall business goals.
  • Liaise with the Executive to form strategy and give direction in order to achieve overall corporate goals.
  • Manage internal processes and systems so as to ensure best practice in the management of operations, with a focus on continuous improvements and controls.
Key Responsibilities
 
Strategy:
  • Partner with the Executive on operational and strategic issues, providing recommendations based on financial analysis and projections, cost identification and allocation, and revenue/expense analysis.
  • Participate in the ongoing strategic planning process as an integral member of the leadership team.
  • Oversee long-term budgetary planning and cost management in alignment with the organization’s strategic plan.
  • Oversees the continual improvement of accounting and administrative operational systems, processes and policies in support of organization’s mission.
  • Play a significant role in long-term implementation planning, leading initiatives geared toward operational excellence.
  • Engage the Board Finance Committee around issues, trends and changes affecting the operating model and operational delivery of the organization.
Financial and Operations Management:
  • Oversee overall financial management, planning, systems and controls for the organization.
  • Oversee the general accounting function, which includes company transactions, cash management/reconciliation for multiple accounts, financial reporting and balance sheet management, in addition to stock control and asset management.
  • Ensure that the organization’s financial records are maintained in compliance with organizational policies and statutory/legal requirements.
  • Create and manage the organizational budget in coordination with the Executive and Functions Heads.
  • Ensure organization of fiscal documents and corporate records, incompliance statutory/legal requirements
  • Participate in regular meetings with the Executive around fiscal planning.
  • In collaboration with the Executive, develop annual budgets, monitor revenue and expenses to insure compliance.
  • Monitor financial performance of the organization.
  • Review accounting activities to ensure that a standard level of internal controls and audit procedures and techniques are applied.
  • Responsible for the oversight and review of organization payroll, monthly/quarterly account reconciliations and other filings to ensure compliance.
  • Develop work procedures or processes to provide the necessary controls on the organization’s assets, including stock and fleet.
  • Statutory/legal requirements.
  • Participate in regular meetings with the Executive around fiscal planning.
  • In collaboration with the Executive, develop annual budgets, monitor revenue and expenses to insure compliance.
  • Monitor financial performance of the organization.
  • Review accounting activities to ensure that a standard level of internal controls and audit procedures and techniques are applied.
  • Responsible for the oversight and review of organization payroll, monthly/quarterly account reconciliations and other filings to ensure compliance.
  • Develop work procedures or processes to provide the necessary controls on the organization’s assets, including stock and fleet.
  • Ensure maintenance of all financial, contract and payroll files.
  • Oversee long- and short-term debt management.
  • Be the lead for the organization’s relationships with insurance providers, bankers and external auditor.
Supervisory responsibilities:
  • Oversee the recruitment, training and development of accounting and administrative staff.
  • Ensures completion of all induction and training requirements by direct reports.
  • Motivate staff to achieve goals through individual and team supervision, coaching, goal setting, training and staff development, among other strategies.
  • Review and evaluate staff performance.
  • Remain accountable for positive client service and accurate record keeping.
  • Directly supervise Finance Manager, Procurement Manager, Fleet Manager, Warehouse Supervisor and Administration Officer.
Other responsibilities:
  • Participate in leadership team and staff meetings.
  • Foster a culture of oneness within Finance and Administration.
  • Harness cross-functional relationship for the continuous improvement of business operations and processes
  • Focus upon managing processes with adequate controls in order to minimize manipulation of the same.
Corporate success factors:
  • Deliver quality service, every day, every time
  • Leading provider of innovative technology based security solutions
  • Adherence to a robust revenue collection policy
  • Continuous improvement of processes, procedures and service delivery
  • Value adding talent management and succession planning model
Finance:
  • Timely issuance of management accounts and reports
  • Adherence to the Procurement policy and procedure
  • Ensure fleet in managed within budget, no exceptions
  • 0% stock variation
  • Support the Executive in undertaking key financial decisions, in addition to preparing financial reports for the Board
  • Lead the department ensuring high levels of performance, discipline and motivation
  • Develop and maintain the department’s budget annually
  • Ensure adherence and improvements to the ISO quality assurance policy and OSHA health and safety policy (Targets TBC)
Required Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelors and Masters in Finance or relevant field
  • Professional management qualification, in addition to finance qualification e.g. ACCA, CPA
  • Seven to nine years of experience in finance, a minimum three of which should be at Senior Management level, preferably in the security industry
  • Experience in the implementation and management of finance strategies, policies and process
  • Working knowledge of multiple finance functions including budgeting, cost control, asset management
If you are up to the challenge, posses the necessary qualification and experience, please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Head of Finance - Security Company) to jobs@corporatestaffing.co.ke before Tuesday 17th March, 2015.

Kindly indicate current/last salary on your CV

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