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Chief Finance Officer Job in Kenya

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (Lewa), based in Isiolo Kenya, is an organization that works as a catalyst and a model for the conservation of wildlife and its habitat. 

We are looking for a high calibre, self-driven and dedicated Chief Finance Officer with a commitment to excellence to enhance our financial operations. 

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, this position is responsible for advising on the organisational strategies in order to achieve financial sustainability as well as prudent management of financial resources through continuous review of financial controls.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Oversee the strategic direction, management, coordination, administration and harmonization of activities of the finance department;
  • Analyze and oversee financial policies, procedures, donor reporting as well as recommend to the CEO new or revised policies, procedures or programmes when needed;
  • Establish and maintain company-wide objectives, policies, procedures, processes and practices to ensure the company maintains sound financial accounting structures;
  • Participate in developing new business, specifically: assist the CEO in identifying new revenue generating opportunities;
  • Develop and maintain systems of internal controls to safeguard financial assets of the organization; and
  • Fulfilling stewardship responsibilities by ensuring effective compliance and control and responding to ever increasing regulatory developments, including adherence to financial regulations and standards, financial reporting, capital requirements, statutory and tax obligations, legal documents and insurance coverage.
Job Specifications
The job holder must possess:
  • Masters of Business Administration with Finance option or its equivalent;
  • Certified Public Accountant (K) or have equivalent accounting qualification;
  • Proficiency in accounting software including Pastel;
  • Experience with donor fund management;
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in finance at a senior management level and five of which must be as a CFO;
  • Mature and proactive with evidence of having worked as a true business partner to the Chief Executive of an organization;
  • Demonstrated excellence in managing finance, accounting, budgeting, control and reporting;
  • Thorough understanding of the International Financial Reporting Standards and experience in application and enforcement of standards at the workplace; and
  • Excellent communication, attention to detail and personnel management skills
If you meet the above requirements and are interested in joining a team of hardworking staff, please send your resume and application letter to the address below indicating your current gross pay and salary expectation for this position. 

Provide your daytime telephone contact and contacts of three professional referees by 26th May, 2015.
The Human Resource Manager
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
Private Bag, Isiolo, Kenya

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NB: only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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