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Group Financial Manager Job in Kenya

Group Financial Manager, Kenya

Our client is a specialist construction and support services platform that operates throughout East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Uganda and Zambia).

The client offers a range of integrated design and build solutions, from blue to white-collar services, which can be tailored to our clients’ unique needs. Their main clients range from multinationals to local SME’s. 

Established in 2013, our client is fully financed, with a broad and strategic investor base, which supports the Group’s working capital needs.

The Role: Reporting to the Group Finance Director based in London, the candidate will be responsible for overseeing the Finance function in East Africa on a day to day basis.  

The candidate will be responsible for ensuring that the local teams are producing timely, accurate and insightful management reporting to business unit leaders and the Group.  

The candidate will also be responsible for coordinating with external advisors to ensure that statutory and tax risks are understood and mitigated at a local level.

This opportunity would allow you the scope to build and develop a Finance team to deliver a culture of excellence and delivery throughout the region.  

This will involve overseeing a Finance transformation project aimed at upgrading systems, processes and people as well as integrating new acquisitions into the group. 

The candidate must understand the tax regimes across the East Africa region.

The Regional Senior FC will be a seasoned professional who has a track record of excellence in a leading international company, preferably in the East Africa region. 

The role will offer a great opportunity for growth within the Group and would be ideally suited to someone who is looking to accelerate their career in the medium term.

The position will have 4 direct reports.

  • Overseeing local business unit Heads of Finance (FD/FC) in each country
  • Coordinate the monthly reporting and consolidation cycle, creating improvements in both the timeliness and quality of reporting
  • Improve processes, people and systems by playing a leading role in a finance transformation project that is already underway
  • Work with group management team and group FD to support strategic decisions and investments
  • Work with local MDs to support growth initiatives and provide valuable financial insight and analysis for projects and investment activity
  • Create and maintain a local centre of excellence for group in East Africa which will allow us to create consistency and efficiency in our Finance function while upgrading the output for management
  • Oversee relationship with group and local auditors and advisors to ensure FCs are adhering to local statutory requirements and are structuring in the most efficient manner
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience with international blue chip organizations.
  • Demonstrable organizational experience of managing a diverse and multi-geography team.
  • History of delivering monthly consolidated reporting to an agreed timetable and quality.
  • Will be comfortable working in a global matrix organization. Has worked effectively in an organization of considerable size and scope.
  • Must have superior communication and presentation skills allowing a bridge between Finance and Operations locally as well as providing valuable insight to the Group management team and Board.
  • Proven leadership experience: Experience in managing and building a high performance team culture.
  • Experience developing and managing operating budgets, cash flows and capital expenditure.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across an organization; strong interpersonal and judgment skills will be required to influence internal and external constituents.
  • Superior IT skills (accounting software, Excel, Powerpoint).
  • Qualified ACA/ACCA or equivalent
  • Excellent skills with Microsoft Office; Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience dealing with Board level executives
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience working in East Africa region across multiple sites
  • Experience working in construction or similar project based industry
  • Experience dealing with local statutory and tax issues in East Africa, including an appreciation of WHT, VAT & all related statutory requirements.
  • Competitive base salary
  • Part of management incentive scheme
  • Includes equity incentives
  • Local medical cover


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