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Finance Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Property

Finance Manager 

Industry: Property Services
Our client, offers services which include asset management, corporate real estate services, facilities management, property and project management, research, shopping Centre management as well as valuations and advisory services. 

They are seeking to recruit a Finance Manager who will be responsible for overseeing and directing accounting, HR and Administrative functions.

Essential Functions and Basic Duties
  • Ensures that accounting functions and duties are accurately and promptly completed.
  • Prepares journal entries and balances work in more complicated accounting areas.
  • Oversees the preparation of regulatory and governmental reports. Reviews financial information needed to ensure an accurate statement of the Company’s financial position to various regulatory agencies.
  • Oversees the Company’s fixed asset portfolio. Prepares depreciation schedules and catalogs furniture, fixtures, and equipment.
  • Researches and resolves accounting errors and discrepancies.
  • Assists with budget preparations and formulation of 1, 3 and 5 year projections and financial analyses. Monitors costs and expenses.
  • Undertakes quarterly and periodic reviews, assess and adjust forecast in accordance with financial results.
  • Completes consolidations of divisions.
  • Manage financial income, including management and admin fees on rental recoveries, commissions on new or renewed leases, and interest earnings.
  • Manages financial expenditure, including running costs, staff expenses, admin costs, VAT and RSC levies, taxation.
  • Prepares monthly reports and statements for management and to the Client (detailed monthly report, income statement, balance sheet and rent roll)
  • Ensures that accounting functions are completed in accordance with established procedures and applicable regulations.
  • Control of various financial functions including Balance Sheets, Creditors, and allocation of funds received ex debtors, check and authorize payments from accounts.
Manage and control various bookkeeping duties and functions, including:
  • Regular and timeous rent rolls and rental statements
  • Disbursement statements
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Net income payments to owners / clients
  • Adjustment accounts for properties purchased or sold
  • Ensure the completion of month and periodic statutory returns
  • Control payment of Company and property related accounts. Ensure recovery ex tenants as appropriate
  • Administer all functions of tenants’ turnover certificates
Produces various management reports, including:
  • Detailed and summarized income statements
  • Preparation of Board packs
  • Monthly and Annual figures
  • Ensure the production of monthly reports for clients/owners:-
  • Monthly financial statements
  • Trading densities per tenant/property, area and per sector
  • Turnover graphs per sector
Effectively supervises the Accounting Department, ensuring optimal performance.
  • Provides leadership to personnel through effective objective goal setting, delegation, and communication. Conducts meetings as necessary.
  • Trains and directs accounting staff. Provides support as needed.
  • Conducts performance appraisals as required.
  • Formulates and implements corrective actions as needed.
Assumes responsibility for establishing and maintaining effective business relations with vendors, governmental agencies, and outside business and accounting professionals.
  • Responds to questions and problems politely and promptly.
  • Ensures that outside contacts are properly informed.
  • Ensures that the Company’s professional reputation is projected and maintained.
  • Mentor the team under your supervision
  • Develop a succession plan for all the roles under Finance and Administration
  • Leave management for all the staff in the Mall
Assumes responsibility for maintaining effective communication and coordination with Company personnel and with management.
  • Assists area personnel as needed.
  • Maintains regular contact with other departments to obtain information and/or to correct transactions.
  • Keeps management informed of area activities and of any significant problems or concerns.
Assumes responsibility for related duties as required or assigned.
  • Stays informed of developments in the accounting field and of changing governmental and legal requirements.
  • Completes special projects as assigned.
  • Ensures that the management office work areas are clean, secure, and well maintained.
  • Assist in approval, appointments and management of payments to service companies and suppliers.
  • Signing of cheques and EFT transfer and controlling of petty cash.
Required Education and Experience
  • A bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting etc
  • CPA qualifications mandatory
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum 6 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Superb communication skills honed in business partnering/advisory roles
  • Experience of dealing with senior management
  • Ability to build rapport quickly with key members of the executive team.
  • Strong understanding of financial procedures
To apply, send your CV only with no attachments to before 16th November 2015. 

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