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Finance & Audit General Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

Our Client, a fast growing Financial and Management Advisory Firm, based in Nairobi is seeking to recruit a General Manager – Finance / Audit.  

This position requires a very organized, focused, results oriented and decisive individual with a progressive growth in financial management at senior management levels.

Role Purpose: Oversees all internal financial activities of the organization and is responsible for Audit, Taxation and Accounting activities of all clients and the organization.

The objective is to contribute towards the overall success of the firm through effective management of the key financial sections of the firm.

Reports: Managing Director

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Participate and oversee corporate planning systems
  • Accountable and oversees the development and coordination of the organizations auditing, taxation and accounting activities
  • Ensure all financial reports are prepared in a timely manner ,are accurate and in accordance with accepted accounting principles
  • Allocate resources effectively and efficiently to all the departments
  • Understand clients’ businesses & key issues to ensure these are addressed early
  • Maintain a high technical and professional standard and ensure that all reports processed in the firm are of high quality at all times
  • Oversee the development, implementation and review of internal policies, procedures, and program for audit, taxation and accounting activities in the organization.
  • Monitor activities to ensure there is effective control systems which help in the achievement of established objectives for clients and organization
  • Supervise the activities of the three main departments of the firm, audit, tax and accounts sections and prepare relevant financial reports for the Managing Director for each.
  • Oversee the firms internal controls over financial reporting
  • Oversee the activities of all heads of accounts, tax and audit sections of the company
  • Supervise and oversee the administration function of the firm in liaison with the administrator
  • Investigate and establish any irregularities and errors and recommend corrective actions
  • Advise top management on audit, tax and accounting control matters
  • Oversee cash flow and payroll management for all clients and the firm
  • Coordinate and participate in the firms budget preparation
  • Identify suitable information technology that meets the organizations overall financial requirements in liaison with heads of different sections
  • Monitor and manage financial risk to ensure that this is minimized at all levels and advise management on appropriate insurance coverage for the organization
Education/Experience:
  • An MBA is an added advantage
  • BCom – Finance, Accounting, Business Administration
  • Professional Qualifications (CPA / CPS)
  • At least 4 years work experience in a progressive Managerial role with financial responsibility
  • Experience working with varied clients is an added advantage
Competencies / Skills
  • Proficiency in the use of MS-Office program and Accounting software
  • The individual must be authoritative, decisive and independent minded
  • Ethical, client focused and able to build lasting relationships and partnerships at all levels
  • An individual who believes in maintenance of high work standards
  • Effective communication and presentation skills
  • Interpersonal and project management skills
  • A team player with effective leadership skills having led at least 5 people
  • An organized planner with problem solving abilities
If you are interested and confident that you meet the outlined Qualifications and Skills, send your CV with 3 referees and cover letter to recruit@fivetalentsafrica.com by Wednesday, 20th April, 2016.   

Kindly indicate your current and expected salary.

Clearly indicate the position title on the subject line.  

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  

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