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Finance Director Job in Nairobi Kenya

Our client an IT firm based in Nairobi is looking to recruit a Finance Director.  

The ideal candidate must have experience in the big 4 or boutique investment firms.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with the CEO and COO to create strategic growth plans.
  • To raise the equity and working capital.
  • Lead and work on structuring equity instruments to raise capital.
  • Liaise with large institutional investors to create a pipeline of investors.
  • Negotiate with large debtors and banks.
  • Coordinate tax and audit filings in each country of operation.
  • Maintain banking relationships and monitor accounts.
  • Oversee revenue, expenses booking according to globally compliant practices.
  • Manage financial reporting for investors and the Board of Directors.
  • Provide reports to the management team on performance to budget, cash flow projections, and risks.
  • Drive strategic improvements to global operation, including country-specific tax-efficient Maintenance of global inventory.
  • Evaluate and engage with advisors as needed.
  • Participate in risk management and legal activities, including client contracts, partnership agreements, investment papers, compliance, insurance, etc.
  • Master's degree and Bachelors in accounting, finance, business administration, or equivalent.
  • Five years minimum work experience in Corporate Finance.
  • Investment banking or strategic consulting experience.
  • Some work experience in a multinational company, preferably with operations in Africa.
  • Strong investment banking experience specifically in Mergers and Acquisitions.
  • Extensive network in the Private equity space.
  • Understand deal structuring from a sell side perspective.
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in proposing new ways of creating efficiencies in global tax structures.
  • Advanced proficiency in accounting software tools, including Quickbooks.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Financial modelling expertise.
  • Ability to manage a global, multi-cultural team of finance and accounting staff.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and collaborative nature.
  • Ability and drive to work independently, solution-oriented.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills (English).
  • Self starter and requires no operating manual.
  • Copious amounts of humour.
Monthly gross salary: Competitive Remuneration depending on Skills and Experience 

Deadline: 30th August 2016    
To apply, please follow the link: 

Summit Recruitment & Search, 
Blixen Court, Karen Road, 

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