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Finance Manager Job in Kenya

We are a leading company seeking to recruit a highly ambitious candidate to fill in the following position:
Finance Manager
The Finance Manager will be reporting to the General Manager; this position is a high-achieving individual with a verifiable track record within management / the finance function at an established company(ies). 

The Finance Manager will be responsible for implementing financial policies of the company, financial processing and monitoring the budget on a day-to-day basis.

Principal Accountabilities
  • Responsible for financial reporting, working capital management, revenue and cost assurance.
  • Oversee operations of the finance department, set goals and objectives, and design a framework for these to be met.
  • Developing and managing relations with other stakeholders among them banks and auditors (Internal and External)
  • Ensure that periodic financial reports are prepared and presented on time and in the appropriate manner taking into consideration the legal requirements.
  • Analyze financial performance against key business metrics and document pertinent financial highlights that will enable management to determine progress against budgets.
  • Provide executive management with advice on the financial implications of business activities
  • Make Budgetary and Financial forecasts accurately and communicate the same to the MD and/or the Board of Directors as and when required.
  • Ensure that effective internal controls are in place and ensure compliance with local regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting
  • Evaluates and advises on the impact of long range planning, introduction of new programs/ strategies and regulatory action.
  • Monitors and analyses department work to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources while maintaining a high level of accuracy
  • Conduct reviews and evaluations for cost-reduction opportunities.
  • Manage the acquisition of capital assets and ensure that assets are properly recorded, amortized, and disposed of as appropriate
  • Oversee operations of the finance department, set goals and objectives, and design a framework for these to be met.
  • Advising the MD and BOD on the financial implications of business/project activities.
  • Actively managing the company cash flow on a daily basis, generate relevant projections and weekly forecasting, and manage the capital needs and budgeting process.
  • Determining utilization, revenue, profitability per initiative, and develop project reports.
  • Preparing of monthly management accounts and annual statutory financial statements; and communicating the analyses to the MD and board on a regular basis.
  • Preparing terms of reference and overseeing the consultancy in the field of the financial advisory firms to be engaged by the company.
  • Undertake any other tasks as may be prescribed from time to time by management
Qualifications, Experience and Knowledge
  • Must be a fully qualified ACCA/CA/CPA; ideally with a Bachelors’ degree in Commerce a related degree. A Master’s degree will be a distinct advantage.
  • An entrepreneurial mindset with ability to think outside the box,
  • Over 5 in a similar role in the FMCG sector
  • The ideal candidate should have experience of final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination,
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making, and
  • Exceptional communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
Other Attributes
  • Business Acumen
  • Strategic Agility
  • Business Planning skills
  • Financial analysis and insights
  • Accounting
  • Financial Control
How to Apply

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to stating their current and expected remuneration, daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. 

This position will be open until suitable candidates are shortlisted. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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