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Head of Finance & Administration Job in Kenya

Head of Finance & Administration
Reports to the CEO
Department: Finance and Administration
Responsible for providing technical and professional leadership in the planning, development, execution and evaluation of CLIENT’s financial policies and systems, aimed at ensuring prudent management and control of financial resources. In addition oversees the effective implementation of the CLIENT administration function.


Strategy & policy
·         Provides leadership in the development and implementation of the department’s long term and short term strategy and operational plans and policies.
·         Provide key advice to the CEO, and management team on the financial aspects of the strategic and operational plans
·         Support the CEO and Board in the execution of major financial transactions
·         Develop and install effective financial management systems and procedures aimed at improving financial reporting and accounting
·         Review, enhance and implement stringent expenditure control procedures to ensure all payments are supported by all the necessary and valid accounting documents prior to approval
·         Review and approve Chart Of Accounts (COA) codes and authority controls
·         Oversee recording and validation of financial data and ensure period end routines and reporting are completed in a timely manner
·         Analyse financial information detailing assets, liabilities and capital advice on the current and projected financial position in order to ensure availability of funds to implement planned activities
·         Take responsibility for the company’s financial assets and make investments based on the company’s risk appetite and liquidity as defined in the investment policy
·         Ensure that financial records are maintained in accordance with IFRS requirements
·         Manage and oversee preparation of financial statements, tax forecasts, cashflow reports, statutory accounts and other relevant management reports and accountings records and advise senior management on their significance.
·         Plan and coordinate the timely preparation of annual work plans and budget estimates as well as outlining key activities to be undertaken to achieve desired targets;
·         Review and advise the management team on the adequacy and financial viability of their projects;
·         Monitor and track utilisation of capital and operational expenditure against approved plans and ensure that any variances are justified in accordance with approved policies and procedures
·         Monitor long term cash requirements, and forecast the company’s cashflow needs
·         Provide these services to all CLIENT subsidiaries or as may be required from time to time.
·         Manage and oversee timely administration of office services including repairs, maintenance, front office services and office security.
·         Accountable for inventory and managing procurement and maintenance to set budgets and targets.
·         Periodically review the procurement procedures to ensure they are up to date and remain relevant
·         Oversee procurement processes and procedures to ensure these are in line with the Procurement regulations, policies and procedures
·         Administer existing contracts, monitor contract escalations and pricing mechanisms.
·         Mange Service Level Agreements with vendors.
·         Monitor and manage supplier performance.
·         Secretary to Finance & Staff Committee
Key Relationships
·         Direct Reports to this Position:
·         Manager ,Finance
·         Administration Officer


·         At least a Bachelors degree in Commerce – Finance or Accounting option
·         Professional qualifications such as ACCA and CPA or equivalent
·         At least 10 years working experience of which at least 2-3 in a senior management level
How to Apply
Kindly send your CV and cover letter detailing your experience, qualification and motivation not later than 31/01/2018 for the job to copy to, clearly indicating the job title as the subject and address it to the Recruitment Manager as soon as you read this advert.

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