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Vacancies in a FMCG Company in Kenya

Job Title: Finance Manager

ndustry: FMCG
Job Summary: Reporting to the Director of Finance, the Finance Manager leads all day-to-day accounting operations, with functional responsibility for accounting, accounts payable, payroll. Responsibilities also include production of financial reports; proper maintenance of accounting records; accurate processing of financial transactions; and administration of a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company’s reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles.

Job Duties:
·         Oversee financial department employees, including financial assistants and accountants
·         Track the company’s financial status and performance to identify areas for potential improvement
·         Provide useful financial insights to help make better decisions about formulating and executing strategy, and provide guidance and analysis to executive and operational management to improve results.
·         Maintain system of accounts and keep books and records on all transactions and assets.
·         Prepare and analyze accurate monthly financial and management reports, including income statement, balance sheet, budget and variance, projections and forecast, and cash flow.
·         Maintain control of the following areas: general ledger, accounts payable, expense reports, billing, and payroll.
·         Seek out methods for minimizing financial risk to the company
·         Provide insightful information and expectations to senior executives to aid in long-term and short-term decision making
·         Review financial data and prepare monthly and annual reports
·         Present financial reports to board members, stakeholders, executives, and clients in formal meetings
·         Stay up to date with technological advances and accounting software to be used for financial purposes
·         Establish and maintain financial policies and procedures for the company
·         Understand and adhere to financial regulations and legislation.
Reporting Responsibilities:
·         Assist in issuing timely, accurate, and complete financial statements for all levels, including Board of Directors, executive, and management.
·         Assist in coordinating the preparation of the draft audited financial statements and all tax returns.
·         Coordinate the preparation of financial information in the corporate annual report.
·         Recommend and report upon benchmarks against which to measure organizational performance.
·         Calculate and issue financial and operating metrics.
·         Assist in production of cash flow reports, annual budget, and forecasts.
·         Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management.
·         Provide for a system of management cost reports.
·         Provide financial analyses and models as needed, in particular for capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations.
Skills & Qualifications
·         Strategic thinker who possesses solid business acumen and is able to organize and manage multiple priorities.
·         Exceptional verbal and written communications skills and the ability to interact effectively with others, both internally and externally.
·         Excellent time management skills, with the ability to perform multiple tasks and meet critical deadlines while maintaining accuracy and quality.
·         Proven ability to make complex and time-sensitive decisions in the best interests of the organization.
Qualifications:
·         Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance.
·         Post Graduate qualification is preferred
·         CPA K
·         Knowledge of SAP (ERP) is a MUST
·         Minimum of 10 years of finance and accounting experience, including finance, accounting, audit, and analysis (including gathering, evaluating, presenting, and reporting financial information to management and external stakeholders).
·         Solid experience in coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, and accounting for investments.
·         Nonprofit experience, with experience with fund/grants accounting preferred.
·         Proficiency with Intacct or other accounting software and excellent Excel skills.

Job Title: FMCG Credit Controller
Industry: FMCG
Job Summary: A major FMCG company requires the expertise of an assertive and dedicated Credit Controller with proven experience dealing with large FMCG accounts. The Senior Credit Controller will be establishing credit worthiness and granting credit, collecting on debtors accounts, performing account reconciliations and visiting debtors to resolve all queries and discrepancies.
Job Roles:
·         Billing of customers.
·         Collect all outstanding debt from customers as per set targets.
·         To reconcile debtors accounts to ensure accounts up to-date
·         Preparation and processing of financial claims
·         Preparation and processing of Accounts receivable pricing claims
·         Circulate debtor statements to clients as per set timelines.
·         Perform regular visits to clients for collection of outstanding payments.
·         Manage disputes related to outstanding payments.
·         Ensure all customer reconciliation issues are raised and sorted and/or escalated to the line manager
·         Prepare demand letters for issuance to clients where appropriate and as per policy.
·         Update the customer database with current contact details
·         Provide daily updates and weekly reports on debt collection.
·         Negotiate re-payment plans
·         Maintain contact with clients
·         Resolve queries both internally and externally around outstanding invoices
·         Prepare weekly and monthly collection reports.
·         Ensure customer credit limits and terms are maintained.
·         Establish and maintain good client relationships, both internally and externally at all levels.
·         Ensuring credit and collection policies and procedures are followed within your team
·         Liaising with customers, as well as internal personnel including the sales team
Education & Qualifications:
·         Bachelor’s degree in Commerce(Accounting option)
·         Masters Degree in Accounting, Commerce or equivalent
·         CPA K
·         Knowledge of SAP (ERP) is a MUST
·         FMCG industry experience is an added advantage
·         12 years in experience 5 of which should have been spent in management position
·         In depth knowledge of modern Credit Management Systems & Processes.
·         Working Knowledge of Sage Pastel
·         Proficiency in Ms-Office Applications, Excel and Accounting Software
Skills:
·         Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
·         Good business acumen for problem solving
·         Preferably experience in International Trading and Distribution operations
·         Financial risk management experience.
·         Competency with large ERP systems
·         Confidence to deal with a range of stakeholders
·         Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize a demanding workload
Interested candidates are invited to strictly email their cover letter and CV to careers@hrmconnection.com before end of day 30th November 2019.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted

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