Group Finance Manager Job in Kenya

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Group Finance Manager Job in Kenya

Job Title: Group Finance Manager

Duration: 6 Months Contract

Industry: Logistics

Location: Mombasa

Gross Salary: Competitive

Our Client in the Logistics Industry is looking to hire a dynamic Group Financial Manager (GFM), who will be responsible for all matters relating to Finance in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda.

The GFM will be responsible for the end to end delivery of the finance function, including driving performance targets, developing a growth strategy with the GMD, delivering exceptional decision support, in addition to the core functional deliverables of the maintenance of a robust local control environment and all aspects of financial reporting.

This role will offer the opportunity to drive the strategic direction and operational effectiveness of the Finance function, supporting the wider growth strategy throughout the region in a fast paced and growing company.

Key Responsibilities

·  Support the Group Managing Director and provide strategic recommendations.

·  Report in a timely manner to the Managing Director and to the HQ Finance team regarding all new relevant points in terms of profitability, activity performance, cash flow, Budget

·  Ensure full compliance with the HQ and responsible for Financial Reporting to the Group according standard template.

·  Follow-up on audits-Statutory and Consolidation.

·  Ensure the accuracy and completeness of accounts.

·  Excellent IFRS knowledge for Group reporting.

·  Monitor business and financial performance. Prepare forecasts and implement KPI alerts on liquidity, profitability, performance and solvency.

·  Analyse and benchmark margins per activity.

·  Manage local financial issues and conduct diversified ad-hoc analysis (impairment, working capital improvement, productivity optimization).

·  Develop and maintain the Credit Management Policy in the region.

·  Process credit evaluations and minimize credit days and old overdue.

·  Manage the Cash Management and treasury process including the optimization of cash flow, bank relationships and currency exposure.

·  Weekly Cash flow reporting.

·  Optimize VAT and tax structure with responsibilities of adherence to international Transfer Pricing guidelines working closely with the MSC Group Tax Officer.

·  Establish and maintain an appropriate internal control environment with cost reduction driven in all areas.

·  Identify revenues optimization and bring creativity in developing new local stream revenues.

·  Ensure adequate procurement processes are in place.

·  Drive and ensure on time implementation of Finance IT solutions by leading a technical team and improving the exchange between Finance an IT departments.

·  Lead and develop the Finance Team.

Key Requirements

·  Master in Management / Finance Degree.

·  8 -12 years of experience in Financial Management / Financial Controlling / Audit / Business Analysis & Development.

·  Knowledge of SAP is required.

·  Strong experience in the role in particular in international environment and logistic and preferably with branches located abroad.

·  Knowledge of Navision is a plus.

·  Experience in Financial Statement (IFRS).

·  Previous experience in team management.

·  Knowledge in accounting, IFRS required.

·  Detail-oriented Manager and has strong leading abilities and a quantitative background.

·  Communication skills, team spirit.

·  Business acumen and hands-on.

·  Sense of initiative and entrepreneurial spirit.

·  Adaptability and curiosity.

·  Drive continuous improvement.

·  Experience in an international environment and logistics is a plus

·  Strong analytical skills and Attention to details.

·  Experience in a matrix environment.

N.B Candidates who are currently not working are highly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Group Finance Manager – Logistics) to before 7th March 2023.

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