Finance Manager Job in Kenya

 Job Purpose:

The Finance Manager is responsible for the financial health of our operations in the Eastern Africa cluster, while being based in Nairobi Office. This role involves overseeing financial planning, financial analysis, and reporting, managing financial risks, and financial modelling and reviewing of client deals and business cases. The Finance Manager will report to the SSA Head of Finance, to support Eastern Africa and SSA overall business priorities.

Key Responsibilities:

Financial Management:

Oversee the month-end, quarter-end, and year-end financial reporting process for the Eastern Africa cluster.

Manage the budgeting and forecasting process for the Eastern Africa cluster.

Implement strategies to prevent and resolve bad debts.

Provide in-depth support in the areas of revenue management and investment decision.

Participate in continuous improvement activities to meet or exceed internal customers’ expectations.

Revenue Analytics and Business Partnering:

Lead the analysis of key business drivers for strategic planning, annual budgeting, and quarterly forecasting for the Eastern Africa cluster.

Actively engage in the modelling and review of client deals, ensuring accuracy and alignment with the company’s financial goals and strategies.

Identify and analyze potential opportunities and risks in client deals, providing actionable insights for decision-making.

Compliance and Governance:

Ensure deals and approval-to-spend requests are captured, recorded, summarized, and reported in compliance with policies and procedures.

Ensure data integrity and consistency of information as well as organized documentation of all financial assumptions, results and data sources used.

Provide advisory and guidance to business partners on deals structuring, of their approved budgets and forecasts, and their commitment to budget/forecast on a continuous basis.

Relationship Management:

Partner with business and regional teams to ensure alignment on financial performance and the drivers of forecasts and results.

Demonstrate strong sense of urgency when preparing and evaluating multiple incentive deals, and proactively align priorities with Eastern Africa Cluster Head on a weekly basis.

Build and maintain relationships with finance business partners in SSA and CEMEA Hub, to ensure they are aware of the latest deals’ timelines, risks/opportunities, and how we plan to quickly mitigate or leverage them respectively.

Critical Success Factors in The Role:
The What:

Deliver financial excellence and drive business growth in the Eastern Africa cluster.

Ensure alignment on financial performance and the drivers of forecasts and results.

Maintain compliance with policies and procedures and reporting requirements.

Build and maintain relationships with finance business partners in SSA and CEMEA.

The How:

Enable each other to success: Work and win together with business stakeholders as partners, removing barriers and empowering teams to maximize the impact of collective resources and capabilities.

Deliver quickly and seamlessly: Plan carefully and execute successfully, to make it easier to get things done.

Act as an owner: Be deeply committed to fostering long-term growth and value. Viewed as a dedicated, resourceful, and proactive contributor, pinpointing issues, opportunities, and solutions.

Listen and learn from business stakeholders: Gain profound insights into her/his stakeholders’ needs to help them accomplish their objectives.

This is a hybrid position. Hybrid employees can alternate time between both remote and office. Employees in hybrid roles are expected to work from the office 2-3 set days a week (determined by leadership/site), with a general guidepost of being in the office 50% or more of the time based on business needs.


Basic Qualifications:

5 or more years of relevant work experience with a Bachelors Degree or at least 2 years of work experience with an Advanced degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD) or 0 years of work experience with a PhD

Preferred Qualifications:

6 or more years of work experience with a Bachelors Degree or 4 or more years of relevant experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD) or up to 3 years of relevant experience with a PhD


7-10 years of work experience in multinational business environment and a bachelor’s degree or 5 years of work experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g., Masters, MBA).

Past experience in one of the following industries is highly desirable: Payment Technology, Consulting, FMCG, or Telecom.

Proactive, high-energy, and motivated team player.

Strong communication skills and creates deep relationships across the business and communicates effectively with executive management.

Ability to work well under pressure and manage multiple priorities.

Able to work cross-functionally, geographically, and with virtual teams while promoting a culture of openness, trust, and flexibility.


Degree in Accounting or professional accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA, CPA or equivalent) is preferred.

Strong FP&A skills: Experience in forecasting based on trends, historical data, current market conditions, and strategic plans. Proficient in developing and managing revenue budgets. Proven ability to analyze financial data and succinctly summarize for non-Finance audience. Experienced in working with financial models.

Expertise in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint required and experience in Power BI is desirable. IBM Cognos TM1 and Hyperion experience would be an advantage. Conceptual knowledge of financial databases is beneficial.


Financial/commercial analysis/FP&A experience from within a large, multi-national, publicly traded corporation.

Outstanding analytical and quantitative skills, able to resolve tough business problems with well-structured analyses.

Must be detail-oriented and possess good prioritization skills to ensure relevancy, accuracy, and quality of output.

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