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Financial Controller Career in Kenya

Our client, a sugar mill in Western Kenya, is recruiting a financial controller who will take charge of the finance department of the organization.
Specific duties will include:
·         Leading the budgeting processes, cash flow projections on a regular basis and the production of monthly management reports including analysis of variances.
·         Preparation of annual financial statements for audit together with audit schedules and other information required by the statutory auditors.
·         Handle the Company’s tax matters and ensure compliance with all statutory requirements
·         Authorizing and controlling expense within the limits of authority assigned to you.

·         Assist the Chief Operating Officer and the Managing Director in the improvement of efficiency and productivity through an effective and aggressive change management process.
·         Together with the COO and MD, continually monitor business operations to ensure that the business/strategic objectives are being met and in instances of short-falls, jointly take action to get performance back on course.
·         Continually seek out, investigate and evaluate business processes and recommend improvements to the COO and MD for review and approval for changes.
·         Jointly with the COO and MD set performance and quality standards for all business operations and monitor performance against these standards on an on-going basis.
·         Maintain relationships with key third parties including the Company’s bankers, auditors,  consultants,government offices, relevant associations, suppliers, customers etc.
·         Work with the HR Manager to recruit, develop, manage, motivate and control staff in the finance department so as to maximise their performance.
·         Assist in the selection and procurement of an ERP system for accounting and implement the same.
·         Have a relevant university degree and a recognized professional accounting qualification
·         Experience in strategic planning and execution
·         Demonstrated ability to independently manage a comprehensive finance function
·         Ability to effectively manage change so as to enhance business processes and efficiencies
·         Knowledge of finance and accounting software packages
·         Knowledge of tax related rules and legislation and the ability interpret them.
·         Proven analytical skills-ability to interpret or generate all types of financial data and financial reports.
·         Excellent written and oral communication skills
·         Demonstrated leadership ability and team management skill.
How to apply:
Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by close of business Friday 11th March 2011.
Adept Systems
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or  processing job applications.

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