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Chief Financial Officer Job in Naivasha Kenya

A global privately held investment developing a 111 acres farm of export-grade fresh flowers in Crater Lake Naivasha, Kenya is seeking the following key hires to help build the organization:
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Role Overview:  The CFO will be responsible for all aspects of the organization’s financial management, including strategic leadership and daily execution. 

The CFO will report to General Manager, work closely with the other department heads, including but not limited to Production, Post-Harvest, Informational Technology, Human Resource, and Accounting Manager.

Primary responsibilities:    

The CFO will have the following responsibilities:
  • Oversee Human Resources, Procurement, Accounting, and other Administrative staff to ensure compliance with best-practices;
  • Develop a cost accounting budget, including operating metrics, and measure actual results to forecasted figures;
  • Design and implement adequate accounting procedures;
  • Craft a tax and fiscal strategy in compliance with local regulations;
  • Develop and manage local banking, auditing, and legal relationships;
  • Prepare financial statements on a quarterly and annual basis;
  • Prepare materials for the Board of Directors.

A successful candidate for the role of CFO, will have the following credentials:
  • At least five years of senior financial leadership experience, preferably with an export driven organization with annual sales greater than USD$20mn;
  • Experience working with and/or developing complex accounting systems;
  • Experience overseeing financial operations including budget development and scenario planning.
  • Strong judgment and critical thinking skills, with the ability to articulate and present points of view and ideas effectively;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Bachelor of Commerce, MBA or similar qualification.
Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible

Compensation: Competitive


Deadline: 3rd July 2013 

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