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Finance Lead (SAP) Job in Kenya

Tullow Oil is Africa’s leading independent oil and gas exploration and production company and is a constituent of the London FTSE100.

The Group has interests in over 100 exploration and production licences across 24 countries focusing on four core regions: Africa, Europe, South Asia and South America. Working for Tullow Oil in Kenya, you will be given the freedom and responsibility to make a difference.

We provide the opportunities to build a solid future within our rapidly expanding portfolio and provide competitive rewards as part of our people strategy.

Our high level of employee engagement is also one of our key success factors that we want to continue building on.

Tullow Kenya BV is seeking to appoint the following position:

Job Title: Finance Lead (SAP) 

Reports To: In-County Finance Manager & In-Country Deployment Lead

Contract terms: 18 months

Background: Tullow Oil Plc is embarking on Project, an implementation of SAP supported by new business processes to sustain the growth within the business. Tullow requires a qualified accountant to support this implementation through the build of the SAP solution and design of encompassing business processes up to go live.

It is anticipated that the project role would last for 12-18 months with the expectation that the successful candidate will lead the in-country Finance team following a transition period of around 8 weeks.

Job Purpose:

To lead the in-country Finance team on the Project, through the build, test, and deployment stages of the system and processes (note that the design of the system is complete).

Ensure the in-country  Finance team deliver a solution that meets the requirements specified, and is deployed effectively in-country

Develop a deep understanding of the process and system solution to be delivered through the  project, and ensure that that solution is effectively communicated and supported by the in-county Finance and user community

Responsibilities / Key Objectives:

The individual will be responsible for managing the in-country Finance team’s contribution in the delivery of all aspects of the system (SAP) build, test and deploy phases.  To include:

Design & Build
  • Troubleshoot issues or confirm alternative solutions where the stated design needs modification due to technical constraints within SAP
  • Bring changes and impact on agreed requirements and design to the appropriate decision making forum for resolution (i.e. In-country Deployment Lead, Finance and Supply Chain Managers).

  • Review data cleansing activities to ensure that any Finance specific data object issues are resolved
  • Manage the in-country Finance team’s support of data mapping workshops to ensure that legacy data can be mapped to SAP required data objects, such that mock conversions can be executed

Security / Role Mapping
  • Support the role mapping exercise and ensure that the Finance roles are mapped accurately
  • Confirm any existing or new Target Operating Model roles that map to SAP roles

  • Support the preparation of testing documentation (scenarios, scripts, conditions)
  • Support the creation of appropriate data for testing

  • Review and provide input to the training curriculum for Finance
  • Confirm training requirements for Finance (by role / function)
  • Support the delivery of Finance Training to the wider in-country Finance and Business teams

Deployment / Operational Readiness
  • Assist with deployment planning and execution
  • Contribute to operational readiness planning as regards the Finance process area

Experience and Education:
  • Graduate and professionally qualified ACA/ACCA (minimum 5 years post qualified)
  • 3 year experience of working for an oil and gas company/client (desirable)
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of Finance processes
  • First class interpersonal skills and able to demonstrate; drive, tenacity, credibility at all levels of the business
  • Ability and confidence to present to large groups (including senior stakeholders)
  • Good analytical skills and ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables
  • Solid ethical conduct and integrity that demonstrates continuous commercial best practice to the highest standards
  • Ability to manage a team day to day and ensure the accurate and timely completion of deliverables in accordance with the project plan
  • Computer literate and fully conversant with the Microsoft suite of applications
  • Works independently with a minimal level of supervision and manage own time and establishes priorities
  • Participates in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental goals
  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to Health, Safety and the Environment

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, valid email address, and the names and telephone contacts of three professional referees

All applications and enquiries should be addressed to:

Adept Systems
Management Consultants
Tausi Court, 3rd Floor, along Tausi Road,
Off Muthithi Road, Westlands, Nairobi
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Closing date: 30th August 2013

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