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Finance Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

Finance Manager
Job ID: FHS/36/14
Location: Nairobi
Our client is seeking a well qualified professional to take up the position of Finance Manager.

The company is currently Kenya’s largest vegetable processor for exports of premium horticultural products destined for international markets.

Producing all year round and seeking to expand its market base across the world, the company conforms to internationally recognized food and safety standards; assuring customers of quality, reliability and service.  
Job Summary: Reporting to the General Manager & General Manager - Finance, you will be responsible for efficient management of the Finance and Accounting function with key emphasis on direction, control and coordination of accounting activities.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Coordination of the Company’s accounting and financial functions.
  • Provide advice and guidance to the management and the Board on financial and accounting matters.
  • Preparation of the budgets and financial reports
  • Cash flow planning.
  • Coordination of end year audits with external auditors.
  • Ensure timely submissions of statutory returns to the regulatory authorities.
  • Set up internal controls and periodic reviews of the same.
  • Preparation and analysis of financial reports including the annual statutory accounts.
  • Monitor the costing and management accounting functions including budgets and forecast.
  • Ensure compliance by use of appropriate accounting systems, standards and procedures.
  • Direct and supervise the functions of the accounting department including stores and IT.
  • Design, develop, implement and maintain the Company’s accounting information systems.
  • Oversee the stores management and inventory control including monitoring ordering, receiving and issues of supplies in the Company.
  • Monitor banks balances.
  • Ensure proper maintenance of the accounting records.
  • Plan and ensure efficient use of the Company’s finances.
  • Analyze the financial position of the Company and advise the General Manager appropriately.
  • Oversee the development and supporting of IT systems, and effective databank and back-up systems, IT security, IT policies & procedures and systems analysis.
  • Formulation of accounting policies to ensure proper utilization of Company financial resources.
  • Keep abreast of changes in financial regulations and legislation and advise the company accordingly.
  • Bachelors’ degree in Finance or Accounts from a recognized university
  • CPA (K)
  • 5 - 6 years progressive work experience gained in a similar role and capacity
  • Good Working Knowledge of ERPs, SAP preferably
  • Experience managing finance and accounting teams
  • Excellent supervisory skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • A team player
  • Vast knowledge of financial policies and regulations

How to Apply

Interested candidates to send in detailed applications to by deadline of 8th September 2014.

In your cover letter, kindly quote your current and expected salary.

Only those shortlisted will be contacted for interviews.

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