Finance Business Partner Job in Kenya

Job Title: Finance Business Partner - Confectionery Division (CD)
Reports to: Business Unit Head, Financial Controller
Area: Finance & Accounts
Job Purpose: The Finance Business Partner is responsible for the management of all the financial and investment functions of the division by adhering to the design, implementing, maintaining and updating sound financial systems and procedures which help to safeguard the Companies interests.

Direct Reports: GFC / BUH - CD

Key Accountabilities:
  • Create /adjust BOM’s for all confectionery products in the Enterprise Resource planning system to drive produce timely and accurate consumer division profitability reports
  •  Monitor quantity and price variances of materials viz-a-viz the consumption regularly to safeguard the middle line thereby driving the bottom line
  • Carry out the cost accounting for all raw materials and all engineering procurements to ensure adherence to CAPEX budgets
  • Ensuring reduction in Cost of Production by closely monitoring activity rates, overheads and material consumption every accounting period.
  • Provide strategic insights to the GFC to drive budgetary and financial planning process and carry out preventive as well corrective measures.
  • Brainstorm with the BUH – CD and Head of Production to analyze the cost impacts of the current market trends on the costing of the products
  • CAPEX appraisal for confectionery Division
  • Ensure value stream costing measures for confectionery division are accurately done to enable reports to be used in forecasting and Value stream improvements
  • Liaising with production planning staff to provide any financial information related to production
  • Acting as a liaison between the sales / marketing  team and the production / engineering team to understand the current market trends and conduct feasibility studies for new products.
Application of Guidelines & Decision Making Authority
Guidelines: Financial Controller in collaboration with BUH.

Decision Making:
 Decision maker – Financial Controller.
Qualifications, Experience & Skills
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor of Commerce or any Accounting Degree, CPA or ACCA

Minimum Experience:
 4 years

  • Knowledge of budgeting, and cost control principles.
  • Knowledge of financial and accounting software applications.
  • Knowledge of productions and operations SOPs
  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Knowledge of GAAP
  • ERP competence
  • Computer proficiency
  • Team player

Application to be send via email

 14th July 2015