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Finance Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

Our client an SME in Nairobi is seeking to recruit a competent, hands-on Finance Manager to support the revenue growing function but at the same time manage costs and other controls to ensure maximum return.

Duties and responsibilities;
  • Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
  • Manage outsourced functions
  • Oversee the operations of the treasury department, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the department's goals and objectives
Funds Management
  • Forecast cash flow positions, related borrowing needs, and available funds for investment
  • Ensure that sufficient funds are available to meet ongoing operational and capital investment requirements
  • Maintain banking relationships
  • Assist in determining the company's proper capital structure
  • Arrange for equity and debt financing
  • Invest funds
  • Recommend appropriate dividend issuances, based on historical dividend patterns and expected cash flows
  • Manage the preparation of the company's budget
  • Report to management on variances from the established budget, and the reasons for those variances
  • Assist management in the formulation of its overall strategic direction
Financial Analysis
  • Engage in ongoing cost reduction analyses in all areas of the company
  • Review the performance of competitors and report on key issues to management
  • Engage in benchmarking studies to establish areas of potential operational improvement
  • Interpret the company's financial results to management and recommend improvement activities
  • Review company bottlenecks and recommend changes to improve the overall level of company throughput
  • Participate in target costing activities to create products that meeting predetermined price goals
  • Assist in the determination of product pricing in relation to features offered and competitor pricing
  • Compile key business metrics and report on them to management
  • Manage the capital budgeting process, based on constraint analysis and discounted cash flow analysis
  • Create additional analyses and reports as requested by management
Required Skills and Qualifications;
  • Bachelor's degree in finance or accounting
  • 5+ years of progressively responsible experience with SMEs
  • Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designations
  • An entrepreneurial mind set where they have more than accountant’s mind and can interpret information to feed the other sections of the business.
  • Uncompromising integrity and ethical standards
  • Problem solving ability and where they can creatively solve challenges for an SME with several financial legacy issues
  • Strategic vision and leadership skills
  • Results oriented mindset
  • Firm demeanor that ensures he implements very stringent controls and accountability culture throughout the team
  • Good knowledge on various aspects of business and finance, keeps abreast on all IFRS standards and other changes in the industry so as to clearly guide the business
If qualified kindly send your application letter and CV to clearly indicating ‘Finance Manager’ by 25th July, 2016.

Do not attach any certificates.

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

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