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Financial Controller Job in Kenya

Barefoot Power is a post start-up company operating in 7 countries across China, Australia, India and Africa. 

The nature of the business is that each region has autonomy that requires alignment with the Group’s strategy.

Group Financial Controller 

Reports To: Chief Financial Officer (Functional) and Group Chief Operating Officer (Operational)
Working Context 
    The Finance function is charged with the responsibility of:

  • Ensuring individual entities are financially compliant locally and on a Group basis, ensuring the most efficient return of financial resources for the Group,
  • Oversee and drive all financial aspects of capital
The Group Financial Controller will be based in Kenya with regular and intensive travel throughout Africa, India and China

Job Purpose: Supporting the CFO with the management implementation and ongoing effectiveness of the Group’s Financial and Accounting Management Systems including Statutory Compliance to the jurisdictions within which the company[s] operate. Regular and ad hoc analysis of financial outcomes.

Being a business partner to the Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Primary Accountabilities 
  • Statutory Accounting
  • Management Information Systems
  • Forecasting
  • Provision of business analytics to COO
  • Modelling of business proposals
  • Management of capital structure at the business unit level
  • Oversight of local taxation matters
Position Dimensions
Staff: Direct 3, Indirect 4
  • Financial Responsibility: Transactional Treasury
  • Functional Responsibility: Finance, Accounting, Statutory Audit
  • Geographic Responsibility: Australia, China, India, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Ghana, Hong Kong
Knowledge Skills and Experience
  • Bachelor degree in Finance, CA or CPA mandatory. Post graduate business qualifications desirable
  • 10+ years in progressively responsible financial leadership roles, preferably in a post start up environment, multi country consumer goods business.
  • Large and small company experience with a strong desire to work in a small, nimble, and leanly resourced company undergoing accelerated growth.
  • Multi jurisdiction FX & GAAP
How to Apply

Suitably qualified candidates should send application letter and 3-page resume to by Tue 23rd August 2016.

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