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Senior Operations Officer – Finance Job in Kenya

Our client, Africa Digital Media Institute, is hiring for a Senior Operations Officer – Finance.

Company Description: Collectively, the Africa Digital Media community is an innovative learn-and-work social enterprise where young creatives get the training, mentorship and resources they need to turn their passion into a profession.

ADMI offers high-spec technical training in creative media and technology, intensive digital and soft-skills coaching and a rigorous apprenticeship process that targets a 100% placement rate.

ADMI’s vision is to create hundreds of thousands of African digital professionals and entrepreneurs sharing their creative content with the world for profit and impact.

ADMI believes that the digital revolution offers African youth an unparalleled opportunity to participate in the global economy. With the convergence of media, technology and business, Africans that produce and distribute high-quality content for the global market in a way they could not before.

ADMI is committed to equipping Africa’s digital generation to exploit this historic opening.
Main Responsibilities

Financial – Oversee the Company’s finances, including the budgeting and cash flow management process. Generate financial statements and data. Record and analyze financial data to improve profitability. Prepare and control operational budgets. Oversee asset and manage liabilities. Develop and monitor realistic annual financial goals, budgets and plans and make decisions consistent with those goals and plans approved by the Board. Lead financial correspondence, negotiations and transactions, including interface with bankers and investors as well as debt management.

Risk Management – Develop and enforce comprehensive risk management policies and work plans. Ensure timely and thorough regulatory compliance including tax, companies’ registry and educational oversight bodies. Establish and monitor adherence to external and internal rules, regulations and procedures. Ensure that legal, financial and other documentation is comprehensive and up-to-date.
Corporate Finance – Coordinate inputs, investment analysis and transaction support for the Company’s defining transactions, eg. acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, capital-raising and listings.
Strategic Input and Planning – Liaise continually with Board and section leads. Lead the development of annual strategic plans, workplans and budgets and cascade the same into operational plans and Key Performance Indicators.
Performance Management – Monitor the workings of various departments in the organization towards achievement of strategic objectives. Lead follow-up on weekly, monthly and quarterly commitments to ensure performance targets under the annual strategic plans are met. Develop and monitor performance metrics at company, department and individual levels. Continuously improve the systems and processes of the Company towards efficiency, integrity and “flawless execution”
Coordination and Communication – Monitor, manage and improve the efficiency of support services such as IT, HR, Accounts and Finance. Facilitate coordination and communication between support functions.
Corporate Governance – Own the Board Calendar and Board Pack, scheduling and attending Board meetings and ensuring each Board meeting is run productively and according to best global practice. Prepare and present detailed management, program, and financial reports to the Board. Oversee execution of the Matters Arising action log and reporting thereon. Ensure the board is aware of all pertinent issues on a timely basis and facilitate communication between board and staff as appropriate.

Education and Experience
  • Over 8 years’ progressive experience in a finance, accounting or operations management role, preferably in a fast-paced and rapidly growing company
  • College degree in business administration, commerce or management, change management or operations management
  • Professional qualification in accounting or investment required
  • Experience in leading organizational efficiency/effectiveness and operations management
  • Knowledge of human resources, IT, legal and risk management principles and practices
  • Project management qualification, post-graduate degree and international training and work experience strongly preferred.
Application Instructions

Cover Letter describing your interest and detailed CV are to be sent by email to marking the subject as “2589”, Your Full name & Phone number e.g. 2571 Barack Obama, +2547xxxxxxxx. If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through.

Deadline for receiving applications:
 3rd January 2017 (Wow,it’s 2017 already!!)
N.B.* You will receive a confirmation email and an alert to take a basic screening test over SMS or online. The email with the test may not arrive immediately. Please be patient. The email/SMS test will typically be 5-8 questions to help us understand your background. Regular SMS rates apply to the test. If you have any issues with the process, please reach out to +254702093793.

If you apply and don’t meet these minimum qualifications, we won’t be able to forward your application to the employer.

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