VACANCY: Finance Manager - Kenya

JobnetAfrica , Kenya , Nairobi

Vacancy Summary

  • Sector: Food processing
  • Field of Expertise: Finance / Accounting
  • Work Experience: 6-10 years
  • Preferred Candidates: Both international and national jobseekers invited to apply
  • Posted on: Mar 01, 2023
  • Vacancy closing date: Apr 15, 2023

Job Description

PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

The Finance Manager's core role is to provide information about the financial and business situation as well as develop, implement and maintain policies for planning and control.

The Finance Manager ensures the formulation and, after approval by the General Manager, implementation of the F&A strategy (overheads/indirect costs) of the Operating Company (OpCo), in line with the Divisional strategy and corporate guidelines of holding company, in order to ensure the availability and reliability of adequate (financial) information as well as to contribute to the realisation of the business strategy of the OpCo.

The Finance Manager usually acts as deputy for the OpCo General Manager.

KEY RESULT AREAS:

- Strategy: Formulates a financial strategy, consistent with the business strategy and corporate guidelines, which after approval by the General Manager, results in short and (mid) long term plans for the department and a framework for the key areas of the department.

- Financial Accounting: Manage the financial accounting, control and administration organization, processes and systems (general ledger, balance-sheet, P&L statement, cash (flow)/liquidity management, FX, treasury, local tax regulations, insurances, payroll, etc.).

- Business Year Planning and Forecasting: Sets up and implements year plan(s) for the key area(s) of the company, in line with the strategy of the company, in order to give, after approval by the General Manager, guidance for the activities of the department. Plans, organizes, co-ordinates and supports the monthly business forecasting process and analyzes to budget.

- Financial Control: Ensures the timely and accurate availability of financial plans, reports and budgets, within corporate guidelines, in order to give management adequate insight into the financial situation

- Management Advice: Proactively advises management in decisions with substantial financial consequences, and takes care of financial analyses to support these decisions, within corporate guidelines, to ensure financial awareness in decision making and to minimize financial risks.

- Risk Management: Plans, directs and controls risk-management, supervises and controls the handling of claims, within corporate guidelines, in order to guarantee a balance between the financial (economic) risks and the costs of insurance

- Tax Management: Ensures the handling of local tax matters, in line with corporate tax guidelines, in order to comply with relevant local tax rules and legislation.

- Administrative Organisation: Ensures the formulation of the administrative organisation, in line with corporate guidelines, in order to safeguard effective and controllable administrative processes.

- Budget Control: Controls the budget of the department, takes corrective actions when necessary, and ensures adequate reporting, within the corporate guidelines, to ensure that the department delivers its budget and meets KPI objectives.

- Human Resource Management: Organises, manages, develops and staffs the department, in order to be equipped for current and future business challenges and contribute to the optimisation of business results.

- Deputy duties: Finance Manager may be acting as deputy of the General Manager

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

- University education in finance and/or accounting.
- CPA(K) qualified
- Hands-on financial professional, experienced as being Finance responsible for reporting Profit/Loss & Balance sheet within an International Business and/or Accounting Firm.
- Experience with SAP or other recognized ERP system is strongly preferred.
- Excellent IT skills in MS Office
- Strong communication skills (oral and written English)
- Enjoys analysing numbers
- Preferably experience within manufacturing industry
- Able to demonstrate Integrity, Honesty & Loyalty
- Entrepreneurial self-starter; an ability to take initiatives and get things done.
- A team player with an international, independent, pragmatic, result oriented attitude.
- Comfortable with a small team and end responsibility for financial results (correctness; timeliness)
- Capable working under tight deadlines.

COMMUNICATONS AND WORKING RELATONSHIPS:

Internal:
- General Manager
- Finance Director
- Commercial Manager
- HR Officer
- Production Lead
- Legal – Compliance
- Direct reports (2 at the moment, subject to change)

External:
- Key Accounts–Decision Makers (Operations Managers, General Managers etc)
- Government–Policy, Legal & Compliance issues
- Auditors
- Industry Stakeholders

SCOPE OF IMPACT:

- Excellent working relationship with business partners/stakeholders.
- Achieving financial reporting and tax / regulatory compliance

If meet the requirements and you're interested in the role, apply via the button below / email your CV to inari@jobnetafrica.com