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Job Summary

The Finance Manager will be responsible for overseeing all financial accounting activities and services for a high-quality, results-oriented performance business.

  • Minimum Qualification:Masters
  • Experience Level:Senior level
  • Experience Length:8 years

Job Description/Requirements

OUR CLIENT
Our Client is a privately held company in the energy sector in Kenya is looking to fill the position of a Finance Manager.

THE JOB
The Finance Manager will be responsible for overseeing all financial accounting activities and services for a high-quality, results-oriented performance business.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities;

Finance Management and Leadership

• Preparation of monthly cashflow projections and quarterly organizational forecasts to shore up the company’s cashflow position, to ensure that there is a balance between investments and availability of cash to fund operational activities.
• Preparation and presentation of the monthly management accounts and reports, review and analysis of the same, as well as carrying out the monthly balance sheet reconciliations.
• Ensuring that all relevant statutory deductions are filed and remitted to the relevant government agencies monthly as well as filing of all tax-related issues (VAT, WHT, WHVAT, Annual corporate income taxes).
• Take lead in producing the final accounts in readiness for the annual statutory audit report as well as take lead in all project and kitty-related audits and ensuring that they not only run smoothly but that the reports are also unqualified.
• Take lead in consolidating the organizational budget in comparison with Prior rolling estimate, Annual Business Plan and fact-checking the same before review and approval by the Board.
• Cost management and accounting to ensure that costs are charged to the correct budget lines and within approved limits.
• Carry out monthly and YTD costs and budget variance analysis and provide reasons for any variances.
• Schedule and facilitate smooth and timely audits for legal and regulatory compliance.
• Cultivate and maintain a good relationship with relevant lender finance partners and other stakeholders.
• Prepare Board Meeting reports and the circulation of the same to all the Board Members one week prior to the meeting.
• Update and implement all necessary finance policies and accounting practices from time to time in consultation with other senior finance officers.

Team Development/Management
• Manage the Finance Team to support the development and execution of the company Finance Strategy.
• Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality.
• Mentor and develop staff using a supportive and collaborative approach on a consistent basis.
• Establish and monitor staff performance and development goals, assign accountabilities, set objectives, establish priorities, and conduct annual performance appraisals and advise on rewarding performance.
• Perform other duties as may be assigned by the GM.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Masters and Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business Administration from a recognized university.
• Professional qualification - Either CPA-K or ACCA and professional affiliation.
• Minimum of 8 years’ (5 years at a senior management role) experience in accounting/finance experience with demonstrated success, preferably in the energy sector.
• Experience with JDE accounting software and advanced Microsoft Excel.
• Good knowledge of accounting principles & standards (IFRS & GAAPs).
• Robust financial reporting & management skills.
• Analytical & research skills.
• Ability to multi-task and deliver amid tight delivery schedules.
• Ability to communicate and work well with others in different teams/units.
• Demonstrated skill and comfort in proactively building and nurturing relationships with key stakeholders.
• Experience in mentoring and coaching teams on financial/accounting matters.
• Strong interpersonal skills, articulate and persuasive communicator, written and oral.

THE RIGHT PERSON FOR THE JOB
The ideal candidate should possess the following skills and competencies;

• Able to resolve problems offering effective solutions
• Able to plan, prioritize and organize work.
• Self-starter with high degree of resourcefulness requiring minimal supervision

WHAT WE ARE OFFERING THE RIGHT PERSON.
We are offering a competitive remuneration package for the successful candidate.

HOW TO APPLY
Send CV only by 15th November 2022 subject heading, as Finance Manager However, applications will be reviewed as they are received, and qualified candidates called for interview as soon as their CVs are received.

Candidates who do not hear from us by this date should consider their applications unsuccessful.

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