Financial Controller Job in Kenya

Job Title: Financial Controller

Hiring Organization: Anonymous
Location
– Locality:
Nairobi
Location
– Region:
Kenya
Industry:
IT
Job
Type:
Full Time
Salary:
KES Competitive
Date
Posted:
02/02/2024

Our
client is a start-up founded by technology enthusiasts with more than 30 years’
experience in the data centre industry across the world. They have recently
received their series B funding and are looking at expanding their team. They
seek to hire a competent professional Financial Controller will be tasked with
all activities overseeing PAIX’s day-to-day financial operations, such as
integrating finance operations, forecasting and budgeting, handling tax
matters, analyzing financial reports, and ensuring PAIX financial stability.

Key
Responsibilities


Financial
Accounting & Control

Overall management of the
accounting records and financial reports ensuring compliance with company,
owner, statutory and fiscal requirements and timelines

Ensure that the balance
sheet is a fair reflection of the assets and liabilities of the company

Ensure legal and tax
compliance and validity of permits and licenses

Take responsibility for
the safekeeping and updating of all leases and contracts, which may affect the
financial status of the company

Liaise and co-operate with
both internal and external audit, ensuring that an effective program of
internal audit is in place and that corrective action is promptly taken where
required

Develop best practice
financial accounting and control procedures, with continuous review and
development with the aim of maximizing both impact and efficiency

Management
Reporting.

Implement reporting that
incorporates bench marking, identification and measurement of key performance
indicators, and use of the balanced scorecard

Ensure reporting is timely
and accurate, internally consistent and that reports are conducted each month

Business
Support

Support and advice on
financial and commercial matters to the Finance Manager and to CFO, including
the interpretation of financial data

Review management
information for the company and make proposals for the Finance Manager and to
CFO for value added initiatives

Investment
optimizing returns on capital investment

Prepare annual capital
plan and direct implementation of this plan, ensuring funding and necessary
buying (e.g. Owners) are in place so that the note can be kept at the highest
possible standard

Perform post investment
audit on major capital investments, communicating results of post investment
reviews within the management team and ensures actions are taken to learn from
such results and maximize returns

Ensure compliance with
corporate capital policy, maintaining proper control and recording of project
spends

Looking
Ahead

Work with the Finance
Manager and CFO in strategic planning, with particular emphasis on
Master-Planning and “thinking outside the box” to identify value opportunities

Manage the formulation,
review and approval process for budgeting within the company

Ensure a regular cycle of
forecasting takes place within the operating companies with content and detail
appropriate to the needs of the operation

Provide alerts to HQMT and
Country MD’s via regular forecasts, outlook reports or via ad-hoc reporting
concerning positive or negative trends in the business

Work with colleagues, the
Finance Manager and CFO to ensure consistency and accuracy of communication
regarding future trends in the business

Cash
& Working Capital

Maintain accurate cash
flow forecasts for at least one year ahead, and ensure adequate notice is given
by Country Finance Managers, of any future cash requirements

Ensure full reconciliation
of all bank accounts on a weekly basis, maintaining the highest standards of
control over all cash and bank balances at all times

Establish robust credit
control and credit management policies with the Finance Manager and the Country
Finance Managers within the guidelines set out by company policy

Cost
Management

Benchmark costs against
other data centers, identifying cost reduction opportunities and managing
financial risks of the business

Requirements

Master’s degree in
accounting/finance or equivalent

Certified CPA

At least 7 years of
experience in accounting, with 2+ years in a similar position with an
international company

Proven experience in
finance management

Strong communication and
presentation skills

Excellent interpersonal
skills

Sound knowledge of
accounting and control fundamentals

Auditing experience

Compliance oriented

Proficiency in Microsoft
Office, (Word, Advanced Excel, Power point) and accounting software (experience
with ZohoBooks is a plus)

Excellent analytical and
numerical skills

Sharp time management
skills

Strong ethics, with an
ability to manage confidential data

How to
Apply

If you
are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience;
please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (
Financial Controller-IT) to
jobs@corporatestaffing.co.ke by 12th February 2024.

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