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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