Finance Manager

Nairobi, Kenya

Reporting to the Country Managing Director (CMD), the incumbent will be responsible for the accounting function, generate financial report and analysis of the performance, establish framework for financial plan and management to support meet the company strategic objectives. 
Work closely with the Group Head of Finance to ensure sound business decisions are made at all times and group objectives are achieved.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Perform accounting duties to maintain control of expenses and income, manage liabilities and safeguard company assets.
• Establish and maintain framework for financial planning and
• Prepare monthly and quarterly financial statements for management discussions:
• Perform variance analysis on the financial statements, offering corrective measures:
• Prepare annual financial statements in compliance with IFRS and Companies Act;
• Prepare regular cash flows forecast.
• Conduct reviews and evaluations for cost-reduction opportunities.
• Oversee operations of the finance department, set goals and objectives, and design a framework for these to be met;
• Manage the preparation of the Company’s budget.
• Manage payroll of the company.
• Assist business development team in pricing services for breakeven analysis and review budgets proposals for business development.
• Manage the Company audit in liaison with the Auditors and the Group Head of Finance and attend to audit queries.
• Ensure appropriate monitoring of Company finances is maintained.
• Ensure adherence to and improvement of policies and procedures.
• Issue customer invoices and generate ETR:
• Ensure timely collection of receivables to limit number of days outstanding.
• Ensure statutory compliance of the Company i.e. PAYE, NHIF, NSSF, VAT, WIBA etc;
• Manage and monitor overheads against budget and improve efficiencies.
• Assist the CMD in preparation of Board packs.
• Liaise with Corporate services for accounting of intercompany transactions and settlement.
• Fixed assets management.
• Managing intercompany transactions and loans.
• Initiate online payments for authorization. 
• Perform bank reconciliations. 
• Manage relationship with Company Bankers. 
• Conduct business analysis and provide insight. 
• Manage existing contracts and SLA for performance; and 
• Any other adhoc duties as maybe requited and/or assigned.


ESSENTIAL

• Bachelor’s degree in finance, Accounting or Economics.
• Professional financial/accounting qualifications e.g., CPA, CFA, ACCA or equivalent, is essential.
• Atleast 3 years’ working experience in a similar position or roles such as Financial Accountant;
• Working knowledge of IFRS ;
• Working experience with Odoo accounting system (Pastel Evolution is advantageous) ;
• Knowledge in transfer pricing and intra-group/shared services management.
• Understands KRA’s ETR system and filings;
• A solid understanding of financial statistics and accounting principles; and
• Caseware working knowledge will be advantageous.


SKILLS
• Proficiency in MS Excel.
• Excellent financial analytical skills.
• Good written and spoken English, presentation and communication skills in delivering financial management information.
• Ability to produce accurate and effective financial reports.
• Time Management skills.


COMPETENCIES
Ability to work on own initiative – ability to assert one’s influence over events in order to achieve goals.
Attention to detail – ability to accomplish tasks through concern for all areas concerned.
Analytical – ability to secure relevant information and identify key issues and relations from a base of information.
Subject Knowledge – methods, practices, technical aspect of finance.
Problem solving – ability to identify, analyze, organize and solve problems and issues in a timely and effective manner.
Strong Interpersonal skills – ability to relate to all kinds of people, building appropriate rapport and builds constructive and effective relationships.
Integrity – a truthful individual can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner. Displaying integrity with sensitive business information.


HOW TO APPLY
Applicants can forward CV to recruitment.eastafrica@amsco-africa.com  and/or  zanele.radebe@amsco-africa.com