Finance Director for an International IT Company – Nairobi,Kenya

We are seeking a dynamic Finance Director keen to work in a start-up environment and is passionate about Africa’s growth, understands technology and wants to be part of a great growth story. This position is a unique leadership role and will be part of the core team that is setting out to build a pan African business. The Finance Director will collaborate with the CEO to create strategic growth plans and build the Finance Team.

Key Requirements:

  • Collaborate with the CEO to create strategic growth plans and build a well-functioning Finance team.
  • Run and coordinate annual audits, monthly reports and reports on all operating entities.
  • Oversee, review, and adhere to the budgets for each business department and assist in company-wide budgetary planning.
  • Ensure that all of the company’s financial practices are in line in statutory regulations and legislation.
  • Analyse the financial climate and market trends to assist senior executives in creating strategic plans.
  • Interpret complex financial information and provide updates and information as needed.
  • Monitor cash flow, accounts, and other financial transactions.
  • Supervise financial assistants and other employees in the facilitation of day-to-day operations, including tracking financial data, invoicing, payroll, etc.
  • Seek out methods and practices to minimise financial risk.
  • Contract auditing services to ensure financial monitoring is up to date.
  • Create and maintain relationships with service providers and contractors, including banking institutions and accountants.
  • Update and implement financial policies and procedures, maintain a policy manual for the department.
  • Establish and implement a training program for new finance employees.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or equivalent.
  • 20 years minimum work experience in finance.
  • Audit or strategic consulting experience.
  • Work experience in a multinational company, preferably with operations in Africa.
  • Advanced proficiency in accounting software tools, including QuickBooks.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Financial modelling expertise.
  • Ability to manage a global, multi-cultural team.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and collaborative nature, ability and drive to work independently, solution oriented.
  • Strong investment banking experience especially in Mergers and Acquisitions.
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in proposing new ways of creating efficiencies and navigating global tax structures.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills (English).
  • Good sense of humor.

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  • Education:Master's degree
  • Job Type:Full Time
  • Location:Nairobi, Kenya
  • Career Level:Executive Level
  • Salary:Open remuneration depending on experience.
  • Deadline:1st May 2022