Finance Manager – Nairobi, Kenya

Our client, a fintech company in Kenya is looking for an experienced, hands-on, and self-motivating Finance Manager, for its offices in Nairobi. Reporting to the CEO, the successful candidate will be responsible for day-to-day accounting, preparation of management reports, reconciliation processes, loan provisioning management, and treasury functions to support effective decision-making in the business. He/she will need to have the ability to align daily actions to the company’s strategic direction and mobilize people and inspire them towards a common ambition and better results. Experience working in the Financial Services sector (lending, payments, investments) and/or the Banking sector is a MUST! Further experience in a start-up environment with an entrepreneurial mind-set, comfort in constantly changing environments, and taking on a broad range of tasks is also preferred.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and prepare the annual budget, monthly forecasts and strategic business plans.
  • Prepare, analyze and distribute monthly management accounts.
  • Oversee the process of carrying out daily reconciliation across all company and customer accounts and distribute weekly reconciliation reports to management.
  • Ensure optimum efficiency of all operating accounts the company holds and make recommendations to management on best practices.
  • Responsible for all statutory submissions (PAYE, NSSF, NHIF, other) on a monthly basis.
  • Provide accurate, accessible and timely financial information and reports which contribute to improve quality of the company’s financial decision-making.
  • Provide leadership to accounting staff.
  • Work closely with banking partners and advisory board members in ensuring financial compliance aligned to transfer pricing, loan provisioning and management, tax requirements, or any other regulatory requirement.
  • Collaborate with operating departments to identify risks and opportunities and propose mitigating actions to deliver target business results.
  • Prepare various presentations, reports and financial analysis for Senior Management and the Board.

Qualifications:

  • University degree preferably in a business/statistics-related course.
  • Professional qualification with an acknowledged accounting body such as ACCA, CPA or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 5 years of work experience in a similar role.
  • Experience in financial services or banking is required.
  • Experience in a start-up or fintech is preferred.
  • International experience or experience in a multinational company is preferred.
  • Robust computer knowledge, extensive exposure to a lending environment, advanced reporting tools.
  • Very good knowledge of Microsoft office applications.
  • High level of analytical, performance management skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Excellent reporting, communication and presentation skills.

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  • Education:Bachelor's.
  • Job Type:Permanent.
  • Location:Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Career Level:Upper Mid-Level.
  • Salary:Monthly gross salary: Negotiable depending on experience.
  • Deadline:25th April 2021.