Friday, 24 February 2012

Financial Controller Job in Kenya

Our client in the Hospitality industry is looking for a Financial Controller who will report to the Executive Director.

The incumbent shall plan, direct, manage and control the financial activities for the Company; including financial strategy, analysis of the books of accounts, reporting back to senior management on the state of the company’s finances, cash flow, productivity, monitoring performance, auditing and overseeing all tax and regulatory /compliance issues.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Prepare financial reports, budgets, cost reports and financial forecasts on a regular basis
  • Oversee the smooth and efficient running of the Finance & Accounting Department and mentoring accountants, cashiers, waiting staff among others for purposes of ensuring that their accounting and analysis duties are done well.
  • Maintain integrity of Accounting system (software), ensuring it remains effective and operational at all times.
  • Ensure all taxation and legislative requirements are complied with at all times.
  • Ensure that the decision makers in the company understand the financial implications of the missions they set for the company in a specific period
  • Approve finances to be used in specific projects by the company based on estimates made by the accounting department and the top management.
  • On a monthly basis conduct balance sheet reconciliation for review by the Executive Director and General Manager. Where inconsistencies to reconciliations emerge take remedial action or refer to relevant personnel as appropriate.
  • Analyze business performance / results, providing feedback to Senior Management.
  • Co-ordinate and prepare annual budgets, including operating and capital expenditure budgets.
  • Ensure the accurate preparation / reporting of monthly financial results in strict accordance with Company deadlines
  • Where required, provide assistance / direction to managers with regards to the preparation of budgets.
  • In conjunction with the Managing Director, ensure that business cash flow adequately supports company work activities and produces optimal results.
  • Ensure approved capital expenditure budgets are adhered to at all times.
  • Ensure any variations to budgets and forecasts are explained in management reports, including any future / potential exposures to the organization.
  • On monthly basis track and review expenditure against set budgets providing Directors with a “budget inconsistencies report”.
  • Ensure compliance with statutory authority and audit requirements.
  • Ensure that end of year statutory accounts report is finalized by specified date and presented to the Executive Director for review.
  • Ensure all company assets are monitored and accurately accounted for.
  • As required, become involved in relevant personnel matters including recruitment, termination and counseling.
  • Ensure all reasonable steps are taken in order to achieve workplace harmony within the organization at all times.
Qualification & Experience
  • Holder of a Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Holder of a CPA (K)
  • 2-3 years experience in accounting and finance position
  • Excellent hands on experience in working with accounting systems like Sage, Pastel among others
  • Hands on experience in development and implementation of cost effective systems and activities
  • Understanding of point of sale systems is preferred
  • Outstanding communications and presentation skills
How to apply:

If you are interested in the position and have the skills and talents our client is looking for, we would like to hear from you.

Please forward a copy of your updated resume, your current salary and benefits package and Financial Controller as the subject to info@dorbe-leit.co.ke before close of business 2nd March, 2012.

Only successful candidates will be contacted

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