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Finance and Strategy Director Job in Kenya

Finance and Strategy Director

Key responsibilities:
  • Leading business strategy discussions around Company’s finance processes (operating reviews, outlook, operating plan) and pro-actively supporting all areas of the business;
  • Providing financial leadership, risk management, reviewing financial performance and ensuring action plans are in place to meet business commitments;
  • Working closely with senior management to develop and implement a funding and investment strategy for effective implementation of the business growth and diversification program;
  • Generating new investment through dynamic investor relations activities;
  • Liaising with investors and analysts through various communication channels to increase visibility and ensuring relevant investor communications are executed efficiently;
  • Ensuring all internal finance processes, controllership, owning complete balance sheet, filing and reporting requirements are compliant with the required standards;
  • Driving consistent improvements in financial processes and routines and ensuring effective management of costs across the business;
  • Providing strategic advice with regards to business initiatives and projects and assisting in the execution of business strategies;
  • Ensuring timely and accurate reporting on costs/revenue by cost centre and ensuring regular updating of forecasts in the light of changes in costs and revenue. A key part of this involves preparing presentations on the company’s financial position to the Board of Directors; Producing financial statements, reports and analysis to aid in decision making and implementing financial decisions; and
The ideal candidate will possess:
  • An undergraduate degree with professional qualifications in accounting and/or financial management;
  • A Masters in Business Administration (MBA) or relevant Masters Degree will be an added advantage;
  • A minimum of 10 years financial management experience, three to four of which must be at senior management/director level;
  • Strong financial management experience and skills (budgets/forecasts capital projects, imports and exports, stakeholder management);
  • Demonstrable experience generating new investment coupled with strong global investor relations experience and the ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with internal and external investor contacts at a senior level;
  • A proactive self-starter with strong leadership skills and the ability to motivate and inspire others and positively influence and make an impact at senior management level;
  • Clear and concise interpersonal communication skills;
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to link financial results to operational performance drivers and provide value add insights to the business;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills with attention to detail;
  • A member of good standing with the Institute of Chartered Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK)
  • Track record of excellent execution and thought leadership; and
  • Working experience with ERP’s and strong excel skills will be an added advantage.
Only candidates meeting the minimum requirements to apply to: recruitment@firstafrica.org

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