Utility Company General Manager – Finance Job in Kenya

Our Client, a utility company mandated to provide cost effective and affordable quality water and sanitation services in Kenya, seeks to recruit goal-oriented, self-motivated and qualified persons to fill the following management positions:

Position: General Manager – Finance 

Ref No. HR/GM-FIN/2012
Reporting to: Managing Director
Job Grade: 2
Job Purpose
The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that all the financial resources of the company are acquired, disbursed, prudently invested, fully accounted for and reported efficiently. 
Should ensure that the company is financially sound and in conformity with the overall Strategic Plan.

Key Result Area/Principle Accountabilities and Duties

  • Formulate the company financial strategy and ensure it is properly implemented.
  • Ensure sound corporate governance by identifying risks and developing and implementing proper controls in order to minimize those risks.
  • Spearhead formulation, implementation, maintenance and review of sound financial policy systems and procedures to sustain the Company.
  • Develop systems for the effective and efficient management of financial resources.
  • Ensure timely and accurate accounting, reporting and analysis in order to aid management decision making.
  • Ensure efficient revenue collection, disbursement, accounting and reporting.
  • Advise the company on financial viability of proposed investment.
  • Ensure financial reports are prepared and submitted in compliance with the company requirements.
  • Manage all financial relationship with external agencies.
  • Prepare budgets and periodic financial performance reports for presentation to theBoard of Directors.
  • Organize, manage, motivate and develop staff in the finance function.
  • Oversee the protection of the company assets.
  • Any other duty assigned by the MD, BoD or Committees
Education, Professional Qualifications and Work Experience:
  • Bachelors degree from a recognized University;
  • CPA (K) or ACCA qualification is a must;
  • Minimum 5 years experience with at least 3 years experience in Financial or Accounting at senior management level;
  • Experiencing in implementing strategies in a dynamic environment;
  • Ability to use computers, including MS Office suite (including MS Excel) and/or accounting programmes.
Required Skills and Competencies
  • Understands and can implement the regulatory obligations of the Company;
  • Strong communication skills in English, and preferably in Kiswahili;
  • Experience working with international donor agencies will be an added advantage; and international business experience is a plus;
  • Ability to drive change in a dynamic environment;
  • Strong management, leadership and negotiation skills
  • Be a team player and uphold collective responsibility.
The position is senior and demand excellent people management and development skills, written and oral communication skills both in English and Kiswahili, and high degree of honesty and integrity.

Candidates who meet the above specifications and have the drive to join a highly motivated work team, should submit their applications with a detailed CV giving three (3) names of referees, attach copies of Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) Clearance Certificate and KRA Tax Compliance Certificate.

Provide a reliable telephone and e-mail contact of self and referees, clearly quoting the reference numbers to reach us on or before Monday 16th July 2012 addressed to

DN/A 1318
P.O. Box 49010 – 00100,

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