McKinsey & Company Finance & Accounting Manager Job in Kenya

Job: Finance & Accounting Manager

Summary: McKinsey & Company is a global Management Consulting Firm; we are trusted advisor to the world’s leading businesses, governments and institution. 

We work with leading organizations across the private, public and social sectors. Our scale, scope, and knowledge allow us to address problems that no one else can. 

We have deep functional and industry expertise as well as breadth of geographical reach. 

We are passionate about taking on immense challenges that matter to our clients and, often, to the world.

Job Purpose: To manage all finance function for East Africa based in Nairobi, lead multiple finance processes and drive ad hoc finance projects and other initiatives. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Give strategic support to the Partner Group for the region, take a leadership role in building the practice and play a leadership role within the support function as this develops across the region.
  • Overall compliance with finance process and policies, both internal and external
  • Ensure compliance with relevant statutory guidelines and laws, with a key emphasis on tax compliance and tax optimization across the region
  • Day-to-day finance function, including a broad range of tasks across general accounting (general ledger, reconciliations), accounts payable (vendor management, processing, payments), fixed assets, work-in-progress (‘WIP’) management (client invoicing, transaction processing, project analysis, variance reporting, etc.) and accounts receivable (client payments).
  • Monthly and annual statutory filings, including VAT, WHT, PAYE, etc.
  • Project management of statutory audits, internal audits and any audits from e.g. tax authorities, etc.
  • Cash flow management and banking
  • Monthly management account presentation, analysis, variance reporting, building of complex financial models to support analysis processes and inputs into key decision making processes
  • Oversees recruitment, development, coaching, structure of support teams, including finance., as the practice develops and grows across the region
Requirement and Skills:
  • Minimum 4 year university degree in finance and accounting with strong academic results
  • Minimum of 3 years post articles /internship experience with a ‘Big 4’ audit firm;  preferably 3-5 years commercial experience in a professional services environment in finance and accounting
  • Excellent analytic thinking, problem solving skills and a proven ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Strong knowledge of fundamental finance and accounting processes, coupled with a strong working knowledge of tax (VAT, WHT, Corporate Tax, PAYE, etc.)
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills, an ability to work independently and to interface / manage remote shared services centre support (i.e. manage remote teams)
  • Exceptional Excel capability and experience on an ERP system (Oracle highly preferred)
  • Willingness to travel within the East Africa region and further if-and-when required to do so
How to Apply:
Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by end of day Friday 31st January 2014 to:
Adept Systems
Management Consultants
P O Box 6416, 
Nairobi, GPO 00100


Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

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