Finance Support and Internal Control Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Job Title: Finance Support and Internal Control Manager
Job Code: FSICM/S/160222
Number of Positions Open: 1
Reports To: CFO ESA
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Summary: Our client is a global and diversified healthcare leader, discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients’ needs.

Job Summary: In the context of the creation of the Eastern & Southern Africa platform (ESA), which is part of organizations operations and includes key emerging markets in the eastern and southern belt of Africa, the Finance Support Manager is a key member of the Finance organization. 


His/her role covers a wide range of responsibilities including Financial control, Internal control, coordination of Financial projects and representative of the financial function for cross-functional projects.

The Finance Support Manager should particularly ensure of the reliability and exhaustiveness of the financial information, the security of the assets, the compliance with established guidelines and procedures as well as leading projects to structure the finance organization, tools and processes in a fast growing environment.

Key Responsibilities:

Internal Control

To develop an effective internal control program through:

  • Risk assessment processes
  • Identification of internal control deficiencies
  • Develop and implement action plans to improve the processes and the controls
  • Follow-up of their implementations
  • Perform regular reviews related to Segregation of Duties and Access to Systems
  • Sharing knowledge and best practice with management and employees / organize trainings
  • Responsible of the Update of the delegation of authorities across the organization and ensure that the matrix of delegations is reflected in the systems
  • support and validate the implementation or update of procedures in line with Corporate standards and processes
  • Prepare Internal Audit assignment and follow-up of the recommendations
  • Deploy common initiatives (Finance / Commercial / Supply Chain) aiming at reinforcing the internal control in the sales activities
  • To control the financial statements of the local legal entity, monitor the risks and proactively propose actions to cover / mitigate these risks in coordination with other functions at local or global level (Tax, Transfer prices, Legal, Treasury)
  • Preparation of the reviews of financial accounts (Account Committees) held twice a year with Zone and Corporate
  • Active participation in the new distribution model for ESA zone in coordination with the other departments of the affiliate
  • Participation to financial analyses such as “Cost by natures”, “Gross to Net”, “Sales-in / Sales-out”, and other analyses that could be requested by the CFO
  • Active participation in the new distribution model for ESA zone in coordination with the other departments of the affiliate
  • Participation as a leader, coordinator, process owner or as a representative of the financial function in projects that have an impact from a financial or internal Control standpoint
  • Participation in the evaluation of Business Development projects
Educational Background:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Finance or Internal Control
  • CIA / CPA are a plus
Professional Experience:
  • Relevant experience in external and/or internal audit
  • Demonstrated ability to define and implement a risk assessment and monitoring program
  • Pharmaceutical industry experience is a plus
  • Knowledge of internal control principles
Major Skills and Competences:
  • Demonstrated leadership and recognized capacity to serve as a leader among peers,
  • Communication skills to build commitment, create adherence and report to management
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects, work effectively with cross-functional partners and drive process improvement initiatives across an organization
  • Ability to handle confidential information and material with appropriate discretion
  • Excellent organizational skills as well as strong analytical skills
  • SAP knowledge
  • Knowledge of IT-based analytical tools.
How to Apply:

Interested candidates holding the necessary requirements, good performance and / or references are encouraged to apply with detailed CV’s, inclusive of names and contacts of 3 referees, current telephone number and email address by clicking on: Finance Support and Internal Control Manager

Kindly include your current and expected remuneration in your resume.

Be advised, this job is open to Kenyan nationals only

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