Logistics Company Financial Controller Job in Mombasa Kenya

Our client, a well-known company in the logistics industry in Kenya is looking for an experienced, results-oriented and energetic individual for the following position:
Position: Financial Controller
Duty Station: Mombasa
Job Summary: This is a senior level role whose purpose is to contribute to the overall success of the Company by effectively managing the Finance and Accounting function of the company including all financial tasks, overseeing budgeting and accounting and exercising strong and dynamic leadership of the function. 


The job holder will proactively lead and motivate the finance and accounting team, manage the day to day financial operations, be responsible for coordination of budget preparation, budget reviews and comparing actual performance with budgets and initiating corrective measures and manage all finance and accounting activities in the Company. 
This will include but is not limited to monthly accounting, preparation of Financial Statements, Management Information, Board reports etc. 
The job holder is responsible for the supervision of the Finance and Accounting team in the Company.
Main Duties
  • Plan, direct, and organize the accurate and timely reporting and forecasting of financial information for the Company
  • Lead the process of preparing, consolidating and reviewing budgets, forecasts and business plans every quarter and as required. Coordinate annual Opex, Capex Budgets Preparation, finalization, approval and periodic reviews
  • Provide financial planning and analyses to give tactical and strategic insight to the Management. Consolidation of the Company’s strategic outlook and developing of the Company’s planning models. Develop and introduce financial models for use by the business
  • Identify and implement business analysis projects across the business. Create and leverage financial and operating models for the various business projects.
  • Prepare and present monthly financial reports for the Board of Directors, ensuring clear, accurate and timely Financial Statements (P&L’s, Cash Flows and Balance Sheets etc.) for the Company
  • Set out clear financial guidelines for the Company and ensure adequate internal controls are in place for every aspect of the business
  • Manage cash flows and working capital to maximize the benefit to the Company
  • Manage the annual auditing process and ensure Company compliance with regulatory authorities with regard to tax liabilities etc.
  • Assist in the development of new business plans or investment proposals and provide Executive Management with financial information for decision making
  • Review business processes, department structures etc. and recommend changes to support better financial management and profitability
  • Liaise with banks for guarantees and other facilities
  • Review debtors and liaise with managers regarding action plans for recovery
  • Deliver clear, concise and timely management reports and analyses that provide quality explanations of business results, including quality presentations to the Board as and when required
  • Preparation of the monthly and quarterly finance requirements for internal and external reporting of management accounting and budget variance analyses
  • Responsible for liaison with the external Auditors and the annual audit process
  • Maintain procedures and systems of internal control to protect safe stewardship and custody of assets and maintain the integrity of the associated financial records
  • Implement /upgrade systems, processes and controls capable of delivering financial information in line with international standards and of supporting the future growth of the business
  • Exercise strong and dynamic leadership of the finance function to ensure a result orientated and motivated team Ensure appropriate communication with departments and other support areas
  • Lead and co-ordinate the ongoing development and production of policies and procedures for the reporting systems
  • Review proposed business plans as well as the financial structure (financing needs)
  • Coordinate with project managers, department heads and other departments on matters of Finance
  • Monitor actual receipts and expenditures to budget throughout year (Budget variance analysis) and revise budget plans if necessary
  • Ensure Daily Operational Report and monthly MIS preparation as per standard practices
  • Monitor and analyze monthly, quarterly and annual revenue & profit performance, identify gaps & suggest corrective actions to management
  • Monitor the Finance and Accounting team’s performance, conduct appraisals, grow and develop the team members
  • Any other duties as may be allocated from time to time
Academic & Professional Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution. MBA in Finance is an added advantage
  • Must be a qualified chartered accountant (CA / ACA / ACCA / CIMA or equivalent qualification from other countries)
Skills & Work Experience
  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience in a senior financial supervisory or managerial position/similar capacity
  • Ideally, experience currently working or having worked in Uganda. Preference will be given to candidates who are already working in Kampala and are settled there or having worked in East Africa (Kenya/Tanzania)
  • Ideally someone in the age rage 30 – 50 years. Candidates who meet the other criteria specified here who fall outside this preferred age range will also be considered
  • Demonstrated Financial Leadership
  • Broad commercial exposure (i.e. has worked for at least 5 years post-qualification in the Industry in a Finance Manager / Financial Controller / CFO capacity
  • Candidates who have worked in (one of) the Big Four audit firms and who have the experience required herein will also be considered
  • Strong technical/ educational expertise, evidencing a strong financial reporting background
  • Track record of proven performance and able to add value in this capacity
  • One who is willing to get his hands dirty and not over-delegate
  • Preference will be given to candidates who are Ugandan citizens or East African citizens
  • Advanced computer skills and have worked with recognized finance systems
  • Excellent command of written & spoken English
  • Ability to produce and interpret financial and non-financial management information, provide content and insight to aid the decision making and create efficiencies and solve complex problems
  • Experience in handling compliance, tax, legal and statutory matters, over and above day to day accounting activities
  • Experience in working with ERP systems
Personal Qualities & Behavioral Traits
  • Honesty, integrity and strong ethical values & ability to communicate and influence at all levels
  • Strong business planning, analytical and leadership skills and proactive approach
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • People Management – Ability to coach, mentor and drive through success
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and superior team-leading abilities
  • The candidate must have flexibility and be ready to work long hours
  • Proven hands-on attitude in meeting deadlines with a clear focus on priorities
  • Ability to problem solve and with excellent attention to detail
  • Able to think quickly on his/her feet, resolve issues quickly with little or no direction
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule format, make good judgments and render good decisions
  • A “no-nonsense approach” with regard the achievement of objectives
  • Thorough, accurate, detail-orientated and able to work independently
  • Result-oriented driven individual with good negotiation skills
  • Team player with a positive attitude who is self-motivated and be able to work unsupervised
  • Problem solver, optimistic and assertive in communication
  • An entrepreneurial spirit who embraces change and strives for excellence
Interested qualified candidates are encouraged to send their updated CVs to the following email address:


While we appreciate all applications we regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

“We are an equal opportunity employer”

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