Education Institution Chief Finance Officer Job in Kenya

Job Title: Chief Finance Officer

Role Introduction: Our client, a leading institution in the education industry seeks to engage and hire a Chief Finance Officer professional responsible for administrative, financial, and risk management operations of the company.

Role Profile:

Reporting to the Chairman and CEO, and Board of Directors, the successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Establishing appropriate group financing structures required for business continuity in consultation with the Board of Directors;
  • Reviewing, enhancing, and implementing the Group financial control policies and financial strategy;
  • Reviewing, enhancing and, facilitating the implementation of the Group’s documented business processes;
  • Providing advisory support to the Group’s functional leaders on financial matters affecting company operations;
  • Providing advisory support to the Group’s functional leaders on financial matters affecting company operations;
  • Ensuring maintenance, safety and security of the Group’s financial records;
  • Supervising and ensuring efficiency in the following financial operations of the Group: Budgeting and financial planning and analysis, Capital project management, Treasury operations , External  financial assurance services , among others;
  • Acting as the primary liaison with external financiers;
  • Any other roles as assigned by the Group Chairman and CEO from time to time.

Desired Competencies    

  • Leadership;
  • Drive for Results & Operational Excellence;
  • Strong Financial Acumen;
  • Excellent communicator with the ability to effectively articulate financial matters and related impact to senior leadership;
  • Be an emotionally intelligent individual with the ability to cultivate and manage relationships with a diverse group of individuals;
  • Have the intellectual capacity and tangible experience in financial operations (Financial Management,
  • Financial Reporting, Management of controls) and Tax Management in a group setting;
  • Ability to evolve in a continuously changing environment;
  • Team Player.


  • Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Management;
  • Full qualifications in Finance and Accounting;
  • A member of a recognized accounting professional body i.e.  ACCA, ICPAK,CPA-K;
  • Ten (10) to Fifteen (15) years’ experience of which Seven (7) should have been at a Senior Management level in a large organisation; should have experience partnering with the Executive team;
    Board Level Experience;
  • Computer literacy (MS Office, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint);
  • SAP Knowledge.

How to Apply

If you are qualified and up to the challenge visit and apply online by 5pm 7th March, 2017.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Accounting and Finance
Updated: February 21, 2017 — 10:11 pm