Real Estate Finance Manager Career in Nairobi, Kenya

Our client is in the Real Estate business and seeks to recruit a Finance Manager

Reports To: Executive Chairman

Function: Finance

Location: Head Office, Nairobi, Kenya

Position Summary: To ensure best practice in financial management of the organization in order to maximize efficiency and growth.

Leadership: With the Executive Chairman, develops annual and long-range plans to support and advance the Company’s goals.

Financial Management

  • Responsible for the overall good maintenance of accountings books and systems ensures compliance with organizational financial policy as well as statutory requirements for Resorts and Cities and the subsidiary companies.
  • Prepares timely and accurate monthly financial statements (Balance Sheet, Statements of Cash Flow, P & L budget vs. Actual and a Management Report)
  • Develop and document financial policy and budgeting policies and procedures and disseminate the same among the relevant staff
  • In consultation with the Executive Chairman, maintains and operates bank accounts of the company so as to ensure efficient management of the company’s financial resources
  • In consultation with the Executive Chairman and heads of departments, will be responsible for the preparation and maintenance of the Company’s financial forecasts; annual budgets, annual budget variance and the Business Plan
  • Manages cash flow including short term investments
  • Ensures maintenance of effective internal controls to safeguard assets and assure reliability of financial statements
  • Co-ordinates and works with the Procurement Manage in negotiating with suppliers’ suitable payment terms
  • Track company expenditures for fixed assets in comparison to the capital budget, ensuring a system is in place to monitor and control fixed assets
  • Prepares for and manages the annual audit process with the external auditors
  • Maintain contract file for consultants and service providers and ensures payments to them match contracted amounts.
  • Manages the banking relationships, including any transition to a new bank
  • Prepares annual tax filings for the company as required by KRA
  • To do any other duties that may be allocated by management.

Payroll: Oversees and supervises the preparation, review and approval of the payroll and ensure compliance with the statutory payments as per deadline i.e. – KRA / NSSF / NHIF

Administration and Human Resources: Custodian of the Human Resource strategy and policies.

Other: Any other duties that may be allocated by management

Additional Information

i. Context/Environment

The job operates in a very competitive real estate market, with the head office in Nairobi and the site construction offices in Naivasha and Makuyu.

ii. Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field –; CPA (K) with at least 6 years relevant work experience
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, discretion, diplomacy and judgment
  • Strong teamwork, positive and proactive
  • Flexible attitude
  • Ability to take complete ownership of responsibilities, a sense of humor
  • Ability to work under pressure and time constraints as well as handle a number of tasks simultaneously

ii. Key Success Factors

  • Cost control within approved budget
  • Zero complaints on the payroll
  • Sound business decisions based on the accounting reports availed
  • Good planning management of the cash flow
  • Company is Statutory compliant
  • Monthly account on time
  • A motivated team

iv. Working Relationships

Internal – Interact and cooperate with all departments

External – All service providers

If you meet the above requirements and have a passion for Real Estate and a ‘Can Do’ attitude, send your CV in MS Word Format to

Accounting and Finance
Updated: March 10, 2018 — 7:19 am