Head of Finance Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Job Title: Head of Finance

Location: Nairobi

Job Purpose: Streamline the company’s Finance Structure in line with corporate strategy; provide strategic and financial guidance to ensure company objectives are met and develop all necessary policies and procedures to ensure sound financial management

Job Description:

  • Submit a monthly checklist to the Director in line with the monthly reporting timetable and establish effective financial planning, analysis and measurement techniques, and oversee the development of financial reporting, business plans, forecasts and budgets for the company
  • Implement all aspects of cash flow, cost allocation, budgeting, forecasting, financial statements, consolidations, financial modelling and analysis for a complex social enterprise.
  • Develop, maintain and monitor internal controls over all finances and ensure that such internal controls are consistent. Ensure appropriate policies and procedures are developed, communicated and monitored. Assess strengths and weaknesses of financial management strategies and implement strategic and tactical steps to improve them.
  • Coordinate the activities of external auditors and respond to external auditors’ reports including the implementation of recommendations. In this role he/she will also prepare the annual consolidated financial reports.
  • Maintain current knowledge of regulatory requirements affecting the company’s financial operations, including applicable tax laws in Kenya and in any new countries the company may establish operations in.
  • Work collegially with other members of management and staff to integrate financial elements into its strategy.

Financial Planning and Budgeting:

  • Lead the process in the preparation of budget estimates
  • Regularly monitor expenditure against budget and advises the Director on variances, cost escalations, and budget re-allocations
  • Prepare comprehensive financial models for various to deliver cash flow forecast, scenario analysis, risk assessment and return analysis


  • Counter-approve all Local Purchase Orders (LPO’s)
  • Act as first signatory on all payments (cheques and wire transfers) to suppliers
  • Ensure correct allocation of costs and review cost structure and allocations.

Payroll Management:

  • Review and authorize the staff payroll on a monthly basis
  • Ensure that all statutory deductions are effected and remitted within the stipulated period(s).


  • Ensure that banking arrangements are adequate to support the activities of the company
  • Ensure all bank transactions conform with the agreed upon banking contracts, controls and arrangements
  • Maintain cash flows and liquidity at optimum levels

Annual accounts and Audit:

  • Prepare and consolidate the annual accounts for the company
  • Facilitate the carrying out of the external audit
  • Regularly review and update the company’s internal controls and procedures manual
  • Advise the Director on any necessary amendments

Team Development:

  • Partner with the Director and the Senior Leadership to build a culture of high performance.
  • Recruit and provide line management, mentorship and support to the Finance teams.


  • A degree in finance/accounting and full professional qualification such as CPA or ACCA
  • Master degree preferably in business is an added advantage
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Knowledge of financial and accounting software applications. Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections.
  • Previous work experiences in NGO industry is an added advantage


  • 5-10 years work experience which should include management experience and an understanding of the various financial and tax compliance requirements
  • Experience in implementation of computerised financial system and/ or ERP.
  • Experience of designing and implementing effective financial systems and controls for efficient financial management and performance monitoring;

Knowledge & Skill Requirements:

  • Communication skills, both oral and in writing
  • Deals well with pressure
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Reporting Skills
  • Analytical Thinking Skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Integrity/Honesty
  • Assertive

Interested candidates are invited to strictly email their cover letter and CV, to recruit@hrmconnection.com before end of day 14th December 2018.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

Accounting and Finance
Updated: November 24, 2018 — 9:26 am