Kuku Foods Kenya Finance Controller Job Vacancy

Kuku Foods Kenya Ltd, the KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) Franchisee in Kenya, is a rapidly growing company, currently operating twenty-two (22) restaurants in Kenya.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Finance Controller, reporting to the Chief Finance Officer.

We are looking for a dynamic professional with a positive can-do attitude to join our team.

The Person

  • Inspirational leader
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Specific Job Tasks

a) Reporting

  • Manage the Company’s financial accounting, monitoring and reporting systems
  • Preparation of management reports including Balance Sheet, P&L, cash flows with variance explanations and Store Income Statements to specific deadlines
  • Accurate periodic financial management reporting including scenario modelling and analytics of the financial performance to shareholders, senior management and others
  • Researching and reporting on factors influencing business performance
  • Planning and preparation of the annual statement of accounts, including liaising with the external auditors as appropriate

b) Risk Management

  • Develop financial management mechanisms that minimize financial risk
  • Ensure that company internal controls and processes are developed, implemented and maintained in the company
  • Ensure that tight financial controls and processes are developed, implemented and maintained in the company
  • Ensure adequate insurance cover for all company assets

c) Treasury & Working Capital Management

  • Take ultimate responsibility for the company cash management policies
  • Managing bank balances and payment structures
  • Monitoring and payment of creditors; vetting and authorization of disbursements
  • Approve all payments for the Group

d) Budgeting & Planning

  • Preparation and monitoring of company annual budget and reporting
  • Liaise with senior teams to grow the business, formulate strategies and plans
  • Contribute fully to the development of company strategy across all areas of the business, challenging assumptions and decision-making as appropriate and providing financial analysis
  • Monitoring and interpreting cash flows and predicting future trends

e) Taxation & Compliance

  • Keep abreast of changes in financial regulations and legislation
  • Ensure that legal, regulatory, statutory and tax requirements are adhered to and ensure prompt preparation of statutory returns

f) Leadership

  • Review work outputs of the Accounting team
  • Review of financial reports produced by the Accounting team
  • Ensure continuous professional development of Accounting team through training, mentoring and coaching
  • Develop external business relationships with appropriate contacts


  • University degree
  • Professional qualification eg CPA, ACCA, CFA
  • At least 7 years’ progressive experience in a busy FMCG, Manufacturing or Audit environment
  • Proficient in accounting systems and software
  • Working knowledge of professional accounting standards and ethics
  • Good understanding of all tax matters including PAYE, Import tax, Excise tax, Corporation tax etc

How to Apply

Please send your application letter and CV to hr@kfk.co.ke by 23rd October 2020, indicating the Job Title as the Subject.

Successful applicants will be notified via email and telephone.

Accounting and Finance
Updated: October 15, 2020 — 2:34 pm