Finance Manager Job in Embu, Kenya

Our client, a leading outpatient health service provider in Eastern Kenya seeks to recruit a Finance Manager who will provide leadership and professional knowledge, skills and abilities in finance and accounting to ensure outstanding financial and accounting services to the company.

Job Location: Embu

Reports to: Managing Director

Levels of Authority:

Direct reports: Credit controller, Claims & billing, Accounts & bookkeeping, ICT

Resource management

  • Cash Flow management
  • Debt management
  • Financial risk & compliance
  • Financial systems
  • Management information system
  • Budget control

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Overall management of finance, accounting and ICT in the company.
  • Provide leadership & supervision of accounting, finance, and ICT staff
  • Provide professional input for development and application of financial, accounting and ICT policies, procedures and guidelines in compliance with ISO quality systems standards
  • Ensure appropriate financial and ICT control systems are established and maintained
  • Ensure financial and ICT risks are identified, controlled, avoided, and reported if they occur
  • Interpretation of financial statements and reports
  • Sustain healthy company cash flow
  • Provide effective leadership in credit & debt control management
  • Work with MD/ CEO to formulate short to long-term financial strategies and plans
  • Provide leadership for heads of department (HODs) to acquire skills in developing and managing annual departmental budgets.
  • Develop budget follow-up timetable to ensure discipline of financial management by all budgeters
  • Liaise with external auditors and consultants to ensure integrity of the hospital financial and ICT systems
  • Develop good working relationships with: insurance companies, banks, auditors, KRA and other relevant institutions
  • Produce regular, accurate & timely financial & ICT reports
  • Presenting financial reports and information with clarity to investors and other stakeholders.
  • Provide robust system for internal inventory & stock control and auditing
  • Ensure well controlled & financial prudent procurement and inventory management system
  • Ensure standard procurement practices are conducted within the hospital
  • Ensure proper inventory and stock management in the facility
  • Monitor and ensure prudent debt management for the organization
  • Support HR in the recruitment of new accounts & finance staff.
  • Ensure timely and accurate payroll processing
  • Ensure timely payment of suppliers and other partners
  • Ensure compliance with KRA, NHIF, NSSF, Medical Board and other state/ regulatory bodies

People Management

  • Create a culture of teamwork by empowering and enabling your team to enjoy working.
  • Create an environment of employee happiness that achieves results through collaborative working.
  • Provide professional advice to all HODs regarding budget development and control.
  • Develop and sustain good working relationships with stakeholder e.g. Banks, Suppliers, investors etc

Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Finance option) or equivalent qualifications
  • Masters in Finance/ accounting, or business management/ administration is of added advantage
  • CPA(K)/ACCA holder
  • CFA(I/II) Holder (added advantage)
  • Management/Leadership certification
  • 5-years’ relevant work experience in accounts & finance in management within a reputable organization

Skills & Competencies Required

  • Accounting and numeracy skills
  • Effective communication – verbal, written and PPT
  • Accuracy and decision making
  • Analytical
  • Cash flow management skills
  • Problem solving skills & initiative
  • Leadership and emotional intelligence skills
  • Resources management skills
  • Learning & self-improvement
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Reliability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • ICT savvy
  • Decision making
  • Report writing and presentation skills

Expected Performance Standards

  • Provide accurate & timely Finance and Accounting monthly reports by the 5th of every month
  • Ensure accurate financial information is recorded on the Hospital Management Information System (HMIS) at all times
  • Ensure credit receivables days is kept within target of <90 days
  • Provide monthly budgets & budget variance is kept below 5%
  • Ensure 6 monthly external audits are performed
  • Ensure adequate supplies are available in the hospital and all stocks are properly managed
  • Ensure ICT systems are functional, updated and backed up at all times

To Apply:

Applicants who meet the requirements stated above should send their applications and detailed CVs with a day – time Telephone number to the email address: jobs1@hcsafrica.com with Finance Manager-Healthcare on the Subject line.

Candidates MUST indicate their Current and Expected salaries.


Accounting and Finance
Updated: January 8, 2021 — 9:09 am