Friday, August 16, 2013

Group Financial Controller Job in Nairobi

Group Financial Controller

Kariki Group of Companies in the Floriculture business is seeking to recruit a suitable individual to fill the above position in our group of companies to be based in Kariki Limited Farm in Juja - Thika. 

The successful candidate will be a senior manager responsible for all financial aspects of the Group.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Group Financial Controller will be responsible for:

1. Full responsibility for accounting systems, IT and financial controls throughout the Group.

2. Overseeing the preparation and analysis of Monthly Management Reports and submit a report to the Board assessing performance against budget within stipulated timelines.

3. Liaising and managing relationships with auditors, tax authorities, banks and other providers of business services.


4. Liaise and work with other managers within the Group in order to provide accounting support that meets the business requirements.

5. Provide, to meet the Board’s requirements, full financial and performance reports on a quarterly and annual basis to the timetable specified.

6. Manage the preparation of the annual budget process for presentation to the Audit Committee within the required deadlines each year and for subsequent approval by the Board of Directors prior to the new financial year

7. Responsible for custodianship and maintaining integrity of the operations activities.

Candidates applying for the position must possess the following:

Academic and professional Qualifications
  • Professional Accounting qualification or equivalent Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Holder of CPA (K) /ACCA or equivalent from a reputable institution.
Experience Required
  • A minimum of 10 years financial management experience, 4 of which must be at senior management level
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to work at both strategic and tactical levels, within managerial/ leadership and non-managerial employee groups;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Audit and Auditing experience.
  • Excellent analytical skills – ability to link financial results to operational performance drivers and provide value add insights to the business.
  • Knowledge of KAIZEN concept (Japanese Concept of Continuous Improvement) will be an added advantage
Competencies and Personal Attributes
  • Attention to detail – Must possess a demonstrated ability to work systematically and diligently
  • High degree of analytical skills- must possess ability to analyze the management accounts and develop appropriate strategies by making decisions & driving necessary changes for performance
  • Must be honest, strong, confident, self motivated.
  • Must be result oriented – enjoy being measured and judged by financial and administrative performance results. He /she must be bold to Set ambitious objectives while knowing how to take risks
  • People Skills – ability to work diplomatically, harmoniously and effectively with diverse group of people.
  • Excellent communication (both oral and in written form) and leadership skills
  • Willing and able to travel
If you possess the above, send your application together with a detailed CV, three references and daytime telephone contact by to:

The attention of the Group HRM
P. O Box 6038
01000-Thika

Or send by Email: grouphr@kariki.biz

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.