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Nov 23, 2017

Finance Controller (Solar Products) Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Job Title: Finance Controller – Solar Products
 
Job Salary: Competitive
 
Job Location: Nairobi
 
Job Reporting to: CFO

Our client is a rapidly growing company committed to providing life-saving, affordable positive impact household energy products. 

Some of their products include; improved cook stoves, and solar home systems.
 
 
They seek to hire an individual who enjoys being hands on in building essential infrastructure for the department and putting together a high performing finance and credit team to support the company’s growth
 
Finance Controller Job Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement the company’s financial goals and objectives and contribute towards making companywide decisions better, faster and with improved certainty about the end result.
  • Development and enforcement of sound financial policies and procedures to eliminate operational bottlenecks, ensure sufficient cash flow, reduced operating costs, and increased revenues.
  • Develop and deploy financial systems to support on the ground operations.
  • Prepare operational and capital expenditure proposals and projections and reconcile with actual performance
  • Deliver an up-to-date financial model that reflects the current situation and that provides guidance on how fast to grow and which new markets/territories to expand to nationally ensuring the company is focused on the right business metrics to ensure growth.
  • Support the decision making process regarding the opportunities to exploit and develop a methodology on how to effectively deploy company resources to effectively exploit opportunities.
  • Develop budgets and financial plans for the company based on research and data from reports
  • Further refinement of forecasting algorithms used to determine future commodity consumption based on historical purchase and other consumption patterns.
  • Make and submit monthly cash flow forecasts along with weekly reports to the CFO and financial reports to the company board and key partners
  • Support negotiations with suppliers in an effort to grow the company’s gross margin 
  • Analyze transaction data and make recommendations on general business optimization.
  • Liaise with external auditor to ensure quarterly micro audits to ensure tax compliance and financial discipline.
  • Manage the Finance department ensuring that all policies and procedures are adhered to and accounting practices mirror internal financial policies and regulatory requirements.
  • Motivate and lead finance team members by providing training, guidance, and direction to ensure work is performed in an efficient, timely, and knowledgeable manner.
  • Develop and track department Key performance indicators and structure reporting mechanism to ensure heads of departments are receiving critical feedback promptly.
  • Ensure the company maintains good corporate governance.
  • Additional controller duties as necessary
Finance Controller Job Responsibilities:
  • Bachelor Degree in Finance and Accounting plus Full professional Accountancy Qualifications.
  • CPA(K)
  • At least 8+ overall experience in the area of finance
  • 3+ years proven working experience as a Financial controller
  • Ability to think strategically and to design long term plans. 
  • Should be adaptable and flexible with the ability to drive change and transformation. 
  • Must uphold confidentiality, be tactful, creative thinker and proactive. 
  • Committed to professional values and work ethics with a high sense of integrity 
  • Able to lead, motivate and bring the best out of a team of professionals
How to Apply:
 
Please only send your CV quoting the job title in the email subject (Financial Controller – Solar Products) to [email protected] before Monday 27th November 2017.

Kindly indicate current/last salary on your CV.

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