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Senior Finance Officer

Releases  /  28th June 2017

Job position: Senior Finance Officer

Location: Nairobi

Job Purpose Summary:

The Senior Finance Officer is responsible for leading all financial management activities, maintaining financial and accounting policies in order to support the company’s operations. He/she will ensure that commercially-focused information is provided to the management team and aids in timely and sound business decisions.

Core Job Responsibilities:

Technical Duties

-          Financial Reporting: Manage the organization’s reporting ensuring compliance of legal and policy requirements.

-          Monitor Financial Performance: Analyze financial performance against prior years’ sales providing business solutions to mitigate the risks.

-          Advice management on progress of achieving yearly financial targets; Profit margins.

-          Monitor Financial cost: Create, analyze and interpret company budgets.

-          Forecasting: advising management on the organization’s performance trend for decision making purposes.

-          Measure Return on investment: Monitor gross profit as well as return on capital.

-          Advise management on viable investment opportunities to increase profits.

 

Administrative Duties

-          Financial Management Reports: Ensuring all books of accounts are accurately prepared and reports compiled and presented on a weekly, monthly, quarterly and on annual basis. This includes; statement of financial position, statement of comprehensive Income, Statement of Cash flows and bank reconciliations among others.

-          Ensure invoicing and debt collection is done proactively.

-          Cash flow monitoring and management within the organization.

-          Proper record keeping and ensure all the documentation is audit ready.

-          Ensure accurate preparation and filing of all tax obligations as and when they fall due.

-          Manage payroll processing.

-          Issue and monitor petty cash usage to ensure minimum float is always maintained.

-          Ensure timely processing of supplier payments, negotiating best terms of payment.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting and a CPA (K) required.
  • 3+ years of experience in similar position; experience with operations preferred.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to multitask.
  • Demonstrated capacity to manage the performance of junior staff and create development opportunities for their professional advancement.
  • Experience using financial management software i.e. QuickBooks, Sage, Pastel, preparing financial statements, and managing tax preparation and submission.
  • Have a flare for numbers, work well with people, aggressively anticipate impacts of workload/issues to team deadlines and have a very positive work attitude including willing to work some longer hours during peak periods.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and PowerPoint and advanced Excel skills.
  • Strong organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivated to learn new concepts and participate in new projects.

 How to Apply

If you wish to start an exciting career opportunity in a media production company and are up to the task, kindly send a detailed resume with three referees, current e-mail address and telephone contacts indicating the job title on the subject line to people@lightbox.co.ke to reach us not later than 17th March, 2017 by close of business 5:00pm. Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

 

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