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Finance Manager, Manufacturing Organisation, Kenya

Reference ID: REQ 0746

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Our client is into manufacturing of metal product and industrial gases.

Our client is looking to fill the position of Finance Manager for their Corporate office responsible for overall finance & accounts for the operation.

The ideal candidate will be have 10+ years of progressively responsible experience with a manufacturing set-up.

Min: 10 Year(s) Max: 18 Year(s)

Nairobi (Kenya)

Education: CA
Industry Type:


Functional Area :

Accounting / Tax / Company Secretary / Audit/ Finance

Role: Financial Accountant
Posted Date : 2014-06-16
Desired Candidate Profile
  • Qualification: CPA/ CA
  • Experience:  10+ years of progressively responsible experience with a manufacturing set-up.  
  • Excellent communication skills are essential, particularly in regard to presenting the results of analyses to management. 
  • Should have an outstanding knowledge of ERP
Job Description


  • Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
  • Manage outsourced functions
  • Oversee the operations of the treasury department, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the department's goals and objectives

Funds Management

  • Forecast cash flow positions, related borrowing needs, and available funds for investment
  • Ensure that sufficient funds are available to meet ongoing operational and capital investment requirements
  • Use hedging to mitigate financial risks related to the interest rates on the company's borrowings, as well as on its foreign exchange positions
  • Maintain banking relationships
  • Assist in determining the company's proper capital structure
  • Arrange for equity and debt financing
  • Invest funds
  • Recommend appropriate dividend issuances, based on historical dividend patterns and expected cash flows


  • Manage the preparation of the company's budget
  • Report to management on variances from the established budget, and the reasons for those variances
  • Assist management in the formulation of its overall strategic direction

Financial Analysis

  • Engage in ongoing cost reduction analyses in all areas of the company
  • Review the performance of competitors and report on key issues to management
  • Engage in benchmarking studies to establish areas of potential operational improvement
  • Interpret the company's financial results to management and recommend improvement activities
  • Review company bottlenecks and recommend changes to improve the overall level of company throughput
  • Participate in target costing activities to create products that meeting predetermined price goals
  • Assist in the determination of product pricing in relation to features offered and competitor pricing
  • Compile key business metrics and report on them to management
  • Manage the capital budgeting process, based on constraint analysis and discounted cash flow analysis
  • Create additional analyses and reports as requested by management

Additional Accountabilities:

  • Oversee the extension of credit to customers.
Organization : Manufacturing Company in Kenya
Company Profile

Our client is into manufacturing of metal product and industrial gases.

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