2 Finance Officers Jobs in Kenya

Mwezi Limited

Job Title: Finance Officers
Location: Nairobi or Kisumu
Position Reports to:Board of Directors
Vacancy: 2 Positions
About Mwezi Limited: Mwezi Limited, a UK registered company, established a registered branch in Kenya in 2014 to provide products and services that improve the health, wealth, education and environmental impact of our customers. We currently sell a range of solar products and energy efficient cook stoves.
We have offices in Nairobi and Kisumu and 16 branches around Lake Victoria region. In 2019, we intend to grow the business considerably. We are recruiting for a Financial Officer to join the team at an exciting time in the growth of the company.
Summary of Position: To take full responsibility for aspects of the finance function to include all statutory returns for the Kenyan business, month end reconciliations, cash management and month end reporting. Work with Kenyan Directors and the accounts clerk to provide commercial support to improve the performance of the business.
Duties and responsibilities
·         Undertake duties and functions relating to finance including all statutory returns and compliance with the in-country regulations.
·         Undertake monthly budget management and monthly reconciliation for such expenses incurred in-country.
·         Provide financial reports to the board of directors on a monthly basis, and as maybe requested by the board at any time.
·         Assist with developing internal control policies, guidelines, and procedures for activities such as budget administration, cash and credit management, and accounting.
·         Liaise with the UK and in-country directors in the cash flow management and approval of funds disbursements to relevant departments and other suppliers.
·         Be able to Assess, understand company’s risk profile and report such risk issues to the board of directors and implement operational best practices to mitigate them
·         Ensure that the company’s record keeping and reporting meets the requirements of auditors and government’s compliance requirements.
·         Be a key contact person in liaising with auditors and maintain such relations with external auditors and implement given recommendations.
·         Expected to maintain in-depth relations with all members of the management team
Required Qualification
·         The candidate should have a degree in accounting, Finance or business administration or equivalent business experience 2+ years serving in a similar position.
·         Must be fully qualified accountant.
·         Must be able to demonstrate Credibility, integrity, honesty and attention to detail.
·         Excellent MS excel skills and a high level of written and oral communication skills, good writing in English is mandatory.
·         Experience in working with Quick Books Professional online would be useful.
·         The role would suit someone who is happy to roll their sleeves up and do transactional accounting whilst also be comfortable presenting financial results to the board of directors.
·         Experience of off-grid solar businesses, retail, FMCG or agricultural products would be helpful as well as familiarity with M-PESA merchant services.
If you are interested please send in your application with a CV and motivation letter stating your suitability and salary expectation via email to hr@mwezisolar.co.ke by close of business on 10th May 2019.
Applications will be reviewed on rolling basis and all applications to be addressed to HR Director, Mwezi Limited.
Mwezi Ltd is an equal opportunity employer, only those shortlisted will be contacted.

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