Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Alios Finance Financial Manager (Anglophone Zone) Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Alios Finance is a pan-african specialised finance company with a mix of prestigious African and European investors. 

We target SMEs, multinationals and individuals with products such as leasing, investment loans and consumer finance. 

We have been present in Africa since 1956 and currently have holding companies in Tunis and Nairobi, which oversee operations in Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Gabon, Mali, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya. 

Our combined portfolio across Africa is US$265m and we have ambitious expansion plans, particularly into English speaking Africa.

Financial Manager Anglophone Zone 
Based in Nairobi, Kenya

To support our expansion plans, we are looking for an enthusiastic, ambitious and dynamic Financial Manager for the Anglophone Zone at our Group Office in Nairobi. 

Reporting to the Group CEO, you will be in charge of financial management in the Anglophone zone, currently Tanzania, Kenya and Zambia with Uganda expected to come on board soon, having a functional relationship with each country’s Finance Manager.    

Key Responsibilities:
You will be expected to provide financial expertise and advice at a strategic level on all matters related to existing subsidiaries and regional expansion including taxation and investment climates in current and potential subsidiaries.  

In particular, you will be expected to:
  • Prepare the consolidated accounts of the Zone as in input into the Group Accounts, under the guidance of and for final validation by the Group Financial Manager.
  • Manage all financial, legal, tax and administrative aspects of the holding company in Kenya.
  • Pilot the optimization of the accounting and tax aspects of each subsidiary in your zone 
  • Guide, support and train the finance managers and accountants in the Zone’s subsidiaries.
  • Oversee the semi and annual audit in these subsidiaries and the effective implementation of audit recommendations.
  • Actively participate in funding raising efforts for these subsidiaries from financial and other non-traditional financing sources
  • Ensure accurate and timely management and statutory reporting for each of the subsidiaries to their shareholders, lenders of the group and other stakeholders
  • Assess risks at the subsidiary level through the analysis of the accounts, cash flow, cost controls, expenses and other reports and provide guidance and support in mitigating them.
  • Participate in all finance related IT projects in the Anglophone zone 
  • Masters degree in Finance, Business or Accounting
  • 5+ years relevant work experience at senior level in a financial institution or a reputable audit firm
  • Demonstrable experience at strategic level that includes high level macro analysis and possibly funding raising
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of accounting including  IFRS
  • Understanding of and/or experience in a credit (lending/leasing) environment will be an advantage
  • Experience in multi country operations; we prefer that you have overseen the accounts of more than one country based in Anglophone Africa.
  • Fluent in English. Knowledge of French is a plus
The ideal person:

You will also be expected to be:
  • Precise, rigorous and methodical.
  • Autonomous i.e. work independently and demonstrate initiative
  • A good communicator and team player.
  • Good at training and mentoring your team
  • An international spirit, capable of working in a multicultural environment
  • Flexible and pragmatic and willing to work under a flexible schedule
  • Able to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Geographically mobile as there will be frequent travel around Africa and potentially Europe
How to apply: Interested individuals should send their applications to the address below. 

Your application should include a covering letter that demonstrates why you are the best candidate for this position, an up-to-date CV, current and expected remuneration package, and the names and addresses of three professional referees. 
Adept Systems
Management Consultants
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100
Email: recruit@adeptsystems.co.ke

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications. 

Closing date: Friday 27th September 2013