Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Job Description

Job Title:                   Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Client:                        FMCG / Consumer Goods

Location:                     Kenya


As part of an executive management team, the CFO will have interaction with various members of a company, both senior and junior. A CFO job description should include:

  • Providing leadership, direction and management of the finance and accounting team
  • Providing strategic recommendations to the CEO / Board and members of the executive management team
  • Managing the processes for financial forecasting and budgets, and overseeing the preparation of all financial reporting
  • Advising on long-term business and financial planning
  • Establishing and developing relations with senior management and external partners and stakeholders
  • Provide financial leadership.
  • Take an active role in the development of the business strategies, plans and budgets.
  • Formulation of various systems, policies, procedures, commensurate with the need of the company
  • Budgeting, Forecasting, Cost & Credit Control, Margin Analysis, Costing & Profitability Analysis and Management Reporting
  • Analyze business performance and provide recommendations for profit maximization and improvement in asset utilization.
  • Timely monthly reporting containing insightful supporting analysis on key trends.
  • Working with operation teams and provide financial support to their decision making.
  • Able to access the working capital requirement and suggest optimum structuring.
  • Ensuring about control environment over costs, working capital levels and protection of company assets.
  • Improving profitability of the group by focusing on cost controls, increased capacity utilizations, controls on wastages, process setup and controls.
  • Developing strong daily MIS in terms of key parameters thereby helping company CEO’s to get better control over business.
  • Implementing systems, processes and controls across various verticals.
  • Operational Support to the individual Group CEO’s.
  • Credit Controls both within the group and outside customers.
  • Re-engineering as is required from time to time.
  • Tax related matters and compliances.
  • New Projects and expansion projects – member and driver along with Project Heads.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strong organizational and management skills with track record of managing teams to deliver quality results.
  • Sound knowledge of financial and management accounting concepts and previous experience of working with SAP application systems is a MUST.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and meet deadlines
  • Proficient in Excel and Power point.
  • Good English oral and written communication skills. 
  • Knowledge of International Financial reporting Standards preferred.

Key Competencies

  • Planning & Organizing
  • Leadership skill
  • Meeting Commitments
  • Eye for details
  • Resource Management
  • Team Building
  • Problem Solving/Analytical Ability

Desired Candidate Profile:

  • Qualified Chartered Accountant
  • 15-20 years working experience, with min. 5 years at similar level in a large company under world class systems environment.


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