Type : Jobs
Date : August 12, 2022
Location : Nairobi

A kiosk is an informal convenience store selling everyday household items. Known locally by their vernacular names e.g. Duka in Kenya, Spaza in South Africa, Kantemba in Zambia.

Key Responsibilities

Strategic Leadership

  • Be a strategic finance Business Partner to the country GM and provide support for operations and commercial teams;
  • Take overall responsibility of the finance organisation in the country and is accountable to the Country General Manager and Global Head of Finance on all aspects that pertains to the finance organisation and workings in the country;
  • Lead and own the adoption of global best practices defined in the business to bring about best practise institutionalisation at the local entity and ensure that the country stays ahead of such standardisation and continuous improvement.

Policy Development

  • Take direct charge of the system of internal controls, risk and governance with the help of the Internal Controls Manager and handle all aspects of legal entity controllership.

Budget & Treasury Management

  • Responsible for budgeting, forecasting and business performance elaboration including variance analysis and actuals vs budget for the country through the Finance Business Partner;
  • Treasury management and cash flow forecasting including monitoring of burn.

Facilitating accurate, timely and pertinent internal Reporting

  • Make sure that all deadlines are respected working closely with Reporting and Accounting team and interlocking with operations and commercial teams w.r.t the close process and requirements.
    • Provision of reliable figures and in-depth knowledge of the relevant business metrics. Analysis ranges from top-level review to detailed research
    • Prepare ad hoc reports to analyse any variances against targets e.g., volume and mix analysis
    • Own the periodic (weekly, monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and annual as well as ad hoc business review needs i.e., prepare and generate reports, templates, slides etc required for business review to track performance against KPIs.
    • Prepare and distribute key business reports and analyses (Revenues): daily, weekly, monthly, YTD, quarterly, bi-annual, annual against targets.
    • Increase productivity by developing automated reporting/forecasting tools
  • Performance Monitoring
    • Preparation of the company’s annual budget and strategic capital allocation, working with the various operational heads
    • Monitor the Company’s key financial performance indicators based on approved forecasts; and regularly
    • Support in the preparation of Monthly, Quarterly and Annual Management Reports
    • Production and reconciliation of key month end reports regarding Volumes, Revenues, Profit, Variance Analysis and P&L by region, by warehouse, by category, by product, by sku, by sales agent, by duka etc
    • Organizing and leading periodic meetings with other departments, where key financial information can be shared and disseminated.
    • Responsible for driving key discussion topics and agenda for each meeting

People Management and country functional leadership

  • Lead, train and support a growing team of managers, controllers, analysts, accountants as business expands across the country to ensure strict adherence to Kyosk Digital Services standards and compliance with procedures
  • Develop a strong performing team, by taking care of the career paths of all direct reports and teams
  • Management of outsourced business partners; statutory auditors, tax consultants, company secretarial, legal and insurance

Ad hoc Tasks

  • As may from time to time be delegated upon by country general manager, Global Head of Finance subject to evolving business needs

Key Contacts

  • Global Head of Finance
  • Global CEO
  • Other functional Heads and managers

Minimun Requirements

  • Graduate from with a degree from Accounting / Business / Engineering or equivalent school. An MBA is an added advantage;
  • Qualified Accountant ( CPA (K); ACA, CIMA or equivalent)
  • A minimu of 7 – 10 years in a leading Audit Consulting Firm or as a senior finance manager (in a multinational company);
  • Great appreciation and hands on experience in performance management;
  • Excellent spreadsheet skills.
  • Working Experience of ERP
  • Previous knowledge Management Reporting Tools

Prefferd Skills

  • Advanced knowledge of Business Intelligence Tools e.g., Power BI, Tableau ,Data Studio etc;
  • Advanced knowledge of excel analysis and data modelling skills e.g., Power Query, Power Pivot;
  • Advanced knowledge of data wrangling/cleansing tools – ETL (Extract Transform Load) techniques such as Get and Tranform in ms excel;
  • Additional knowledge of MySQL would be an advantage but not a requirement;
  • Advanced Presentation skills including MS Power Point.

Desired Competencies

  • Strong Financial Acumen;
  • Commercially savvy / Entrepreneurial mind-set;
  • Analytical Acument;
  • People Management & Development;
  • Networking and relationship building;
  • Excellent people skills;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Ability to perform autonomously.

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