Finance Operations Manager

M-KOPA

M-KOPA

Accounting & Finance, Operations
Nairobi, Kenya
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2024

Are you a finance expert with a passion for operational efficiency? We are seeking a talented Finance Operations Manager to join our team. In this role, you will oversee all financial activities at M-KOPA, ensuring accuracy, compliance, and efficiency. From managing financial processes to collaborating with other departments, your expertise will be crucial in supporting our strategic financial goals.

Your Responsibilities:

As our Finance Operations Manager, you will manage and oversee daily finance operations, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and general ledger activities. You will develop and implement financial policies, procedures, and controls to ensure compliance, leading month-end and year-end close processes, including financial reporting, reconciliations, and analysis.

Monitoring cash flow, budgeting, and forecasting will be key in optimizing financial performance and identifying areas for improvement. Collaborating with internal stakeholders such as sales, retail, and leadership, you will provide financial insights and support strategic decision-making.

Identifying opportunities to streamline processes and improve efficiency within the finance department will be an essential aspect of your role. You will also manage relationships with external partners, such as auditors, tax advisors, and financial institutions, staying updated on industry trends, regulations, and best practices to ensure the company remains compliant and competitive.

Supervising the accounts payable and accounts receivable functions, you will evaluate and enhance financial systems and processes to increase efficiency and accuracy. Implementing internal controls to safeguard assets and ensure compliance, you will lead or participate in finance-related projects, such as system implementations.

Managing and mentoring the finance team, providing guidance and support, will be crucial in ensuring their development and the department's success. Coordinating with internal and external auditors during audits and reviews, you will ensure timely reconciliation and filing of tax returns, as well as liaise with tax authorities on any queries raised and resolve them.

Technical Competencies:

To excel in this role, you should have competence in financial accounting, reporting, budgeting, and management reporting. Knowledge of cost accounting, corporate finance, treasury management, and risk management is essential, as well as proficiency in accounting information systems, tax strategy, planning, and compliance. Strong stakeholder management skills and proficiency in MS Office, especially MS Word & Excel, with experience in MS Dynamics, will be required.

Core Competencies:

We are looking for someone who is a strategic leader with excellent project management skills, a strong communicator, both written and oral, collaborative and skilled in negotiation and problem-solving, self-managed, and able to work effectively under pressure.

Requirements:

To qualify for this position, you should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field, with an MBA or Master’s in a finance-related discipline.

ACCA certification is required, along with a minimum of 4 years’ experience in a similar leadership role. You should be proactive with the ability to handle multiple tasks and maintain high-quality standards under pressure.

Excellent teamwork skills, with a courteous attitude and a clear sense of confidentiality, are essential. Strong decision-making, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills are a must, as well as being highly motivated with a strong sense of ownership.

If you are ready to make a difference and drive financial excellence in a dynamic and innovative environment, we want to hear from you!