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Financial Controller

Plan, develop and implement financial strategies

Job Overview

Category : Accounting/Finance
Experience(s) : 5 - 10 Year
Location : Nairobi
Job Type: Management Level
Job Kind : undergraduate
Highest Educational Level : undergraduate Degree
Salary :

Client Overview

“Be Yourself. Everyone Else is Already Taken”. We’ll be opening a thoroughly refreshingly unique independent hotel in Nairobi next year. If you love hospitality but want a little more adventure in your life we might just be the place for you, whatever your specialist skills and experience. We’re looking for people who thrive on stimulating new challenges and who will be encouraged to be themselves, rather than being treated as cogs in a machine. And if you’ve never worked in the hospitality industry, no matter, as an injection of fresh perspectives from newcomers will help to keep us apart from the mainstream hotel herd. If this sounds like it might be your thing, please send us your resume and tell us a little about who you are. We look forward to creating something rather special with an entirely special collection of individuals.

Job Purpose

  • Reporting in a matrix structure both to the owner and respective GM’s, you will be responsible for setting up the financial systems, corporate governance, due diligence, financial Delegation of Authority levels, establishing the Finance team, in managing The Group’s financial and accounting policies, systems and processes.
  • Having full responsibility for the monthly, quarterly and annual finance reporting of the company, one will be required to set up the finance systems, perform financial analysis, prepare the annual operating plan, and review financial performance.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Principal Responsibilities
  •  Plan, develop and implement a finance strategy for operational management and development so as to meet agreed organizational performance plans within agreed budgets and timescales (covering relevant areas of operation – Development, administration, within the organizations key objectives).
  • To provide value-added support to the Financial Director/Chief Finance Officer  and provide non-finance management with planning expertise to assist in driving profitability.
  • Monitors the financial execution of the budget in relation to actual expenditures, proactively identifying potential performance problems, and prepares and submits timely financial and performance reports.
  1. Financial Accounting
  • Manage the financial system, ensuing maximum productivity and that it meets the needs of the business today and the future.
  • Oversee the continuous improvement of Accounting and Financial Processes and the development of the team with the goal to achieve best practices and optimal output.
  • Develop and oversee accounting policies and procedures to meet both current and future business models
  1. Management Reporting
  • Responsible for Financial Management Reporting for the Group
  • Develop and prepare a monthly Management Reporting Package.
  • Present monthly and year-to-date financials with accompanying analysis of results.
  • Develop regular reporting and analysis, including key metrics reports, and conduct ad hoc financial analysis as required.
  1. Budgeting and Financial Modeling
  • Lead the annual business plan development and budgeting process
  • Lead the quarterly outlook process
  • Provide ongoing financial modeling and analysis to support the development of long term strategic initiatives and business plans.
  1. Leadership
  • Develop Finance and Accounting team goals that are fully aligned with Group business goals.
  • Recruit and retain high caliber staff for the finance team.
  • Provide coaching, guidance and support, set professional development plans to assist employees to reach their full potential .
  • Ensure the team delivers the highest standard of departmental, cross departmental and customer service.
  • Ensure optimal deployment of resources to achieve business goals.
  1. Customer Service & Communication
  • Ensure consistent service delivery in a consultative and solutions-based capacity to all levels of staff with regard to all financial aspects, policies and procedures by the Finance Team.


  • Degree from a reputed university.
  • Professional designation – CPA/ACCA
  • Experienced in  Hospitality at a senior level
  • Sound knowledge of compliance regulations for organizations working within hospitality industry.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, a collaborative style and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Demonstrated initiative and the ability to work effectively within time constraints.
  • Strong business acumen.
  • Knowledge of SUN and MC Systems
  • Computer Literate.