Chief Financial Officer Jobs in Kenya

Chief Financial Officer Jobs in Kenya

Mwezi Limited
Job Title:

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • By agreement Nairobi or Kisumu
    Position Reports to:
  • Board of Directors
    About Mwezi Limited:

    Mwezi Limited was established and registered in Kenya in 2014 to provide products and services that improve the health, wealth, education and environmental impact of our customers.

    We currently sell a range of solar products and energy efficient cook stoves.

    We have offices in Nairobi and Kisumu and 12 branches around Lake Victoria region. In 2019, we intend to grow the business considerably.

    We are recruiting for a Chief Financial Officer to join the senior management team at an exciting time in the growth of the company.

    Summary of Position:

    To take full responsibility for all aspects of the finance function to include all statutory returns for the Kenyan business, month end reconciliations, cash management and month end reporting.

    Work with Kenyan Directors to provide commercial support to improve the performance of the business.

    In addition, work with other relevant departments to improve reporting for different stakeholders including the board of directors, shareholders and funders.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Undertake duties and functions relating to finance including all statutory returns and compliance with the in-country regulations.
  • Undertake monthly budget management and monthly reconciliation for such expenses incurred in-country.
  • Provide financial reports to the board of directors on a monthly basis, and as maybe requested by the board at any time.
  • Develop internal control policies, guidelines, and procedures for activities such as budget administration, cash and credit management, and accounting.
  • Liaise with the directors in the cash flow management and approval of funds disbursements to relevant departments and other suppliers.
  • Be the general overseer of such financial operations of all departments and offices within the country and support other functions as maybe requested on ad hoc basis.
  • Be able to Assess, understand company’s risk profile and report such risk issues to the board of directors and implement operational best practices to mitigate them
  • Ensure that the company’s record keeping
    and reporting meets the requirements of auditors and government’s compliance requirements.
  • Be a key contact person in liaising with auditors and maintain such relations with external auditors and implement given recommendations.

  • Be a member of the executive management team to participate in key decision making processes.
  • Expected to maintain in-depth relations with all members of the management team
  • Maintain ongoing relationships with the appointed banking agent and liase with such in matters of financial transactions and accounting.

    Required Qualification
  • The candidate should have a master’s degree in accounting, Finance or business administration or equivalent business experience 5+ years serving in a similar position.
  • Must be fully qualified Chartered Accountant.
  • Must be able to demonstrate Credibility, integrity, honesty and attention to detail.
  • Excellent MS excel skills and a high level of written and oral communication skills, good writing in English is mandatory.
  • Experience in working with Quick Books Professional online would be useful.
  • The role would suit someone who is happy to roll their sleeves up and do transactional accounting whilst also be comfortable presenting financial results to the board of directors.
  • Experience of off-grid solar businesses, retail, FMCG or agricultural products would be helpful as well as familiarity with M-PESA merchant services.

    How to Apply
  • If you are interested please send in your application with a CV and motivation letter stating your suitability and salary expectation via email to by close of business on 22nd February 2019.
  • All applications to be addressed to HR Director, Mwezi Limited.
  • Mwezi Ltd is an equal opportunity employer, only those shortlisted will be contacted.

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