Finance Manager Job in Embu, Kenya

Job Description



Our client, a leading outpatient health service provider in Eastern Kenya seeks to recruit a Finance Manager who will provide leadership and professional knowledge, skills and abilities in finance and accounting to ensure outstanding financial and accounting services to the company.

Job Location: Embu

Reports to: Managing Director

Levels of Authority:

Direct reports: Credit controller, Claims & billing, Accounts & bookkeeping, ICT

Resource management

  • Cash Flow management

  • Debt management

  • Financial risk & compliance

  • Financial systems

  • Management information system

  • Budget control

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Overall management of finance, accounting and ICT in the company.

  • Provide leadership & supervision of accounting, finance, and ICT staff

  • Provide professional input for development and application of financial, accounting and ICT policies, procedures and guidelines in compliance with ISO quality systems standards

  • Ensure appropriate financial and ICT control systems are established and maintained

  • Ensure financial and ICT risks are identified, controlled, avoided, and reported if they occur

  • Interpretation of financial statements and reports

  • Sustain healthy company cash flow

  • Provide effective leadership in credit & debt control management

  • Work with MD/ CEO to formulate short to long-term financial strategies and plans

  • Provide leadership for heads of department (HODs) to acquire skills in developing and managing annual departmental budgets.

  • Develop budget follow-up timetable to ensure discipline of financial management by all budgeters

  • Liaise with external auditors and consultants to ensure integrity of the hospital financial and ICT systems

  • Develop good working relationships with: insurance companies, banks, auditors, KRA and other relevant institutions

  • Produce regular, accurate & timely financial & ICT reports

  • Presenting financial reports and information with clarity to investors and other stakeholders.

  • Provide robust system for internal inventory & stock control and auditing

  • Ensure well controlled & financial prudent procurement and inventory management system

  • Ensure standard procurement practices are conducted within the hospital

  • Ensure proper inventory and stock management in the facility

  • Monitor and ensure prudent debt management for the organization

  • Support HR in the recruitment of new accounts & finance staff.

  • Ensure timely and accurate payroll processing

  • Ensure timely payment of suppliers and other partners

  • Ensure compliance with KRA, NHIF, NSSF, Medical Board and other state/ regulatory bodies

People Management

  • Create a culture of teamwork by empowering and enabling your team to enjoy working.

  • Create an environment of employee happiness that achieves results through collaborative working.

  • Provide professional advice to all HODs regarding budget development and control.

  • Develop and sustain good working relationships with stakeholder e.g. Banks, Suppliers, investors etc

Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Finance option) or equivalent qualifications

  • Masters in Finance/ accounting, or business management/ administration is of added advantage

  • CPA(K)/ACCA holder

  • CFA(I/II) Holder (added advantage)

  • Management/Leadership certification

  • 5-years’ relevant work experience in accounts & finance in management within a reputable organization

Skills & Competencies Required

  • Accounting and numeracy skills

  • Effective communication – verbal, written and PPT

  • Accuracy and decision making

  • Analytical

  • Cash flow management skills

  • Problem solving skills & initiative

  • Leadership and emotional intelligence skills

  • Resources management skills

  • Learning & self-improvement

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • Reliability to work under pressure to meet deadlines

  • ICT savvy

  • Decision making

  • Report writing and presentation skills

Expected Performance Standards

  • Provide accurate & timely Finance and Accounting monthly reports by the 5th of every month

  • Ensure accurate financial information is recorded on the Hospital Management Information System (HMIS) at all times

  • Ensure credit receivables days is kept within target of <90 days

  • Provide monthly budgets & budget variance is kept below 5%

  • Ensure 6 monthly external audits are performed

  • Ensure adequate supplies are available in the hospital and all stocks are properly managed

  • Ensure ICT systems are functional, updated and backed up at all times

To Apply:

Applicants who meet the requirements stated above should send their applications and detailed CVs with a day – time Telephone number to the email address: with Finance Manager-Healthcare on the Subject line.

Candidates MUST indicate their Current and Expected salaries.


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