Financial Controller - KE

Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya | Finance | Full-time

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Role Purpose

  • Responsible for the management of timeline and accurate reporting both management and statutory for the country by overseeing the accounting and reporting team
  • Responsible for budgeting, forecasting and business performance elaboration including variance analysis and actuals vs budget for the country
  • Treasury management and cash flow forecasting including monitoring of burn
  • Management of outsourced business partners; statutory auditors, tax consultants, company secretarial, legal and insurance
  • Take direct charge of the provision of business planning and financial analysis, information and insights which enable the various departments of Kyosk Digital Services to make appropriate business decisions with the help of the business analyst
  • Be a strategic finance Business Partner and provide support for operations and commercial teams
  • Take direct charge of the system of internal controls, risk and governance working closely with the IC&PO Manager
  • All aspects of legal entity controllership
  • Lead and own the adoption of global best practices defined in the business to bring about best practice institutionalisation at the local entity and ensure that the country stays ahead of such standardisation and continuous improvement

Key Responsibilities

  • 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 monthly close process and requirements.
    • Ownership of the trial balance and review of all general ledger postings as well as in-depth monthly balance sheet reviews.
    • Provision of reliable figures and in-depth knowledge of the relevant business metrics. Analysis ranges from top-level reviews to detailed research.
    • Prepare and share key financial statements on a monthly basis
    • 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, and 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 Statutory Annual Reports and Monthly management Reports (MMR)


  • 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, and accountants as the 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

 Ad hoc Tasks

  • As may from time to time be delegated upon by Country Head of Finance& Global Head of Finance subject to evolving business needs

 Key Contacts

  • Country Head of Finance
  • Global Head of Finance
  • Country General Manager
  • Global CEO
  • Other functional Heads and managers