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  • Finance & Business Operations Officer at Centum

  • Posted on: 15 May, 2019 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Centum is the largest quoted investment company in East Africa with over 38,000 shareholders and have been listed on the Nairobi Stock Exchange since 1967. We are both a provider and manager of funds, and positions ourselves as an investment channel through which other investors are able to access diversified investments and management expertise for a superior return. Our portfolio is currently valued in excess of US $ 140 million and consists broadly of investments in private equity, listed equity and real estate. The private equity portfolio is the largest asset class, with notable investments in the Financial and beverage sectors.

    Finance & Business Operations Officer

     


    Job description

    Job Purpose

    The Finance and Business Operations Officer will oversee the business and transaction operations of the firm. He/she works with both internal and external teams to manage the finance, legal, company secretarial, tax, risk, IT and HR functions of the company. The holder of the role handles all the investment operations of the investments that the firm is engaged in and ensures that the investor on-boarding process is as seamless and efficient as possible. The individual is responsible for the firm’s operational efficiency.

    The Finance and Business Operations Officer will oversee the business and transaction operations of the firm. He/she works with both internal and external teams to manage the finance, legal, company secretarial, tax, risk, IT and HR functions of the company. The holder of the role handles all the investment operations of the investments that the firm is engaged in and ensures that the investor on-boarding process is as seamless and efficient as possible. The individual is responsible for the firm’s operational efficiency.

    Principal Responsibilities

    • Oversee the operations of the firm;
    • Manage all the third parties to whom various functions have been outsourced;
    • Prepare and ensure delivery of Board papers;
    • Assist the MD and business heads to develop annual budgets and oversee their implementation;
    • Manage the operations of the firm’s transactions, including investor on-boarding and post-transaction market making;
    • Act as the liaison between the Group shared services and the firm;
    • Manage the firm’s internal performance tracking and submit reports on performance to the MD and Board;

    Required Education, Experience & Competencies

    • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field
    • CPA/ACCA
    • Experience in a dynamic environment in a firm in East Africa with annual transaction/turnover of KES 1 Billion or more
    • Actual strategy implementation experience
    • Proficiency in financial reporting
    • A deep understanding of financial risk management
    • Strong project management skills and the ability to co-ordinate the activities of various functions and resources to achieve objectives
    • Strong problem solving skills and a no-excuses approach to execution of firm objectives
    • Strong inter-personal skills and the ability to manage the firm’s relationships
    • Strong leadership skills and the ability to motivate, provide guidance and coaching to team members
    • Ability to work independently and show initiative
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Minimum 4 years’ experience in an audit firm, private equity firm, investment bank or advisory firm.

    Application deadline: 24th May 2019

    Only shortlisted Candidates shall be contacted

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

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