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  • Posted: Feb 7, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Umba combines advanced tools and techniques to optimize risk exposures in emerging markets that are currently underserved by traditional banking services.
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    Head of Finance and Operations


    Job Description:

    The role will report to the General Manager of the Bank (in Kenya) with a matrix reporting line to the Group CFO.

    As Head of Finance & Operations for the Bank, you will have responsibility for:

    • Building and developing a first class finance and operations team
    • Being a key member of the Bank’s Management Team
    • Integrity of all financial records and reporting
    • Financial and management accounting, budgeting, planning, pricing, commercial contracts, and unit economics
    • Preparation and presentation of Board Reports
    • Audits both statutory and regulatory
    • Being a Business Partner to all members of the Management Team
    • All treasury activities for the Bank
    • Liquidity and Capital management
    • Chairing the Bank’s ALCO
    • Regulatory reporting
    • A key member of the Team implementing a new core banking platform
    • The integrity of all records and data in the core banking platform
    • Ownership and oversight of Settlement and Reconciliation
    • The Bank’s operational processes
    • Operational risk management
    • Ensuring AML and KYC requirements are at all times met
    • Managing operational vendor relationships
    • As a digital bank, ensure optimal operational efficiency
    • The role-holder must be approved by the CBK

    Qualifications And Experience

    • An experienced banker from a finance and operations perspective
    • A minimum of five years banking experience in a senior management role
    • Ideally, fintech/digital banking management experience
    • Must have a fintech mindset
    • A thorough understanding of banking regulations in Kenya
    • Very hands-on as this is effectively a start-up
    • Good knowledge of payment systems
    • A great leader
    • Well respected in the market with the ability to win and foster important stakeholder relationships
    • Experience of reporting to and managing a Board
    • Comfortable working in a matrix structure
    • A collegiate working style, while working with a Team located across the world in many different time zones.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Umba on to apply

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