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  • Posted: Feb 23, 2020
    Deadline: Mar 12, 2020
  • Kenya Safari Lodges and Hotels Limited (KSLH) being a government parastatal mandated with the provision of premium hotel and lodge accommodation, current conference and business meeting venues, customised beach and safari experiences as well as high value niche products, has geared its core activities towards achieving Vision 2030. Being that KSLH falls in tourism sector has once again been identified as one of the key sectors to drive the economic growth towards the realization of the Vision 2030, our activities focus on the economic and social pillars.
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    Finance Manager

    The Board of Directors seeks to recruit qualified, experienced and highly talented professional to fill the position of Finance Manager.
    Reporting to the General Manager, the Finance manager will be responsible for the Finance function of KSLH. He/She will be in charge of overall Accounting and financial management functions of the company.

    Job Profile

    • Plans develops and implements a cost-effective financial management and accounting systems in liaison with the Internal Audit Department.
    • Formulates and implements best accounting and financial management systems, strategies, policies and processes
    • Designs, develops and implements systems and controls for monitoring financial processes and procedures
    • Directs, oversees and coordinates the work of Unit Accountants to ensure accurate and timely preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements. 5) Develops and implements cost rationalization strategies to ensure reduction of overall operating costs
    • Provides guidance and expertise in the formulation of budgets and cash flow projects for the units and group.
    • Participates in the development of long-term corporate, business and strategic plans
    • Ensures that the accounting personnel and the financial establishment of the Company is adequately trained and equipped to match all KSLH requirements in order to facilitate and enhance financial integrity and safeguard of all company assets.
    • Reviews and interprets the Units’ and the Group’s trading reports and financial statements; and advise senior management and the Board on all financial matters including capital commitments and investment plans of the company. Participates in company contract negotiations and monitoring and evaluation

    Person Profile

    • Bachelor of Commerce (accounting/Finance option) or business related degree from a recognized university.
    • Post graduate  qualification, especially MBA will be an added advantage 
    • Professional accounting qualifications (CPA/ACCA) Finalist
    • A member in good standing of a recognized professional body.
    • Strong computer skills (MS Office), MICROS POS MICROS materials control, FIDELIO FO, Finance SAP and SUN Accounting systems or similar ERP applications.
    • Minimum seven (7) years relevant experience in a similar role
    • Experience in hotel/tourism industry will be helpful 
    • Proven excellent planning, organizational, analytical and decision making skills with good communication, negotiation and problem solving skills. Self-driven with high level of integrity.
    • Practical knowledge and understanding of public sector financial management systems, regulations and practices

    The successful candidate will be appointed on a 3-year contract renewable subject to performance. This is an executive position with a competitive pay and benefits package commensurate with qualifications and experience. Shortlisted candidate will be required to submit the following clearance certificates during the interview process:

    • Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board
    • Clearance from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
    • Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations
    • Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau
    • Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority

    Method of Application

    If you believe that you clearly demonstrate the ability to meet the above  criteria, please submit your application along with a detailed CV, attaching copies of academic and professional certificates and testimonials, stating current position, experience, names of at least 3 professional referees, e-mail address and telephone contacts  quoting the reference to the following address: The Board Chairman- (KSLH) Kenya Safari Lodges & Hotels Limited P.O. Box 90414 – 80100 MOMBASA.
    Email: So as to reach us by close of business on Tuesday March 12, 2020. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. KSLH is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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