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SMEP – Head of Finance

SMEP MICROFINANCE BANK LIMITED

SMEP KIRICHWA ROAD – OFF ARGWINGS KODHEK ROAD

P.O. Box 64063-00620, NAIROBI.

Tel: 020 2055761, 3572799, 2673327/8

Cell: 0776 255861/2/3; 0711 606900

Email: info@smep.co.ke

SMEP Microfinance Bank Limited is a dynamic Christian based bank regulated by the Central Bank of Kenya, whose Mission is “To empower our customers through provision of market driven financial solutions”.

We are inviting applications from interested and suitably qualified candidates who are passionate about transforming lives in the society, to fill the following senior position:

1) HEAD OF FINANCE (HR/03/01/17)

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the job holder will be responsible for effective strategic and operational financial planning, monitoring and reporting and ensuring compliance with
local and international reporting and accountings standards and procedures.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

. Responsible for strategic financial planning in the Bank and ensuring compliance to internal financial and accounting policies and procedures
. Developing, monitoring and submissions of timely and accurate financial statements and reports that will guide the management and the board in strategic decision
making
. Development and implementation of the Finance Department strategy and managing the bank’s financial accounting, monitoring and reporting systems
. Providing sound leadership to the Finance team
. Oversees and leads annual budgeting and planning process
. Ensures remittance of all statutory deductions and compliance to acceptable financial standards
. Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting and ensures that there is enough resources to transact business
. Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaise with external auditors and the finance committee of the board of directors
. Manage the acquisition of assets and ensure that they are properly recorded, amortized, and disposed of as appropriate
. Advises the management on investment decisions taking into consideration risk and liquidity.
. Oversees the capital structure of the Bank, determining the best mix of debt, equity and internal financing.
Key Qualities, Competencies & Experiences

. At least 8 years work experience in a Finance Department in a reputable Banking institution; 3 years of which must have been in a senior position
. High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation.
. Strong problem solving and organization skills with the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses.
. Good interpersonal and communication skills
. Between 35 and 45 years of age
. Applicants must be committed to Christian values with a passion to serve

Qualifications

. Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, commerce, Business administration or equivalent from a recognised university.
. Must be a Certified Public Accountant (K) or recognized equivalent
. A Post graduate Masters degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage
. Proficiency in MS Office suite and previous experience with T24 Banking system will be
an added advantage.

HOW TO APPLY

The full job profile is on the website and qualified and interested candidates who meet the criteria should download the “Job Application Form” at http://www.smep.co.ke/opportunities, and
send their filled applications to recruitment@smep.co.ke on or before Monday, 13th February, 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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