Imperial Logistics – Vice President Finance

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Key Performance Areas

  • Monthly analysis of the financial performance of the operating company compared to budget expectation and prior financial periods.
  • Manage the financial position of the operating company with the objective of maximizing profitability and return on invested capital.
  • Ensure compliance to the Limits of Authority.
  • Ensure accurate and timeous financial reporting to the operating company executive committee and other stakeholders in Imperial.
  • Provide guidance to executives in the operating company to ensure strategic and financial reporting objectives are met.
  • Oversee drafting of annual financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Quarterly reporting of internal controls.
  • Internal management packs and dashboards.
  • Tax administration and compliance including submission of relevant returns to revenue authorities.
  • Co-ordinate and assist with the internal and external audit process.
  • Identifying and managing risk (financial and non-financial) throughout the operating company along with Imperial’s risk department
  • Responsible for ensuring that efficient internal controls are implemented and maintained throughout the operating company.
  • Provide ad-hoc projects and reports as required.
  • Manage overall financial functions.
  • Manage cash flow proactively to ensure operating company and group objectives are achieved.
  • Manage working capital, treasury and foreign currency.
  • Consolidate, analyse and report on financial performance as well as corrective, preventative and improvement initiatives required to achieve financial strategies.
  • Review, analyze and then draw insights to assist operational performance.
  • Drive the timeous and accurate completion of the budgeting and forecasting processes.
  • Drive and manage the cost savings initiatives within the operating company
  • Continuous improvement of internal financial and operational processes. • Prepare and / or coordinate monthly flash reports.
  • Update customer profitability data monthly and report on under-performing contracts. Periodic balance sheet reviews to ensure accuracy of operating company’s financial position.
  • Oversee foreign exchange management by ensuring foreign currency related exposures are addressed in accordance with Imperial guidelines.
  • Capital allocation decisions to be thoroughly assessed including capex and investment decisions; buy vs lease decisions to be properly assessed.
  • Analyze and advise on possible growth opportunities including acquisitions and opportunities that require large capital investment
  • Preparation and consolidation of operating company budgets
  • Integrate and align multiple value chain functions based on internal and external client requirements as well as market trends and other business intelligence.
  • Review and advice on management decisions to ensure optimal impact on the financial success of the operating company.
  • Formulate governance and compliance models and frameworks for a function / operation in order to identify and manage risk liabilities.
  • Align strategies and objectives for a function / operation according to knowledge gained from reports and analysis.
  • Implement and manage workforce planning, recruitment, learning and development, performance management, reward and recognition and employee relations to ensure an optimal working environment.
  • Create an engaging, enabling and productive work climate aligned to the employee value proposition by demonstrating leadership through personal commitment to organizational values.
  • Formulate functional / operational budget to ensure that the strategic deliverables are adequately budgeted for.

Nature of Position

  • Permanent

Qualifications Required

  • Preferred – Post-graduate qualification in Finance.
  • Minimum – Bachelors Degree in Finance and/or Accounting.
  • Minimum – Certified Public Account (CPA) Kenya or any other globally recognized Chartered Accountant qualification.





IMPERIAL Logistics International B.V. & Co. KG