Overview

Financial Controller

Reporting to Finance Director, the Finance controller will oversee the financial controlling function including the compilation of financial statements, reconciliation reviews, financial reporting, implementation of financial controls and other related activities for G4S Kenya.

Responsibilities:

Review of balance sheet reconciliations

Provide leadership to the finance and accounting team to ensure books of account are maintained in accordance with International accounting standards and per the specific G4S accounting requirements.
Preparation and review of balance sheet and profit and loss reconciliation to ensure all trial balance entries are valid and well supported.

Financial reporting

Preparation of monthly financial and management account reports for review by senior management.
Preparation of statutory audited financial statements compliant with local reporting requirements and International Financial reporting standards.
Preparation of board papers and reports, Country MD reports and any other ad hoc reports that may be required from time to time.
Internal and external auditors
Support and co-ordinate the internal and external audit processes through provision of audit requests and timely response to audit queries.
Drive implementation of internal and external audit recommendations.

Tax Compliance

Preparation and review of annual and periodic tax computations.
Filling of periodic tax returns.
Ensuring local tax compliance including correspondence with KRA.

Assist with budget and forecast process

Support the preparation and review of budget and forecasts including ensuring that budget/forecast templates are loaded onto the system.
Support the local, regional and group management budget and forecasts review and approval process.
Periodic review and monitoring of actual performance against budgets and forecast including providing detailed commentary on variances
Ideal candidate:

Knowledge and Qualifications

Relevant Degree in Finance / Accounting or Business Management
CPA (K) or similar qualification
Knowledge of Financial accounting principles and practices
Knowledge of IFRS
Knowledge of tax
Knowledge of financial controls and audit standards
Knowledge of how to perform and review reconciliations
Knowledge of how to implement financial controls
MS Office Computer skills (Excel Advanced)
Knowledge of SAP or equivalent reporting system

Experience

At least five years of experience in finance and accounting two of which must be in management position.
Registered ICPAK Member

Technical Skills

Financial Acumen
Analytical Skills
Negotiation
Microsoft Word – Advance level
Microsoft Excel – Advance level
Microsoft PowerPoint – Advance level
ERP system(s)
Google suite of products
Behavioral Skills – Leadership

Awareness of the marketing environment
Problem solving
Delivering strategy
Driving change
Leading people
Delivering performance
Working with complexity
Managing professionally
Customer thinking
Collaborating and Co-operating

MODE OF APPLICATION

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About G4S

G4S is the leading global integrated security company specialising in the provision of security products, services and solutions. The group is active in more than 110 countries, and is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange with over 623,000 employees and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen.