Role details

Head of Finance, Africa

Kenya   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Our client is a global development company
  • Direct report into the CEO Africa; dotted line into the Group CFO

About Our Client

Our client is a global development company who have started operations in Africa in the last 5 years. They are Dubai based. Apart from the 2 main operations (with headcount of about 600 people), their head office in Africa has about 10 people.

Job Description

The Head of Finance will be a key person to support the CEO Africa role on his key mandates. The CEO role is focused on the identification of property / real estate, identification of in-country local partners / landlords, and the full management of the process from feasibility / identification through to transaction negotiations / lease negotiations through to engineering and execution.

Key responsibilities of the Head of Finance includes: feasibility, demographics, negotiations, leasing, annual budgeting, monitoring costs, revenues, collections, managing working capital, managing the day to accounting activities, timely closure of audit, generating monthly MIS reports, as well as the management of the finances of the current operations in Africa.

Very important the person can produce relevant and important reports for senior management (CEO Africa, the Africa Board and Dubai based executives) to use. High quality and reliable information has been lacking in the current structure.

The Successful Applicant


  1. You will have ideally spent at least 3-4 years working for one of the Big 4 audit & accounting firms
  2. Following this, you will have moved into industry, but we are open which industry (whether it be banking, real estate, property, hotels & leisure, food & beverage, retail, etc.)
  3. Ideally, the company you work for will be multinational, and you will have had experience in reporting financial information to internal stakeholders outside of Africa
  4. You have an interest in working for a large, entrepreneurial company

What's on Offer

Competitive package.

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