Group CFO

Posted on 9 Oct, 2023

Vacancy summary

  • Sector: Horticulture
  • Job Role: Finance & Accounts
  • Vacancy closing date: 30 Nov, 2023

Vacancy description

For one of our clients in the floricultural industry, we are seeking a Group CFO to join their executive team. In this role you will be reporting to the CEO.

The Group CFO will be responsible for overseeing the Group’s financial operations in Mauritius, Netherlands, Kenya, and Ethiopia, while being based in Kenya. We are looking for a strategic, but also hands-on Finance Professional with a strong finance and accounting background who will continue to build and run the Group’s finance function and establish and implement financial goals and strategies. In this capacity, the Group CFO is the custodian of our client’s financial integrity.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Oversee all financial operations including budgeting, management accounts, board reporting, shareholder reporting, auditing, transfer pricing, treasury, and currency hedging.
  • Implement and maintain a system of financial controls, policies and procedures, and reporting systems.
  • Talent development of existing staff, hiring new staff as necessary and manages team dynamics to ensure high-performance in Ethiopia and Kenya.
  • Manage corporate administrators of the Mauritius and Netherlands entities.
  • Manage relationships with banks, suppliers, and service providers.
  • Responsible for ESG reporting and take on sustainability as a strategic area of value creation.
  • Lead on the development of business plans and analysis for new farm acquisitions and expansion projects.
  • Take ownership for and present financial performance to the Board and shareholders.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory and tax requirements.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent higher-level professional qualification in Accounting, Business Management or Financial Corporate Management related discipline.
  • Internationally recognised accounting qualification such as ACCA, ICAEW, CIMA or Kenyan equivalents.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in finance roles, with a preference for experience in the floriculture or related industries.
  • Proven strategic planning experience at the management level.
  • Strong proficiency in financial management software.
  • Strong financial modelling skills, as well as data analysis and forecasting.
  • In-depth knowledge of corporate financial law and risk management practices.
  • Strong leadership skills with a dedication to driving and achieving results.
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Drive and self-motivation, with the ability to work independently and oversee a diverse team across multiple locations.
  • Experience of private equity ownership and of exit processes will be positively viewed
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