22 Nov 2015

Finance Manager Kenya Job

LightBox® is a human ­centered, design­ based film production company that creates digital media solutions to aid organizations communicate better and help them make lasting impressions.

LightBox seeks to recruit a competent, dynamic, creative and experienced person to fill the position of Finance Manager.

Job Purpose Summary:
Leads all financial management activities and oversees the accounting team, ensuring that
commercially ­focused information is provided to the management team and aids in timely and sound business decisions.

Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Prepare monthly analysis of cost of goods sold and operational expenses against prior year and budget, providing explanations and business solutions to help mitigate the risks.
  • Partner with product management in determining financial impact due to product cost reductions, new product roll­out etc and prepare periodic forecasts to update management on projected results.
  • Analyze financial performance against key business metrics and document pertinent financial highlights that will enable management to determine progress against budgets.
  • Presenting and reporting accurate and timely historical financial information of the company to all the company’s stakeholders including shareholders, analysts, creditors, employees and other members of management.
  • Manages supplier relationships and processes payments.
  • Manages bank relationships and the use of overdraft facilities.
  • Designs and leads the annual budgeting and forecasting activities for the company.
  • Prepares departmental budgets and monitors departmental expenditures.
  • Assist in the determination of project pricing in relation to features offered and competitor pricing
  • Interpret the company's financial results to management and recommend improvement activities.
  • Report to management on variances from the established budget, and the reasons for those variances.
  • Investing the company's money, taking into consideration risk and liquidity.
  • Working knowledge on taxation processes.
  • Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures.
  • Oversee the capital structure of the company, determining the best mix of debt, equity and internal financing.
  • Identify and report what areas of a company are most efficient and how the company can capitalize on this information.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting and a CPA (K) required. Master’s degree in business administration, finance, or accounting is an added advantage.
  • 3+ years of experience in similar position; experience with operations preferred.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to multitask.
  • Demonstrated capacity to manage the performance of junior staff and create development opportunities for their professional advancement.
  • Experience using financial management software i.e. Quickbooks, Sage, Pastel, preparing financial statements, and managing tax preparation and submission.
  • Have a flare for numbers, work well with people, aggressively anticipate impacts of workload/issues to team deadlines and have a very positive work attitude including willing to work some longer hours during peak periods.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and PowerPoint and advanced Excel skills.
  • Strong organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self motivated to learn new concepts and participate in new projects.

How to Apply
If you wish to start an exciting career opportunity in a film production company and are up to the task, kindly send a detailed resume with three referees, current e­mail address and telephone contacts indicating the job title on the subject line to to reach us not later than 4th December, 2015 by close of business 5:00pm.

Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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