2 Jun 2017

G4S Finance Controller Job in Kenya

G4S is the leading global integrated security company specializing 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. We specialize in outsourced business processes and facilities in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat.

G4S in Africa:
G4S is the largest private sector employer and largest security company in Africa, with operations in more than 30 African countries and more than 122 000 employees on the continent. In Kenya, G4S employs more than 14,000 people and we have a presence in all major urban centres within the country.

Main Purpose of Position
To 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. The key performance areas are:-

Job Responsibilities
Review of balance sheet reconciliations

  • Review fixed asset registers, accrual reconciliations and proper working capital management.
  • Ensure authorization of reconciliation

Monthly Reporting

  • Collect information from relevant sources and compile professional accurate management reports monthly
  • Ensure timeous and accurate financial General Ledger monthly results
  • Ensure timeous and correct follow up on all discrepancies
  • Ensure in the verification of the correctness of the systems to provide accurate financial information
  • Verify actual results for variances to previous reporting periods, or to identify inaccuracies
  • Ensure compliance with IFRS
  • Ensure printing of compiled and completed reports
  • Attend and provide financial input on monthly trade reviews.

Liaison with internal and external auditors

  • Act as a liaison with internal and external auditors
  • Investigate and follow-up on discrepancies of audit reports
  • Provide feedback to auditors and management on discrepancies

Tax Compliance

  • Ensure local tax compliance.

CAPEX Committee

  • Set up capex review mechanism.
  • Provide input on:
  • Capex expenditure to date
  • Cashflow position to date
  • Communicate capex feedback on monthly review meetings


  • Relevant Degree in Finance / Accounting or Business Management
  • CPA (K) or similar qualification
  • Knowledge of Financial principles and practices
  • Knowledge of IFRS
  • Expert knowledge in tax local taxation requirements and regulations
  • 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
  • Seven years and above in management experience typically in a leadership role
  • 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

How to Apply
Apply here for the job

Closing Date: June 16, 2017

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