Financial Controller

Recruiter / Employer: G4S - Kenya
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Confidential
Status: Expired

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.


1.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.

2.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.

3.Tax Compliance

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

4.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


  • 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
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