Interim Financial Controller - Fast Growth Scale-Up - Nairobi


Interim Financial Controller - Fast Growth Scale-Up - Nairobi

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    £450 — £650
    Per day + Luxury Hotel Accommodation + Flights + Driver
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    Interim Group Financial Controller - Fast Growth Real Estate Scale-Up - Nairobi

    The Client

    This is an incredible opportunity based in Nairobi and offers the chance to work with one of Africa's most exciting scale-ups by day with luxury hotel accommodation by night. And of course… Safari at the weekend!

    Harmonic are excited be working exclusively with a rapidly expanding African Real Estate scale-up backed by one of the UK's foremost figures in business.

    Managed by his Family Office and with a UK TopCo they have recently surpassed the £10m Turnover mark and are in the process of closing a substantial £10m fundraise to continue driving continent wide expansion.

    They are operating in 5 locations and the additional investment will support the addition of multiple new sites throughout Africa.

    The Role

    The Interim Group Financial Controller will have extensive exposure to the High Net Worth Investor and CEO and will ultimately be responsible for 'fixing' and improving the Finance function to prepare the business for substantial growth.

    The role:

    * Implement and build new financial reporting processes and streamline systems
    * Manage a project to prepare the business for a 2020 Audit
    * Implement robust financial controls
    * Manage the month-end closure and consolidation of regional and group level financial results
    * Improve the quality of KPI analytics, Forecasting and Budgeting for the Leadership team
    * Improve financial models and commercial reporting
    * Oversee bookkeeping, AP, AR and VAT returns managed by a small international team

    Required Experience:

    * Very happy to get 'hands dirty'
    * Love working in a fast-paced environment
    * Multi Entity experience (consolidations)
    * An eye for improving and setting up processes
    * Highly intelligent and adaptable
    * Excellent Communication Skills

    Preferred Backgrounds/ experience:

    * Qualified Accountant
    * Prior SME experience

    Offered Package:

    * £450 - £650 per day + Luxury Hotel Accommodation + Flights + Driver (rate is negotiable and flexible depending on experience)
    * 6 month initial contract
    * 3 weeks in Nairobi and 1 week a month in home country (Although full time in Nairobi is preferred)
    * Start Date ASAP

    Please get in touch at or give me a call on +44 203 773 3530.

    Please feel free to circulate this with any friends or contacts that may be interested.

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