Job description for Chief Finance Officer
Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
ROLE OF THE CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER (CFO)
The role of the CFO is integral to the running of a rapidly growing and increasingly complex business. The CFO should be a strategic thinker who understands and interacts with all aspects of the business. The CFO is a principal deputy to the CEO providing financial direction, information and advice. The CFO is also a source of essential information for the Board of Directors.
The CFO’s role is to direct and oversee all of the financial activities, overall financial management and systems, to include the preparation of current financial reports and forecasts for future business growth and oversee accounting, costing, procurement, tax planning as well as develop strategies to maximize return on investment.
Highlands is a fast growing and highly entrepreneurial company. We expect this mindset from our CFO. This implies that our CFO needs to be “self-starting”; conducting your own analysis, making your own cash-flow statements and coming-up with self-initiated financial improvement plans. A finance team will support you on execution but the CFO needs to do more than just managing his team. We will look for this mindset above anything else.
Monitoring, Controlling and Reporting
Overseeing Accounting Systems and Procedures
Managing finance department
The organization is based in the Mt. Kenya region and working conditions are normal for an office environment. Work requires willingness to work a flexible schedule and possible Saturday commitments.
ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
Just like the Aberdare, we pride ourselves in a variety of world class products. The Delightfully Refreshing Highlands Drinking Water and the ever-flavorful Highlands Cordials have refreshed Kenyans for decades. Club Soda promises to refresh the soft drinks market with sensational taste at a low price everyone can afford. Our new kid on the block, Club Energy packs you with energy and keeps you in control. We believe that we can be only as strong as the society we operate. In this spirit, we’ve supported and continue to support environmentally conscious initiatives such as the Rhino Charge, Lewa marathon and the 10 to 4 Mountain Bike Challenge.