Finance Manager at LIPTON Teas and Infusions

Nairobi, Kenya
  • Job Type:Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience8 years
  • Location: Nairobi
  • Job Field: Finance / Accounting / Audit 


  • This is a senior position which seeks to increase the long term share value and to safeguard the assets of the company by: finding ways to improve the performance of the financial operation, ensuring a satisfactory system of internal controls in the organization, shareholder wealth maximization, safeguarding the assets of the company – avoiding wastage through prudent investment, maintaining adequate liquidity to facilitate prompt claims service without jeopardizing investment income and ensuring compliance with regulation.


Regulatory, Statutory & Management Reporting 

  • Overall responsibility for all Finance aspects in Kenya, which includes Tax, Actuarial, Controlling, FP&A and Capital Management responsibilities.
  • Accountable for timely and accurate delivery of ekaterra Tea Kenya’s external financial reporting and maintenance of a robust control environment.
  • Business partnering and support role to the Managing Director, which includes updates on business strategy execution and profitability assessments of each line of business.
  • Primary Finance contact to the independent, non-executive directors, and responsible for accurate and timely Board reporting.
  • Oversight of all local financial statement and regulatory filings, and primary Finance liaison with all regulatory authorities.
  • Management of the audit process with external and internal auditors
  • Implement and monitor Monthly Financial Reporting with a key focus on business performance, profitability, and strategy execution.
  • Establish and implement the regulations on and procedures of financial management, cost management, budget management, accounting, accounting supervision and audit; Supervise the implementation of above-mentioned regulations and procedures.
  • Represent ekaterra Tea Kenya to the regulator regarding all financial matters when required and in the board of directors.
  • Managing capital to meet regulatory requirements, dividend commitments and investment requirements; optimizing deployment of and returns on capital within those constraints.
  • Embedding the use of key performance metrics within the organization to drive actions and improve performance.
  • Delivering well-supported budgets, plans and forecasts in line with ekaterra Tea Kenya’s timelines, along with regular progress updates and action recommendations as appropriate
  • Ensure proper tax planning, computation and accounting and remittance of all applicable taxes (PAYE, VAT)
  • Business Partnership & Leadership 
  • Engage with executive management as a strategic partner, influencing the future direction of the company and aligning business and finance strategy to achieve profitable and sustainable growth.
  • Instill a financial approach and mind set throughout the organization as a catalyst to help other parts of the business perform better.
  • Designing and implementing change to organizational design, processes, and systems to meet current and future reporting obligations.
  • Improving efficiency whilst maintaining control standards consistent with ekaterra Tea Kenya’s policies and regulatory requirements; Control environment and Framework 
  • Provide a preventive financial control environment, aligned to company and legislative requirements.
  • Ensure integrity of all financial data in underlying administrative system.
  • Ensure control over operating systems impacting financial performance is implemented and operating effectively.
  • Recommend improvements and adjustments as needed to ensure operational efficiency and meet operating requirements.
  • Remediate and resolve material weaknesses and significant deficiencies identified through internal audit within agreed timelines
  • Liaise with internal auditors and provide recommendations for procedural improvements
  • Liaise with external auditors and provide recommendations for procedural improvements.
  • Keep abreast of local financial, legislative environment; advise the Leadership Team on financial issues which arise and the consequences of proposed course of action.
  • Ensure financial records are maintained in line with company and legislative requirements
  • Ensure Internal and External financial reporting is concluded on a timely manner with appropriate approvals
  • Administer the work of investment committee.
  • Manage account reconciliations accordingly to company and auditor’s standard.
  • Leading, mentoring and professionally developing people, making best and highest use of talent including exporting to benefit the wider ekaterra, managing succession plans, fostering a culture of collaboration and promoting and delivering the benefits of working collaboratively to deliver ekaterra Tea Kenya ’s strategic objectives
  • Aligning activity of Finance department in ekaterra Tea Kenya with regional and global partners.



  • Relevant Business Degree (e.g. B.Com – Accounting or MBA)
  • Certified Public Accountant (K)/ACCA
  • Member of the ICPAK


  • Minimum of 8 years experience in a Finance related position, Senior Accounting Position, Finance Manager or Chief Finance Officer.
  • Working knowledge of a multinational organization is highly recommended.
  • Working in a matrix reporting structure will be an advantage.
  • Good background in process controls and audit 


  • Business acumen to understand ekaterra’s business and functions
  • Solving complex problems
  • Managerial courage and a strategic leader
  • Organizational Agility
  • Knowledge of fiscal regulation in Kenya & other African countries.
  • High level of written and verbal communication skills, including ability to interact effectively at various levels
  • Persistent, output-oriented mindset with strong ownership capabilities
  • Ability to manage time effectively and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines, including capability of dealing with several projects in parallel.


  • As per job/site requirements, local travel likely. International Travel when need arises to represent ekaterra Tea Kenya.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to LIPTON Teas and Infusions on to apply