Finance Director at TNS RMS EA

On Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Who is TNS RMS EA?

TNS RMS EA has been the leading market research agency in East Africa for over 30 years. We have been established in Kenya since 1988, providing both major multinational and local brands with precise growth strategies.

Africa is a region that is growing at an exponential rate. By 2020 it is predicted that its consumer spending power will be the equivalent of adding a consumer market the size of Brazil today.

And this staggering growth is evident across many product categories – for example, 136 million new mobile phone subscribers have signed up in Africa since 2000, which is more than the total US population

Job Purpose: 

Lead the finance function within a large and complex professional services business in East Africa (Kenya), working closely with the CEO to ensure excellent performance from both the commercial and finance teams alike.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Lead all aspects of the finance function in East Africa; planning, monitoring and reporting results and supporting the senior leadership team through change and growth
  • Ensure systems, controls and processes are in place to enable effective monitoring of financial results, attaining required level of Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) controls.
  • Play a leading role in the definition and implementation of financial and commercial strategy and policy
  • Lead all aspects of the reporting, budgeting, forecasting and planning processes
  • Provide leadership and development support for the finance team
  • Ensure that the business meets Group and IFRS reporting requirements across all markets in which the Kenyan business operates.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with local accounting, tax and statutory requirements for each location
  • Analyse and interpret business performance to provide the central management team with appropriate advice to aid decision making, and Region and Group with coherent explanations of performance

Candidate Specification


  • Bachelors’ degree in Commerce or related from a recognized university.
  • CPA(K)
  • Good Working Knowledge of ERPs, SAP preferably.
  • 7 years’ experience gained in a similar capacity.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Ability to work closely with senior management from both finance and non-finance backgrounds
  • Proven track record of progression in a demanding role, ideally within a professional services based organisation
  • Strong commercial experience in using management information to drive business performance improvements
  • Multinational / International exposure
  • Team management and leadership
  • Personal Qualities:
  • Energetic team player
  • Effective and influential communicator
  • Flexible and thoughtful approach to problem solving
  • Task oriented, with a real desire to deliver discernible results
  • Sufficient presence and intellect to obtain trust and respect of senior management
  • Ability to understand and identify with the commercial issues and pressures facing the business
  • Excellent English skills

If you believe you fit this profile send your application by email including a short summary of why you would be the ideal candidate to reach not later than .25th April 2014. Applicants to include position applied for in the subject of the email.

Email: [email protected]

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