General Expenses Controller at Orange Telkom

On Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Region: Nairobi

Reporting to: Manager Operational Controlling
Range: R3
Department: Finance
Role Purpose: The General Expenses Controller will be in charge of monitoring, controlling and improving the indirect cost elements of the company including labour costs, general expenses; property expenses etc. as well as activity monitoring and optimisation projects.
Key Duties and Responsibilities.
  • Prepare monthly tracking cost schedules showing actual costs vs. budget allocations highlighting causes for variance
  • Challenge cost centre owners on cost performance and jointly develop cost saving action plans
  • Implement strong cost center controls to aid in cost optimization
  • Develop adequate policies, procedures and processes for the Cost Control function to maintain efficient operational excellence
  • Develop metrics and tracking system for major cost drivers for effective cost management/reductions
  • Offer financial support and review investment proposals from concerned business units for the IC process.
  • Financial review of property leases and contracts to ensure value for the company
  • Provide input on general expenses to the Cost Model for monthly reporting, budgeting and strategic planning purposes
  • Review and validate the general expenses to be reported. Ensure costs are posted and reported in the correct accounts.
  • Determine and post into SAGE the general expense accruals to be made and provisions to be released.
  • Track the non-fixed labour costs and showing a trend analysis and comparison to budget especially on allowances, medical, overtime and temporary staff
  • Updating of the rolling forecast on a monthly basis
  • Updating of the accrual schedule monthly for the general expense accounts responsible.
Academic / Professional Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Accounting
  • Over 5 years’ experience in accounting/ cost controlling or Accounts Payables in a large organization
  • Qualified Accountant is a plus with experience in telecommunication sector desirable.
Key Competencies:
  • Commitment, diligence and dedication
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Superior analytical skills and Intuitive mind
  • Thorough and Assertive
  • Initiative
  • Attention to detail
  • Team player
  • Good computer skills (SAGE/Excel/PowerPoint/Word)
  • Ability to lead and control
  • Strong interpersonal skills
How to Apply

This position is opened to Kenyan citizens only. 

If you fit the required profile, please apply highlighting how your qualifications, experience and career aspirations match the requirements for this position.

Application should be sent by latest 7th November 2014, please provide an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) including details of your current telephone contacts and names of three referees. 
Apply through [email protected] and quote the job title in the subject field. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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