Finance and Business Operations Officer

Nairobi, Kenya
105,001 - 150,000
16 May 2019
25 May 2019
Job role
Reporting to the Managing Director; The Finance and Business Operations Officer will oversee the business and transaction operations of the firm.
  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 4 years

Job Description

Barium Capital, a subsidiary of Centum Investment Company Plc, is a boutique transaction advisory firm that specializes in capital raising in the private Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions advisory.

We seek to fill the following position:


Reporting to the Managing Director; The Finance and Business Operations Officer will oversee the business and transaction operations of the firm. The successful candidate will work with both internal and external teams to manage the finance, legal, company secretarial, tax, risk, IT and HR functions of the company. The holder of the role handles all the investment operations of the investments that the firm is engaged in and ensures that the investor on-boarding process is as seamless and efficient as possible. The individual is responsible for the firm's operational efficiency.

Principal Accountabilities
  1. Oversee the operations of the firm;
  2. Manage all the third parties to whom various functions have been outsourced;
  3. Prepare and ensure delivery of Board papers;
  4. Assist the MD and business heads to develop annual budgets and oversee their implementation;
  5. Manage the operations of the firm's transactions, including investor on-boarding and post-transaction market making;
  6. Act as the liaison between the Group shared services and the firm;
  7. Manage the firm's internal performance tracking and submit reports on performance to the MD and Board;

Required Education
  1. Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field

Experience required

Minimum 4 years' experience in an audit firm, private equity firm, investment bank or advisory firm.
  1. Experience in a dynamic environment in a firm in East Africa with annual transaction/turnover of KES 1 Billion or more
  2. Hands on experience in strategy implementation

Required role Competences
  1. Proficiency in financial reporting
  2. Deep understanding of financial risk management
  3. Strong project management skills and the ability to co-ordinate the activities of various functions and resources to achieve objectives
  4. Strong problem solving skills
  5. Strong inter-personal skills and the ability to manage the firm's relationships
  6. Strong leadership skills and the ability to motivate, provide guidance and coaching to team members
  7. Ability to work independently and show initiative

Those interested and meet the above requirements can send their application letters and CV on or before Friday, 24th May 2019

Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted. Barium Capital is an Equal Opportunity Employer.