Regional Head of Treasury – East Africa at Letshego Kenya Limited

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Letshego Kenya Limited (Letshego Kenya) provides financial services to small and micro-entrepreneurs, individuals and salaried employees in the public and private sector. Letshego Kenya is founded on, and continues to strive towards, the principle of finding the most effective way to implement microfinance in an African context. We have developed innovative and high quality operational methodologies that actively respond to the financial needs and cultural context of our customer.Regional Head of Treasury – East Africa at Letshego Kenya Limited

The incumbent will be responsible for directing the Treasury activities of the Countries in the Region including the effective management of the funding and liquidity, banking relations, foreign exchange and interest rate risks, trade finance, credit risk and insurance arrangements.

Specification

  • Defines and implements the strategies, plans, policies and procedures to manage the Treasury function of the region.
  • Implements the Group’s funding and liquidity strategy
  • Effectively manages bank and debt capital markets relationships.
  • Identifies and mitigates key Treasury risks including foreign exchange risk, market risk, counterparty risk, interest rate risk, and funding or liquidity risk.
  • Drives the improvement in the management of cash and borrowings across the region including countries without regional cash management systems.
  • Provides input into the financial risk management aspects of the commodity trading activities.
  • Manages all regional investments, day-to-day cash management, cash flow forecasting and all electronic banking systems.
  • Conducts ongoing negotiation of all regional borrowing, bank relationship management, bond raising and issuance.
  • Assesses and implements the active hedging programme in accordance with group policy
  • Establishes and develops relationships with group finance, tax, legal and other central departments.
  • Build relationships with banks and lenders, and lead the debt financing aspect of the capital structure.

Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or equivalent
  • Professional qualification – ACCA/CIMA would be an added advantage
  • MBA from a top-tier programme would be an added advantage
  • At least 7 years of working experience in Banking and/or development sectors within Africa, especially in the treasury function or capital markets
  • At least 5 years in a senior management role
  • Member of a relevant professional body
  • Experience in Managing multiple aspects of treasury within a financial services organization
  • Extensive experience in asset liability management, transfer pricing, developing, and executing various funding plans.
  • Multi-currency treasury management experience including experience with swaps, foreign currency contracts and other treasury instruments
  • Strong understanding of the financial markets and the required instruments
  • Extensive experience in treasury accounting including FX, liquidity, and cash flow (local and International)
  • Strong experience of hedging
  • Demonstrated experience in capital raising/financing
  • Demonstrated experience in influencing key internal decision makers including the CFO, Executive Management, Board and various lines business and appropriately create and communicate a balance of risk and return
  • Good familiarity with accounting policies and tax principles for the financial services industry
  • The candidate should possess strong verbal and written communication skills as well as effective presentation skills and the ability to express complex concepts in business terms.


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Closing Date : 21 November. 2021



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