Senior Specialist: Controllership

Full Time
Posted 5 months ago

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About Cellulant Corporation: Cellulant is a digital payments business fostering an ecosystem of consumers, merchants, and banks. Operating within this ecosystem, we facilitate payments and add value through layered services. Our range of products includes mobile banking and mobile credit. Explore more about our company here.

Position: Senior Specialist – Controllership (Accounts Payables)

Job Type: Full Time
Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
Experience: 5 years
Location: Nairobi
Job Field: Finance / Accounting / Audit

Job Summary:

The Senior Specialist in Controllership, focusing on Accounts Payables, plays a pivotal role in ensuring the accuracy, integrity, and compliance of financial transactions within the organization. This position requires a seasoned professional with a strong background in accounts payable processes, financial analysis, and regulatory compliance. The Senior Specialist will oversee and optimize the accounts payable function, contribute to financial reporting, and collaborate with cross-functional teams to maintain a robust control environment.

Core Responsibilities:

  1. End-to-End Accounts Payable Process:
    • Oversee the end-to-end accounts payable process, including invoice processing, vendor management, and disbursement activities.
  2. Accurate Recording:
    • Ensure accurate and timely recording of payable transactions in accordance with accounting policies and standards.
  3. Optimization of Processes:
    • Implement best practices to optimize efficiency and effectiveness in the accounts payable function.
  4. Internal Controls:
    • Develop and enforce robust internal controls to safeguard company assets and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
  5. Reviews and Audits:
    • Perform regular reviews and audits of accounts payable processes to identify and mitigate potential risks.
  6. Collaboration with Auditors:
    • Collaborate with internal and external auditors to support audit processes.
  7. Process Improvements:
    • Identify opportunities for process improvements in accounts payable workflows, automation, and systems.
  8. Efficiency Enhancements:
    • Implement changes to enhance efficiency, reduce costs, and mitigate risks in the accounts payable function.
  9. Financial Reports:
    • Contribute to the preparation of financial reports related to accounts payable for internal and external stakeholders.
  10. Analysis and Insights:
    • Provide analysis and insights into accounts payable trends, variances, and key performance indicators.
  11. Cash Flow Management:
    • Contribute to cash flow management initiatives.

Qualifications & Experience:

Must-Have Experience:

  • In-depth knowledge of accounting principles, financial regulations, and internal controls.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret financial data.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, collaborating effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Experience with ERP systems and proficiency in relevant software applications.
  • Strong understanding of accounting standards (IFRS) to ensure accurate financial reporting.

Experience That Counts in Your Favor:

  • Experience in managing accounts payables.
  • Proven track record in successfully managing and supporting audits enhances the candidate’s profile.
  • Familiarity with complex financial structures and operations in a global context is advantageous.

Nice To Have Experience:

  • Willingness and ability to share knowledge and contribute to the professional development of the team.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field; professional certification (e.g., CPA) is a plus.
  • Proven experience of 5+ years in accounts payable, financial analysis, or controllership roles.


  • Mastery of tools such as Excel, SAP, or other ERP systems is necessary.
  • Effective communication with cross-functional teams and external stakeholders.

Personal Attributes:

  • Strategic thinker with the ability to see the big picture.
  • Results-driven and able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Adaptable and proactive in addressing challenges.
  • High level of integrity and ethical standards.

Method of Application: If you are interested and meet the qualifications, please apply through our official website here. We look forward to considering your application.

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Job CategoryFinance / Accounting / Audit

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