Operations Commercial Finance Business Partner Job

Nairobi County, Nairobi, Kenya
February 29, 2024
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Operations Commercial Finance Business Partner Job

BAT is evolving at pace – truly like no other organisation.

To achieve the ambition, we have set for ourselves, we are looking for colleagues who are ready to live our ethos every day. Come be a part of this journey!

BAT Kenya IS LOOKING FOR AN Operations Commercial Finance Business Partner



SALARY RANGE Competitive Salary Range + excellent benefits + market leading bonus

LOCATION Thika, Kenya


This role is part of the Commercial Finance – Operations subfunction.

The purpose of this role is to provide support to the Head of Leaf and ESA Commercial Finance Manager in all aspects of financial management, including but not limited to budgeting, forecasting, financial reporting, credit management, product costing and analysis. The Operations Commercial Finance Business Partner will also be responsible for assisting with the development and implementation of financial policies and procedures.

Reports to Commercial Finance (Operations) Senior Manager

Geographic Scope Local

What You Will Be Accountable For

  • Planning and execution of financial duties and projects;
  • Managing the risks involved in the financial activities of the business;
  • Managing pricing and farmers performance management,
  • Manage leaf investments, by tracking spend vs. budget, and provide commentaries, and oversee farmer loan repayments;
  • Manage and monitor metrics, KPI tracking, and reports;
  • Evaluate the financial performance of the organization and measure returns on investments;
  • Support Leaf growing and other Heads of Functions with matters pertaining to planning and budgeting cycles;
  • Providing training to staff members regarding financial processes.

Essential Experience, Skills And Knowledge

General skills

  • Ability to communicate fluently and effectively in English and Kiswahili, where applicable;
  • Analytical, problem-solving and critical thinking skills; strong
  • Ability to work and deliver under pressure and in a fast-pace environment;
  • Good collaboration and interpersonal skills; effective communication and presentation skills
  • Computer skills in ERP System (preferentially SAP); advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and ability to manage vast amounts of data;

Education / Qualifications / Experience Required

  • Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or related fields;
  • CPA, ACA/ACCA certification is a plus;
  • Minimum of 5-6 years’ relevant professional working experience; experience in FMCG is a plus
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Strong understanding of financial management obligations, especially statutory obligations and requirements;


At BAT we are committed to our Purpose of creating A Better Tomorrow. This is what drives our people and our passion for innovation. See what is possible for you at BAT.

  • Global Top Employer with 53,000 BAT people across more than 180 markets
  • Brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries
  • Newly established Tech Hubs building world-class capabilities for innovation in 4 strategic locations
  • Diversity leader in the Financial Times and International Women’s Day Best Practice winner
  • Seal Award winner – one of 50 most sustainable companies


Collaboration, diversity and teamwork underpin everything we do here at BAT. We know that collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds is what makes us stronger and best prepared to meet our business goals. Come bring your difference!

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Operations Commercial Finance Business Partner