Job Summary

Our client is looking to hire an experienced Head of Finance to perform effective risk management and plan the organization’s financial strategy. The Head of Finance must be well-versed in all aspects of financial management ranging from simple accounting to broad investment and banking operations. The ideal candidate will be an excellent leader since all relative departments of the organization will work together with him. The goal is to protect the company’s revenues and profits to achieve full financial control and Sustainable growth. The company is a technology driven financial services company that provides loans, business support and savings services to low scale businesses. Our main focus is on empowering low-income entrepreneurs across Africa. We seek to provide them with opportunities to grow their businesses, improve their standard of living and thereby have better outcomes in life. We aim to give them hope of a better life by equipping them with appropriate tools needed to attain greater financial independence.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 6 years

Job Description/Requirements

Financial Projections:

  • Develop the financial well-being of the organization by providing financial projections and accounting  services, preparing growth plans, and directing staff. 
  • Drive the company’s financial planning
  • Perform risk management by analyzing the organization’s liabilities and investments
  • Decide on investment strategies by considering cash and liquidity risks
  • Control and evaluate the organization’s fundraising plans and capital structure
  • Ensure cash flow is appropriate for the organization’s operations
  • Supervise all finance personnel (controllers, treasurers etc.)
  • Manage vendor relationships
  • Prepare reliable current and forecasting reports
  • Set up and oversee the company’s finance IT system
  • Ensure compliance with the law and company’s policies
  • Develops financial strategies by forecasting

Finance:

  • To integrate risk management in key processes such as strategic budgeting and project planning 

Customer Service:

  • To demonstrate high aptitude for decision-making and problem-solving. 
  • To exhibit integrity, excellent organizational and leadership abilities, and strong interpersonal and  communication skills. 

Requirements:

  • Must possess adequate knowledge of Financial planning and strategy 
  • A background in investment banking/private equity/FINTECH would be highly advantageous 
  • A strong record in managing and growing teams and manage profitability 
  • Strategic planning and vision 
  • Promotion of process improvement
  • Corporate financial law and risk management practices
  • Must be able to develop and defend a Budget 
  • Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods
  • Strong leadership and organizational skill
  • Good written, presentation and communication skills, able to prepare statistical and narrative reports
  • Able to work under broad direction but self-motivated to work independently. Has technical responsibility and accountable for work performed and decision taken. 
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal skills and able to communicate and manage relationship at all levels

Education & Experience Requirements: 

  • Prior experience as a CFO / Head of Finance 
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, accounting, or equivalent experience.
  • Chartered Accountant (ICAN, ACCA, CPA).
  • 5 to 10 years’ experience in accounting and financial management practices.
  • Experience in a senior management position.
  • Proficiency in accounting software and IT savvy
  • Audit Experience is highly desirable 

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