Chief Financial Officer

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About the company...
A local fin tech institution that connects lenders with high quality, underserved low-income borrowers. It exists to give choice, inclusion and affordable digital financial services to low-income borrowers in Africa to bring freedom, equality and hope to them and their communities as part of the formal financial system.

About the work...
The CFO is a multi-disciplinary full time role that demands diverse skills with the following duties:
  • Managing the entire administrative, financial, credit operations and accounting/treasury management 
  • Developing financial models and forecasting 
  • Develop, implement and monitor ongoing control systems and corporate structures designed to preserve company assets and long term shareholder value. 
  • Work closely with the CEO to develop strategic decisions and evaluating growth opportunities for the company. 
  • Developing and retaining relationships with financial partners and investors 

Fund Raise & Investor Relations
  • Develop a compelling value proposition and key messaging for future fund raise as well as existing investors
  • Identify, reach-out and pitch to prospective investors and program manage the related processes of due diligence, deal closure, etc.
  • Build investor confidence in the company's vision to deliver shareholder value through a comprehensive Investor Relations framework and strategy
  • Provide market insights to the management team, including financial trends, investor concerns, competitor actions, and anything that might impact the company
  •  Oversee communication & reporting of financial results to investors through comprehensive MIS.

Strategy, Planning and Management
  • Assist in formulating the company's future direction and supporting tactical initiatives
  • Act as strategic business partner to senior leadership team.
  • Assess and evaluate financial performance of organization with regard to long-term operational goals, budgets and forecasts.
  • Provide insight and recommendations to both short-term and long-term growth plan of organization.
  • Create and establish financial objectives that align with the company's plan for growth and expansion.

Financial Analysis, Budgeting and Forecasting
  •  Identify, develop and execute analysis of business initiatives, product launches and/or new service offerings.
  • Manage financial planning and analysis.
  • Supervise creation of reports, software implementation and tools for budgeting and forecasting.
  • Prepare and present monthly financial budgeting reports including monthly profit and loss, forecast vs. budget by business
  •  Review and analyze monthly financial results and provide recommendations.
  • Develop and maintain monthly operating budget and annual company operating budget.

Treasury Management
  • Performing risk management by analyzing the organization's liabilities and investments
  •  Deciding on investment strategies by considering cash and liquidity risks
  • Manage cash flow planning process and ensure funds availability.
  • Oversee cash, investments and asset management.
  • Maintain outstanding banking relationships and strategic alliances with vendors and business partners. Represent company to banks, financial partners, institutions, investors, auditors and officials.

Required Experience
  • Degree in Finance/Economics /Actuarial Science. Plus, an MBA degree (recommended)
  • MUST HAVE financial modeling experience, strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • A professional qualification e.g. CFA, CPA etc.
  • MUST HAVE at least 5 years working experience
  • Deep knowledge of data analysis & forecasting methods
  • High level communication skills
  • Management ability and experience
  • Added advantage: Treasury
  • Added Advantage: Financial Advisory (Financial Institutions) at KPMG, PWC or EY

Compensation & Perks: Salary + discretionary performance based bonus. Market based stock based incentives appropriate for the role and vesting over a 4 year period. Part of the executive management team. 

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