12 Sep 2019

Finance & Accounting Officer at East African Social Ventures (EASV)

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We are initiating large-scale poultry farming operation in Western Kenya and are seeking an experienced Finance & Accounting Officer to help us set up and run our finance and accounting functionalities. This individual will report directly to our CEO as well as dotted-line report to our US-based CFO Advisory Board Member. We are a fast growing start-up social enterprise organization and the right individual will be able to shift gears quickly and propose and implement best-practice financial and accounting standards and practices that will meet international auditing standards as well as executive and BOD member approval.

This is a role for an accomplished, ambitious professional with significant experience and a detailed understanding of not just finance and accounting principles, but also the ability to proactively propose financial strategies based on EASV’s specific market advantages and competitive positioning. A general high-level of business acumen and professional savviness is expected in the right candidate. This is a growth-oriented role with considerable room for advancement as our organization grows for a finance & accounting professional who also understands big-picture corporate strategy.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage day to day accounting, invoicing, cash management, financial reporting, and all other needed accounting & finance related tasks and activities
  • Prepare regular financial reports for EASV’s senior management, Board of Directors, and investors
  • Contribute to building the annual operating budget via reporting of performance versus actual on a regular basis
  • Maintain strict financial accounting controls and ensure an intentionally cadenced flow of funds for EASV
  • Develop business processes and accounting policies to strengthen internal financial controls
  • Continually review financial and accounting practices and procedures for better efficiency and risk mitigation
  • Monitor and proactivey advocate for opportunities for improvement in accounting practices, and financial processes and controls
  • Ensure EASV maintains compliance with relevant statutory requirements and standards in Kenya
  • Provide actionable budgeting and financial planning advice to the EASV management team, including budget monitoring and and reconciliations
  • Measuring financial performance against key performance indicators
  • Forecasting cash flows based on relevant market dynamics specific to EASV

 

Qualifications:

  • Strong personal conviction in the power of social entrepreneurship to solve economic development issues
  • Minimum of 5 years total experience in accounting & finance roles
  • At least 3 years in an accounting & finance role at a social enterprise organization, impact investing firm, or NGO
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting at a minimum. MBAs, Masters in Finance, Taxation, Accountancy or similar strongly preferred
  • CPA (K) holder or equivalent
  • Member of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or other relevant professional body
  • Highly skilled in relevant accounting packages as well as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Deep knowledge of standard account principles (GAAP, etc.)
  • Ability to maintain absolute confidentiality regarding EASV’s financial performance
  • Strong financial modeling skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of agribusiness market dynamics
  • Experience working in a finance & accounting role at a large agribusiness organization
  • Experience working in an management consulting organization

How to Apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected], including salary expectations. This position is expected to start in December or January.

Interested and qualified? Go to East African Social Ventures (EASV) career website on to apply






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