ALX VP of Finance Jobs in Kenya

ALX VP of Finance Jobs in Kenya

About the Job

  • The mission of the VP of Finance job is to support this rapid growth over the coming years, ALX/The Room is looking for an entrepreneurial VP of Finance to build out a world-class strategic finance function. The goals of the VP of Finance job are to Oversee operational finance and ensuring excellence, Leading internal financial planning & analysis, and to Interface with shareholders, board members, and external stakeholders

    The main activities of this role will be to:-

  • Build foundational systems and processes: Oversee the implementation and maintenance of a global accounting system and chart of accounts, including ongoing updates to support business growth and change

  • Build and manage finance team: Design the structure of the finance function (operational and strategic), and hire, train, and manage this team

  • Oversee management reporting: Ensure accuracy of monthly/quarterly management reporting

  • Lead internal financial planning & analysis: This includes annual/quarterly planning, as well as ad hoc financial analyses to support executive decision-making

  • Lead annual budgeting: Lead annual budgeting process and support senior leadership team members in developing budgets; monitor ongoing performance against budget

  • Develop financial and tax strategies: Drive continuous improvements to our business model by developing financial and tax strategies to optimize our bottom line

  • Optimize cash-flow management: Provide guidance to the finance team on AR/AP management, and design controls and processes

  • Lead shareholder and board reporting: Developing and delivering presentations on our financial performance to shareholders and board members

  • Manage capital raises and transactions: Includes restructuring existing instruments, seeking new capital, and ongoing investor engagement

  • Working with external auditors: Lead engagement with external auditors to ensure compliance with relevant tax authorities across our sites

    Job Skills, Mindsets & Background

  • You have experience with recurring revenue/subscription-based online businesses a plus

  • You deeply understand finance and can move easily between uncovering why a balance sheet is not balancing, to building a 3-statement financial model, to overseeing the set-up of a new chart of accounts, to putting together a dashboard tracking key financial metrics, to putting together
    an inspiring and data-driven deck explaining how the business performed to our board of directors & investors

  • You have demonstrated ability to manage teams and diverse stakeholders, deliver on various projects, and perform well under pressure

  • You thrive in fast-paced environments and enjoy making order out of chaos

  • You are an excellent communicator, and can translate complex finance into language that can be understood by the board, investors, the internal management team and staff

    Required Background

  • You have 10+ years experience in private equity, venture capital, corporate finance, investment banking, or other senior financial management role

  • You have relevant experience in a similar role (preferably VP Finance or CFO) within a high growth business with global operations and a global customer base

  • You have CPA designation

    You Will Thrive In This Job If...

  • Initiative & Courage: You have an owners’ approach and you are proactive with what needs to be done; you also embrace risks and failure

  • Humility & Adaptability: You have a beginners’ mindset and you always seek to learn; you are also flexible and embrace pivoting

  • Possibility & Adventure: You are passionate about life, you have a growth mindset and you can thrive on uncertain circumstances and uncharted territory

  • Resilience: You tackle difficult situations with a can-do attitude and are relentless in the pursuit of your goals

  • Emergent Leadership: You are aware, and can manage, your emotions and those of others very well, you also have an empathetic, collaborative approach to leadership and you love working with others

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; ALX VP of Finance Jobs in Kenya

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