Chetty & Sinnett Recruitment Chief Financial Officer Jobs in Kenya

Chetty & Sinnett Recruitment Chief Financial Officer Jobs in Kenya

Job Description

  • Leaders Recruitment is a dynamic company with passion and professionalism. It brings together years of experience from its elite team and innovative partnerships of some of the most focused people in the business who thrive on their enthusiasm and energy to serve our clients.

  • Our client is a venture-backed company that partners with local governments in Africa to create clean, healthy, and productive cities through waste management. The company is growing at 300%+ YoY and need a CFO/Director of Finance to help keep up with growth and continue to capture the >$1B/yr waste management market in Africa.

    The role will focus on the following areas:

  • Working with exec team and liaise cross-functionally with other departments to drive strategy development and execution of the company’s 3- 5 year goals;

  • Oversee and lead the organization’s entire FP&A function;

  • Refine corporate fundraising strategies and grow key relationships;

  • Manage and mitigate internal and external company risks.

  • The role reports directly to the CEO, will be approved by the Board, and will be critical in supporting the company’s regional expansion and financial objectives.


    Personal Attributes:

  • An optimistic-realist who strives to exceed realistic expectations;

  • Excellent analytical ability (e.g. financial modelling) and discipline;

  • Ability to think clearly and communicate effectively;

  • Ability to calmly moderate the highs and lows of growth-stage company;

  • Comfort with the ambiguity that comes with a start-up environment;

  • Physically-based in Kenya >30% of the time and work on EAT time zone.

    Experience Required:

  • 4+ years of experience at one of the following:

  • CFO, Director of Finance, Director of Corporate Finance

  • Top investment bank, private investment firm

  • 2+ years of experience leading capital raising function

  • CPA or ACCAc


  • 2+ years of experience working at a growth stage company

  • Experience in mergers, acquisitions, equity and/or venture capital

  • Previous professional, commercial experience
    working in Africa

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance specialty, MBA preferred.


    Commercial Leadership and Strategy

  • Be a leader and critical voice on the company’s strategy, and support the development of 3-5 year goals.

  • Support other leaders on development of expansion strategy via assessing key strategic partners, capital requirements, market maturity, and acquisition strategy.

  • Continue to build a commercial first, impact-embedded, business culture across the company.

  • Support Product Managers in developing investment cases for new products and/or expansion.

    Financial Planning & Analysis

  • Create, regularly update, and present annual and multi-year pro-forma’s for management and board discussion.

  • Develop and implement optimal and compliant transfer pricing mechanisms/models and multi-entity tax planning.

  • Lead any updates to organizations financial processes and tools, such as ERP design and implementation.

    Corporate Fundraising & Investor Relations

  • Drive company valuation through compelling investment memos and relationship development with current and future investors.

  • Establish and extend key financial relationships as required, both inside and outside of Africa.

  • Advise on shareholding and optimal capital /share structure.

    Control & Risk Management & Legal

  • Manage and oversee the current control function and respective team members.

  • Oversee, negotiate and approve final transaction documents.

  • Liaise between the Finance and Legal teams and/or legal counsel.

  • Implement frameworks to mitigate risks, such as audits, fraud prevention, financial legal compliance, etc.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Chetty & Sinnett Recruitment Chief Financial Officer Jobs in Kenya

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