Penda Health Chief Financial Officer Jobs in Kenya

Penda Health Chief Financial Officer Jobs in Kenya

Role Summary

  • Reporting to the CEO, our CFO will partner with our leadership team to make the company’s most important strategic decisions during this critical phase of our growth.

  • The CFO will be responsible for ensuring we make decisions with hard data, clear plans, and all risks considered.

  • This also means taking full ownership of the quality of the data we have available on our finances and ensuring that Penda is fiscally responsible and fully compliant with all partner requirements.

  • This role works directly with our co-founders and will take over the day to day management of our finance and credit departments (via existing senior managers).

  • It will be critical to forge close relationships with our Board and investors, as well as key internal functions such as supply chain, procurement, and business intelligence.

    Role Description

  • Deeply understand key aspects of Penda such as who our customers are, our unique position in the African healthcare market, our 5-year plan, all aspects of company performance and key levers on our business model

  • Improve, update, and communicate a 5-year model for Penda’s growth, including flagging the key strategic decisions that need to be made and participating in making them

  • Partner with our president during key fundraising periods to ensure that we communicate clearly and transparently on our companies current and future performance

  • Prepare and accurately report on the company’s short-term and long-term results and performance to the Leadership team, investors, and the Board to international standards

  • Increase knowledge across the company of the MC unit economics, enhancing the current model if required. Further, develop a similar model for individual services we are considering adding.

  • Use data (both internal and external) to input into and influence strategic decision making

  • Ensure strong cashflow planning and clear budgeting processes are in place and well adhered to including managing debt repayments

  • Design and manage an efficient and motivated finance department that is able to rapidly scale, this includes

  • considering things such as team size and skills, IT systems, reporting tools, and timelines, compliance, and controls

    Continually review the company’s core finance activities/operations/numbers and determine the changes needed – develop and drive plans on items such as:

  • Financial accounting (including bookkeeping, audit, compliance)

  • Management reporting, performance management

  • Finance IT systems

  • Tax, company capital structure (debt and equity structures), risk management

  • Financial planning, budgeting, analysis
    Capital asset expenditures and management
    Intercompany relationship (pricing, loans, etc) between Mauritius parent and KE entity

  • Manage the relationship between the company and relevant local revenue authorities (KRA)
    Lead on increasing operational efficiencies and taking advantage of areas for cost reductions
    Manage/Improve corporate finance / governance functions. This includes strengthening our relationship with our auditors and ensuring we meet all obligations to various financing partners

    Desired Work Experience:

  • Previous experience as the CFO at a business that was PE/VC funded, and that was growing quickly, is required

  • Built and managed large reliable finance teams

  • Previous experience in the healthcare industry, preferably in a finance or operations role is a plus

  • Having raised venture capital, guided a company through an exit, or lead a merger/acquisition is a plus

  • Experience in emerging markets is a plus

    Educational Requirements:

  • Qualified articled or professional accountant, i.e., CPA (K), ACCA, CA, etc.

  • An MBA or Master Degree in a relevant field


  • Competitive salary and benefits including comprehensive medical cover

  • Significant participation in employee options program

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