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KOKO Networks is a venture-backed technology company currently operating in Kenya and India. Our mission is to imagine and deliver technology that transforms life in the world’s fastest growing cities. We build and deploy cloud-connected “KOKO Points” inside local retail outlets, which provide mass market consumer goods in partnership with major suppliers. Our first solution is liquid ethanol cooking fuel, which offers significant cost savings and quality of life improvements in the multi-billion dollar urban cooking market. In Kenya, this solution is delivered in partnership with Vivo Energy, the operator of Shell-branded fuel infrastructure across Africa. KOKO offers a fast-paced and highly collaborative work environment with significant opportunities for professional growth. We are looking for people who share our passion for technology and our vision for global impact.

Your Role

As Country Finance Manager, you will manage the financial and compliance for KOKO Kenya during a period of significant growth of the Company’s operations. This role is a great opportunity for a forward-thinking individual to collaborate in the definition of KOKO’s evolving
organizational structure and work with an innovative team.

Responsibilities

  • Monitor, maintain, and regularly test operational controls, updating relevant procedure documents and process maps
  • Align and improve existing accounting systems
  • Take lead in the implementation of new and existing financial systems including upgrades, testing, and feedback
  • Oversee processing of transactions in the Company’s accounting system
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly management reporting packs for leadership & management teams, providing detailed commentary on performance
  • Prepare management monthly accounts and interim reports under IFRS
  • Manage the budget and reforecasting processes, ensuring operating costs and operational efficiencies are considered
  • Assist in the coordination, preparation, and sign-off of annual financial statements
  • Provide advice and recommendations on financial procedures and practices
  • Liaise with internal software teams and external service providers to set up bespoke financial accounting and reporting modules
  • Manage the financial control process to ensure the integrity of the accounting records, ensuring regular reconciliations are prepared and reviewed
  • Ensure that financial accounting policies comply with current financial reporting standards and are adhered to in practice
  • Have detailed knowledge of current financial reporting standards, policies, and regulations

Qualifications

  • BSc/BA in Accounting, Finance or relevant field
  • 5+ years of proven work experience as a Head of Finance, Director Finance, or similar role, ideally in the FMCG, Logistics, Energy, or Retail Sectors
  • International financial experience, including knowledge of multi-currency FX & treasury processes
  • Familiarity with export/import matters in Kenya and abroad
  • In-depth understanding of cash flow management, bank reconciliation and bookkeeping
  • Hands-on experience with budgeting and risk management
  • Knowledge of data analysis and forecasting models
  • Proficiency in several accounting software packages
  • Solid analytical and decision-making skills
  • Proven leadership record, including in respect of financial audits and external stakeholder management processes
  • Experience of operating in a matrix reporting structure
  • Uninterrupted track record of proven and unquestioned integrity
  • MSc/MBA or relevant certification (e.g. CFA/CPA/CIMA) is a plus
  • Capital markets or leading accountancy firm background is a plus
  • Flawless written and spoken English, Kiswahili, and Indian language (Gujarati, Hindi) skills a plus
KOKO is committed to gender and racial diversity in the workplace. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply!

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