Head of Strategic Finance

Permanent employee, Full-time · Nairobi

We are seeking a Head of Strategic Finance to lead our Strategic Finance/FP&A function. The successful candidate will work closely with the co-founders to represent the company's vision and the numbers that underpin our business growth towards that vision. The role requires a candidate who has deep strategic insights, can generate reliable, predictable forecasts for the future that inspire management and investors to make the right decisions and actions, and implement those ideas accordingly across departments.
Key Responsibilities

  • Uses numbers to guide and implement strategy and direction of the company
  • Single point of contact between the investor and the company
  • Ensuring that our fundraising rounds are well-planned, executed, and utilized
  • Point person for the FP&A, finance, control, and treasury functions of the business to generate reliable, predictable forecasts for the future
  • Can pitch the business to investors
  • Can extract and use data effectively to get repeatable inputs for forecasts
  • Control management accounts for Series A-type reporting (supported by 2 in-house accountants), with investor reporting, consistently shared
  • Create and manage P&L, Balance Sheet, and Cashflow statement, at least 12-24 months forward-looking
  • Create monthly management accounts, investor board packs, quarterly numbers newsletter and other financial reports of high quality
We are seeking someone who wants a new challenge and to work closely with the co-founders of a fast-growing fintech company. The ideal candidate should have real finance/strategy experience, not just as a consultant, and is able to take investors' calls and represent the company’s vision and numbers without co-founders present. Specifically, success factors are:

  • Understands startup and business strategy
  • Owned strategic finance and fundraising projects
  • Highly comfortable with numbers and Excel/Google Sheets
  • Understands financial statements and strong presenting skills on numbers and strategy
  • Hands-on PE/VC, investment banking or corporate finance experience is a pre
  • Comfortable with legal/fundraising terminology and contracts
  • Competitive stipend and benefits package 
  • Senior-level stock options in the company
  • A dynamic and fast-paced work environment with a talented and driven team from the likes of Lehman Brothers, Nubank, Kuda, Fairmoney, Andela and many more!
  • The chance to make a real impact on the success of a high-growth startup, serving financially underserved in emerging markets at scale
About us
What if we told you that banking in emerging markets could actually work for the majority? What if you could be part of that change? 

At Kwara, we've dedicated ourselves to improving financial health in emerging markets, and the little known truth is that credit unions are the fastest way to get there. With more than 1.2 billion people horribly underbanked, there's no time to waste. ⚡

A credit union is a local community bank that's owned by its clients - a simple but elegant set up that ensures all incentives are aligned. They offer affordable loans, so people don't get sucked into debt traps by loan sharks, and also help their end users build up that magical habit of saving - so rainy days aren't so worrisome ☔ and the future is worth looking forward to.

Kwara provides the tools credit unions need to operate securely, efficiently and digitally, while delivering a sleek and modern experience for the millions of people who rely on them. We've started in Kenya, where there are 10 million credit union end users already - and where in 2030 there will be 20 million end users. It's just the beginning, and we are welcoming wildly ambitious and passionate builders to create a future where retail banking works for everyone. Sounds like you? Book your spot! 
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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