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  • Posted: Oct 28, 2016
    Deadline: Not specified
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    We are an advisory and training firm that partners with organisation’s to deliver tailored and bespoke solutions that address the people side of strategic and operational change. Our goal is to be East Africa’s leading people and change solution provider with global reach We are firm believers that its all about the people! People are pivotal ...
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    Finance Manager

    Responsibilities of the Finance Manager

    Investment Readiness

    • Provide financial analysis, accounting and business model review support to clients in the context of supporting climate technology innovators;
    • Oversee markets feasibility studies and CIC investment roadmaps;
    • Development of financial and statistical investment models to support investment in green tech innovations;
    • In charge of the investment readiness development program:
    • Educate and inform startups about the fundraising journey;
    • Use a mix of high touch, online and in-person delivery models to teach business model articulation and build investment collateral;
    • Analysis of each participating client and a need assessment carried out to decide what gaps need to be filled to make them “Investment Ready”;
    • A review of the business plan with an investor’s mindset;
    • Preparation of revenue generation models and Financial models that capture different business cycles (sensitivity analysis/assumptions);
    • Preparation of the Investor pitch / slide deck ;
    • Justifiable request/ask on funding;
    • Coaching on “Selling” strategy;
    • Exit strategies ;
    • Organization of a mock Pitch Night and the eventual Pitch Night;
    • Run high quality showcase events for exposure to investors, funders and sector experts; and
    • Create useful connections across the value chain.
    • Liaising with early stage investment fund managers to facilitate financing to KCIC’s innovations;
    • Provide guidance in interacting with potential SME innovators to originate new
    • investments for the CIC;
    • Attract growth equity and venture capital by proactively developing CIC’s pipeline of investors/financiers;
    • Oversee provision of late stage liquidity services to supported incubates;
    • Source and support investor programs including peer-to-peer learning;
    • Identify economic and industry trends, and customer demands;
    • Advice on capital management, and financing options;
    • Establishing and evaluating profit plans; and
    • Develop strategy for follow-on financing for “successful” POC Cases.
    • Grants Administration
    • Responsible for overseeing and ensuring the effective management of all grant activities in the Proof of Concept (POC) funding;
    • Strict adherence to the POC eligibility & evaluation criteria;
    • Educate project and project support staff on donor requirements, operational issues, regulations, policies/procedures, as it relates to financial management of assigned projects; and
    • Ensure funds are disbursed in accordance with the signed Grant Agreement.
    • Lead and consolidate budget preparation and budget modifications;
    • Work closely with project site teams on preparing amendments to an existing Grant Agreement for approval;
    • Monitor project expenditure on a monthly basis and track budget versus actual project data;
    • Evaluate internal control issues affecting project implementation and troubleshoot;
    • Conduct risk assessment reviews for projects proposed for POC grant award/ engage experts to evaluate a POC application
    • Ensure timely and effective grant disbursement and management.

    Key Competencies of the Finance Manager

    • Minimum 8 years’ of relevant experience and knowledge in clean-tech entrepreneurship sector, new venture initiation or lean start-up methodology with 5 years’ in a management/leadership capacity;
    • Commitment, drive and self-motivation, with a passion for ‘this space’ and desire to help scale this businesses;
    • Ability to work with independence, ambiguity and flexibility;
    • Significant local knowledge and networks;
    • Effective written and oral communication and interpersonal skills;
    • Ability to think strategically and creatively;
    • Good negotiation, mentorship and coaching skills; and
    • Ability to work both as part of a team and independently.

    Person specifications and Qualifications

    • Post Graduate Degree in Business related areas;
    • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or business related degree; and Professional Certification in Accounting or Financial Analysis certification such as CPA, ACCA, CISA, ICM, GARP or CFA.

    Method of Application

    All correspondence, at this stage, should be via Cedar Consulting Ltd to the following email address: . Please indicate the Job Title as subject matter.

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