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  • Posted: Apr 5, 2024
    Deadline: Apr 11, 2024
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    Kua Ventures is a faith-driven impact investor that envisions Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in East Africa flourishing in their communities. We support hardworking men and women with economic and spiritual resources that unleash their capacities and liberate them from the entanglements of poverty. We do so by providing affordable Capital, tailored Coac...
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    Finance Officer

    ROLE DESCRIPTION

    • The Finance Officer will be based in Kenya. This person will integrate the Finance team and will report directly to the Finance Manager.
    • We are seeking a meticulous and detail-oriented Finance Officer to join our team. The Finance Officer will be responsible for providing comprehensive financial services, including accountancy, portfolio statements, accounts receivable and compliance with accounting standards and regulations.
    • The Finance Officer will report directly to the Finance Manager and will work closely with the Executive Director.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Monthly Accountancy Services:
    • Continuously update all receipts and payments;
    • Maintain detailed general ledgers;
    • Accurately maintain accounts receivable ledgers;
    • Accurately maintain accounts payable ledgers;
    • Process regular bank and mpesa reconciliation statements;
    • Produce monthly and quarterly accounts to mirror the reporting schedule;

    Financial Management;

    • Initiate payments approved by Directors and file these invoice;
    • Accurately maintain and record of all payment approvals and original documentation;
    • Managing expense reports submitted by staff and approved by Directors (Out of Pocket, Petty Cash, Credit Card);
    • Record investments and loans from Investors;

    Accounts receiveable;

    • repare and send monthly account statements for each portfolio company;
    • Follow the investment collections SOP to ensure timely communication is conducted with all portfolio companies about the deadlines and payments due;

    Payroll Services;

    • Process monthly payroll; calculate and process all payroll taxes and statutory deductions & withholdings, pension contributions and any others required;
    • Send payslips to staff;
    • Provide guidance on other payrollrelated matters;
    • Taxation Services;
    • Handle corporate tax filings;
    • Manage withholding taxes;
    • Handle instalments taxes;

    Audit;

    • Collaborating with the Finance Manager for an accurate annual audit.

    Compliance;

    • Ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting practices and standards;
    • Comply with all laws, regulations, and procedures while completing financial services;
    • Propose solutions to improve the Finance department’s efficiency and effectiveness;
    • Perform financial reporting, analysis and assessments whenever required;
    • Perform other duties as determined by the Finance Manager and Executive Director;

    We Expect:

    • Degree in Accounting, or related studies (preferred);
    • Accounting skills, including knowledge of accounting principles, standards and techniques, cost analysis and reduction, cash flow management.
    • 35 years work experience in a similar role;
    • Fluent with account software programs, such as Excel, SQL, QuickBooks;
    • Strong cloudbased organizational and comfortable user of new technologies e.g. project management tools, Google Drive and other apps from G Suite package, etc.
    • Applicants must have all necessary permissions to work in Kenya.
    • Ability to commit fulltime to Kua Ventures (40hours/week), starting in April 2024;

    Deadline:April 5th 2024

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    Investment Analyst

    • The Investment Analyst will be based in Kenya, working from Kua Ventures office at ABC Place.
    • This person will report to the Investment Associate (also being hired), and in the interim to the Operations Director. This person will be responsible for supporting the Investment Associate in identifying high-potential and high-impact SGBs to be considered for investment, overseeing the application process and preparing relevant documentation to be presented to the Investment Committee, as well as post-investment support.

    We expect:

    • Degree in accounting, finance, business, economics or related studies;
    • Experience of at least 2-3 years gained in impact investing, venture capital, private equity funds, banking, or equivalent (preferred);
    • Analytical mindset, with a high degree of attention to detail and accuracy;
    • Ability to assess businesses for investment, recognizing potential risks, assessing growth potential, structuring equity and debt transactions in emerging markets, in collaboration with an Investment Associate;
    • Fluency with financial instruments, financial analysis, investments, and financial modelling (Excel - essential, other financial planning softwares -preferred);
    • Ability to work collaboratively with an Investment Associate, the team at large, as well as third-parties to drive Kua Ventures mission;
    • Strong cloud-based organisational and comfortable user of new technologies e.g. project management tools, Google Drive and other apps from G Suite package, etc.
    • Ability to commit full-time to Kua Ventures (40 hours/week), starting in April 2024;
    • Applicants must have all necessary permissions to work in Kenya.

    Your key responsibilities:

    • Contribute to the origination, due diligence, execution and monitoring of investments in line with Kua Ventures investment strategy and investment thesis;
    • Contribute to a rigorous screening & due diligence process to ensure high-quality and high-impact businesses are selected for investment;
    • Perform desktop analysis, do due diligence visits and in-person meetings with potential investment opportunities;
    • Preparation of Screening and Investment Memos to be presented to the Investment Committee for investment consideration;
    • Analysis of investment opportunities including financial modelling, valuation and return analysis;
    • Engage companies post-investment to prepare and submit accurate quarterly reports;
    • Visit companies post-investment and conduct in-person meetings to monitor progress, assess needs and mobilise resources to provide support;
    • Regularly review and report on the performance of investments against impact and return metrics, as well as portfolio performance overall.
    • Prepare market analyses and presentations to drive investment decisions, including deep dives on various sub-industries (e.g. Ag-Tech, Health, Manufacturing, etc);
    • Perform other duties as determined by the Operations Director.

    We value:

    • A passion for entrepreneurship and local businesses as job creators and drivers of social impact;
    • Values aligned with Kua Ventures in supporting faith-driven entrepreneurs in reflecting Christ in their enterprises;
    • Highly motivated, action oriented, and results driven with a positive ‘can do’ attitude;
    • Strong work ethics to manage own time and work deliverables, with minimal supervision;
    • Experience working with founders (have been one before or worked with them);
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with candidate and portfolio companies, as well as collaborate with team members;
    • Knowledge of Kenyan and East African markets;
    • Interest in growing in the role as Kua Ventures expands.

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    Investment Associate

    ROLE DESCRIPTION

    • The Investment Associate will be based in Kenya, working from Kua Ventures office at ABC Place.
    • This person will report directly to the Operations Director. This person will be responsible for identifying high-potential and high-impact SGBs to be considered for investment, overseeing the application process and preparing relevant documentation to be presented to the Investment Committee, as well as post-investment support.

    We expect:

    • MBA or equivalent Post Graduate degree in accounting, finance, business, economics or related studies (preferred);
    • Solid and relevant experience of at least 4-6 years gained in impact investing, venture capital, private equity funds, banking, or equivalent;
    • Ability to think strategically and drive Kua Ventures impact in the growth and flourishing of SGBs in Kenya.
    • Ability to mix strategic, high-level thinking with practical detail-oriented hands-on tasks.
    • Ability to think critically to solve problems, take initiative and effectively manage competing priorities and deadlines.
    • Ability to work collaboratively with an Investment Analyst, the team at large, as well as third-parties to drive Kua Ventures mission;
    • Ability to assess businesses for investment, recognizing potential risks, assessing growth potential, structuring equity and debt transactions in emerging markets;
    • Fluency with financial instruments, financial analysis, investments, and financial modelling (Excel - essential, other financial planning softwares -preferred);
    • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, internally and externally with key stakeholders and in representation of Kua Ventures;
    • Sound judgement, particularly in valuation matters, with strong analytic skills;
    • Strong cloud-based organisational and comfortable user of new technologies e.g. project management tools, Google Drive and other apps from G Suite package, etc.
    • Ability to commit full-time to Kua Ventures (40 hours/week), from its office at ABC Place;
    • Applicants must have all necessary permissions to work in Kenya.

    Your key responsibilities:

    • Responsible for the origination, due diligence, execution and monitoring of investments in line with Kua Ventures investment strategy and investment thesis;
    • Execute a rigorous screening & due diligence process to ensure high-quality and highimpact businesses are selected for investment;
    • Perform desktop analysis, do due diligence visits and in-person meetings with potential investment opportunities;
    • Preparation of Screening and Investment Memos to be presented to the Investment Committee for investment consideration;
    • Analysis of investment opportunities including financial modelling, valuation and return analysis;
    • Engage companies post-investment to identify areas of support needed and mobilise adequate resources;
    • Build relationships with management of portfolio companies;
    • Proactively build and strengthen relationship with key stakeholders to enhance Kua Ventures brand in the market;
    • Understand market trends and analyse businesses growth potential;
    • To develop a deep understanding of Kua Ventures long-term investment strategy and be able to articulate that knowledge internally and externally;
    • Lead the evaluation of potential exit and manage the exit process effectively.
    • Perform other duties as determined by the Operations Director.

    We value:

    • A passion for entrepreneurship and local businesses as job creators and drivers of social impact;
    • Values aligned with Kua Ventures in supporting faith-driven entrepreneurs in reflecting Christ in their enterprises;
    • Highly motivated, action oriented, and results driven with a positive ‘can do’ attitude;
    • Strong work ethics to manage own time and work deliverables, with minimal supervision;
    • Experience working with founders (have been one before or worked with them);
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with candidate and portfolio companies, as well as collaborate with team members;
    • Knowledge of Kenyan and East African markets;
    • Interest in growing in the role as Kua Ventures expands.

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