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  • Posted: Nov 2, 2020
    Deadline: Nov 12, 2020
  • BURN designs, manufactures, and distributes aspirational fuel-efficient cooking products that save lives and forests in the developing world.BURN has revolutionized the global cookstove sector by proving the business case for selling a high quality, locally manufactured and unsubsidized cookstoves.Since 2013, BURN has sold 200,000+ high quality, locally manu...
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    CFO – Assistant, Ruiru

    The Role

    BURN is seeking a CFO Assistant, who will be responsible for helping the CFO manage and execute his daily activities efficiently. Reporting directly to the CFO, the Assistant will provide executive, administrative support. This role will serve as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the CFO. 

    Principal Responsibilities

    • Participate in financing negotiations, writing loan applications, review loan contracts and ensure a good relationship with all lenders.
    • Keep track of all loans, interest payments and other deadlines. Lender reporting.
    • Keep track of different currencies and cross currency pairs in the markets the company operates in, and advise on hedging strategies.
    • Participate in the preparation of Bord reports, keep track of and ensure appropriate storage of board documents and other company documents.
    • Actively participate in establishing new companies, also internationally.
    • Prepare tax overviews for new markets the company will enter, ie income tax, VAT and possible exemptions, import duties, employee tax, social security etc. and advise on the best structure.
    • Support the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts and report variances. Initiate corrective actions.
    • Shall contribute to and implement financial strategy.
    • Ensures development and implementation of financial policies, procedures and best practices at a divisional tactical level and to provide guidance and support to the CFO and management in dealing with all aspects of finance in accordance with such policies and procedures whilst also achieving operational goals and objectives.
    • Responsible for the establishment of a sound financial management information function and ensuring the accuracy of information generated.
    • Ensure quality control and value for money on financial transactions.
    • Develop and document business processes and policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls.
    • Be a key person for review of all legal documents including contracts, agreements, MOUs etc. and work with lawyers on these where needed.

    Desired Experience

    • Minimum 3 years’ experience working in Finance and/or Auditing
    • Bachelor’s/Masters’ degree specializing in Finance or Accounting
    • Experience working with lenders and commercial banks
    • Experience working on budgets/forecasting and financial modelling
    • Experience working on compliance issues
    • Excellent Excel skills
    • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
    • Working knowledge of ERP systems (MS Dynamics NAV)
    • Must be comfortable in a dynamic start-up environment

    Degree qualifications

    • Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)

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    Payroll Officer

    We are looking for a Payroll Officer to ensure that staff members are compensated for their work in a timely and correct fashion. The Payroll Officer will be required to gather all information pertaining to work patterns and salary deductions, and to ensure that this is captured accurately on our payroll software. You should also provide employees with insight into payroll activities and work to resolve their queries, as needed.

    To be successful as a Payroll Officer, you should have an affinity for numbers and a passion for promoting business operations. An outstanding Payroll Officer will identify and correct payroll-related errors before these affect the salary run.


    • Ensure that all variables that affect payroll execution are correctly registered in the payroll software
    • Gathering and examining time sheets to ensure their validity
    • Ensuring that compensation for overtime work is calculated at the appropriate rate
    • Confirming that legally mandated and optional deductions have been processed correctly
    • Preparing and distributing electronic pay slips, P9s etc.
    • Performing all tasks well before set deadlines to ensure that staff members are compensated and notified on time
    • Addressing queries about payroll-related issues
    • Ensuring that advance payments are captured, reconciled, and deducted in a timely manner
    • Ensuring that reimbursement claims are made accurately and on time
    • Sales commission calculations
    • Production of regular reports to a high standard of accuracy and presentation when required


    • Payroll experience including taxation, preferably also US/international payroll experience
    • Experience in advance payments
    • Experience in working on reimbursements
    • Awareness of employment law and employment tax legislation
    • Familiarity with payroll software.
    • Excellent data entry, data cleaning, and math skills.
    • Knowledge of legislation and procedures pertaining to salary deductions.
    • Capacity to keep track of numerous ongoing tasks.
    • Adherence to all prescribed ethical guidelines, including confidentiality.
    • Strong sense of integrity.
    • Excellent attention to detail 

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    Mechanical Engineering Fellow

    General areas of engagement include:

    • Work with the product development team on design for manufacturability and robustness.
    • Development of manufacturing processes, including tools for fabrication, assembly, finishing, and infrastructural materials, among others.
    • Troubleshooting production issues and further refining the production system. This often requires creativity and resourcefulness to keep the factory running while waiting for proper repairs or components.
    • Take a leadership role in bringing up new production lines.
    • Evaluation, maintenance and repair of factory equipment including mechanical and hydraulic presses, shears, spot welders and drill presses.
    • Creating and editing SOP’s and QC inspection documents
    • Work closely with and help to train QC inspectors, technicians and production personnel in enhancing the quality and manufacturability of our product

    Desired Experience

    • Mechanical engineering background
    • Mechanical aptitude: ability to troubleshoot and repair mechanical issues with production equipment and tooling
    • Familiarity with basic shop machines and tools: manual mill, lathe, drill press
    • Solidworks CAD skills: able to read drawings and complete basic design work
    • Familiarity with basic metrology as it applies to our stove parts and tooling
    • Welding and fabrication skills are preferable
    • Electrical control system basics is desirable
    • High level organizational skills
    • Works well in team setting with line employees and technicians

    Degree qualifications

    • Bachelor of Engineering (BE)

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    Strategic Assistant - CEO

    The strategic assistant will apply his/her professional knowledge and expertise to support CEO in all financial and strategic planning activities.

    We are looking for someone who is interested in working in a dynamic, challenging environment, for a company that recognizes and rewards creativity, initiative and contributions.

    The successful candidate will be groomed for a senior position in the company within 12 months.

    • Main responsibilities will involve:
    • Assist CEO to track and provide analytical reports on the development of strategic initiatives, financial performance and the market
    • Coordinate with regional /head offices and industry bodies for reporting activities and general administrative affairs
    • Carry out specific management projects falling outside the scope of Operations
    • Develop and communicate strategic roadmap, corporate strategies and business strategies
    • Consolidate and produce business plans and review together with other business heads
    • Produce regular and ad-hoc research papers / reports on business development and market landscape
    • Complete all reporting activities accurately and on time

    Skills and Experience

    • MBA or Bachelor degree
    • Previous experience in strategic or management consulting
    • Good sense of local and global socio-economic development
    • Excellent Communication skills in both written and spoken English
    • Excellent graphical presentation skill
    • Excellent Desktop research skill
    • Degree qualifications
    • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    • Bachelor’s Degree

    Method of Application

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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