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  • Posted: Sep 12, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • East African Social Ventures (EASV) is a social entrepreneurship company dedicated to sustainable, equitable job creation
    for economically disenfranchised East African citizens.East African Social Ventures is an agribusiness company, operating in Western Kenya. A key difference between EASV and many other agribusiness ...
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    Finance & Accounting Officer

    About the role:

    We are initiating large-scale poultry farming operation in Western Kenya and are seeking an experienced Finance & Accounting Officer to help us set up and run our finance and accounting functionalities. This individual will report directly to our CEO as well as dotted-line report to our US-based CFO Advisory Board Member. We are a fast growing start-up social enterprise organization and the right individual will be able to shift gears quickly and propose and implement best-practice financial and accounting standards and practices that will meet international auditing standards as well as executive and BOD member approval.

    This is a role for an accomplished, ambitious professional with significant experience and a detailed understanding of not just finance and accounting principles, but also the ability to proactively propose financial strategies based on EASV's specific market advantages and competitive positioning. A general high-level of business acumen and professional savviness is expected in the right candidate. This is a growth-oriented role with considerable room for advancement as our organization grows for a finance & accounting professional who also understands big-picture corporate strategy.

    Responsibilities:

    • Manage day to day accounting, invoicing, cash management, financial reporting, and all other needed accounting & finance related tasks and activities
    • Prepare regular financial reports for EASV's senior management, Board of Directors, and investors
    • Contribute to building the annual operating budget via reporting of performance versus actual on a regular basis
    • Maintain strict financial accounting controls and ensure an intentionally cadenced flow of funds for EASV
    • Develop business processes and accounting policies to strengthen internal financial controls
    • Continually review financial and accounting practices and procedures for better efficiency and risk mitigation
    • Monitor and proactivey advocate for opportunities for improvement in accounting practices, and financial processes and controls
    • Ensure EASV maintains compliance with relevant statutory requirements and standards in Kenya
    • Provide actionable budgeting and financial planning advice to the EASV management team, including budget monitoring and and reconciliations
    • Measuring financial performance against key performance indicators
    • Forecasting cash flows based on relevant market dynamics specific to EASV

     

    Qualifications:

    • Strong personal conviction in the power of social entrepreneurship to solve economic development issues
    • Minimum of 5 years total experience in accounting & finance roles
    • At least 3 years in an accounting & finance role at a social enterprise organization, impact investing firm, or NGO
    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting at a minimum. MBAs, Masters in Finance, Taxation, Accountancy or similar strongly preferred
    • CPA (K) holder or equivalent
    • Member of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or other relevant professional body
    • Highly skilled in relevant accounting packages as well as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Deep knowledge of standard account principles (GAAP, etc.)
    • Ability to maintain absolute confidentiality regarding EASV's financial performance
    • Strong financial modeling skills

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Knowledge of agribusiness market dynamics
    • Experience working in a finance & accounting role at a large agribusiness organization
    • Experience working in an management consulting organization

    Method of Application

    Please send your CV and cover letter to m.dehart@easocialventures.com, including salary expectations. This position is expected to start in December or January.

    Interested and qualified? Go to East African Social Ventures (EASV) on to apply
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