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  • Posted: Dec 11, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified
  • At Pula, we are radically restructuring agricultural insurance, using technology to insure the previously unbanked, uninsured, untapped market of 1.5 billion smallholders worldwide. We work in eight countries across Africa and Asia, and in 2017 alone, we facilitated crop and livestock insurance cover to 611,000 farmers in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Malawi. We are recruiting to fill the following position below:
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    Finance Manager

    If you love working in a dynamic environment where the demands are high, where you will be challenged every day and where you will get to deliver solutions that positively impact millions of farmers in emerging markets, then this role is for you!

    We are looking for an exceptional and best-in-class Finance manager to build the finance and accounting systems to support our goal of building a billion-dollar business that protects and advises rural farming communities across Africa and Asia.

    What you will be working on?

    You will be part of Pula’s management team and will be responsible for building and managing the finance and accounting function.

    You will be responsible for:

    • Budgeting & Financial Planning: Preparation, supervision and tracking of capital and operational budgets as well as financial analysis, forecasting and modelling.
    • Financial reporting – responsible for monthly performance briefs, quarterly management accounts and annual audited accounts as per investor, Donors and other stakeholder requirements.
    • Management of financial exposures: including currency risk management, cash flow exposure management, development and implementation of the investment policy
    • Financial systems infrastructure: Initiation and implementation of internal procedures and controls, including purchasing, payments to suppliers, payroll and expenditure.
    • Monitor banking activities of the organization.
    • Ensure adequate cash flow to meet the organization's needs including cash flow management, forecasting, and planning.
    • Monitor and controls expenditure and budgets.
    • Receivables management: Supervise collection of company debt and maintenance of debt accounts
    • Monitors and analyses monthly operational results against periods and budget issue reports to management.
    • Monitor product accounting transactions to ensure that they are promptly and are correctly recorded.
    • Ensure Compliance with Income Tax Act, VAT ACT, NHIF ACT , NSSF ACT and other regulations when making payments to employees and suppliers of goods and other services across
    • Develop new and review existing finance/accounting policies and procedures and ensure any gaps are sealed.

    You will have the following capabilities, knowledge & experience:

    • Analytical and problem solving skills
    • Computer skills        
    • Communication & interpersonal skills
    • Detail oriented
    • Qualified Accountant
    • At least 7 years work experience.
    • At least 4 years’ experience in a management role.
    • Financial Modelling

    Our Workplace and Culture

    We develop solutions for farming communities and are guided by their needs, timelines and technology environments. This permeates all aspects of our day-to-day work.

    Passionate about your field: you have a passion for technology and its role in creating value and changing the way farmers protect and grow their crops.

    Travel: We work in several geographies and expect that to understand the financial, tax, regulatory environments you will be developing solutions for you will have to travel to these markets for in-market projects.

    Work hours: We are not a 9-5 company and operate within flexible working hours to deliver in time for the cropping seasons our customers operate in

    Performance under pressure: You must be comfortable with consistently meeting and delivering on rising expectations.

    Finally, At Pula, believe that it’s not enough to be smart, attitude and hard work are just as important. With that background we are looking for an exceptionally bright individual, who is not afraid of getting her/his hands dirty to get work done.

    We are all self-starters and expect the same from the right candidate, in return, we will give our new team member the freedom to work independently with the knowledge that he/she can rely on the team to back them up and think things through when problems arise. Polite but persistence in getting the job done are what has brought our team this far, and we are looking for the same qualities in any new member of our team.

    In return, we promise that the work we ask our new team member to do will not only be financially rewarding, but will have a wider impact on developing economies as a whole and will challenge you intellectually.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Pula on to apply
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