Senior Finance Team Lead

Nairobi   |   Full time

About SunCulture

Founded in 2012, SunCulture’s vision is to build a world where people take control of their environment in rewarding and sustainable ways. SunCulture does this by developing and commercializing life changing technology that solves the biggest daily challenges for the world's 570 million smallholder farming households. Over the last 5 years the company has grown significantly and now employees 100+ people around the world. 

As a business that is rapidly scaling, SunCulture has been focused on these three key priorities:  building systems and processes for scale, aligning its customer acquisition strategy, and enhancing customer support.

About the Role

The Senior Finance Team Lead is responsible for supporting the head of finance in execution of the finance Strategy. This role plays a critical role in financial administration, audits as well as putting in place financial controls that will enable the company to make profits, control risk and effectively manage the overhead costs. The position requires you to put in place time bound Management Information systems with accurate results that comply with the accounting principles and international financial reporting standard that will support the decision making at SunCulture and allow the company to be legally compliant. Below will be your duties and responsibilities and any other assigned role from time to time.


Financial Administration Roles

  • Plan and manage SunCulture’s fiscal function and performance

  • Ensure that SunCulture has the right financial policies, systems, processes and procedures to ensure capital is safe and efficiently used

  • Manage budgets and cash flows as well as predict and highlight issues that may arise to senior management

  • Develop reporting frameworks for senior management, the Board, investors and other key stakeholders

  • Ensure all reports (financial & management) presented are within timeline, in the required format and accurate to the core

  • Add a role geared towards tax compliance - should have experience dealing with KRA

  • Knowledge of transfer pricing policies and related party transactions

  • Ability to prepare financial statements up to the final level including consolidation of group accounts

Audits and Controls Roles

  • Define and manage the different legal structures and accounting standards required to operate in different countries. Optimize the Organisation’s structure accordingly; manage Forex exchange risk

  • Define SunCulture’s audit and internal control structures, ensuring strict financial controls are in place and adhered to.

  • Coordinate all external audits - ensure that recommendations as well corrections identified are implemented.

  • Ensure that the Organization complies with all legal and regulatory requirements

Leadership Roles

  • Deliver through others by delegation of duties, proper time management and  getting buy in from the team members 

  • Create, support and maintain a culture of collaboration, accountability, trust, and customer focus across functional areas

  • Direct and control all finance team employees to ensure that they are appropriately motivated and trained and carry out their responsibilities to the required standard.

  • Ensure all team members are aligned to their OKR’s and have ownership and  give updates on progress on a weekly basis

  • Ensure the finance team has all the necessary support, tools and equipment needed for them to execute their role.

  • Collaborate with the leadership team whenever required to set business objectives and development goals

  • Provide mentorship and be a coach to all the team members

Does this sound like you?

  1. Bachelor Degree in Finance and CPA(K) Certified and a member of  professional body

  2. At Least 4 years in Leadership finance role managing a team of at least 3 people.

  3. Hands on, detail oriented  and with strong execution skills

  4. Communication Skills and should ensure Information communicated is clear and timely.

  5. Experience in drafting budgets and financial forecasting

  6. Futuristic and have the ability to solve complex problem

  7. Independent thinkers able to thrive in a fast paced dynamic environment.

  8. In-depth knowledge of the industry and current trends adaptable for  SunCulture

  9. Have the ability to handle pressure and meet deadlines

  10. Skill in prioritizing and triaging obligations

  11. Be organized and be an expert in  time management 

  12. Thrive in resources constrained environments

  13. Have discretion in using budgetary allocation for the department

  14. A proven record of ability to achieve through others

  15. Ability to handle multiple projects at the same time

  16. Strong excel & analytical skills a must


Please apply online via this job page by 20th April, 2020. We respond to all candidates however only shortlisted candidates will be interviewed.

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