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
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?
Bachelor Degree in Finance and CPA(K) Certified and a member of professional body
At Least 4 years in Leadership finance role managing a team of at least 3 people.
Hands on, detail oriented and with strong execution skills
Communication Skills and should ensure Information communicated is clear and timely.
Experience in drafting budgets and financial forecasting
Futuristic and have the ability to solve complex problem
Independent thinkers able to thrive in a fast paced dynamic environment.
In-depth knowledge of the industry and current trends adaptable for SunCulture
Have the ability to handle pressure and meet deadlines
Skill in prioritizing and triaging obligations
Be organized and be an expert in time management
Thrive in resources constrained environments
Have discretion in using budgetary allocation for the department
A proven record of ability to achieve through others
Ability to handle multiple projects at the same time
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.