Financial Planning and Analysis Manager

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 commercialising 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 employs 100+ people around the world. 

As a business that is rapidly scaling, SunCulture has a significant requirement for both equity and debt capital, for accurate financial and cash flow forecasting, and for in depth performance analytics to ensure we are hitting our profitability targets. 

About the role

SunCulture is looking for a talented finance professional to oversee financial and cash flow forecasting, budgeting and performance measurement & analytics, and to support in capital raising activities. The Financial Planning and Analysis Manager  will support the management in decision making, support capital raising efforts and support investor relations. This role will require building a robust understanding of the entire business, establishing strong working relationships with all departments, and the ability to think and act independently. You will be working directly with the CFO.


This role will be based in Nairobi 

  • Timeline: Immediate start, can be flexible for the right candidate

  • Location: Based at SunCulture's headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, with potential for domestic and international travel as needed

  • Compensation: Competitive, based on candidate's level of experience

Key Responsibilities

Budgeting, Forecasting, Analytics

  • Analyze current and past trends in key performance indicators including all areas of revenue, margin, expenses, capex, inventory spend, and the Pay-As-You-Go credit portfolio

  • Adapt / develop high quality, forecast financial models and analyse the model to improve company performance and support strategic initiative (including debt and equity capital raising)

  • Build company-wide  budgets and conduct  quarterly reviews in close collaboration with all senior managers across the organization

  • Gauge the company’s overall financial health (inclusive of the Pay-As-You-Go credit portfolio), primarily by using key financial ratios such as the debt to equity ratio, current ratio, and interest coverage ratio

  • Explore the Company’s Business Intelligence tool (Power BI)  and the  Business Planning tool to produce actionable reports and insights on the business financial model

  • Integrate impact measurement into our forecasting and reporting processes

Leadership and Decision Making

  • Use data to determine which company’s products provide for the largest risk-adjusted margin contribution and advise management on how to improve performance, minimize risk and capitalize on new opportunities  within the company and externally.

  • Adapt / develop the company’s pricing model, assisting in the development of pricing strategies

  • Use data to determine operational expenditures most critical to control in order to hit profitability targets and work with Heads of Department to monitor and control these

  • Working with individual departments to set budgets and consolidate them into one overall company budget

  • Prepare internal reports for executive leadership to support their decision making, and assist the CFO in preparation of external reports for investors / board. 

  • Assist the CFO in managing and executing the company’s financing strategy, including interacting with potential and existing debt and equity providers

Does this sound like you?

  • At Least 3 years’ experience in Investment Banking, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Consulting, Corporate Finance, Transaction service or Financial Planning & Analysis 

  • Excellent financial Excel modelling skills i.e. ability to build fully integrated 3 statement financial models and knowledge of Financial ERPs & other tools 

  • Bachelor’s Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Finance, Business, Economics, or other relevant fields.

  • IT tools skills, database manipulations skills, ideally data visualization skills i.e. experience using  Power BI is an added advantage

  • Strategic thinker , creative and with an eye on innovation and a strong business acumen 

  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to work across all departments and with external stakeholders

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, collaborates well

  • Ability to simplify complex data and concepts into widely digestible and understandable content

  • Able to work under pressure, comfortable with ambiguity able to to plan, be organised and meet deadlines

  • Proactive, collaborative, organized, curious, problem solver with “can-do” attitude



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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