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Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Job in Nairobi Kenya

ACRE AFRICA is an Agriculture and climate risk enterprise with a mission to deliver weather insurance solutions to individual farmers and vulnerable people via an aggregator model. 

ACRE also has a social mission to ensure insurance products reach the farmers while making their sustainability goals.
ACRE has its Operations in Africa (Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Mozambique) with its head office in Nairobi and with a branch in Eldoret for its Kenya operations.

As we grow, ACRE seeks to hire a dynamic and competent Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and supervising the Office Manager, Finance Manager and Manager Monitoring and Evaluation & Impact, the CFO will be responsible for the Finance and Administration department.

Being a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), the incumbent must demonstrate high exceptional leadership skills to coach and mentor team members to achieve results. 

The key responsibilities for this role will be to enhance the finance and accounting system of the organization, streamline budgeting processes, adherence and infrastructure and ensure a transparent path to profitability that will allow ACRE to continue to grow and to fulfill its mission.

The Job
  • Will determine long-range development and cost/revenue strategies in order to ensure the organization is profitable and a positive cash flow.
  • Create finance strategy, policies and budget control systems and communicate/train/coach/mentor employees and fostering employee alignment with corporate goals.
  • Work with the senior management of the Company to design and implement business processes related to sales, pricing, claims payment, premium collection, Finance, budgeting and all other critical functions of the Company
  • Help facilitate relationships with the insurance companies, aggregators, financial institutions and other service providers.
  • Prepare reports and presentations to partners, donors and clients.
  • Lead and supervise the Monitoring & Evaluation/Impact function including process quality monitoring and training, as well as supervise office management.
  • Contribute to the development of ACRE’s strategic goals and objectives as well as the overall management of the Company.
  • Represent ACRE externally, as necessary, including but not limited to banking, contracts and lease negotiations.
  • Studies, analyzes and reports on trends, opportunities for expansion and projection of future organization growth
  • Recruiting, training, motivating, retaining and leading an effective finance and administration team.
  • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality.
  • Ensure staff members receive timely and appropriate training and development for financial process design and implementation.
  • As requested by the CEO, represent ACRE in strategic meetings, conferences, forums and other public events and contribute towards consolidating and raising the profile of ACRE.
Technical competencies
  • 10 years + experience in finance, accounting and administration management, ideally in the agribusiness or insurance industry
  • Minimum of Bachelor Degree in Management or any related business area. Masters will be an added advantage.
  • CPA (K)/ ACCA qualification.
  • Familiarity with organizational development, budget and resource development, and strategic planning; demonstrated success developing and monitoring systems to manage revenue, cost, profits and cash flow.
The Person
  • Entrepreneurial self-starter with “hands-on” approach
  • An avid networker with good networks in Kenya.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to partner with a dynamic leadership team.
  • Must demonstrate qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to the mission of ACRE
  • Must enumerate excellent organizational skills with attention to detail and ability to juggle priorities and deliver on demanding tasks.
  • Must demonstrate high levels of confidentiality
  • Must have excellent communication skills both written and spoken.
  • Knowledge of the African economy and agricultural sector is an added advantage
Interested candidates to send their applications (cover letter and CV) outlining why they fit to be the CFO for ACRE as one document in PDF format to Catherine Nderu at with “APPLICATION FOR CFO” as the subject by Close of business 5th December 2014. 

Please include 3 professional references that can be contacted during the recruitment process. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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