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Finance Manager Job in Kenya

Job Vacancy: Finance Manager (Jumia)

Who We Are: Jumia is the largest online retail store in Africa with over 100,000 unique visitors a day, buying everything from Fashion to Phones. Founded in 2012 in Nigeria, Jumia's mission is to revolutionize the concept of shopping by providing customers with the best online shopping experience.

Jumia is part of Africa Internet Group, a leading global incubator of startups specialised in e-commerce. 

Africa Internet Group is Africa's leading internet firm, with already over 3,000 employees in over 20 African countries and huge successes such as Jumia.com, Kaymu.com, Hellofood.com, Lamudi.com, Carmudi.com and Jovago.com. 

It is led by top talented leaders offering a great mix of local and international talents and is backed by MTN, Millicom and Rocket Internet.

Africa is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, offering excellent opportunities in a vibrant and booming environment. 


Its economic growth has enabled innovative businesses to flourish and this is where Africa Internet Group steps in.

Job Description:

The role of the Finance Manager-Jumia will be to take responsibility over the Jumia Finance Teams Including:

1.  Management of finance team (Jumia):
  • Provide supervision & coaching as required, particularly as it relates to proper accounting of expenses and accrual of non-invoiced expenses.
  • Ensure that processes & controls are followed, in line with group policy
  • Review of their work, particularly with:
  1. Recording in accounting system
  2. Review of sales & bank reconciliation
  3. Review of payment reports
2. Take responsibility for implementation of controls & process that do not exist – e.g regular supplier statement reconciliation, formal petty cash reconciliation process, tracking and approval of non-budgeted expenses

3. Ensure payroll is processed on time and reviewed (processing done by payroll accountant), manager to review.

4. Ensure compliance with all tax and statutory requirements

5. Ensure clean month end close process, so that the reporting team can prepare accurate reports on time.

Qualifications and Experience
  • Qualified accountant
  • 5+ years of experience in a similar position is desirable - mixture of audit experience and finance roles in industry
  • Demonstrated management and leadership skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and adapt easily to a changing and challenging environment
  • Strong excel skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • MBA preferred
Additional Information
  • A unique education in scaling new internet concepts
  • Become part of a highly professional and dynamic team working around the world
  • An unparalleled personal and professional growth as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders for our future internet ventures
How to apply

If You want to join some of the fastest growing companies in the world, please send your resume to the following addresses, by specifying the position on the e-mail subject, joinus-kenya@jumia.com 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


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