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Head of Finance job at Credify

Organization:

Credify

About the Organization:

Credify Africa Inc. is an early stage company based in Uganda with offices in China.Having secured our seed round, we are seeking to embark on our next stage of growth.We are a digital freight forwarding and trade financing startup, a leading provider of innovative trade solutions designed to streamline and enhance global trade operations.
Our platform enables businesses to request quotes, book shipments, track and trace their shipments,
receive instant notifications and updates on their shipments, request financing in the form of Purchase Order financing, Supply Chain financing, and make payments—all within a seamless and transparent ecosystem.

Job Description

Are you passionate about leveraging finance as a force for good and driving
transformative change in Africa's economic landscape? At Credify Africa, we're on a
mission to revolutionize the way trade is financed and logistics are managed across the
continent. As the Head of Finance of our dynamic startup, you'll have the opportunity to
play a pivotal role in shaping the future of African commerce and empowering millions
of importers and exporters to thrive in the global marketplace.

Duties and Responsibilities

Strategy and Planning

  • Lead fundraising activities and manage existing shareholder and debt provider reporting requirements, including the management of financial covenant monitoring

    and reporting

  • Identify and execute financial analyses to identify opportunities to optimize business performance, to create value, and to help shape the strategic direction of the company

  • Develop financial models to evaluate specific business initiatives

  • Work with various Credify teams to refine financial models and understand the drivers of key assumptions

  • Establish procedures for budget and forecast preparation, and prepare the annual budget in consultation with the CEO.

  • Advise the company on the optimal capital structure, balancing equity and debt and support the company in accessing the capital needed to grow


Accounting, Reporting, and Operations

  • Develop and maintain timely and accurate financial statements and reports in

    accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and implement

    monthly variance reporting against budget

  • Develop and maintain systems for cash management, accounts payable, accounts

    receivable, credit control, petty cash and treasury.

  • Fully own the continuous development and maintenance of the loan management

    software

  • Oversee all payroll functions to ensure timely and accurate processing

  • Ensure that all statutory requirements of the organization are met including income

    tax reporting and withholding payments

  • Manage financial reporting to the Board of Directors

  • Prepare all supporting information for the annual audit and liaise with the external

    auditors

  • Lead the financial due diligence process with prospective investors


Risk Management

  • Ensure that sound risk management models and measurement methodologies of risk

  • reporting and controls are in place for the quantification and evaluation of risks

  • Own the development of an Enterprise Risk Management framework and the Risk

    Appetite Statement

  • Continuously monitor risk-taking activities and aggregate risk exposures to ensure

  • they are in line with the organization’s financial position and plans

Qualifications and Experience

  • Financial Expertise: The ideal candidate will have a strong background in finance,

    with a proven track record of success in debt fundraising and has a network of debt

    providers.

  • Strategic Vision: We are looking for a strategic thinker who can see the big picture

    and translate our company's vision into actionable financial plans and initiatives.

  • Leadership Skills: As a key member of our executive team, there will be

    responsibility for providing leadership and guidance to our finance department and

    across the organization. They should be able to impart a growth mindset on teams

    that they lead.

  • Entrepreneurial Mindset: Our ideal candidate will be a self-starter with an

    entrepreneurial mindset and a willingness to roll up their sleeves and get things

    done. They will thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic startup environment, where

    creativity, adaptability, and innovation are valued. This environment comes with high

    levels of uncertainty and one should be able to persevere through this.

  • Passion for Impact: Above all, we are looking for someone who is passionate about

    our mission of transforming African trade and empowering businesses to succeed.

  • The ideal candidate will be driven by a desire to make a difference and leave a

    lasting impact on the countries we serve.


Additional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, or a related field; MBA or advanced degree

    preferred.

  • 7+ years of experience of progressive responsibility in accounting and finance, with

    at least 2 years of management experience.

  • Experience in closing Series A+ funding rounds and institutional debt management

  • Strong understanding of trade finance and supply chain management.

  • Experience with the consolidation of multiple foreign entities, with multi-currency

    accounting and complex intercompany transactions. Familiarity with transfer pricing

    is an asset.

  • Familiarity with foreign exchange risks and mitigants (for example hedging products)

  • Experience working in emerging markets and/or with startups is a plus.

  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.

How to Apply

APPLICATION FOR THIS POSITION MUST BE DONE ONLINE:
Are you interested? Click the "APPLY" button below to submit your application.

Deadline for Application

April 30, 2024

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