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CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER (CFO)

AgroCenta is an agri-fintech company that focuses on delivering financial services such as micro loans, digital payments, savings & pensions for various actors in the agricultural value chain with primary focus on the smallholder farmers.

AgroCenta’s flagship platform, Velociti, builds a digital identity for actors in the agricultural sector, through alternative credit scoring model, which enables financial institutions such as banks, insurance companies etc. leverage on the data to provide financial services.

The Role

The Chief Financial Officer will direct and oversee the financial activities of the corporation, direct the preparation of current financial reports and summaries, and create forecasts predicting future growth.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Oversees Accounting department, budget preparation, and audit functions.
  • Works with other department heads to monitor each department and make recommendations.

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Directs the preparation of all financial statements, including income statements, balance sheets, shareholder reports, tax returns, and governmental agency reports.
  • Compares sales and profit projections to actual figures and budgeted expenses to actual expenses; makes or oversees any necessary adjustments to future projections and budgets.
  • Reviews planning process and suggests improvements to current methods.
  • Analyze operations to identify areas in need of reorganization, downsizing, or elimination.
  • Works with the CEO and other C-suite executives to coordinate planning and establish priorities for the planning process.
  • Studies long-range economic trends and projects their impact on future growth in sales and market share.
  • Identifies opportunities for expansion into new product areas.
  • Oversee investment of funds and works with Venture Capital, Limited Partners, Impact Investors etc to raise additional capital required for expansion.

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent management and supervisory skills.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
  • Proficient in database and accounting computer application systems.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or Finance required.
  • Certified Public Accountant designation preferred.
  • Eight to ten years of experience in financial management required.

Salary & Benefits

Very competitive with fringe benefits

Deadline for application is August 30th, 2022

Apply for this role

Interested applicants should send an email with their CVs to work@agrocenta.com. Subject of the email should be Job Application: Chief Finance Officer (CFO)