Chief Financial Officer job at Pezesha
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Vacancy title:
Chief Financial Officer

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Information Technology , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

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Deadline of this Job:
Monday, July 03 2023 

Duty Station:
Within Kenya , Nairobi, East Africa

Date Posted: Tuesday, June 20 2023, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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The CFO is a multi-disciplinary full time role that demands diverse skills as listed in the below additional responsibilities:

Strategy, Planning and Management
• Act as strategic business partner to the CEO by assisting in formulating the company's future strategic direction and supporting medium-term tactical initiatives
• Ownership of firm-wide corporate annual and periodic financial planning to drive achievements of stakeholder objectives
• Assess and evaluate financial performance of the organization with regard to short, medium and long-term operational goals, budgets and forecasts.
• Provide insight and recommendations to both short-term, medium and long-term growth plan of Organization.
• Create and establish sound capital structure and cash management financial objectives that align with the company's plan for growth and expansion.
Financial Planning & Analysis and Reporting
• Develop and implement a sound financial model that captures current and future states of the Pezesha business model
• Work with COO to develop pathway for firm-wide targets by constructing and driving KPI achievement across cross-functional teams
• Work with Finance Controller to drive and maintain annual and periodic company operating and liquidity cash flow budget
• Work with Data Science Manager to drive optimisation of credit scoring models in line with target loss rate across the different Pezesha credit portfolios
• Work closely with the Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) on compliance reporting
• Work with Collections Lead and Finance Controller to drive optimisation of the Pezesha Balance Sheet provisions in line with the target provisions number
• Work with COO to drive optimisation of credit product pricing strategies across the different credit portfolio
• Present to the CEO periodic financial statement, key financial metrics and cash flow budgeting reports
• Develop and maintain control process that enables on-schedule delivery of financial reports

Treasury Management
• Ownership of the firm’s asset-liability management by designing and executing process matching with stated corporate goals across the credit business and software business units
• Drive optimal operating and lending cash flow management strategy across local and foreign exchange exposures, including identifying appropriate and practical hedging products in relation to the Pezesha financial model
• Drive optimal leverage structure in relation to the strength and size of the Pezesha Balance sheet

Fund Raise & Investor Relations
• Represent Pezesha in all equity and debt cash flow raise and reporting communication to all investors
• Work with CEO and COO and CCO to develop a compelling value proposition and key communication for future fund raise as well as existing investors
• Identify, reach-out and pitch to prospective investors and manage the related processes to deal closure
• Build investor confidence in the company's vision to deliver shareholder value through a comprehensive Investor relations framework and strategy
• Provide market insights to the management team, including financial trends, investor concerns, competitor actions, and anything that might impact the firm valuation
• Oversee communication & reporting of financial results to investors through comprehensive MIS.

The Successful Applicant
The successful candidate needs to have the following experience
Must have
• At least 7 years experience in financial advisory at a Tier 1 Management consulting firm, Investment Bank or Series A lending Fintech
• Demonstrated financial services financial modeling and treasury management experience
• Education: At least a Masters in Financial Economics in a top tier educational institution
• Track record of leadership capabilities with strong problem-solving skills, high stakes communication skills, series A equity and debt fundraising experience and managing young and multicultural teams
• Added advantage
• Certification: CFA, FRM or CQF

Education Requirement: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 84

Level of Education:

Job application procedure
Please send your CVs and cover letter to Kindly indicate the title of the job on the subject header of the email (REF 23/Pezesha CFO).

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Kenya
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Monday, July 03 2023 
Duty Station: Nairobi
Posted: 20-06-2023
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 20-06-2023
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 20-06-2065
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