Job Summary

Perform duties of a Director of Finance & Operations

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Executive level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

Africa Foresight Group (AFG) is a tech-enabled professional services firm that builds African companies into global champions by reinventing the way in which we bring talent to the continent. Headquartered in Accra and incorporated in 2016, AFG has completed more than 80 engagements across the continent, amongst others in Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia and Kenya. At AFG, we are building a future of work characterised by flexible employment, remote collaboration and new sets of growth opportunities. We are home to leaders who are innovative, values-driven and eager to learn.


Job Title: Director of Finance & Operations


Job Location: Accra, Greater Accra


Job Description

  • Streamlining of operations while supervising the build of our internal software platform from a content and process perspective
  • Close collaboration with the founder of the Firm in the development of fundraising decks and engagement of potential investors
  • Leadership of investor relations, especially when it comes to reporting and follow-up negotiations
  • Managing relationship with our accounting service provider, especially when it comes to annual filings, consolidation and management reporting along core KPIs
  • Development and implementation of full pricing strategy in the company, including full ownership of client budgets
  • Supervision of team members, especially the financial administrator and other finance-related positions (at least 2-3 reporting lines)
  • Designing and implementing an annual and quarterly budgeting process for management to jointly decide on top and bottom line goals for the
  • respective period
  • Administration of the Firm’s cashflow tracking tool and improvement of payments processes, especially for international transactions
  • Supervision of third-party vendor relationships and re-sourcing of vendors where necessary
  • Preparation and moderation of board meetings in close collaboration with the founder of the Firm on a quarterly basis
  • Co-lead the internationalization of the Firm, especially when it comes to the opening of new offices and corresponding finance strategy


Qualification and Requirements

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Business Administration or Finance
  • At least 5-7 years of work experience in finance- and operations-related roles
  • Confident communicator, able to generate buy-in from others
  • A “company builder” with a strong passion for early-stage companies
  • Highly experienced in financial business analysis
  • Very good command of all MS Office applications, especially Powerpoint and Excel
  • Creative, flexible and entrepreneurial mindset with the willingness to shape ideas/projects
  • Excellent written and oral skills in the English language; other languages such as French are a plus
  • Familiar with Ghanaian accounting requirements – CA qualification highly preferred


What we offering

  • You will become an integral decision-maker in a dynamic, exciting and fast- growing African company
  • Significant exposure to international projects and networks
  • Work in an international team that operates at a high-performance standard
  • A friendly, non-hierarchical working atmosphere
  • Regular training and coaching opportunities
  • Competitive cash and non-cash compensation


NB: If you wish to apply for this position, please attach your CV, cover letter, and transcript of your latest University degree  by no later than 20 February 2019.

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