CFO - Assistant

BURN Manufacturing
Full time
Apply by 12 November 2020

Job description

The Role

BURN is seeking a CFO Assistant, who will be responsible for helping the CFO manage and execute his daily activities efficiently. Reporting directly to the CFO, the Assistant will provide executive, administrative support. This role will serve as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the CFO. 

Principal Responsibilities

  • Participate in financing negotiations, writing loan applications, review loan contracts and ensure a good relationship with all lenders.
  • Keep track of all loans, interest payments and other deadlines. Lender reporting.
  • Keep track of different currencies and cross currency pairs in the markets the company operates in, and advise on hedging strategies.
  • Participate in the preparation of Bord reports, keep track of and ensure appropriate storage of board documents and other company documents.
  • Actively participate in establishing new companies, also internationally.
  • Prepare tax overviews for new markets the company will enter, ie income tax, VAT and possible exemptions, import duties, employee tax, social security etc. and advise on the best structure.
  • Support the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts and report variances. Initiate corrective actions.
  • Shall contribute to and implement financial strategy.
  • Ensures development and implementation of financial policies, procedures and best practices at a divisional tactical level and to provide guidance and support to the CFO and management in dealing with all aspects of finance in accordance with such policies and procedures whilst also achieving operational goals and objectives.
  • Responsible for the establishment of a sound financial management information function and ensuring the accuracy of information generated.
  • Ensure quality control and value for money on financial transactions.
  • Develop and document business processes and policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls.
  • Be a key person for review of all legal documents including contracts, agreements, MOUs etc. and work with lawyers on these where needed.

Desired Experience

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working in Finance and/or Auditing
  • Bachelor’s/Masters’ degree specializing in Finance or Accounting
  • Experience working with lenders and commercial banks
  • Experience working on budgets/forecasting and financial modelling
  • Experience working on compliance issues
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
  • Working knowledge of ERP systems (MS Dynamics NAV)
  • Must be comfortable in a dynamic start-up environment

Degree qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)

About BURN Manufacturing

Based in Ruiru, Kenya, BURN Manufacturing designs, produces and distributes Kenya’s best-selling, most durable and economical charcoal and wood cookstoves that also dramatically reduce harmful smoke emissions which can cause significant health problems, even death.

Not only do we sell the world’s most fuel-efficient charcoal and wood household stoves, but BURN is also the only jiko company which manufactures all of its products in sub-Saharan Africa’s only state-of-the-art clean cookstove manufacturing facility. We are extremely proud to employ 225 team members throughout Kenya and support a workforce which is 60 percent female, thus empowering women in roles traditionally considered to be “for men only.”

Since 2013, BURN has sold 800,000+ stoves in Africa. These stoves have helped 4,000,000 beneficiaries save $215 million in fuel expenditures and 2.6 million tons of wood while reducing indoor air pollution by 65%. BURN currently sells ~25,000 stoves per month and are on track to double sales over the next 12 months by expanding its successful model across Africa. 


Learn more about BURN Manufacturing and see other open jobs on their career page.

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