Sokowatch is transforming communities across Africa by revolutionizing access to essential goods and services. By connecting small shops to the digital economy, we fix inefficient supply chains and provide services previously unavailable to informal businesses. Sokowatch aims to provide everything a retailer needs, no wholesalers or banks necessary.

Thousands of retailers across Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda,Uganda, Senegal and Ivory Coast use Sokowatch's mobile ordering and delivery platform to receive the goods they need as quickly and cheaply as possible while also accessing growth financing for the first time. We’re looking to grow our team with highly talented and motivated employees who are excited to work in a fast-paced and dynamic startup environment.

He/She will undertake all aspects of financial management for Sokowatch at a regional level, including financial reporting, local tax compliance management and audits.

Locations: Kenya, Nairobi

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Finance Management
    • Produce financial reports related to budgets, accounts payable, accounts receivables, expenses, etc.
    • Deliver fully auditable financial statements to external auditors
    • Review, monitor and manage budgets
    • Develop and implement risk mitigation strategies
    • Oversee fixed assets register
    • Forecast financial trends
  • Project Management
    • Report and liaise with leadership regarding all financial activities in the assigned market
    • Manage the Finance related projects in various countries and liaise with other functions
  • Any other duty as may be assigned from time to time

Requirements:

The successful candidate will possess:

  • 5+ years of accounting experience, preferably in retail, at a company with over $50 M USD in annual turnover, or at a leading regional or international accounting firm
  • Must be bilingual ( English and French)
  • Prior work experience across East African markets preferred
  • Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration; preference ACCA or CPA
  • Negotiation skills and the ability to develop solid relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • High degree of proficiency with accounting and administration software, preferably Quickbooks
  • A collaborative team player with integrity and a desire to work in a dynamic, fast-paced, start-up environment
  • Project management experience
  • Ability to communicate with sophistication within a business setting.