Chief Financial Officer

Vacancy summary

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Job Role: Finance & Accounts

Vacancy description


Our client is a European-African startup in Ghana that creates sustainable and affordable e-mobility solutions with the aim of being at the forefront of the automotive industrialisation in Africa. We’re seeking a CFO to lead the company from a financial perspective. You will report to the CEO and work alongside other C-Suite team members and take ownership of all company fiscal and regulatory matters. To do well in this role you should have experience as a CFO or similar role in a company with complex financials, fundraising, and a strong ability to lead the implementation of financial controls.
It's a global, fast-paced, dynamic environment in a unique and pioneering enterprise with a sustainable mission. We hire outstanding professionals and give them the opportunity to thrive in a collaborative atmosphere that values learning, growth, and hard work.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Developing fundraising strategy for growth
  • Overseeing the company's fiscal and planning activities, budgeting, reporting, auditing and administration
  • Setting up internal controls
  • Ensuring regulatory compliance
  • Establishing supply chain strategy and inventory management best practices
  • Identify and address financial risks and opportunities for the company
  • Work well with the senior management team to develop a strategic plan, optimize processes and ensure financial viability of each product line
  • Travel to various locations to support networking and fundraising opportunities

Required qualifications and experience:

  • Chartered Accountant, master’s degree in a relevant discipline, or MBA
  • 10 years + experience in relevant finance roles with at least 5 years at senior management level
  • Proven examples of successful fundraising strategies in startup companies or similar enterprises in Africa
  • Strong financial and accounting background, designing financial controls and commercial strategies
  • Strong experience in supply chain management, preferably in manufacturing
  • Experience with corporate governance
  • Experience working in a multinational environment

Your profile:

  • You’re an excellent communicator and proven negotiation skills
  • You have the ability to inspire confidence and create trust with multiple stakeholders at different levels
  • You have the ability to work under pressure, plan personal workload effectively and delegate
  • You’re passionate about startups, social impact and sustainability

Are you interested in becoming the CFO for our client in Ghana? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.
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