VACANCY: Chief Financial Officer

Vacancy Summary

  • Sector: Automotive industry, Renewable Energy
  • Field of Expertise: Finance / Accounting, General Management
  • Work Experience: 11-15 years
  • Benefits included: Bonus, International insurance, Moving expenses
  • Preferred Candidates: Both international and national jobseekers invited to apply
  • Posted on: Aug 16, 2023
  • Vacancy closing date: Sep 30, 2023

Job 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.