Location: Thiès, Senegal
Start Date: Immediately (but flexible)
Critical Requirements: Fluency in French and English
Reports to: Director of Finance
At myAgro, we don’t offer your average 9-5 job. We are a fast-paced, start up social enterprise, working in West Africa to support over 75,000 farmers lift themselves out of poverty in our first 5 years of operation. Our dream is to build a model of savings layaway in Mali and Senegal that can be adopted by other organizations to serve farmers throughout the world.
myAgro is a rapidly growing team of 20+ expatriate staff based across West Africa and the US, along with over 200 local hire staff. We’re a tight-knit group of determined, creative problem-solvers who want to make a true difference. We take immense pride in our work, we believe in our mission, we enjoy Ultimate Frisbee and some of us can cook better than others.
We are proud to have received recognition for our work by One Acre Fund and Mulago Foundation and received prestigious awards from: Echoing Green Fellowship, Rainer Arnhold Fellows, Draper Richards Kaplan Social Entrepreneurship, The Salesforce Foundation and The Tech Museum.
You are an Excel wizard – capable of quickly developing flawless budgets, costing templates, and various financial models and projections. You need to have proven that you can filter through financial and organizational complexity to produce simple, scalable financial systems and tools. We view finance in the non-profit sector as a creative open-field. We are looking for someone who will push the limits of what’s possible in non-profit finance and establish myAgro as an innovator and standard-setter for simple, compelling, and transparent financials.
You have a remarkable eye for detail, are a fast learner and can adapt to be effective in the most challenging of circumstances. As a Finance Associate, you’ll be responsible for ensuring compliance with internal policies and outside regulatory requirements as well as preparing financial and strategic analysis with programmatic data.
Support the design and implementation of financial strategies across myAgro through robust policies and procedures
Provide the financial insight and tools needed to support our Program Managers and Asssociates in building their teams
Execute costing the district-level scaling of our model, with an emphasis on the successes of the local program as a model for regional and national replication
Analyse, model and solve problems on a wide range of business issues
Coordinate stewardship of the organization’s cash while meeting tight timelines by maintaining monthly cash flow projections
Work closely with the Director of Finance, Chief Finance Officer, and field teams to validate and maintain management data and processes.
Act as the central reference responsible for the integrity and accuracy of all published figures and records
Knowledge and Experience
This position requires knowledge of financial accounting and experience designing and implementing financial systems in compliance with Syscohada and US GAAP. The successful candidate will need to be able to support and motivate a dynamic and culturally diverse team. In reviewing applicants we will be seeking a demonstrated record of assuming significant professional responsibility and delivering on complex organisational goals with integrity and grace.
Experience in Francophone Africa is viewed extremely favourable, including working knowledge of SYSCOHADA.
High degree of English and French fluency required
Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or related field
CPA highly desirable
At least 3 years of experience in managing financial accounting, reporting and control functions, and auditing process required
Knowledge of QuickBooks and /or other accounting software strongly preferred
Strong manager and team leader, ability to manage multiple projects and functions and prioritize goals, ability to problem-solve both big picture and day-to-day issues.
Highly organized and attentive to detail
Flexible and adaptive work style with the ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to communicate clearly and concisely to all stakeholders
High level of initiative to innovate and lead in remote and resource-limited settings
Commitment to myAgro’s mission
Compensation is modest, but will be competitive with other social enterprises
Flights to, and accommodation in West Africa
Health, travel and emergency medical insurance
Shared housing and utilities, including WIFI
Language lessons stipend provided for French refresher courses, or the option to learn the local languages of Bambara or Wolof
Flexible work schedule and generous vacation benefits
Tons of karmic good – you’ll be directly helping farming families move beyond subsistence farming
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