Finance Manager

November 14, 2022

Job Description

  • Lagos

Klasha Nigeria

Klasha makes it easy for African consumers to shop online. We build technology that allows African consumers to easily access the goods they want on the continent. We enable payments online in local African currencies and can handle the last-mile logistics for our retail partners too. Statistically, Africa is the future, so we believe consumers on the continent should have the same frictionless access to the global e-commerce economy as consumers in the West.
Klasha was founded in Lagos, Nigeria in 2018 and is backed by Techstars, Ginco Investments and a group of notable angel investors. Klasha is run by 20-somethings from five nationalities that speak six different languages between them. Klasha has offices in Johannesburg, South Africa and Lagos, Nigeria.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Finance Manager
Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Finance
About the Role

Klasha is seeking to hire a proactive and dynamic candidate for the role of Finance Manager who will, amongst other things, be tasked with monitoring, communicating, and shaping our financial health. Working closely with our CEO and Department Heads, the successful candidate will be responsible for building and managing a first-rate Finance vertical. 
As a Seed-stage startup, you will be comfortable wearing multiple hats, this position requires the ability to work independently, communicate complex concepts in concise terms, prioritise tasks, and work with various departments efficiently.

Job Description

Liquidity and treasury management, overseeing Klasha's financial resources to help meet wider business objectives.
Provide financial reports and interpret financial information to managerial staff while recommending further courses of action.
Analyse costs, pricing, variable contributions, sales results, and the company’s actual performance compared to the business plans.
Develop trends and projections for Klasha's finances.
Conduct reviews and evaluations for cost-reduction/optimisation opportunities.
Oversee operations of the Finance department, set goals and objectives, and design a framework for these to be met.
Manage the preparation of the company’s budget.
Liaise with auditors to ensure the appropriate monitoring of Company finances is maintained
Confident oversight and delivery of Central bank reporting 
Personable and business facing 
Partnerships and relationship building 
Managing the output and nurturing the development of a Finance Executive 


Based in the EU remotely, Lagos or Cape Town 
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related course 
CIMA or equivalently certified 
5+ years of relevant professional experience, preferably in fintech or traditional financial services.
Automation savvy, with proficiency in analytics and wider tooling. 
Financial experience including expertise in forecasting and budgeting. 
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to identify and defend data-driven recommendations. 
A charismatic relationship builder, able to win the trust of external and internal partners alike 
High level of determination and tenacity.
Good understanding of compliance activities in financial services.
Ability to execute root cause analysis 


All the latest technology you need to do your role.
Employee stock option scheme.
Private health insurance.
Mental health wellness benefits; Headspace app subscription and Spill mental health support.
Budget for French language classes.
One-time home office set-up allowance.
Hybrid; remote + office hours and flexible working conditions.
Diesel and wifi allowance for remote working.
Work-from-anywhere weeks; work from anywhere for three weeks in a year.
Paid birthday day off.
Team building events.
Paid parental leave.
Learning and development budget.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
Method of Application
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