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  • Posted: Oct 22, 2020
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    Chief Financial Officer

    Job Purpose:

    • The CFRO will have the primary responsibility of planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial, legal and risk related activities of the organisation. This will include direct responsibility for accounting, finance, reporting, forecasting and capital management, strategic planning, statutory compliance, risk management, investor relationships and partnership compliance.

    Main Responsibilities:

    • Formulating and communicating the financial strategy and risk appetite
    • Overseeing and ensuring the integrity of accounts
    • Responsible for the financial reporting
    • Maintaining a compliance policy and procedures and monitoring the adherence to this policy
    • Maintaining a risk management policy and procedures and monitoring the adherence to this policy
    • Leading a support team consisting of administration, accounting, finance, risk, compliance and operations
    • Implementing and monitoring a performance and risk framework and the portfolio companies
    • Report to the Management Board on the returns of the portfolio companies and the impact on indicators
    • Performing any other related duties as may be prescribed from time to time by the Management Board
    • The CFRO is also primarily responsible for ensuring the integrity of the financial statements of Arise (including but not limited to the choice of accounting policies, application and assessments of the effects of new rules, information about the handling of estimated items in the annual accounts and forecasts)
    • The qualifications, independence, remuneration and non-auditing work of the external auditor for the fund (without prejudice to the responsibilities of any Audit Committee in the area of finance, accounting and tax)
    • The performance of tasks by the external auditor


    • Responsible for the financial reporting process:
      • Maintaining the system of internal business controls (including but not limited to the effect of internal risk management and control systems)
      • Ensuring compliance with laws and regulations and applicable codes of conduct in the area of finance, accounting and tax;
      • Ensuring compliance with recommendations of the external auditor, including the financing and finance-related strategies
      • Responsible for tax planning.

    Personal Characteristics:

    • Intrinsically motivated by the mission
    • Flexible and dynamic, self-motivated, results driven with the ability to deal with change
    • Highly organised and structured, logical and lateral thinker
    • Team player with exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to influence and add value
    • Excellent intellectual and conceptual abilities
    • Excellence orientation (concern for high-quality work)
    • Follow-through; the motivation to ensure that highest standards of quality and productivity are consistently maintained
    • Leadership style; management by example, always fostering a collaborative culture amongst the team members, shareholders and stakeholders

    Qualifications and Key Skills:

    • Professional Accounting qualification (e.g., CA or registered with ACCA or similar), or Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting or similar
    • 10+ years of senior management experience in accounting, enterprise risk management, and portfolio management within the investment company sector
    • Significant experience in M&A transaction work
    • Deep knowledge of methodology related to valuation and reporting
    • Thorough understanding of equity capital markets and its market participants
    • Knowledge of ALM and funding structures
    • Experience in investor relations management
    • Knowledge and experience with digitization of business processes
    • Network in wealth/asset management*
    • Deep knowledge of Sub-Saharan Africa financial institutions sector and in particular the banking sector
    • Experience working in small highly skilled organisation based in different locations
    • Ability to apply sound business judgement and an analytical, pragmatic and creative approach to problem solving
    • Ability to plan and prioritise effectively; strong project/process management skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Significant leadership skills as well as experience working with top management of large financial institutions in the SSA space
    • Significant network at top management level within the SSA financial institutions space
    • Results-oriented with ability to work independently and to lead processes
    • Good knowledge of IFRS, Dutch GAAP, international tax- and compliance standards
    • Excellent communications skills with ability to represent company well – must command English fluently
    • Structured and effective with strong analytical and strategic thinking capability
    • Demonstrated interest and ability to add value to further growth and strategic development of Arise’s investee banks (value creation plans, board seat representation)
    • Self-starter, able to take initiative and operate independently
    • Strong leader able to motivate and lead teams to success


    • Market related remuneration package, including medical benefits, pension and Insurance


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