Finance Director at Rising Academy Network
Rising Academy Network
Ghana, Accra
1d ago
source : Jobweb Ghana

As Rising Academies moves from start-up to growth stage, the mission of the Finance Director is to build the world-class, multi-country finance and accounting function we need to underpin our scale-up.

Reporting to the CEO, the Finance Director will join Rising’s Senior Management Team and work closely with these leaders to build a culture of excellence in every aspect of our financial management.

The successful candidate will be both a great doer and a great engineer and system-builder.

Specific responsibilities will include :

  • Reporting to the board and investors on financial matters;
  • Corporate finance, including owning the corporate financial model and supporting the CEO with fundraising and investor relations;
  • Optimizing the finance function to produce better, more relevant and more timely information for management;
  • Setting up finance systems and teams when we enter new geographies;
  • Financial reporting and the production of monthly, quarterly and annual accounts;
  • Cash management and cash forecasting;
  • Overall responsibility and control of financial planning and the budgeting process;
  • Strategic advice on new business and growth opportunities;
  • Review and approval of payroll and payments;
  • Ensuring excellent relationships and relevant compliance with bankers, finance providers, auditors, and relevant statutory bodies.
  • This is a full-time, permanent position.

    About you

  • Significant leadership experience building and running a successful finance function, as Chief Financial Officer, Finance Director, Head of Finance or Financial Controller;
  • Commercially and operationally-savvy, with experience of working in a fast-paced, rapidly-growing company;
  • Strong academic background including an undergraduate degree from a top university and a postgraduate qualification in business, finance or accounting;
  • Highly numerate with proven ability to create, manage, interpret, and present financial analysis and reporting;
  • Effective communicator with strong interpersonal skills;
  • Track record of system-building and successfully designing and implementing new financial processes across an organisation or large business unit;
  • Experience in the education sector is not essential, but a passion for it is.
  • Location and reporting

    The Finance Director reports to the Chief Executive Officer and will be primarily based in Accra, Ghana, with some flexibility to work remotely. Occasional travel (

    Compensation and benefits

    We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. We regularly benchmark our compensation against comparable businesses, social ventures and non-profits

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