Chief Financial Officer

Jumia

Finance | Algiers, DZ

Jumia is the leading pan-Africa e-commerce platform. Founded in 2012, Jumia’s mission is to improve the quality of everyday life in Africa by leveraging technology to deliver innovative, convenient and affordable online services to consumers, while helping businesses grow as they use our platform to reach and serve consumers.

Our platforms consist of our marketplace, which connects sellers with consumers, our logistics service, which enables the shipment and delivery of packages from sellers to consumers, and our payment service, which facilitates transactions among participants active on our platform in selected markets. Through our online platforms, consumers can access a wide range of physical and digital goods and services, fashion, electronics, beauty products and also hotel and flight bookings or restaurant delivery.

With over 3,000 employees in 14 countries spanning across 6 African regions, Jumia is led by top talented leaders offering a great mix of local and international talents and is backed by very high-profile shareholders. Jumia is committed to creating sustainable impact for Africa. Jumia offers unique opportunities in a vibrant and booming environment, creating new jobs, new skills, and empowering a new generation. We are looking for talented people with a passion for Africa to join our team and embark on our exciting journey!


 


Main Responsibilities:


 



  • Defining and implementing financial strategy in collaboration with the CEO



  • Designing policies and processes for internal control in order to minimize business risk and comply with local and internal accounting standards

  • Managing and maintaining the financial accounting system, and all accounting processes including daily accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash collection, GL, payroll 


 



  • Providing complete analysis of financial results to the executive leadership team and Partner group 


 



  • Effective and timely management of financial planning, analysis and budgeting within the global business


 



  • Creating infrastructure to capture weekly, monthly, quarterly KPIs


 



  • Leading a team, providing technical and professional development and establishing succession planning


 



  • Organizing, evaluating and directing the fiscal functions and performance of the business; developing country/product specific policies and procedures to improve overall operation/effectiveness; participating in the development of financial plans and programs

  • Ensuring the accurate/timely reporting of the business financial results, the preparation of the budgets, financial reports and analyses; ensure compliance with all country legal, regulatory and tax reporting requirements

  • Evaluating cash flow projections

  • Providing strategic financial input and leadership on issues affecting the region and provide financial advice and knowledge toothers within the discipline


 


 


 


 


Requirements:



  •       Minimum 2-3 years’ audit experience

  •       Qualified accountant with knowledge of IFRS accounting standards

  •       Experience in big 4 audit firm or preparing for an audit of a large business 

  •       Broad based global experience in leading a financial unit

  •       Exceptional analytical skills

  •       Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external affiliates and client

  •       Successfully managed financial organization with comparative scale and complexity

  •       Leadership Skills

  •       Unwavering discipline

  •       Strong influencing and communications skills and ability to work across multiple areas of company
     


 


We Offer 


 



  • A unique experience in an entrepreneurial, yet structured environment

  • A unique opportunity of having strong impact in building the African ecommerce sector

  • The opportunity to become part of a highly professional and dynamic team

  • An unparalleled personal and professional growth as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders