AfrosInTech.com is a leading social network and online community dedicated to empowering and connecting individuals within Africa, the African diaspora, and anyone interested in Africa or “anything African” in the technology industry. Our platform fosters collaboration, professional development, and inclusivity, providing a space where members can share knowledge, access resources, and build a strong support network. We are seeking an experienced and detail-oriented Financial Manager to join our team and oversee the financial operations and strategies of our organization.
As the Financial Manager at AfrosInTech.com, you will be responsible for managing the financial health of the organization and ensuring effective financial planning and control. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams, including leadership, accounting, and operations, to optimize financial processes, monitor budgets, and provide financial insights to support decision-making. This role requires strong financial acumen, analytical skills, and a passion for promoting diversity and inclusion within the tech industry.
- Financial Planning and Budgeting
- Develop and implement financial planning strategies, including budgeting and forecasting processes.
- Collaborate with department heads to create and manage budgets for various initiatives and projects.
- Financial Reporting
- Prepare regular financial reports, including income statements, balance sheets, cash flow statements, and financial performance analysis.
- Provide accurate and timely financial information to leadership and stakeholders.
- Financial Analysis
- Conduct financial analysis to identify trends, risks, and opportunities for cost optimization and revenue growth.
- Make data-driven recommendations to support business decisions.
- Cash Flow Management
- Manage cash flow, including monitoring receivables and payables, and ensuring sufficient funds for operations.
- Implement cash flow forecasting and optimization strategies.
- Financial Compliance
- Ensure compliance with financial regulations, accounting standards, and tax requirements.
- Liaise with auditors and oversee the preparation of financial audits and reports.
- Investment and Risk Management
- Manage investment portfolios and optimize returns on surplus funds.
- Assess and manage financial risks, including foreign exchange exposure and interest rate fluctuations.
- Financial Policies and Procedures
- Develop and maintain financial policies and procedures to ensure financial control and governance.
- Continuously review and improve financial processes for efficiency.
- Diversity and Inclusion Advocacy
- Advocate for diversity and inclusion within financial practices, ensuring representation and empowerment of underrepresented groups in tech.
Qualifications and Experience:
- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or a related field.
- Proven experience (5+ years) in financial management, preferably within the tech industry or community-focused organizations.
- Strong financial planning and analysis skills, with a track record of effective budgeting and forecasting.
- Proficiency in financial reporting, analysis, and modeling tools.
- Knowledge of financial regulations, accounting principles, and tax laws.
- Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities to interpret financial data and trends.
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills to work with diverse teams and stakeholders.
- Experience in investment management and risk assessment is a plus.
- Passion for promoting diversity, inclusion, and representation within the tech sector.
If you are a seasoned financial professional with a commitment to financial excellence and diversity within the tech industry, we encourage you to apply for the position of Financial Manager at AfrosInTech.com. Join us in managing the financial health of our organization and supporting the growth and impact of our vibrant community.