Head of Finance


Accounting, Auditing & Finance

Unspecified KSh Confidential
1 month ago

Job Summary


Job Description/Requirements

CloudFactory is a global leader in combining people and technology to provide a cloud workforce solution for machine learning and core business data processing. Our managed teams have experience working with hundreds of AI projects and can process data with high accuracy using virtually any tool. As an impact sourcing service provider (ISSP), CloudFactory creates economic and leadership opportunities for talented people in developing nations. Trusted by 170+ companies, we enrich data for 11 of the world’s top autonomous vehicle companies and process millions of tasks a day for innovators including Microsoft, Hummingbird, Ibotta, Luminar and nuTonomy. We’re on four continents, with offices in the U.K., U.S., Nepal and Kenya.

You will enjoy CloudFactory if creating meaningful work for 1 million people in the developing world excites you. Also if you value building relationships, can be described as both humble and courageous in the same sentence, and you are passionate about pooling individual talents to win as one unified team. You have developed your own engine for personal growth, and help others grow by giving both constructive and encouraging feedback. You love to do the crazy hard work upfront to make things simple for others and your approach is often thinking big, starting small and then scaling fast. If any of this resonates, it is likely you will enjoy and thrive at CloudFactory.

Join us and make a difference in the world!

Major Responsibilities:

Manage the company’s day-to-day statutory accounting and financial functions for Kenya (billing, collections, payables, cash management, payroll). Manage the company’s management accounting function (inter-company transactions & financial reporting), and provide monthly reports to C-suite executives Oversee the continuous improvement of accounting and financial processes with the goal to achieve best practices and optimal output. Participate in developing and overseeing the financial policies and procedures and ensure compliance of the same. Lead the Controls & Compliance function and put mitigating controls across the business. Drive consistent financial rigor around sound P&L management while driving accountability across the business. Monitor the Company’s key financial performance indicators based on approved forecasts; and regularly manage treasury/cash flow plan Support the business in redeployment & investment decisions to fuel growth & profitability. Lead during key timelines that include external financial audits, tax audits, ISO audits and any regulatory audits (KRA, NSSF, NHIF etc). Prepare monthly, quarterly & annual reports and financial statements for smooth information flow to support prudent decision making. Liaise with external auditors, Kenya Revenue Authority and bankers to ensure the smooth running of Kenya operations. Legal & tax: manage the company's legal & tax function, by leveraging 3rd party advisors. Manage all aspects of legal & tax including contracting, litigation, company tax & legal structuring, tax compliance and the procurement of necessary licenses and registrations to conduct its business. Lead the forecasting & budgeting process for CloudFactory Kenya by acting as a business partner to all departments. Develop, monitor and review capital and operational expenditure and present red flags timeously. Manage, mentor and grow the current finance team to meet the increasing workload and responsibilities while creating a sustainable succession plan by providing the right level of challenge and support. Work with operational teams throughout CloudFactory to enable and empower them to make solid, well-informed decisions based on financial input. Assist the Country Manager with all the financial planning and modelling as per the requirement related to expansion within Kenya and beyond.


5+ years in corporate business and experience in managing a finance team. Prior experience in building corporate models and in completing a full accounting cycle, financial year end closing. Financial risk management and compliance related to KRA, legal and company secretary. Strong English language skills both in terms of verbal and written. Experience conceptualizing and implementing projects and financial services adapted to specific markets and circumstances. You have a proven track record of developing and implementing financial strategies that support organizational growth and sustainability. You are a skilled communicator who can effectively convey complex financial information to non-financial stakeholders. You are comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and have experience working with global teams. Prior experience in ERP (preferably Netsuite). Strategic / entrepreneurial mindset and skills Excellent working knowledge of relevant statutory and tax regulations Excellent coaching, mentoring and leadership skills

Technical Skills

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Statistics, Mathematics CPA, CIMA or ACCA qualification will be an added advantage Proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint


Great Mission and Culture Meaningful Work Market competitive salary Quarterly variable compensation Remote and Home working Commuter/home office, internet and airtime allowance Comprehensive medical cover including dental, vision and emergency benefits and an annual Health Spending Account Group life insurance Personal development and growth opportunities Office snacks and lunch Periodic team building and social events

Join us, and change the world for the better. If you are skilled and humble, with a commitment to lifelong learning, and you’re curious about the world and its people, you could be a good fit at CloudFactory. We welcome the unique contributions you can bring to help us build a diverse, inclusive workplace because we connect, learn, and grow stronger from our differences. We want you to bring your whole, authentic self to work. We look forward to hearing from you!

Still unsure? Read ‘5 Reasons You Should Work at CloudFactory’.

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