Finance Manager Job at The Women's Bakery - Career Opportunity in Rwanda
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Vacancy title:
Finance Manager

Jobs at:
The Women's Bakery

Deadline of this Job:
15th September 2018

Duty Station:
Kigali, Rwanda

Date Posted: 15th August 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time

About the Company

The Women’s Bakery (TWB) is a social enterprise that builds bakeries that create access to education and sustainable employment for women. We empower women, improve community access to nutrition, and spark economic growth, all through local business. Launched in 2015, TWB has trained nearly 100 women and launched seven bakeries in two countries.


Our Company
Our vision is to empower women because an empowered woman, by itself, is an outcome worth fighting for. We envision a world where the lives of women can be completely revolutionized. TWB employees are a key aspect of this vision – passionate, driven, and resilient in the process of using business as a tool for social good. Employees benefit from in-house training, opportunities for professional development, and a team that values, respects, and celebrates the contributions of others.

Position Description
The Finance Manager (FM) will ensure TWB’s Rwanda corporate office finances are managed efficiently and effectively.

The FM will report directly to the Deputy Director of Operations (DDO) and TWB HQ (Headquarters), as well as liaise with TWB’s local accounting firm, Acacia Accounting. We are looking for qualified candidates who have extensive financial management experience.

The FM can expect to live and work in Kigali yet may be asked to travel to remote training/bakery business sites per project needs. Sites may be several hours from the TWB office in Kigali. The FM should expect to work part-time 20 hours a week*, operating 5 days a week. Local modes of transport may at times be required.

*TWB is open to negotiating a full-time 40 hour per week position.

Roles & Responsibilities
The main roles for the FM position include, but are not limited to:

Financial Systems Management (50%)

  • Overall management of TWB Rwanda corporate finances, financial systems, and financial reporting.
  • Oversee all TWB expenses and bakery branch/franchise revenue for TWB Rwanda corporate office.
  • Manage all financial reporting systems for TWB bakery branches and franchises.
  • Collaborate with the DDO to integrate improved internal and external financial systems.
  • Execute and manage all payroll for TWB Rwanda corporate office and Kigali bakery staff.
  • Manage all Rwanda corporate expenses by transfer, check, and cash.
  • Monitor and manage all bank accounts associated with TWB HQ and individual bakeries.
  • Document, organize, and manage all financial records.
  • Liaise with TWB HQ to ensure fiscal health of TWB Rwanda corporate office.

TWB Bakery Branches and Franchise(s) Financial Management (30%)

  • Oversight of Kigali, Gicumbi, and Kagina bakery finances while providing extensive training opportunities for Program Managers.
  • Develop payroll system for Kigali, Gicumbi and Kagina bakeries that will be implemented by Program Managers.
  • Improve paper based and digital accounting systems for Kigali, Gicumbi, and Kagina bakeries.
  • Liaise with Program Managers and Bakery Operations Managers to ensure systems and data analysis are in place for bakery financial success, in line with each bakery’s fiscal goals.
  • Oversight of TWB franchise fiscal assessments.

Financial Reporting (20%)

  • Liaise with local accounting firm, Acacia Accounting, to ensure:
  • Petty cash distribution and reconciliation.
  • Expense tracking.
  • Revenue tracking.
  • Value Added Tax report generation.
  • Preparing, approving, and paying all Rwanda taxes including Value Added, Corporate Income, Withholding Tax, PAYE, RSSB, and Maternity, etc.
  • Monthly reconciliation.
  • Bank account reconciliation.
  • Prepare and submit TWB Rwanda corporate quarterly financial reports to TWB HQ

Required Qualifications

  • B.A./B.S.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Minimum 3-5 years relevant professional experience.
  • Minimum 1-3 years living and working in East Africa.
  • Previous experience working on issues of women’s empowerment, business development/management, social enterprise, business, community development, or health programs.
  • Proven track record in financial management or roles with similar responsibility.
  • Excellent excel skills and experience in financial tracking, reporting, etc.
  • Exceptional leadership skills, especially in team-management.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s in Business, Finance, Accounting, or relevant field.

Required Characteristics

  • Collaborative leadership style; TWB is looking for candidates who bring leadership expertise but are also interested in collaborative leadership and learning.
  • Passion – a deep love for what our work means.
  • Genuine compassion – a keen desire to serve the poor and empower women.
  • Smarts/Cleverness – business minded, yet people-oriented.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Highly motivated, organized and results driven.
  • Hardworking, honest, confident and humble.
  • Capacity for vision – the humility to see where we are now, and the courage to imagine where we could be.
  • Grit – fearlessness to get your hands dirty.

Job application procedure
Send your cover letter and resume to not later than 15th September 2018.

Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Rwanda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 15th September 2018.
Duty Station: Rwanda
Posted: 15-08-2018
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 15-08-2018
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 15-08-2065
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