Friday, 5 June 2015

Finance Manager East Africa

Finance Manager East Africa (Full time) - Jovago 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

About Us: Jovago is Africa's No. 1 Hotel Booking Website. Founded in Lagos, Nigeria by a team of passion driven, experienced entrepreneurs, our vision is to create the best travel booking experience ever. 

With over 200,000 destinations online, we provide our customers with full and reliable information about the destination they want to visit.

Our company is part of Africa Internet Group, a global and leading incubator of startups specialized in e-commerce. AIG is the leading internet group of Africa with already over 3,000 employees in 26 African countries. 

It is led by top talented leaders offering a great mix of local and international talents and is backed by Millicom, MTN and Rocket Internet.
We want to create a well-balanced team of talented, truly dynamic and highly motivated individuals with a passion for travel, emerging markets and Africa. 

We are currently looking for outstanding candidates interested in entrepreneurship and web businesses.

Job Description: Jovago is looking for a Finance Manager to structure our payments and collections operations. 

You will have to manage a team of 3 people in charge of receivables and payables. 

It will be expected from you to keep great relations with hotel managers, ensure timely operations and proper reporting.

  • Improving finance processes
  • Managing a team of finance officers
  • Ensuring proper follow up with our partners
  • Building and maintaining strong working relationships with hotels
  • Tracking progress with tools
  • Building and leading cross-functional teams able to anticipate and deliver solutions to client/partners issues.
  • Improving collection rates
  • Acting as a link between Jovago team and the local central finance team of AIG in East Africa
  • Fluency in Kiswahili and English languages is a must.
  • Master degree/Diploma in relevant field
  • Independent and resourceful
  • Strong drive and leadership
  • Impeccable communication skills (spoken and written)
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Good financial background
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Ability to meet demanding targets
  • Previous finance experience is a must
  • Ability to develop relationships with 3rd parties and hotel teams
  • Mentality of client service and taking responsibility beyond direct duties.
  • High level of motivation, determination and commitment.
We offer
  • An amazing learning culture
  • A flat structured working environment to enable you enhance your skills in sales.
  • A chance to be part of an international team that offers great opportunities for growth
Contact us

Khawla El Fassi, Head of Operational Finance, Jovago




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