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Full-Time

Innovative Brands

Startup & High Growth

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  • Algiers , Algeria

Jumia Group - Chief Financial Officer, Algeria Movemeback African opportunity cover image

Description

Jumia is the leading pan-Africa e-commerce platform. With over 4,000 employees in 14 countries spanning across 6 African regions, Jumia is led by 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. 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 the platform to reach and serve their consumers. Jumia’s platforms consist of their marketplace, which connects sellers with consumers; their logistics service, which enables the shipment and delivery of packages from sellers to consumers; and their payment service, which facilitates transactions among participants active on the platform in selected markets. Through their 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. Jumia are seeking an experienced finance professional to lead their finance team in Algeria.

 

Role Responsibilities:

  • Defining and implementing financial strategy in collaboration with the CEO
  • Designing policies and processes for internal control in order to minimise 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 KPI’s
  • Leading a team, providing technical and professional development and establishing succession planning
  • Organising, 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 sharing within the discipline

Criteria

  • Minimum 2-3 years’ audit experience
  • Qualified accountant with knowledge of IFRS accounting standards
  • Experience in a 'big 4' audit firm or preparing for an audit of a large business
  • Broad based global experience in leading a financial unit
  • Have previously successfully managed  a financial organisation with comparative scale and complexity
  • Leadership Skills
  • Exceptional analytical skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external affiliates and client
  • Unwavering discipline
  • Strong influencing and communications skills and ability to work across all areas of the organisation

Benefits

  • Globally competitive salary
  • A unique experience in an entrepreneurial, yet structured environment
  • A unique opportunity of having strong impact in building the African e-commerce sector
  • The opportunity to become part of a highly professional and dynamic team

About Jumia Group

Jumia was founded in 2012 on the basis of a very strong belief: Internet can improve people’s lives in Africa. Observing the challenges that people face every day (poor infrastructures, bad traffic, limited choice, limited information, expensive products and services just to name a few), Jumia saw a huge opportunity to leverage Internet and use it to connect people and provide them with a solution to fulfill their daily needs. Therefore, Jumia embarked on the journey to build a company that has a very simple mission: expand your horizons.


Giving access to new services to customers: Internet has the power to transform everyone’s life. This is all possible because people connect to the Jumia platform to access services and products they need, in an environment that they have designed for them, addressing their needs and expectations on quality, choice, price, trust and convenience.


Enabling African companies to grow: Hundred of thousands local African companies are making business on Jumia every day. Jumia are taking the entire economy online and enabling small, medium and large African companies to find new customers and serve them in a new way.


Creating sustainable impact for Africa: Internet also opens new horizons for African talents. Jumia are creating new jobs – directly and indirectly, new skills which did not exist before on the continent. Internet allows Jumia to empower a new generation to build their life and make their countries better.


Founded in 2012, Jumia has created a sustainable ecosystem of digital services and infrastructures through online and mobile marketplaces and classifieds.