Finance Director at People FOCO


Finance Director at People FOCO

Role Purpose

We are looking for a Finance Director who will be responsible for leading the financial strategy and operations as well as supporting the design of financial products for clients. They will play a pivotal role in improving the efficiency of internal financial processes. This candidate should possess a profound understanding of accounting and financial management. The Finance Director will be a key member of the leadership team and will work closely with the founder and management team in contributing to the strategic financial direction of the organization.

Job Responsibilities

As the Finance Director, you will be responsible for:

  • Strategic Financial Planning and Management: Contribute to the development of financial strategies and plans that support company’s mission and growth objectives, developing and managing the company’s financial risk management framework.
  • Financial Product Design: Design financial structures and products to support the company’s mission and services. This may include amortization structures for credit facilities and hedging strategies to mitigate currency exposure.
  • Streamlining Financial Processes: Optimize financial operations through technology to enhance transparency, accuracy, and efficiency, as well as improving debt collection, invoice management, and ensuring global and Kenyan financial and regulatory compliance.
  • Budgeting: Lead internal budgeting processes, working closely with department heads to ensure budgets align with business goals.
  • Financial Expertise: Serve as the go-to expert for all financial needs, including providing strategic advice to the leadership team on financial matters
  • Team Management: Manage and mentor the financial team, fostering a culture of growth and professional development.
  • Stakeholder Relationship Management: Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders including investors, banks, and regulatory bodies.


  • A Minimum of 5-10 years of experience in financial management
  • 3+ years of experience working in a startup environment or a fast-growth technology company
  • A Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Accounting, or any other relevant field. An MBA or any other advanced degree is a plus.
  • Previous experience managing teams and building financial structures from the ground up.
  • Strong understanding of financial management, accounting principles, and financial systems and proficiency in streamlining and simplifying financial processes
  • Knowledge of the transport and logistics industry, particularly in the local regional context is a plus.


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