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Finance Director


Job Type

Gross Salary

Full Time

Commensurate with experience



About the Role

The Finance Director at Zeraki is a pivotal role responsible for driving the financial strategy, health, and growth of the company. This position involves close collaboration with the CEO, the board of directors, and external stakeholders, ensuring the efficiency and effectiveness of financial operations and strategic decision-making. This role requires a strategic thinker with operational expertise and a genuine passion for education and innovation.

● Ensure timely and accurate financial reporting and compliance with regulatory standards, enhancing financial controls and processes.
● Develop and implement robust accounting policies and procedures that comply with both local and international standards and regulations.
● Oversee financial planning, budgeting, forecasting and analysis and assess performance, risks, and opportunities to guide strategic goals and decisions.
● Collaborate with internal teams and external partners to align financial strategies and resource allocation with company objectives.
● Establish and maintain strong relationships with banks, investors, donors, and other financial partners, enhancing Zeraki's financial network and opportunities.
● Lead, mentor, and foster a culture of excellence and accountability within the finance and accounting team.



★ Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business administration, or a related field, with a professional qualification such as CPA, ACCA, CFA, or equivalent.

★ At least 5 years of progressive finance and accounting experience, including roles in auditing or consulting within reputable firms. Experience with startups or auditing startups is highly desirable.

★ Demonstrated expertise in financial management, planning, and operations.

★ Demonstrated leadership and management skills, with a proven ability to inspire, motivate, and develop a high-performing team.

★ Exceptional analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills; adept at managing complex and ambiguous situations.

★ Strong communication and presentation skills, capable of engaging effectively with diverse audiences and stakeholders.

★ Proficiency in financial software applications and a passion for leveraging technology in finance.

★ A deep commitment to education and Zeraki's mission to transform learning in Africa.

What we offer

● Impact the landscape of education in Africa with a leading EdTech innovator.
● Thrive in a culture that celebrates integrity, innovation, learning and excellence.
● Engage in meaningful work that fosters professional growth and societal impact.
● Be part of a dynamic team committed to making a difference in the lives of millions.

Our culture

At Zeraki, our strength is rooted in our vibrant culture, driven by a shared commitment for integrity, learning, and excellence. Our environment demands the highest standards and focuses on delivering results. We hire and develop the best, manage through trust, value empathy, and practice having a backbone in all our dealings. We are a team that thrives on freedom, responsibility, and the pursuit of excellence. Joining us means being part of a community dedicated to growth, innovation, and transformation.

About the Company

Zeraki is a pioneering EdTech startup on a mission to redefine education across Africa. Our innovative technology tools are designed to make learning more accessible, effective, and engaging for parents, teachers, and students alike. At the heart of Zeraki is a deep-rooted passion for harnessing the power of education to unlock the potential of the continent's youth and drive transformative change. Zeraki proudly serves over 2.7 million users in 10 countries, establishing itself as one of Africa's leading EdTech companies.

Our commitment to excellence and innovation has not gone unnoticed. Zeraki was the proud recipient of the African Union Commission Innovating Education in Africa Award in 2022. Zeraki is one of three EdTech companies participating in the 2024 cohort of the EY AI SDG Accelerator and is also part of the 2024 cohort of the Microsoft Entrepreneurship for Positive Impact Program. Through these accolades and partnerships, Zeraki continues to shape the future of learning in Africa, demonstrating the transformative role of technology in education.

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