FEDA: Chief Financial Officer – Kigali, Rwanda

Eastern Africa
Posted 3 months ago

Reference No. SFBLR32

CA Global Headhunters has been retained by the Afreximbank based in Cairo, Egypt to recruit for this position. For more information on the Afreximbank please visit their website www.afreximbank.com.  Should you meet the minimum requirements and wish to apply for the position please apply directly to CA Global Headhunters.

About FEDA: The Fund for Export Development in Africa (“FEDA”) is the impact investment subsidiary of Afreximbank set up to provide equity, quasi-equity, and debt capital to finance the multi-billion-dollar funding gap (particularly in equity) needed to transform the trade sector in Africa.

Reference Number: SFBLR32

Job Summary:

We are seeking a highly experienced and accomplished Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to join FEDA, a leading multi-strategy impact investment platform. As the CFO, you would play a pivotal role in overseeing and managing the financial and administrative operations of the organization, ensuring strategic financial planning, financial management and reporting, as well as providing critical insights to support decision-making processes. This position offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the growth and success of our organization.


  • Financial Strategy and Planning

    • Work closely with the Chief Executive Officer and the Senior Management team on executing the organization’s financial strategy in alignment with its overall goals and objectives.
    • Lead financial planning, forecasting, and budgeting processes.
    • Provide strategic financial recommendation to the Chief Executive Officer and the instances of governance (Boards of Directors and Committees) of each FEDA entity.

  • Financial Management and Reporting

    • Lead and oversee all aspects of the finance function for FEDA entities and fund strategies, including accounting, reporting, cash flow management, auditing (external audit and internal audit), risk and compliance processes.
    • Be the main point of contact and lead workstreams to completion with internal and external service providers, such as external auditors, internal auditors, risk, and compliance service providers etc.
    • Ensure accurate and timely preparation of quarterly Board and Investors reports as well as monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements for all the FEDA entities.
    • Support the investment team during transactions including capital calls, compliance with funds’ policies, approved due diligence budgets, establishment of investment vehicles as well as any tax or regulatory filings.
    • Monitor and analyze financial performance of each of FEDA’s funds and identify opportunities for improvement and risk mitigation.

  • Fundraising and Investor Relations

    • Participate in fundraising efforts, including the preparation of investors’ presentations and financial materials.
    • Build and maintain relationships with investors, addressing their financial inquiries, and providing transparent reporting.
    • Communicate the organization’s financial performance and investment strategies to investors.

  • Compliance and Risk Management

    • Ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, internal policy, and industry standards.
    • Implement and maintain robust internal controls to safeguard assets and mitigate financial risks.
    • Work closing with internal and external service providers to ensure adherence to internal policy, regulatory requirements, or best industry practice.

  • Leadership and Development

    • Lead a small team of finance and administration professionals, fostering a collaborative and high-performing environment.
    • Mentor and develop team members, providing guidance and opportunities for growth.
    • Cultivate a culture of excellence, accountability, and continuous improvement within the finance and administration department.

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, economics, or a related field with a strong
  • academic performance. An MBA / MSc in finance or accounting is preferred.
  • Proven experience as a CFO or in a senior financial leadership role within a multi-strategy private equity fund. A minimum of 10 years of work experience in a similar role is highly desirable.
  • Strong knowledge of fund structures, fund accounting and valuation techniques (as per international private equity and venture capital association) for the private equity, debt fund and fund of funds sectors.
  • Outstanding communication and presentation abilities in English, both written and verbal.
  • Detailed-oriented, with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

Contractual information:

  • Permanent.
  • Willing and able to relocate to Rwanda.
  • Suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Scott Fraser at sfraser@caglobalint.com

Please visit www.caglobalint.com for more exciting opportunities.

Scott Fraser

Recruitment Manager | Africa & Global

CA Finance

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