Arifu – Finance and Accounting Associate.

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Job Description:

The Finance and Accounting Associate will report directly to the Senior Finance Manager and be responsible for:

  • Tracking sales, expenses, and profits and maintaining accurate ledgers with Quickbooks;
  • Monitoring accounts payable and receivable, following up with clients and services providers as needed;
  • Providing project-level accounting support for all assigned projects including assigning resources, entering budgets for assigned projects, and meeting with project managers for new projects to ensure that the budget is
  • set up correctly and reports are displayed correctly;
  • Producing quarterly and annual financial statements: balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement;
  • Maintaining company asset register.
  • Act as the company bank liaison and other financial partners
  • Manage company petty cash float
  • Generating and maintaining pro forma financial statements and projections;
  • Working closely with the product team to build and maintain Arifu’s online partner account functionality for accurately capturing project cost and client budget;
  • Provide management with financial analysis-based recommendations to inform cost reduction and supportdecisions making by leadership team;
  • Ensure full compliance with KRA and other government bodies;
  • Carry out annual audit and support in compliance of other subsidiaries;
  • Maintaining monthly project cost tracker and provide monthly reports on costs movements and projections;
  • Support in monthly software and content valuation by collecting and documenting relevant information;.


For this role, we’re looking for someone who meets the following criteria:

  • 5+ years of professional experience in finance and accounting;
  • Degree in Accounting or Finance related field required. CPA section 4 w;
  • Passion to use your skills to bring quality products and services to underserved communities;
  • Knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping principles and ability to generate financial statements;
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to generate complex and actionable financial models in Excel;
  • Humility to know what you can improve on, openness to give and receive constructive feedback, and the drive
  • to invest in continued learning as you pursue mastery;
  • Resourceful and proactive when generating solutions to the problems that stand in your way;
  • Commitment to consistently deliver high quality work on time;
  • Ability to handle the chaos of a fast-paced startup work culture and a willingness to take on additional tasks and support the work of other team members as necessary to achieve collective goals.

Compensation and Benefits:

First and foremost, we care about your success and will support you along your journey to achieving remarkable success.
We aspire to be competitive on compensation although, as an early-stage social enterprise, many on the teamwork just below market rate. To make up for that, staff are able to participate in the Arifu employee share program. We also offer
a comprehensive health insurance package and will cover the cost of a work permit for foreign staff. Other benefits include monthly airtime allowance, extra leave, a stocked kitchen, and plenty of ping-pong and foosball.

How to Apply

Send your CV and cover letter (in Word format, “FirstName LastName – The Position”) to with the position in the subject. If we see a good fit, we’ll get back to you to set up the first conversation.




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