Inkomoko – Business Development Advisor (Finance & Tax)

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About the Company

Inkomoko supports entrepreneurs to grow their businesses in order to improve livelihoods, create jobs, and help communities thrive.

Founded in 2012, Inkomoko has worked with more than 60,000 entrepreneurs across East Africa, including thousands of refugee entrepreneurs. Inkomoko provides a combination of training, consulting, access to finance, and market-level systems change.  We are the largest lender to refugee entrepreneurs in Africa.  

Inkomoko has +330 staff in 20 offices across Rwanda, Kenya, and Ethiopia, and is expanding in 2023 into South Sudan. Through Inkomoko’s 2030 strategic plan, we are adding 4 additional countries to serve more than 550,000 entrepreneurs and growing our $30M loan fund.  

Company Values

All staff at Inkomoko are connected to a shared set of organizational values:

  • Purpose: be solutions-oriented, produce high-quality work, be a global leader.
  • Achievement: push yourself to reach beyond what you previously thought possible. 

  • Improvement: be humble, engage in continuous growth through open & accurate feedback.

  • Bravery: willing to take risks, create a safe space for others, be compassionate, inclusive.

We Eat Goat:  we celebrate success and support each other in hard times. We do this work together in the spirit of turikumwe, tuko pamoja, abren nen, urang babarengan.
Inkomoko reflects the communities we serve.  Displaced persons and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

About the Opportunity

Inkomoko Kenya seeks a highly talented and experienced business advisor to work directly with our entrepreneur clients to provide expert Finance, Accounting and Tax advice. 



  • Provide services within the allotted time frames (in line with SME service offering) to each client.
  • Conduct assessments of client businesses to understand business needs, challenges, and opportunities in relation to the whole business.

  • Develop work plans for clients addressing their needs. 

  • Assist clients with implementation of finance/tax assessment recommendations, providing detailed 1-on-1 consulting to improve a clients’ profitability and reduce financial risk.

  • Ongoing client’s management, site visits and other engagement to provide real time advising to solve business changes and grow the company. 

  • Develop and implement accurate financial reporting, bookkeeping and inventory management systems for clients (booklets, excel, software).

  • Using the Inkomoko curriculum, provide training to Inkomoko clients in finance, tax, accounting, etc.  Update and improve curriculum where needed.

  • Provide informed, strategic and realistic advice to help clients improve their financial management systems (including inventory management, bookkeeping).

  • Generate financial statements, forecasts, unit economics, break-even and profitability analyses for clients.

  • Advise clients on financing and investment opportunities/challenges.

  • Help clients prepare for financing or investment opportunities (loan and equity financing).


  • Manage client relationships, providing excellent customer service to assigned clients
  • Participate and contribute in regular “Finance and Taz” meetings with other Finance and Tax Advisors at Inkomoko to teach/learn from one another and problem solve on solutions for clients. 

  • Provide feedback and insights to SME Management.

  • Work with in-house industry experts to ensure that client strategies incorporate best practices for the industry.

  • Clearly set expectations with clients in line with Inkomoko Consulting processes

  • Coordinate with M&E for client base line and end line surveys

  • Work with management to revise service offerings and make improvements based on changing market needs and client feedback. 

  • Coordinate with the Management team and Customer Relations for client billing.

  • Regularly track and report on the progress of client work and deliverables in Odoo.
  • Represent Inkomoko in the local business community and at conferences or other events.

  • Keep up to date on latest finance, tax, and investment trends in the local market. 

  • Maintain and organize client files.

  • Attend all required department and company meetings.

  • Participate in the organization’s company-wide efforts for growth.

  • Other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

The ideal candidate will fulfill the following requirements:

  • 3+ years of work experience in tax, finance, accounting, investment

  • Deep understanding of international accounting principles and local tax law

  • Experience with setting up an using bookkeeping as well as inventory management systems

  • Experience with preparing businesses for different types of investment 

  • Experience in consulting, business planning, and providing business advice

  • Excellent computer skills, especially with MS Excel and Word

  • Good written and oral communication skills for presentations and training

  • Shows perseverance, personal integrity, and critical thinking skills

  • BA/BS, CPA, or MBA required.

Deadline closes 31st October 2023






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