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POSITION: Director of Finance & Administration
TERM: One year HOURS: 8am – 5pm daily
LOCATION: BHC Building, 3rd floor, Kacyiru, Kigali
REPORTS TO: Managing Director


African Entrepreneur Collective (AEC), is a collection of incubators and accelerators that seek to create jobs for youth through the development of private sector enterprise. In Rwanda, two companies are subsidiaries of AEC: Inkomoko Business Development, and AEC Rwanda Trustee. All of our services help clients develop and improve their capacity: we provide entrepreneurs with business assessment, training, strategy consulting, and access to affordable finance.


The Director of Finance & Administration will be the lead manager of all back-end services for our growing company, supporting a team of 50+ staff to have the data and systems needed for management and growth. Reporting to the Managing Director, the Director of Finance & Administration will be responsible for the organization’s finance and admin and will oversee staff in each of these function areas.

Specific tasks include:


  • Provide accurate and on-time monthly financial reports to Executive Management and Board of Directors
  • Support Department leaders to review and approve organization expenses based on internal policies and budget
  • Work with Executives on annual budgeting process
  • Financial reporting to donors and funders
  • Implement and uphold systems to minimize loss; provide analysis on areas for cost control improvement, cost savings
  • Monthly review of transactions into the system for accuracy, advise on adjustments and approve monthly reports
  • Work with HR department to ensure fairness
  • Ensure compliance with various stakeholders financial and procurement procedures 
  • Implement financial controls and ensure organization policies are applied at all times
  • Maintain and update accounting manuals, and ensure compliance from branch offices 
  • Supervise the Sr. Accounting Manager and Admin & Accounting Associate for client billing, petty cash, expense reporting, banking, etc.
  • Ensure financial operations and systems are maintained with fidelity in relation to Organization policies and International standards 
  • Work as a partner with AEC Rwanda Trustee for overview of any client accounting information
  • Oversee tax declaration preparation to ensure and compliance with the Revenue Authorities 
  • Be the lead staff during external audit, and implement audit recommendations

OPERATIONS (30% time)

  • Serve as a Senior Manager, working with the Executive Team to implement organizational strategies regarding company operations, finance . 
  • Supervise the Admin & Accounting Associate to ensuring the physical office is running smoothly, including utilities, client reception, office supplies, cleaning, conference room coordination, etc.
  • Manage contracts for company vendors, suppliers, lease agreements, etc. 
  • Lead projects that improve the organization’s systems (new accounting software implementation and potentially a new system for assets tracking and management) 
  • Maintain the organization asset register 
  • Manage organization fleet and other equipment 
  • Run a regular inventory of assets and equipment, advise on repair or replacement when needed


Successful candidates will be able to navigate fast-paced and resource-constrained environments with enthusiasm, patience, and imagination, and embody our values of being data-driven, solutions-oriented, and willing to put in the time and effort to reach exceptional outcomes. We prefer individuals who have previously taken on leadership and management responsibilities.

Qualifications include:

  • CPA preferred 
  • Proven track record of management responsibilities in Finance, Operations/Admin 
  • Experience working in Rwanda with small and medium enterprises 
  • Self-starter, with proven ability to produce results within budget and time deadlines 
  • 5+ years of work experience in relevant or applicable field 
  • Must have own computer and cell phone
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, French, and Kinyarwanda 
  • Undergraduate degree a must, in relevant field, and advanced certificates in finance/accounting or master’s in relevant subjects strongly preferred.


Provide your CV, cover letter stating why you are the best candidate for this role, and your salary expectations to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 15th Feb 2018.