Finance - Rock Star Radar

African Leadership University

African Leadership University

Accounting & Finance
Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2024


ALU provides higher education for a higher purpose. Our students declare missions, not majors.

They develop the real-world skills to take on the world’s most pressing challenges. And they take ownership of their learning from day one through our peer and student-led approach – because ALU believes in the power and agency of young people to start shaping the future right now.

Together with a world-class faculty and staff, our students are igniting a ripple of positive impact across Africa and the world.

Our mission is not going unnoticed. CNN described ALU — which has campuses in Mauritius and Rwanda — as “The Harvard of Africa;” Fast Company ranked ALU one of the 50 most innovative organizations in the world and the most innovative endeavor in Africa; and The New York Times recognized ALU as one of the eight places in the world “where history is being made.” Join us.


As a high-growth start-up, the ALU Team works in starkly different ways to traditional academic bureaucracies. We approach education from first principles, empower individuals to design, test, and implement creative new ideas, and work closely together to craft transformative learning experiences. We are deeply passionate about our students and excited by the challenge of building something entirely new.


Rock star radar is our spontaneous application for non - faculty roles. Are you someone who is mission and quality driven, who thrives in a fast paced environment, who can improve processes and productivity, a leader who can motivate others to attain/exceed set objectives? We're always on the look-out for outstanding skills and talent, which are not necessarily advertised on our website. ALU is rapidly expanding and new talent could always be used to achieve our vision. Are you the rock star we've been missing and haven't realised yet?

The ideal candidate should actively seek to understand ALU’s core values and initiatives, and translate those values into everyday practices in the role they believe ALU needs. They should be comfortable in a fast-paced, multitasking, entrepreneurial environment and should display creative and analytical problem solving skills with an unrelenting passion for excellency.


You will be working in a mission-driven environment, with passionate and interesting people. You will have opportunities for both personal and professional growth, and to work outside of your roles on other projects you are passionate about. ALU team members work hard but have a lot of flexibility and a great working environment. Duties you will perform in this role include:

  • Manage finance queries via a ticketing system by responding regularly and properly to students, sponsors and stakeholders queries.
  • Escalate invoicing, credit notes and students refunds queries to relevant team members and ensure they are sorted out on time.
  • Maintain excellent working relations with finance customers.
  • Escalate any discrepancies related to finance accounts.
  • Assist in debt collection to minimize overall account receivables outstanding debt.
  • Send statements of account to students where required and follow up on payment.
  • Any other finance related ad-hoc duties to support the Finance Team.


  • Accounting related degree and/or at least level 1 of ACCA/CPA (or any other equivalent qualification)
  • Basic understanding of finance process
  • Good communication skills
  • Knowledge of G-Suite, Excel and Accounting software would be a definite advantage.
  • Proactive, good communicator and self-starter
  • Ability to work in diverse teams and under tight deadlines.