Head of FP&A Kenya

KOKO Networks

KOKO Networks

Nairobi, Kenya
Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2023
About KOKO Networks
KOKO Networks is a venture-backed climate-tech company with 1,200+ employees across East Africa & India. Our mission is to imagine and deliver technology that improves life in the world’s fastest growing cities. We offer a fast-paced and highly collaborative work environment with significant opportunities for professional growth. Our core lines of business currently include: (1) KOKO Fuel, an ultra-clean liquid bioethanol cooking fuel solution delivered via a network of smart fuel ATMs and leveraging existing downstream liquid fuels infrastructure; (2) KOKO Climate, which retails the emissions reductions that occur from switching households from deforestation-based charcoal to KOKO Fuel; and (3) KOKO Club, a tech-enabled, direct-to-consumer, instant fulfillment retail platform operated in partnership with neighborhood retailers. In 2021, KOKO was selected as the world’s leading emerging markets climate technology solution by FT/IFC.
As Head of FP&A for Kenya - you will be the Business Partner for the Kenya business. The role will be the main finance counterpart for the Managing Director as well as the Leadership team across Commercial & Operations, across all business lines in Kenya. This will involve owning all reporting, owning the budget process, and taking the lead on any analysis related to the Kenya business.


  • You will lead a team of managers & analysts to deliver reporting and insights that improve performance.
  • You will be the business partner for Key leaders including the Managing Director, Commercial Director & Operations Director as well as other Functional Heads, with the support of your team.
  • Own the monthly and quarterly management reporting packs for leadership & management teams providing detailed commentary on performance
  • You will manage the budgeting and forecasting processes, ensuring operating costs and operational efficiencies are considered, and performance trade-offs assessed.
  • Represent Finance in decision-making meetings for KOKO Club (FMCG), including but not limited to pricing & promotion strategy, stock reconciliations & Last mile.
  • Assist in the implementation of Financial Controls across the Kenya business, supported by the Group Finance & Accounting team. This will include the approvals of Purchase Orders and CAPEX among other things.

What you Bring to KOKO

  • 10+ years of proven work experience as a Finance Business Partner, FP&A or similar role, ideally in the FMCG, Logistics, Energy, or Retail Sectors
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills
  • Relevant certification (CPA/CIMA/ACCA or similar degrees)
  • Experience of operating in a matrix reporting structure
  • Hands-on experience with budgeting and risk management
  • Knowledge of data analysis and forecasting models
  • BSc/BA in Accounting, Finance or relevant field
  • Flawless written and spoken English, plus Kiswahili

What we offer

  • Competitive salary plus a quarterly cash bonus
  • Annual compensation reviews - we reward great work
  • Company Mediclaim Insurance for you and your family
  • 21 days of annual leave plus public holidays plus examination leave
  • The right equipment for the job - a choice of MacBook, Windows, or Linux laptop
  • We believe that our people are critical for our ambitious growth plans. We want to build an organisation where people thrive, feel included, grow professionally, and enjoy having a high impact through their work.
KOKO is committed to gender and racial diversity in the workplace. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply!