Tupande Country Finance Operations Manager

One Acre Fund

One Acre Fund

Accounting & Finance, Operations
Kakamega, Kenya
Posted on Friday, June 23, 2023

About One Acre Fund

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. Our 8,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across six core countries in Africa, we make farmers more prosperous by providing quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. On average, the farmers we serve harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.

To learn more about our work, take a look at our Why Work Here blog for more information.

About the Role

You will work closely with the global accounting team to oversee daily financial operations for the Tupande program. You will be responsible for accurate financial reporting through managing the quality of Tupande’s internal daily accounting processes and pre-approving transactions before the data is shared to global accounting. You will report to the country finance director.


  • Budgeting, forecasting and analysis
    • Manage annual budgeting and forecasting processes.
    • Work with department heads on cost efficiency strategies and present new strategies to stakeholders in compelling arguments.
  • Financial reporting
    • Prepare monthly management accounts and margin analysis including clear financial commentaries and remedial actions for any variances
    • Review the Kenya quarterly Income Statements and balance sheet for completeness and accuracy
    • Prepare financial and operational summaries for donors in specified formats in collaboration with the Grants Finance team
  • Financial management
    • Review and approve journal entries and transactions as per delegation of authority
    • Streamline in-country accounting operations and maintain organizations finance policies
    • Manage Kenya’s working capital through proactive review of cash funding requests, input orders, receivables management and inventory monitoring.
  • Financial risk management
    • Evaluate internal controls and manage manage financial risk
    • Support the compliance team in ensuring compliance to tax and other financial regulatory requirements
    • Support the Financial Reporting and Compliance team in coordinating, reviewing, and finalizing the external audit

Career Growth and Development

We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.


Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

  • Proficiency in accounting software (SAP).
  • Professional accounting certification - CPA / ACCA
  • Experience in finance management, compliance and audit.
  • 5+ years of experience in financial modeling with excel (can maintain complex spreadsheets)
  • Ability and drive to work independently, while prioritizing potentially conflicting demands from multiple teams.
  • 5+ years of experience with process design and implementation.

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Kakamega, Kenya


Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits


One Acre Fund can support a work permit for this role. However, nationals of (or those with an extensive professional background and work history in) our countries of operation are preferred.

Application Deadline

18 September 2023

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI), and anti-racism are deeply connected to our organization’s mission and purpose. One Acre Fund aspires to build a culture where all staff feel consistently valued, represented, and connected – so that our team can thrive as professionals, and achieve exceptional impact for the farmers we serve.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.