we are catalysing the transformation of the continent by empowering its biggest untapped resource its people. ALX is a Leadership Development Platform that is expanding rapidly across Africa -
towards the ambitious goal of developing 3 million leaders who will tackle the challenges and capture the opportunities of the continent.
These leaders will transform Africa and create opportunities for millions .
ALX, the newest part of the African Leadership Group , is a bold innovation in talent and leadership development. ALX merges lifelong learning and development with a purpose-
led community, innovation ecosystems and venture incubation. Our goal is to become the gathering place for the top 5% of leadership talent across hundreds of cities in Africa and around the world.
ABOUT THE ROLE
As the leader of the finance team, you will transform the way ALX measures impact and performance through financial analysis .
You will be driving the analysis that the leadership team needs to make data-driven business decisions. The analyses you run will give our stakeholders -
including investors - a clear picture of our performance across sites and in aggregate. Your team will be able to assess where ALX should be investing time and capital based on key indicators and outlook for current and future sites.
As the VP of Finance , you will be leading the team that tells ALX’s story through numbers and visuals in presentations and memos for our Board of Directors and investors.
You will liaise across teams at ALX to ensure the accuracy of our financial data and to uncover the key drivers of performance.
You will be in constant communication with ALX’s leadership team about financial decisions of the organization and performance of our business.
WHAT YOU’LL DO AS VP OF FINANCE
Build, inspire and lead a team of passionate and driven individuals to ensure they deliver at their peak and love what they do at ALX
Build foundational systems and processes that contribute to making ALX Hubs scalable and highly cost efficient
Provide strategic guidance to the CEO on uses of capital and decisions with material financial implications for the company
Manage investor and Board of Directors relationships
Lead the development of valuation models and financial forecast models
Manage cash flow and closely monitor financial resources
Lead target-setting process, and track performance against targets across business units
Prepare quarterly investor reports and monthly financial updates for the Board of Directors
Analyze performance of local sites to assess where ALX should invest capital
Perform regular financial analyses to surface insights to help the executive team better understand financial performance in order to make decisions
Collaborate cross-functionally across the company to build a holistic narrative for financial stakeholders
Lead the development and execution of investor relations communication materials , including pitchbooks and investor presentations
Manage transaction processes in the event of any capital raise , including due diligence questions and site visits.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
Minimum 6+ years’ experience in investment banking, private equity / VC, investor relations, financial planning and analysis, financial consulting or other related field.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Owner’s approach and entrepreneurial and strategic thinking
Master relationship manager for both internal and external stakeholders
Strong Excel financial modeling skills (Bonus points if you can do this in G-Suite)
Robust attention to detail
Organized and able to deal with ambiguity in a constantly evolving environment
Ability to multitask, manage multiple projects and priorities, and take ownership of tasks with little supervision
Bias towards action
And most importantly...
Skills : Problem solving, interpersonal, project management & empathy
Mindsets : Data driven, collaborative leadership