Global Finance Controller

Reporting to the CFO, the Global Finance Controller will manage the financial information at One Acre Fund that inspires internal decision-making and gives external partners the comfort to continue supporting us to achieve our goals and vision.

The position will lead a team of 35+ to manage the finance data from initiation of transactions, through review all the way to final reporting. The functional responsibilities of the team include accounting, reporting, compliance, disbursements/AP, cash management and systems improvement.

The hire will ensure that One Acre Fund has the systems in place to support program scale and coordinate audits in all 10+ countries of operation. He/she will work with the CFO to harmonize financial operations, develop financial strategies, monitor all financial activities, ensure compliance with finance and tax regulations, and maintain good relationships with external service providers.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • People Management:
    • Directly manage the leads of reporting, compliance and operations.
    • Systematize performance monitoring through indicators to shape a result-oriented team.
    • Provide leadership in enhancing the customer service centrist approach to the team's work.
    • Recruit and develop an excellent finance team.
  • Operations, Reporting & Compliance:
    • Monitor cash flow, accounts, and other financial transactions.
    • Prepare and provide periodic financial performance reports.
    • Oversee all external audits as needed by donors and for national regulators.
    • Ensure that all of our financial practices are in line with statutory regulations and legislation.
    • Use tech tools and data to increase the value added by finance.
    • Identify, champion and implement improvements that strengthen the ICOFR.


  • Over ten years of experience in a senior management role with both external audit and in-house financial management (large multinational experience a plus).
  • People management skills with the ability to engage direct and indirect reports and peers.
  • Experience monitoring and improving control policies to ensure compliance.
  • Combine the ability to participate in and shape strategic discussions with a willingness to zoom-in to the detail and troubleshoot underlying root causes.
  • Business/Accounting degree or CPA (or equivalent) mandatory, master's or certification in related field a plus
  • Excellent written and spoken English.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, start dates can vary significantly by role. We are adapting rapidly to Covid-19 ( and most of our team is now working remotely. Given the changing environment, we will appreciate your flexibility in confirming a start date.

About this Opportunity

Kigali, Rwanda
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