About Open Capital Advisors
Open Capital Advisors is a management consulting and financial advisory firm that drives growth, enables investment, and builds markets across Africa. We help businesses, investors, and development partners identify opportunities and deliver unique, impactful solutions. By offering deep, operationally-focused management support and creative financial structuring, we help open markets and support sustainable businesses to transform industries.
Since we founded Open Capital in 2010, we have completed more than 250 engagements across industries spanning 20 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. We have helped our clients raise more than $250M and achieve sustainable growth and social impact. Our Africa based team of 50+ brings experience from the world's top consultancies, private equity firms, investment banks, and development organizations including The Boston Consulting Group, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, IFC, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and The World Bank. We have offices today in Nairobi, Kampala, and Lusaka under a Mauritian holding company. We expect significant expansion in the coming years, both in terms of the geographies where we work as well in terms of the types of engagements we structure with our clients.
We are looking for a Group Head of Finance to join our Nairobi headquarters to lead our Finance function across all entities and report directly to OCA’s Partners. In this role, areas of responsibility will include: leading financial planning, monitoring cash flows, preparing projected budgets and monthly management dashboards, advising on tax planning, overseeing annual audits, and managing external financial reporting for a variety of partners & clients. You will oversee two current staff in Finance, who require strong leadership. The right candidate will have extensive experience in strategic financial analysis, internal controls, donor reporting, and accounting & tax requirements across multiple African countries – most importantly, you will not hesitate to roll up your sleeves and pass journals, analyse data, identify errors, and be ready to correct them yourself.
You will join Open Capital at an exciting time – we are seeking to achieve broad, ambitious growth goals, and leverage our strong international brand. As we look to deepen our reach in the broader African market, you will lead financial forecasting & management needed for regional expansion, as well as reporting and building systems to scale. You should be excited and genuinely motivated by challenging strategic and financial questions.
Responsibilities will include:
Desired skills and experience
We are looking for an exceptional financial leader who shares our motivation and drive. In this role, you will assume a very high level of responsibility, perform detailed work and analysis, contribute fresh ideas, and take pleasure in the work we do. Our team is energetic and driven and we are quick to reward performance and initiative. We expect likely qualifications include:
Salary is commensurate with prior experience and recommendations. Pay will increase rapidly with excellent performance.
If you are interested please submit a resume and brief cover letter as part of your application, including your preferred start timing.