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Berlin, Nairobi, or Abuja

Financial Lead

Field is a health and pharmaceutical supply chain company with offices in Nigeria, Kenya, and Germany transforming how people access medicines in Africa’s fastest growing markets. Field offers two leading solutions, Field Supply - an internationally certified software-as-a-service (SaaS) for large health systems, like governments, to manage their supply chains, and Shelf Life, a complete inventory planning, fulfillment, and finance solution for community-based retail pharmacies.

Field has grown quickly in its four years, now helping African health systems manage over $1 billion in drugs and vaccines each year. In February Field closed its Series A to rapidly expand its Shelf Life services across Nigeria and Kenya.

Field is now looking for a Finance Lead to join the group-level leadership team to help the company deliver and manage that growth.


Help set group and business-unit financial strategies

  • Key financial performance indicators
  • Continuous improvement processes
  • Pricing, collections, and operations strategies
  • Risk management policies

Manage and develop the Field Accounts & Finance team

  • Management
  • Department design
  • Recruiting and onboarding

Develop and oversee the implementation of essential accounting and control systems

  • Intercompany financial coordination plan
  • Control policies and procedures
  • Bookkeeping and accounting information architecture

Manage key financial relationships

  • Investors and lenders
  • Accountants and auditors
  • Suppliers and key vendors
  • Bankers


Experience 5+ years in accounting or finance roles. Minimum 3 years in senior management.

  • Preferably experience leading operations with extensive supply chain operations, sophisticated inventory finance controls, and foreign exchange exposure.
  • Experience with pharmaceutical distribution, financial information systems and ERPs - and/all in Africa considered a plus
  • MS in Finance or Accountancy, Certified Financial Analyst, Chartered Public Accountant preferred but not required

Profile Mission-oriented professional unafraid of working smart and hard in a fast-paced and multicultural environment


Location Berlin, Nairobi, or Abuja (remote start also possible)

  • International travel among offices required

Reports to the Chief Executive Officer

Manages Controller/Accountant Coordinates external tax, accounting, and bookkeepers in each market

Timeline Requested to begin as soon as possible

  • Could begin as a consultancy and develop into a permanent position

Compensation Competitive salary and benefits, including stock options

If this sounds like a place you'd like to come to work, we humbly suggest we could do some great things together. Please get in touch with a CV or portfolio.
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