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Financial Modeler

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Business, strategic management
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent

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Job Summary

As Financial Modeler, your key activity is to develop financial models for ventures participating in GrowthAfrica’s own acceleration programmes, in funded entrepreneurial projects or which engage us directly. You are to build the entrepreneurs’ understanding of the financial model you have developed, so they can assume full ownership of it and confidently explain it internally and externally. This includes comprehending their business and their reality, and is majorly done in collaboration with our growth journey facilitating Growth Catalysts. In some cases, in may also involve some level of financial literacy development.

Through the process of developing the financial models, your role will also be to perform a pre-diligence in preparation for subsequent full due diligence by potential investors. Lastly you will be directly involved in improving the ventures’ financial management capacity and possibly also related resources.


  1. Collecting and processing data and information that will allow you to understand the ventures and their external reality
  2. Liaising with Growth Catalysts on the respective businesses for improved understanding and insights
  3. Building financial models (excel) of their businesses; unit economics model, revenue projection model, COS model, project models, P&L model, cash-flow model, balance sheet model, IRR/ROI projections, KPI projections, scenario modelling
  4. Performing full quality assurance test on financial models
  5. Analyse all assumptions – test key assumptions in partnership with Growth Catalysts and the concerned businesses
  6. Present model to businesses and train them in the use and application of the models
  7. Keep pre-diligence documentation orderly and systematic, and prepare pre-diligence packages for potential investors. This includes collecting, verifying and collating relevant information and data
  8. Prepare deal briefs (summaries) for each of the cohort members for presentation to potential investors and key stakeholders of GrowthAfrica; compile deal briefs into deal books
  9. Prepare and run workshop sessions or similar activities on financial modelling and financial literacy

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Business, strategic management
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required skills: Corporate finance; Business performance monitoring; Business strategy; Financial analytics and forecasting; Financial analysis; Investment advise
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)