Client: Azuri Technologies
Requirement: Financial Controller Africa
The Client Azuri Technologies is delivering a revolutionary PayGo solar power technology and business model to off-grid emerging markets, enabling users to benefit from clean renewable energy and simultaneously reduce their energy spend. Headquartered in Cambridge, UK, Azuri has successfully set up in multiple countries in Africa, and is now in expansion phase.
The Challenge As part of a corporate restructure, Azuri had decided to establish a shared services centre in Nairobi and needed a Financial Controller to oversee the Finance function across Africa. They needed an experienced financial accountant with the ability to manage and oversee the finances of multiple country operations. S/he needed to have strong attention to detail, experience in continuous improvement of systems and processes, and strong analytical skills.
The Results Given the urgent timelines provided, KCH tapped into a pool of highly qualified Finance professionals, focusing on technical competence as well as personality fit. Within a few days, a shortlist was provided with Sapna coming out as the strongest candidate. As a Kenyan who had Come Home, she started her career in audit, then worked with a multinational organization, setting up the finance division and overseeing multiple countries across East Africa. She then gained experience in a start-up setting, leading Finance for the fast-paced, high-growth Jumia Kenya. This role was a perfect fit for Sapna, who was looking for a challenging and dynamic role, but within a company that valued work-life balance and personal growth as well.