Director of Finance and Administration

Job Type: Full time [open-end contract]

Location: Kigali Office


In today’s world, technology is the driving force across various industries. Proficiency in the latest technological innovations is not merely advantageous but also a necessity for success in the modern economy. In Rwanda, Nziza Training Academy emerges as the only internationally authorized company for training, certification, and licensing in the advanced use of modern software technologies, catalyzing digital transformation across architecture, engineering, construction, and manufacturing industries.

We go beyond imparting skills; we empower technical teams to go beyond expectations in their project deliveries. Our internationally accredited training programs are carefully tailored to align with global industry standards, seamlessly integrating cutting-edge methodologies and forefront software technologies dominant in today’s job market.

While traditional educational institutions provide a solid foundation, proficiency in essential technological tools is crucial for thriving in professional fields. Since 2018, we have been working with big construction and infrastructure companies in Rwanda to help them build local teams with high-end technical studies expertise, transforming how projects are delivered through comprehensive training that goes beyond the ordinary, shaping the future of how we approach technical projects in the 21st century.


We are seeking a highly experienced and motivated Director of Finance and Administration to join our team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for overseeing all financial operations and administrative functions of the company. This role requires strong leadership skills, financial expertise, and the ability to drive strategic initiatives to support the company’s growth and success.


The Director of Finance and Administration at our company will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  1. Financial Management:
    • You will develop and implement financial strategies aligned with the company’s goals and objectives.
    • You will prepare and manage budgets, forecasts, and financial reports.
    • You will monitor financial performance and identify areas for improvement.
    • You will ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and accounting standards.
    • You will oversee accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and general ledger activities.
  2. Financial Planning and Analysis:
    • You will conduct financial analysis to assess the company’s financial performance and identify trends.
    • You will provide insights and recommendations to support strategic decision-making.
    • You will analyze key performance indicators and variances to budget/forecast.
  3. Treasury Management:
    • You will manage cash flow, liquidity, and investments to optimize financial resources.
    • You will monitor banking relationships and oversee cash management activities.
    • You will develop and implement strategies to mitigate financial risks.
    • You will follow-ups on payments from clients and handling other local and international payments related operations
  4. Administrative Functions:
    • You will oversee administrative functions including facilities management, procurement, and client management.
    • You will negotiate contracts and manage relationships with clients.
    • You will ensure efficient operations and compliance with company policies and procedures.
  5. Strategic Planning:
    • You will collaborate with the team to develop strategic plans and initiatives.
    • You will provide financial insights and analysis to support strategic decision-making processes.
    • You will align financial and administrative strategies with the company’s overall objectives.
  6. Compliance and Risk Management:
    • You will ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and external controls.
    • You will identify and mitigate financial and operational risks.
    • You will manage insurance coverage and other risk mitigation strategies.
  7. Team Leadership:
    • You will build a high-performing finance and administration status of the company.
    • You will provide mentorship and professional development opportunities for team members.
    • You will foster a culture of accountability, collaboration, and continuous improvement.
  8. Stakeholder Relations:
    • You will liaise with stakeholders including government entities, industry professionals, and higher learning institutions.
    • You will represent the company in financial and administrative matters as a top official.
    • You will build and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders.
  9. Technology and Innovation:
    • You will stay up-to-date of technological advancements and industry trends relevant to the company’s operations.
    • You will identify opportunities to leverage technology for improved financial and administrative processes.
    • You will support the integration of cutting-edge technologies into training programs and operations.
  10. Performance Measurement and Reporting:
    • You will establish performance metrics and reporting mechanisms to track progress against financial goals and other team’s members.
    • You will set up the team’s performance goals on weekly and monthly basis and supervise their implementation
    • You will study the company’s set investments that are not useful and others that are not nurture and revise them to set them for success and moneymaking.
    • You will provide regular updates to the CEO on financial and administrative performance.


How to Apply: Please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your qualifications and relevant experience to alexandre@nzizaglobal.com by March 20, 2024. In your cover letter, please also include your salary expectations and earliest availability for joining our team.

Nziza Training Academy is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals of all backgrounds. We thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.