Lean Data was created at Acumen, an impact investor that supports early-stage entrepreneurs who are fighting the root causes of poverty.
This is a unique opportunity for an outstanding candidate to help build and operationalize the financial infrastructure of a growing, global organization that is revolutionizing how the world measures social impact.
Reporting to the Lean Data Director of Finance, the East Africa Finance Manager will play a key role in creating, operationalizing, and maintaining a robust financial infrastructure in a growing, global organization, and will collaborate closely with administrative and programmatic team members working in the United States, the United Kingdom, India, and Kenya.
The ideal candidate for this role will work closely with the global finance team and the programmatic teams to deliver all aspects of financial support and administrative coordination for the Lean Data’s East Africa office.
As part of a small and rapidly growing team, s/he will also be comfortable with both bigger picture financial management and detail-oriented “sweating the small stuff”, and will identify opportunities for continuous improvement in financial systems and procedures to better execute the work of the organization.
Rather than relishing doing one type of work and reluctantly doing the other just because it has to get done, the ideal candidate will appreciate that doing all the myriad responsibilities well yields a stronger and more efficient overall system and will roll up her/his sleeves when needed.
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About Lean Data
Lean Data was developed at Acumen to address the measurement needs for its $100M+ patient capital investment portfolio. Lean Data is a low-cost, high speed, end-to-end customer insights and data collection service that has revolutionized the field of social impact measurement. Since 2014, Lean Data has completed more than 300 projects, gathering feedback and social outcomes data from more than 75,000 low-income customers across 33 countries, working with Acumen investees as well as with leading organizations like Omidyar Network, DFID, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Acumen is changing the way the world tackles poverty by investing in companies, leaders and ideas. We invest patient capital in businesses whose products and services are enabling the poor to transform their lives. Founded by Jacqueline Novogratz in 2001, Acumen has invested more than $115 million in 1113 companies across Africa, Latin America, South Asia and the United States. We are also developing a global community of emerging leaders with the knowledge, skills and determination to create a more inclusive world. In 2015, Acumen was named one of Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative Not-for-Profit Companies.
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