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Strategic Finance (Helium Health)

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Hybrid
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Hybrid


Venture for Africa is an immersion program and talent community designed to enable experienced local and global non-tech talent to transition into the African startup ecosystem.

We enable experienced talent who might be new to the startup space or the particular market or industry they’re looking to enter, to soft-land and gain context while working with a startup or venture fund that's hiring.



  • Get Matched: Apply and get matched with a VFA startup partner in your area of interest.

  • Get Immersed:

    • Part-time: De-risk your potential transition by spending an initial 3 months in this role, part-time. During this time, you will have the opportunity to work closely with the team, experience the company culture, and evaluate whether it makes sense as a potential long-term option.

    • Full-time: For those actively looking for a role, who are ready to dive right in, you can skip ahead to the next step.

  • Get Hired: VFA startup partners have the opportunity to make full-time offers to candidates directly after the matching process or after VFA's trial-to-hire model.


Startup Partner:Helium Health

Helium Health offers a comprehensive Healthtech platform, providing a range of solutions for healthcare providers, payers, and patients in emerging markets. At the core of its platform is a SaaS-based Electronic Medical Records and Hospital Management Information System (EMR/HMIS), designed to streamline healthcare management and delivery

Engagement Description

Helium Health is looking for a talented Strategic Finance expert to join their team as Head, Finance. In this key role, the successful candidate will lead financial management and drive strategic decision-making with timely and accurate financial insights. The key responsibilities will include:

  • Leading the development and implementation of financial accounting and reporting systems
  • Managing financial performance, including working capital, investments, and cash flow
  • Preparing monthly management reports, annual budgets, and financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Presenting financial results and recommendations to management and the Board of Directors

Initial Focus and Deliverables (first 1-3 months):

  • Standardizing finance processes
  • Conducting a company valuation exercise
  • Implementing company-wide cost management strategies

Full-scale Responsibilities:

Financial Management

  • Developing and executing financial strategy, monitoring performance and finance across the organization
  • Creating and maintaining a framework for financial management, including policies, procedures, and controls
  • Ensuring wise use of financial resources, making informed decisions and driving growth
  • Building a culture of financial acumen and accountability across the company
  • Developing and implementing operational planning and financial control systems

Management Accounting

  • Implement a robust and compliant accounting framework, ensuring accurate financial transactions and reporting
  • Manage expenditures, keeping a close eye on budget adherence
  • Optimize treasury management, sourcing, applying, and growing funds

Stakeholder Management

  • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including investors, leaders, regulators, auditors, and agencies
  • Liaise with auditors, resolving queries and ensuring a seamless audit process
  • Advise Executive Management on changes in fiscal regulations, policies, tariffs, and legislation

Reports to: CFO

Skills & Requirements

Professional Qualifications:

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, CIMA, CIPFA, or ACCA)


*10-14 years of relevant work experience in financial management

Skills and Competencies:

  • Strategic financial management expertise
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to simplify complex financial issues and models for all stakeholders
  • Proven analytical and modeling skills, with commercial acumen and confidence in communication
  • Strong understanding of financial compliance issues in Nigeria
  • Ability to critically review and challenge assumptions in financial forecasts

Nice to have:

  • Ex-consulting experience or experience with international/multinational firms


*First Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or a related discipline.

Location Requirements:

  • Lagos (preferred), but strong candidates from other locations may be considered

About the company

Venture for Africa is a TALENT MANAGEMENT and ACCELERATION firm that aims to help experienced, global and local non-tech talent upskill for , gain context in , and access open roles in the African startup ecosystem.

For TALENT , we offer streamlined access to relevant bootcamp programs, mentorship, open roles and advisory opportunities at startups hiring now.

For STARTUPS, we provide fast ACCESS to experienced, relevant talent, a PLATFORM to enable them to hit the ground running, and tailored fractional or advisory options suited to startup needs.

Tobi Lafinhan | Contact Person

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