SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

THE COMPANY

Lori is building the cutting-edge logistics infrastructure for trucking in Africa. The startup is using advanced technology and operational systems to tackle a massive issue - $180 billion is spent annually on haulage across Africa, which means that up to 75% of a product’s cost is due to logistics (compared to 6% in the US).  

Lori’s tech-enabled logistics optimization system is driving a new-age supply chain management system and has already realized significantly improved flexibility, reliability, and significant cost savings (savings upwards of 15%, which reduces the prices of goods for consumers).  

The market demand for Lori’s platform is increasing exponentially and the company has achieved a 30% month over month growth since system launch in May. To continue driving this pace of growth, Lori has raised capital from institutional and strategic investors from the continent/world. The company recently won TechCrunch’s Battlefield Africa

The team is led by a team of nerds obsessed with revolutionizing logistics in Africa and executing on their vision: 

  • Gichini Ngaruiya, CTO: Y Combinator, co-founder/CTO of E la Carte (raised $50mm+), MIT CS, Kenyan native 

  • Josh Sandler, CEO: industrialization + logistics work, Harvard MBA/MPA-ID, South African native 

  • Fredrik Johansson, COO: former COO of $80mm Swedish supply chain co, Masters in Eng (thesis in Tanzania

THE POSITION

Lori is seeking a competent Senior Accountant with strong problem solving and project management skills and can manage the needs of a dynamic and fast growing start-up environment.

What you will do

  • Analyse accounts and amounts owed

  • Reconcile accounts

  • Ensure relevant accounting standards are met

  • Ensure compliance with tax & government agencies

  • Ensure accurate and timely invoicing

  • Manage invoicing procedures and payments

  • Analyse revenues and expenses to ensure they are recorded appropriately

  • Analyse financial statements and report on variances

What you bring to the table

  • 2+ years in Finance/Accounting

  • Excellent English communication skills

  • Bachelors degree

  • Strong organizational capacity

  • CPA (K) or equivalent (in US or UK)

Preferred Experience

  • Experience at a tech company
  • Experience in Internal Audit

 

Qualified applicants are invited to email their CV to Lori HR at: careers@lorisystems.com