Financial Advisory Services Associate

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka

One Acre Fund

About the job

About One Acre Fund

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. Our 8,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across six core countries in Africa, we make farmers more prosperous by providing quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. On average, the farmers we serve harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.

To learn more about our work, take a look at our Why Work Here blog for more information.

About The Role

The Finance Advisory Services (FAS) team is a dedicated group of in-country and global associates. We serve as trusted advisors to organizational leadership teams, specializing in financial strategy and sustainability. We guide company-wide budgeting, strategic planning, and financial reporting functions. Our ultimate aim is to ensure financial sustainability, and enhance our overall impact.

As a Financial Advisory Services Associate, you will support the Malawi and Zambia programs in financial analysis, budgeting and reporting. You will also collaborate with the Global Finance team in cascading financial policies and tools.

You will report directly to the Global FAS Senior Manager


  • Support Financial Planning and Analysis
    • You will manage the annual budget and monthly forecasts in collaboration with department heads
    • You will provide support to leadership in making data-driven strategic decisions
    • You will develop financial models and reports to support decision-making
  • Lead the Financial Reporting and Monitoring
    • You will lead the preparation of accurate financial reports and margin analysis
    • You will maintain financial dashboards for monitoring budget vs. actual performance and recommending remedial actions.
  • Strategic Planning Support:
    • You will support the country director to develop strategic plans and and help in prioritizing objectives

Career Growth and Development

We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.


Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

  • 4+ years experience in consulting, finance or finance analysis
  • A sound understanding of Financial Planning & Analysis and Financial Reporting
  • Logical thinker & comfort with analysis – can use quantitative analysis to create insights and inform recommendations
  • Solid understanding of using advanced formulas in Excel
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or another related field

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Lilongwe, Zomba, Malawi or Kabwe, Zambia


Health insurance, paid time off


This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of Malawi or Zambia. Women are encouraged to apply!!

Application Deadline

07 July 2024

One Acre Fund never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. Official One Acre Fund emails will always arrive from an address. Please report any suspicious communication here ([email protected]), but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI), and anti-racism are deeply connected to our organization’s mission and purpose. One Acre Fund aspires to build a culture where all staff feel consistently valued, represented, and connected – so that our team can thrive as professionals, and achieve exceptional impact for the farmers we serve.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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