Chief Financial Officer
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iFarmer is an award-winning agri-fintech business focusing on innovative financial services for smallholder farmers. iFarmer uses agriculture expertise, agronomic machine learning, remote sensing, and mobile phones to deliver financing, high-quality agriculture inputs, optimized farm advises and creates access to markets that can improve profitability for millions of farmers.
We are on a mission to “Democratize Agriculture financing and Supply chain”.
iFarmer works closely with multiple stakeholders across the agriculture value chain. We are supported by organizations such as UNCDF, UNESCAP, Asia Accelerator, Falcon Ventures, Startup Bangladesh, UNDP Youth CoLab, Acumen, and more.
Finance & Accounts
Job Responsibilities


  • Serve as a member of the executive team and will be an architect of the company’s strategy. You will be key in developing and driving operational and financial changes which contribute to a scalable business.
  • Ensure and report on ROI in terms of engagement and deployment of resources across all departments in line with the strategy set.
  • Safeguard the future value of the business by critically examining the risks and expected returns on different strategy alternatives. This can be a balance of challenging approaches while continuing to be viewed and valued as a growth and prudent risk-oriented team member.
  • Hire and manage A-players and teams.
  • Support the COO and CEO and other stakeholders to raise capital to scale the business where applicable.
  • Work in close partnership with the CEO and other stakeholders to assist with merger and acquisition efforts of the business.
  • Drive the iFarmer culture and values across the business.

Skills and Experience:

  • Honest and have integrity. You do not cut corners ethically. You earn trust and maintain the confidence of clients and team members.
  • Strategic in your thinking/visionary. You can see and communicate the big picture in an inspiring way. You determine opportunities and threats through a comprehensive analysis of current and future trends.
  • Innovative. You generate new and innovative approaches to problems.
  • Entrepreneurial. You have experience creating new value within the business.
  • Data-driven. You have experience utilising data from across the business to drive insights and better decision making.
  • Digitally competent. You are aware of the most relevant or common technologies and can decide upon the most appropriate technology according to the purpose or need at hand.
  • Moral Imagination. You have the humility to see the world as it is, and the audacity to imagine the world as it could be. And you have the ambition to learn at the edge, the wisdom to admit failure, and the courage to start again.
  • A good listener. You let others speak and seek to understand their viewpoints.
  • Assertive. You move quickly and take a forceful stand without being overly abrasive.
  • Open to criticism and ideas. You often solicit feedback and react calmly to criticism or negative feedback.
  • You have relevant educational background and certifications

A critical part of meeting iFarmer’s ambitious goal of becoming the largest supplier of agricultural commodities is having a financial expert and leader who will execute on our growth plans and expand the business in a lean environment. As the Chief Financial Officer, you will lead the finance and accounting functions, fundraise, be hands-on and in the details, and provide strategic and financial insights to promote the use of key metrics to drive the business.

  • You have 7-10+ years of experience in financial services. Experience and understanding of startup finance and fundraising will be an advantage 
  • You have proven track record of capital raises with Venture debt/Private Equity/ Venture Capital partners locally and internationally
  • You have proven experience leading, driving, and executing on merger and acquisition aims.
  • You are a great communicator and storyteller 
  • You have expertise defining the processes and implementing the infrastructure/systems needed to support substantial growth, including the implementations of new ERP systems.
  • You have experience working in rapidly changing environments that require changes in resource allocation.
  • In Depth knowledge of local tax, VAT, Investment laws and working experience with relevant authorities such as National Board of Revenue (NBR), Bangladesh Bank, Securities and Exchange commission, BIDA and so on. 
Other Benefits
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan

  • 2 weekly holidays

  • Transportation Facility

  • Health Insurance (OPD and IPD for Self and Dependent) 

  • Life Insurance

  • 2 yearly festival bonus

  • Flexible Working Hour

Salary Range
Head Office
Application Deadline
Apr 30, 2024
Apply Procedure

If you think you are fit for this role, you are requested to send your updated CV to by mentioning "Application for Chief Financial Officer" in the subject line.

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