Internship. « Cost Controller »


Established in 2012, Star Shea Ltd. is a social business dedicated to commercialize shea nuts and butter directly supplied by the Star Shea Network, a federation of rural Ghanaian women involved in informal shea processing. Its mission is to empower these informal shea women producers and provide them with access to the formal economy …


To accomplish this mission, StarShea Ltd. has the following objectives :

• Reinforce and expand the Star Shea Network (SSN), a national association of shea producers established as part of the “Shea Value Chain Reinforcement Project”, a project implemented by PlaNet Finance and supported by SAP, the European Union and the French Development Agency, to achieve economies of scale
• Facilitate the production of premium quality shea nuts and butter through the SSN by providing the necessary quality control and training
• Develop sustainable market outlets and a market strategy to sustain the business and thus the livelihoods of SSN members
• Diversify and help stabilize the women’s sources of revenue by including shea nuts and shea butter to their income stream.
• StarShea Ltd. is positioned as a “reliable and sustainable supplier of economic quantities of consistently high quality, traceable and ethically sourced shea kernels and natural butter”.

StarShea Ltd target is to reach 25 000 women within 2017 to reach breakeven.

StarShea Ltd is a social business, ie the management is evaluated on

• the capacity to increase women’s revenue on a long term perspective
• the number of women benefiting from the service provided


To prepare for the attention of the CEO, monthly financial reports on key reporting tools
o Budget per line, actual and variance monthly
o Cash flow forecast including hard currency evolutions and inflation monthly
o Keep abreats of monthly financial position in collaboration with finance team

  • Review and suggest areas of cost control and control system efficiencies
  • To build and update the business plan on 3 to 4 years of Ghanaian structure and European holding company, including consolidation. Scenarios of growth and risk analysis.
  • Prepare documents for the board meetings 3 or 4 times a year : Estimated 1, 2 and 3, and actuals on P&L, Cash Flow, Balance sheet
  • To build social and economic KPI’S for the board of the company (margin per bag, margin per MT, revenue per woman, increase of revenue per woman, per container, per truck, volumes per woman, etc.)
  • To ensure the follow-up of the production process, building new analysis tools for the Operations Manager (costs and margin per bag, kg, trucks, .staff, per zone ….)
  • To participate and contribute knowledge and experience to build team capacity

TERMS : Location /Office/ Contract duration /Description of the missions 

  • Tamale, Ghana
  • 3 months minimum
  • Mission Start : depending on availabilities
  • Department : Finance
  • Reports Directly : CEO


• Ability to understand complex financial models 
• Capacity to perform a rigorous work and excellent organizational skills
• Capacity to work under pressure
• Autonomy and initiative requested in small scale and fast growing structure
• Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
• Flexible and collaborative approach to work, ability to think on your feet


Send your CV with a cover letter to the following email address :
Anna Perinic, CEO /
And Copy the France Volontaires in Ghana’s address :

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