Canopy Guard Indonesia - Finance Manager

 Canopy Guard Indonesia profile

Canopy Guard is a sustainability startup developing innovative pollination technology for oil palm. Our goal is to reduce deforestation for oil palm plantations by offering alternative growth opportunities through superior investments in existing plantations. We harness the strengths of biology and combine them with modern precision farming technology.

We are a small, multi-national startup with headquarters in Germany and operations in Indonesia. We have a broad partnership network and are looking to expand our team in Indonesia.

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Terms of Reference – Finance Manager

Canopy Guard Indonesia seeks candidates for the part-time position of ‘Finance Manager’ (FM). FM will report directly to the CEO and be part of the management board of the company. FM will set up and maintain in-house accounting & controlling, conduct financial planning and analysis, as well as tax . FM will play a central role in preparing financial statements, projections, and facilitating discussions for upcoming rounds of fundraising.

As an international startup company, we require FM to be familiar with IFRS, while being experienced navigating Indonesian standards.

Initially, the position demands an allrounder who can cover all functions related to finance. The position will develop with company size.



  • Set up all systems for financial management of a startup company:
    • Accounting
    • Tax
    • Controlling
    • Cash management
    • Reporting
  • Perform regular forecasting and financial planning
  • Managing budget and monitor the expenditures
  • Liaising with auditors for program audits, if required
  • Work with the CEO to develop strategic development plans for the company, help improve business performance for monthly management reporting, including revenue tracking and allocation
  • Prepare investor-ready financial reports and forecasts considering strategic development plans


Required skills

  • Ability to set up and maintain financial management systems
  • Work independently and possesses strong analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Applied and theoretical expertise in financial forecasting and -planning
  • Keen eye for details and of organised nature, highly motivated to solve problems
  • Strategic mindset, ability to translate long-term goals into actionable plans
  • Good communication- and interpersonal skills (including: presentation, managing expectations, negotiation)
  • Fluent in English verbal communication, at least good English writing proficiency



  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in finance, accounting, or related fields
  • At least 2 years’ experience in managing accounting systems and corporate taxation for companies in Indonesia
  • Familiarity with IFRS and experience in dealing with international finance regulations
  • Experience working in an early stage startup during fundraising is a plus
  • Experience in finance functions of a PT PMA is a plus


Development outlook

  • The position of FM will develop into a full-time position in due time as the company develops
  • Finance Manager has an outlook to become Head of Finance (HF), gaining more independence in decision making and strategy development
  • HF will be responsible for financial strategy development, setting up a finance team and lead future fundraising efforts in close cooperation with the CEO