A renowned solar systems energy company is seeking Head of Finance to manage the growing complexity of its finance, accounting, treasury, and inventory functions.
The Head of Finance will manage and organize a world-class finance and data analysis department.
Job Title: Head, Finance
- Manage the Financial Controller and his team of our accountants. Manage the Inventory and Logistics Manager. Manage the Data Analysis team.
- Oversee the preparation of monthly financial statements
- Own, manage and enhance the core financial model – the business predictions based on historical data, with projections going out 2 years, for the purpose of capital needs, cash management, business planning
- Advise the directors of the financial position of the company and provide recommendations based on the analysis of that position
- Be the primary point person for all investor queries
- Prepare, or supervise the preparation of reports to grant providers
- Supervise preparation of financial reports for Equity holders.
- Prepare or supervise the preparation of monthly debt reports.
- Prepare the financials section of Board packs and Management Oversight Committee packs.
- Deliver reports to the board as required
- A relevant qualification in accounting/mathematics/statistics (minimum bachelors degree, masters a plus)
- 5+ years of experience in senior positions in related industries such as banking, mobile money or other commission based product/service in West Africa
- Significant experience with raising commercial debt from local banking institutions is a big plus.
- Proven ability to build and manage a professional financial team and associated functions, in a comparable industry.
- Experience analyzing raw data and developing financial models.
- Experience with inventory management
- Experience developing key findings and recommendations, and delivering these clearly in written reports and verbal presentations.
- Fluent in Excel including statistical functions. VBA experience a plus.
- Excellent spoken and written English. French a plus.
Reporting: Chief Executive/Chief Operating Officer
Compensation: Competitive salary
Starting Date: As soon as possible
Period of work: 3 month probation leading to 2 year renewable contract
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