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    • Poste : FINANCE LEAD
    • Type d'offre : Emploi
    • Métier(s): Finances/Comptabilité, Fiscalité
    • Niveau(x): BAC+5, BAC+6
    • Expérience: 5 ans
    • Lieu: Côte d'Ivoire
    • Date de publication: 22/08/2019
    • Date limite: 04/09/2019 (Expirée)





Description du poste

Location:​ Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire
Position:​ Full-time
Team​: Finance
Compensation:​ Competitive salary and benefits

Bora Jobs is recruiting for an international company in solar energy field a finance lead.

Our client is building a diverse and inclusive team and this opportunity is open to any qualified applicants. Women as well as candidates from Africa and those with experience working on the continent are particularly encouraged to apply for this role.

About the company

Our client is a next-generation energy company. Its mission is to improve the quality of life of their customers through inclusive energy and financial services. Its flagship product is a modular, lease-to-own solar home system financed through affordable installments from just $0.11 per day. It uses real-time transaction data to create a next-generation credit score to finance power upgrades and other life-changing loans, unlocking modern financial services for its customers. To date, it has sold over 500,000 Solar Home Systems in Uganda, Zambia, Cote d'Ivoire, Benin, Nigeria and Mozambique, bringing clean, reliable power for lights, phones, radios, TV and much more to over 2,500,000 people.

In early 2018, it joined forces with ENGIE, one of the world's largest energy companies and a leader in the move to renewable, decentralized and digital energy. This has allowed it to make significant commercial investments to accelerate the path to its mission, via new markets and innovative products. Together, they are making universal access to modern energy a reality.

Job description

Our company is looking for experienced, highly motivated, and disciplined Finance Lead to join its Ivory Coast country team.

The ideal candidate demonstrates a passion for entrepreneurship, renewable energy, and financial inclusion. This position is a unique leadership role in a rapidly growing company at the front lines of renewable energy and mobile payment technology. Candidates should expect a fast-paced startup culture, and will be expected to take ownership of a wide range of responsibilities, requiring both high and low skill levels until a full-strength team has been established.

Finance Lead will report directly to the Country Managing Director as well as collaborate with the CFO and Global Finance Team. The role will also include responsibility leading the accounting team, as well as implementation of procedures and controls to ensure best practices and adherence to global accounting standards and tax laws.

Key Responsibilities

Finance Strategy & Leadership

● Create and continuously refine country market finance strategy to help the company achieve its financial
objectives and targets, while embodying its commitment to providing an exceptional customer
● Work closely with the Global Finance team to negotiate a pipeline of local currency debt to
safeguard the company receivables against forex depreciation
● Build and provide inspiring leadership to a high performing finance team, including:
- Recruiting and training mission-driven and highly qualified team members
- Setting inspiring and ambitious targets and motivating the team to achieve them, including
testing and setting compensation and incentive structures across the teams
● Continually monitor and refine the effectiveness of the other countries financial strategies, gathering evidence in the process to inform the commercial strategy as company country scales.
● Develop relationships with relevant actors and maintain its networks throughout the business
● Track relevant trends and business intelligence in the country market and proactively make
recommendations to continually improve the finance strategy
● Set up and manage relationships with local consultants and local authorities for corporate and
statutory compliance in country
● Own the country financial model, using it to forecast EBITDA targets and the impact of strategy decisions on business performance
● Help create a culture across the company that recognizes and embraces its vision and values,
always encourages success, and supports all employees

Finance Operations Management

● Oversee the set-up of financial reporting activities in Cote d’Ivoire as the company scales, including:
- Leading the recruitment and training for accounting teams.
- Implementing robust operational finance systems that utilize operational best practices,
including the following activities:
▪ Set up revenue and expenses booking according to IFRS compliant practices
▪ Set up banking and insurance relationships and monitor accounts
▪ Compile monthly financials
▪ Process PO’s, payments, billings, and payroll
▪ Set up accounting best practices and reporting processes
▪ Coordinate tax filings for and collaborate with Director of Finance/Global Controller to
oversee external audits and tax audits
● Generate both regular and ad hoc insights for action so that the company can maintain excellent financial health:
- Work closely with department heads to understand monthly expenses (BvA), monitor
spending and drive efficiencies in cost centers
- Create and/or coordinate with Financial Analyst on ad hoc reporting as necessary to analyze
revenue and cost trends
● Work closely with the following stakeholders to provide strategic finance and administrative support
as needed:
- Business development team - to assist with financial considerations of expanding into new
regions and products.
- Operations Lead - to conduct inventory audits, coordinating with external auditors for annual
audits and maintain inventory accounting systems with company DB
- Credit team - as needed to assess and continuously improve the ReadyPay portfolio health
strategy to ensure repayment is healthy
- Talent team - to adapt compensation strategies that position the comapny as a competitive
employer while meeting financial goals
● Manage and execute all financial audit processes and corporate/statutory compliance
- Set up and manage relationships with external auditors for annual audits
● Roll out its ERP system for inventory management, budgeting, and forecasting in coordination
with global finance team

Administrative Management

● Recruit and manage a high performing and motivated admin team and support them to work in
seamless collaboration with finance and talent counterparts
● Support implementation of robust admin processes to ensure that day-to-day administrative
operations are nimble, rigorous, and team-friendly as the country scales
● Aid as needed in building and implementing processes that support the business and team
- Processing work permits (in collaboration with Talent team)
- Maintaining office and grounds
- Procuring and tracking work assets
- Managing benefits

Profil du poste

Required Skills & Experience

● Outstanding written and verbal communication skills in English and French
● Significant leadership and management experience in financial strategy & operations
● Experience either living or working in Africa
● Experience managing a country level budget
● Advanced quantitative analysis skills and proficiency in Excel
● Ability to manage a multicultural team
● Entrepreneurial spirit and collaborative nature
● Attention to detail, strategic thinker

Highly Desired Skills & Experience

● Masters degree in Accounting/Finance
● Experience with inventory management and logistics
● Advanced proficiency in accounting software and/or enterprise resource planning tools
● Grant financial management and reporting
● Work experience in a multinational company or financial institution, preferably with operations in Africa in rural locations
● Experience with risk assessment and loan portfolio health evaluation methodologies
● Understanding of rural BOP markets, microfinance, mobile telecom and/or renewable energy
industries in Africa

Dossiers de candidature

Are you made for this job? send your resume and cover letter to mireille@borajobs.com

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