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Job Title: Team Lead Accounting & Treasury

Hiring Organization: ENGIE Energy
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Energy
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES Competitive
Date Posted: 02/29/2024

About ENGIE Energy Access

ENGIE Energy Access is one of the leading Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGo) and mini-grids solutions provider in Africa, with a mission to deliver affordable, reliable and sustainable energy solutions and life-changing services with exceptional customer experience. The company is a result of the integration of Fenix International, ENGIE Mobisol and ENGIE PowerCorner; and develops innovative, off grid solar solutions for homes, public services and businesses, enabling customers and distribution partners access to clean, affordable energy. The PAYGo solar home systems are financed through affordable instalments from $0.19 per day and the minigrids foster economic development by enabling electrical productive use and triggering business opportunities for... entrepreneurs in rural communities. With over 1,700 employees, operations in nine countries across Africa (Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia), almost 1.5 million customers and over 7 million lives impacted so far, ENGIE Energy Access aims to remain the leading clean energy company, serving millions of customers across Africa by 2025.

Job Purpose/Mission

ENGIE is hiring a Team Lead Accounting & Treasury who’s looking for a way to enhance his/her career. If you are seeking new challenges and responsibilities that will give you the opportunity to work in a busy finance office, this is the job for you. You will be responsible for managing the accounting and reporting, ensuring compliance with accounting standards, regulations, and internal controls, provide financial analysis, planning, and guidance to support the strategic goals and objectives of the business. The role will oversight a team and report directly to the Head of Finance.

Roles and Responsibilities:
• Gathering and interpreting information to evaluate the efficiency of financial procedures.
• Analyzing key financial data and advising senior management on strategic planning.
• Developing and implementing cost-effective financial policies and procedures, as well as mitigating financial risks.
• Preparing financial reports and budgets, as well as controlling and forecasting income and expenditure and providing variance analysis and recommendations for improvement.
• Ensuring that financial management policies and procedures adhere to regulatory standards.
• Performing financial recordkeeping, as well as protecting sensitive and confidential information.
• Keeping informed of regulatory requirements and best practices in management accounting.
• Supervise and mentor the accounting staff, ensuring accuracy, timeliness, and quality of financial information and reports.
• Coordinate and prepare the monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements and reports, including consolidated and statutory accounts, and regulatory filings.
• Support the budgeting and forecasting process, and the pricing process.
• Ensure compliance with IFRS accounting standards, tax laws, and internal policies and procedures.
• Implement and maintain effective internal controls and risk management practices.
• Coordinate the external audit process and liaise with auditors, regulators, and other stakeholders.
• Evaluate and implement new accounting systems, processes, and best practices to enhance efficiency and productivity.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
• A bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business, or a related field. A master’s is an added advantage.
• A professional accounting certification (such as CPA, CMA, ACCA, etc.)
• At least 5 years of relevant experience in accounting, reporting, and treasury, in a leadership role
• Strong knowledge of accounting principles, standards, and practices
• Proficient in using accounting software, ERP systems, and MS Office applications.

Experience, Skills & Competencies:
• Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
• Strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, and manage multiple tasks
• High attention to detail, accuracy, and quality
• A team player with a positive attitude and a growth mindset

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