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Financial Operations Manager

Closing: Apr 12, 2024

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Published: Mar 28, 2024 (28 days ago)

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Qualifications
  • B.A or B.S in Accounting or Business-related course
  • Relevant certification in financial accounting, audit and reporting such as ACCA and or CPA.

Knowledge and skills:
Experience:

  • 4 years Audit experience with reputable audit firm
  • Significant leadership and management experience in financial management and reporting
  • Proven knowledge of IFRS
  • Relevant experience in Tax regulations is a plus.
  • Ability to manage multi-cultural relationships with finance and operations staff.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills in English and French
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and collaborative nature
  • Attention to detail, strategic thinker.

Language(s):

  • English 
  • French.

Technology:

  • Advanced proficiency in accounting software tools and SAP B1
  • Experience with Business Intelligence Reporting tools
  • MS Office.
Responsibilities
Qualifications
  • B.A or B.S in Accounting or Business-related course
  • Relevant certification in financial accounting, audit and reporting such as ACCA and or CPA.

Knowledge and skills:
Experience:

  • 4 years Audit experience with reputable audit firm
  • Significant leadership and management experience in financial management and reporting
  • Proven knowledge of IFRS
  • Relevant experience in Tax regulations is a plus.
  • Ability to manage multi-cultural relationships with finance and operations staff.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills in English and French
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and collaborative nature
  • Attention to detail, strategic thinker.

Language(s):

  • English 
  • French.

Technology:

  • Advanced proficiency in accounting software tools and SAP B1
  • Experience with Business Intelligence Reporting tools
  • MS Office.
  • We are looking for a bilingual (French and English), experienced, highly motivated, and skilled Global Financial Operations Manager with a passion in renewable energy, and financial inclusion to join our team.
  • This position will be part of the Global Accounting and Reporting team that is currently based in Berlin, Germany, and Kampala, Uganda led by the Head of Accounting and Reporting and working closely with the Chief Financial Officer.
  • The Global Financial Operations Manager will ensure timely and accurate financial statements and reporting, manage the implementation of processes and procedures to ensure best practices and adherence to IFRS and tax laws.
  • The Accounting and Reporting department is responsible for the set up and improving of EEA financial procedures, the accounting, and the internal and external financial reporting.
  • The Global Financial Operations Manager will report directly to the Global Head of Accounting and Reporting.

Duties

  • Manage and oversee financial reporting process for all African countries, with focus on the EEA Western Region (i.e. Benin, Cote D’Ivoire and Nigeria), including monthly, quarterly, and yearly financial and management reporting.
  • Oversee the timely and accurate Budget vs Actual reporting, coordinating with country teams to assess and clarify any Budget vs Actual variance in line with EEA financial reporting guidelines as well as IFRS.
  • Support the countries with the monthly closing and actively review and analyze the monthly financial performance. Ensure that the local Finance teams are reporting the monthly results in alignment with the Chart of Accounts (CoA) and following best practice principles for all financial reporting.
  • Continue improving SAP as ERP system, rolling out new modules and addons, reporting and dashboards, coordinating closely with the local finance teams and operations teams to better reflect the inventory position and reporting of reconciliation differences.
  • Work closely with local Finance teams, Global Operations and Country Operations teams to enhance and improve systems and processes for inventory management in the ERP, ensure adherence to monthly/quarterly counts and analysis within EEA.
  • Support Country Finance teams, with focus on the EEA Western Region (i.e. Benin, Cote D’Ivoire and Nigeria), to prepare for annual internal and external audits.
  • Support capacity and capability building on local finance teams through recruitment, onboarding and offering finance related training.
  • Provide the timely and accurate monthly EEA financial statements for the Western region to our shareholders through group reporting tools i.e. SMART and MDT.

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