An international Solar systems and asset financing company that uses mobile technology to provide consumer-financing solutions for solar and other products to low-income customers in West Africa.
The management team has started several companies in Ghana, and their last company was acquired by a private equity firm in New York City.
We have raised funding from Rockefeller and Lemelson Foundations, Enbridge Energy, the GSM association among others.
The Controller will manage the growing complexity of the accounting and treasury team functions.
Owning, managing and enhancing the core financial model, and the company’s cash position, including : Overseeing the preparation of monthly financial statements.
a) Coming up with business predictions based on historical data, with
projections going out 2 years, for the purpose of capital needs, cash
management, business planning
b) Preparing, or supervising the preparation of reports to grant provider
c) Managing all receivables and payables, including many bank and
mobile money accounts
Provide strategic financial support to the management team, including delivering and preparing financial reports to the management team
Managing a team of accountants
Managing the company’s tax reporting, licensing and regulatory requirements
A relevant qualification in accounting (minimum bachelors degree, masters a plus)
5+ years of experience in management positions in related industries such as banking, mobile money or other commission based product (experience in West Africa a bonus, but not required).
Ideal candidate likely to have started career at a big 4 accounting firm (PwC, E+Y, KPMG, Deloitte) or at large international firms such as Accenture.
Proven ability to build and manage a professional financial team and associated functions, in a comparable industry. If you haven’t managed a team, please do not apply for this position.
Experience developing key findings and recommendations, and delivering these clearly in written reports and verbal presentations.
Fluent in Excel including statistical functions
Experience in managing grants a plus.
Excellent spoken and written English. French a plus.