Financial Controller
PEG Africa
4d ago

Who we are, and what we do

PEG delivers Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) asset-based financing to consumers who lack both access to reliable electricity and formal banking services.

PEG’s anchor product - a basic solar home system that includes six lights, a phone charger, a radio, and a TV - allows consumers living on $5-10 per day to access clean light for working and studying after hours, avoid harmful air pollution from kerosene based lighting solutions, and also build credit for additional products and services over time.

To date, PEG has raised over $50 million and has over 1000 employees across Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, Senegal and Mali. PEG has also won numerous awards, including the prestigious 2017 Ashden International Award for excellence in sustainable energy, and was named as one of the fastest growing companies in Africa by the London Stock Exchange.

The Position

PEG Ghana has grown significantly over the past five years, from start up to an established business, with around 180 FTE's and 200 commission based sales agents.

With this growth comes an increasing complexity to the financial side of the business. The Financial Controller for Ghana will spearhead our efforts to deal with this through :

Assisting the leadership team in setting the strategic direction of the business, ensuring all risks and opportunities are incorporated in the financial budget / plan.

Cash management

Assisting with the debt / equity financing as required by the CEO / CFO, and assist with lender management (monthly, quarterly and annual reporting)

Create systems to prevent errors in data collection and calculations

Overseeing and manage the Annual Audit process, and ensure that consistent accounting practices and policies are implemented.

This will involve creating, amending and updating accounting policies.

Being responsible for managing, developing and mentoring the finance teams.

Being responsible for ensuring compliance with all country and company regulations

Manage all accounting operations including Billing, A / R, A / P, GL, Accounting, Inventory Accounting and Revenue Recognition

Coordinate and direct the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts and report variances

Prepare and timely report monthly financial statements

Coordinate the preparation of regulatory reporting

Support month-end and year-end close process

Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting

Manage and comply with local reporting requirements and tax filings

Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls

Additional controller duties as necessary

The successful candidate must have :

  • Bachelor's degree or master's degree in accounting, business, economics, finance, or a related field; several years of experience as a financial controller in a business or finance environment;
  • management experience; leadership skills; interpersonal skills; outstanding mathematical skills; honesty; integrity; reliability;
  • solid written and verbal communication skills; high attention to detail; organisational skills; critical thinking and problem-solving skills;
  • research skills; analytical skills; computer skills; understanding of data privacy standards.

    Experience in a fast growing and matrix organisation will be a plus

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