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.
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.
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 :
research skills; analytical skills; computer skills; understanding of data privacy standards.
Experience in a fast growing and matrix organisation will be a plus