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access:energy

access:energy

access:energy

We change the way energy is delivered to those without it. Power to the people.

Professional

Location:
Nairobi / Kisumu (flexible), Kenya

Posted:
7 Jun 2013

Deadline:
Opportunity has expired

Compensation details:

The expected compensation is 1 500 USD to 3 000 USD per month + equity stake, but we will not be limited by this range.


Our plan is to build the business and eventually seek an exit. The FC or FD will be an integral part of this process and will be provided with an equity stake in significant excess of the annual salary shortly after joining the organisation.

Employer tags:
Industry:
Renewables & Environment
Esc Factor:
Exotic
Entrepreneurial
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Financial Director / Financial Controller

Develop off-grid energy start up through growth stage and beyond.

Nairobi / Kisumu (flexible), Kenya

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Compensation details:

The expected compensation is 1 500 USD to 3 000 USD per month + equity stake, but we will not be limited by this range.


Our plan is to build the business and eventually seek an exit. The FC or FD will be an integral part of this process and will be provided with an equity stake in significant excess of the annual salary shortly after joining the organisation.

Job Type:
Full-time
Level:
Senior Level
Escape Factors:
Entrepreneurial
Social Impact
Function:
Management
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The company is seeking a skilled financial director to work alongside the founding directors in developing the business through an early growth stage financing round and subsequent rounds.

The successful applicant is a self directed professional who enjoys commercial problem solving and is committed to meticulous quality of delivery in his / her work. The position favours breadth, creativity and a mind for integrated systems rather than a deep understanding of a particular financial discipline. The business is based on both low and high technology elements. As such, a high degree of familiarity with energy technology, digital products and intellectual property is required.

The position covers building and implementing financial controls, financial reporting, analysis of the company’s performance and financial forecasting for the business plan. This work will build on accounting databases, commercial research and business plans already undertaken by the company’s directors. The director will be expected to develop strategic partnerships in support of the above.

The Finance Director will report to the Board, working closely with the Managing Director and will be responsible for a small team of back office staff which will build over time as the organisation develops.


REQUIRED
  1. At least 5 years experience as a Financial Controller / Financial Director or equivalent

  2. Accountancy qualifications supported by a degree level education

  3. Training and proven ability in analysis, forecasting, business modelling and business planning

  4. Experience with startup companies / SMEs

  5. IT skills: advanced spreadsheet and database skills

  6. Punctual, diligent and meticulous with close attention to detail

  7. Personable and professional with good communication skills


DESIRED
  1. Strong understanding of Kenya business environment

  2. Leadership skills, strategic insights and the ability to create and enhance systems / processes in a fast paced dynamic professional environment

  3. Business acumen and focus on results; the person should be able to provide effective business planning support

  4. Knowledge of Kenya direct and indirect tax regulations

  5. Excellent knowledge of IFRS and statutory accounting, relevant exposure to financial controlling

  6. Experience with statistics packages and / or statistical programming

  7. It skills: accounting software, project management software, Google Drive

  8. Inquisitive, enjoys new challenges and willing to learn

  9. Initiative and self-motivation

  10. Close familiarity with energy economics and policy in East Africa

  11. Proven ability in successfully pitching to investors / financial institutions
  1. Inquisitive, enjoys new challenges and willing to learn

  2. Initiative and self-motivation
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