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Finance Controller

Easy Solar

Easy Solar

Accounting & Finance
Montserrado, Liberia
Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2023
  1. About Easy Solar

Easy Solar is a West African company transforming the way households who are underserved by the grid live, work and play by making high-quality energy services affordable and accessible. Easy Solar distributes a range of solar products, appliances, and complementary lifestyle products while providing customers with consumer-financing solutions through mobile technology. Thus customers make small payments over time until they own the product outright. Sales are done through our ever-expanding network of agents and shops across the country.Easy Solar is currently operational in Sierra Leone and Liberia, and our products and services have reached over 720,000 people since launching operations in 2016.

  1. About the Role

We are looking for a result-driven Financial Controller to manage our organization’s accounting record keeping and financial reporting. As the Financial Controller, your strategic planning and exceptional numerical proficiency will aid our organization in maintaining accurate and timely reports, implementing proper internal controls, achieving organizational targets, and developing financial plans that support organizational strategy.

  1. Responsibilities:

Accounting Record Keeping and Financial Reporting

  • Preparation of financial and management reports
  • Analysis of financial data
  • Oversight and preparation of financial statements (income, balance sheet & cash flow statements)
  • Managing financial transactions
  • Streamlining accounting functions and operations
  • Revenue calculation and recognition on a monthly basis
  • Ensure that analysis for all relevant trial balance accounts are done in accordance with month-end closing
  • Review of the monthly General Ledger reconciliations and investigate variances
  • Inventory control and management
  • Management and supervision of Finance staff
  • Liaise with other Finance teams in other countries (OpCo’s)

Financial Controlling and Compliance

  • Establish, implement, monitor and Improve internal control procedures,
  • Advise the teams on the optimal financial structure to serve our customers
  • Develop and implement policies related to financial reporting and compliance
  • Ensure effective controls over financial reporting
  • Stand as point of contact for tax consultants and external auditors

Other Responsibilities

  • Participating in budgeting process
  • Coordinating External audit processes
  • Train staff on business finance principles
  • Promote regulatory compliance, and drive income generation
  • Provides information to other departments, staff, and individuals within the company regarding their financial needs and position;
  1. Required Skills, Education, and Experience
  • Professional qualification such as CPA/ACCA or similar qualifications required
  • Proven experience in finance management
  • At least 5-7 years experience in the same field in a similar role
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Sound knowledge of accounting principles in theory and application
  • Proficiency in accounting software specifically Xero, Quickbooks and Odoo
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to manage the complexities and prioritize assignments
  • Should have the ability of paying attention to details with a high level of accuracy
  • Must have effective planning skills and the ability to work with multiple stakeholders.
  1. What We Offer
  • A very attractive, performance-based, remuneration with benefits
  • Plenty of opportunities to grow within the company and take management positions
  • The opportunity to take part in Liberia most exciting entrepreneurial companies that has a strong commitment to outstanding customer service, user-friendly, high-quality life-changing devices and environmental sustainability
  • Frequent coaching and training
  • The opportunity to work closely with a young, international, tech-driven team of renewable energy enthusiasm