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Financial Operations Manager



Accounting & Finance, Operations
Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2024

Financial Operations Manager

Posting date : 27/03/2024

Requisition ID : 25126

Job Title: Global Financial Operations Manager

Department: Finance

Reporting line: Head of Accounting and Reporting

Job Grade: 16

About ENGIE Energy Access

ENGIE Energy Access is the leading Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGo) and mini-grids solutions provider in Africa. The company develops innovative, off-grid solar solutions for homes, public services and businesses, enabling customers and distribution partners access to clean, affordable energy. The PAYGO solar home systems are financed through affordable instalments from $0.19 per day and the mini-grids foster economic development by enabling electrical productive use and triggering business opportunities for entrepreneurs in rural communities. With over 1,800 employees, operations in nine countries across Africa (Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia), over 1.9 million customers and more than 9 million lives impacted so far, ENGIE Energy Access aims to impact 20 million lives across Africa by 2025.

Job Purpose/Mission

ENGIE Energy Access (EEA) is looking for a bilingual (French and English), experienced, highly motivated, and skilled Global Financial Operations Manager with a passion in renewable energy, and financial inclusion to join our team. This position will be part of the Global Accounting and Reporting team that is currently based in Berlin, Germany, and Kampala, Uganda led by the Head of Accounting and Reporting and working closely with the Chief Financial Officer.

The Global Financial Operations Manager will ensure timely and accurate financial statements and reporting, manage the implementation of processes and procedures to ensure best practices and adherence to IFRS and tax laws. The Accounting and Reporting department is responsible for the set up and improving of EEA financial procedures, the accounting, and the internal and external financial reporting. The Global Financial Operations Manager will report directly to the Global Head of Accounting and Reporting.


  • Manage and oversee financial reporting process for all African countries, with focus on the EEA Western Region (i.e. Benin, Cote D’Ivoire and Nigeria), including monthly, quarterly, and yearly financial and management reporting.
  • Oversee the timely and accurate Budget vs Actual reporting, coordinating with country teams to assess and clarify any Budget vs Actual variance in line with EEA financial reporting guidelines as well as IFRS.
  • Support the countries with the monthly closing and actively review and analyze the monthly financial performance. Ensure that the local Finance teams are reporting the monthly results in alignment with the Chart of Accounts (CoA) and following best practice principles for all financial reporting.
  • Continue improving SAP as ERP system, rolling out new modules and addons, reporting and dashboards, coordinating closely with the local finance teams and operations teams to better reflect the inventory position and reporting of reconciliation differences.
  • Work closely with local Finance teams, Global Operations and Country Operations teams to enhance and improve systems and processes for inventory management in the ERP, ensure adherence to monthly/quarterly counts and analysis within EEA.
  • Support Country Finance teams, with focus on the EEA Western Region (i.e. Benin, Cote D’Ivoire and Nigeria), to prepare for annual internal and external audits.
  • Support capacity and capability building on local finance teams through recruitment, onboarding and offering finance related training.
  • Provide the timely and accurate monthly EEA financial statements for the Western region to our shareholders through group reporting tools i.e. SMART and MDT.

Knowledge and skills


  • 4 years Audit experience with reputable audit firm
  • Significant leadership and management experience in financial management and reporting
  • Proven knowledge of IFRS
  • Relevant experience in Tax regulations is a plus.
  • Ability to manage multi-cultural relationships with finance and operations staff.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills in English and French
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and collaborative nature
  • Attention to detail, strategic thinker.


  • B.A or B.S in Accounting or Business-related course
  • Relevant certification in financial accounting, audit and reporting such as ACCA and or CPA


  • English
  • French


  • Advanced proficiency in accounting software tools and SAP B1
  • Experience with Business Intelligence Reporting tools
  • MS Office

We thank all applicants for their interest, however due to the large volume of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ENGIE is an equal opportunity employer, promoting diversity and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all. All applications are screened based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without any regard to origin, age, name, sexual identity, orientation or preference, religion, marital status, health, disability, political opinions, union involvement or citizenship. Our differences are our strengths!

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