Financial Analyst

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Department: Finance

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Financial Analyst

 

Company: Fenix International Inc.

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Application Deadline: Rolling

Position: Full-time

Compensation: Competitive salary, equity & benefits

 

About Fenix

Founded in 2009, Fenix International is a venture-backed, for-profit renewable energy company with offices in Silicon Valley and East Africa.  Fenix operates on the front line of renewable energy and mobile financial services in emerging markets, and our mission is to deliver life-changing technology to the 1.3 billion people who live without electric power.

Our flagship product is the ReadyPay Solar Power System - one of the world’s most affordable and accessible sources of power to those living off-grid. Providing phone charging, lights, radios, and even TVs, ReadyPay is available from just $0.30 per-day and financed over 18-21 months via Mobile Money platforms. We pride ourselves on generating financing plans that are flexible, inclusive and affordable to ensure the greatest reach and impact.

ReadyPay was launched in Uganda in early 2014 and the business has grown exceptionally since then, exceeding all targets and growth ambitions. We are now poised to scale and revolutionize access to electricity and financial services.

 

Job Description

Fenix International is looking for an experienced, highly motivated and disciplined Financial Analyst with a passion for entrepreneurship, an attention to detail, and thoughtful creativity to join our team. An appreciation of Fenix’s work and mission is a plus.  This position will play an integral role in a fast-paced start up at the front lines of renewable energy and mobile payment technology.

The Financial Analyst will report directly to the Finance Director as well as collaborate with the East African team to explore historical financial data, analyze trends, predict future results and drive process improvements involving Fenix’s day to day operations and lease portfolio.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide financial and analytical support for departmental functions including:
    • forecasting expenditures and reconciling actuals against budgets monthly
    • generating monthly accruals
    • generating reports in order to validate portfolio performance, costs for actuals and forecasts
    • project analysis, provide assistance with development of three to five year financial plan, annual operating plan budget
    • ad hoc analysis for key decision makers
  • Assist with preparation of weekly, monthly and quarterly financial analysis schedules of actual vs. budget variances.
  • Prepare detailed annual financial budget and monthly financial forecasts.
  • Analyze current and past financial data and performance.
  • Provide financial analysis support to various areas of the company.
  • Provide and modify financial models and forecasting.
  • Identify trends in financial performance and provide recommendations for improvement.
  • Assist with the setup up of finance systems and processes and help scale them to new markets.
  • Evaluate and engage with financial advisors as needed.

 

Required Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Statistics, Economics, Business Administration or other related field, MBA a plus.
  • One to three years related experience.
  • Advanced proficiency in accounting software tools and Excel.
  • Experience with enterprise resource planning systems a plus.
  • Advanced quantitative analysis skills and proficiency in Excel.
  • Advanced analytical and quantitative reasoning ability. Ability to link strategy to financial plans.
  • Ability to work independently with a high level of initiative and sense of urgency.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and collaborative nature.
  • Attention to detail, strategic thinker.

 

Highly Desired Skills

  • Work experience in a international multinational company or financial institution operating in Africa with complex transactions.
  • Understanding of rural BOP markets, micro finance, mobile telecom and/or renewable energy industries in East Africa
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in proposing new ways of driving financial efficiencies

 

To Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter through the job posting at www.fenixintl.com/careers/.  In the cover letter please include answers to the following:

1.  Describe a time when you analyzed results and made recommendations that resulting in savings for a company.

2.  What prior experience do you have in emerging markets and how does that influence how you look at analyzing data?

Fenix offers a competitive salary, equity and a fun work environment. We recognize the value of diversity in our workforce, and encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We thank all candidates who choose to apply, however, only those selected for a further interview will be contacted.

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