Accounts Payable Associate

Location: Lusaka, Zambia

Department: Finance

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Summary

Fenix is looking for a bright, highly motivated and disciplined Accounts Payable Associate with a passion for entrepreneurship, renewable energy, and financial inclusion to join our team. Fenix prides itself on always putting the customer first. We have been operating in Uganda and have just begun operations and sales in Zambia in September 2017.

About Fenix

Fenix International is a next-generation energy company.  Our mission is to transform our customers’ quality of life through disruptive innovation in energy and financial services. Our flagship product, ReadyPay Solar, is an expandable, lease-to-own solar home system financed through affordable instalments starting under $0.19 per day. We use real-time transaction data to create a unique credit score to finance power upgrades and other life-changing loans and open up a wider world of energy and financing for our customers.

To date, Fenix has sold over 150,000 ReadyPay Power systems in Uganda, bringing clean, reliable power for lights, phones, radios, TV and much more to over 900,000 people in Uganda.  In 2017, Fenix announced that it was joining forces with ENGIE, one of the world's largest energy companies and a leader in the move to renewable, decentralised and digital energy.  ENGIE will make significant commercial investments in Fenix to accelerate the path to our mission. Fenix will operate as a distinct and autonomous company within the ENGIE group in order to retain our unrelenting focus on innovation, smart iterative design, strong team culture and exceptional customer experience. Together, Fenix and ENGIE plan to bring life-changing energy and financial services to tens of millions of off-grid customers and to make universal access to modern energy a reality across Africa.

Job purpose

The Accountants Payable Associate will play a key role on the finance and accounting team by leading the month end close, preparing or reviewing all monthly reconciliations, and managing other accounting team members. The Senior Accountant will report directly to the Operations and Finance Manager and work closely with all other Fenix departments.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage petty cash and accounts payable
  • Initiate all cash, mobile money, and bank payments and recording of transactions in QuickBooks
  • Ensure adherence to Fenix Zambia payment approval policies and procedures
  • Organizing and maintain payment support
  • Prepare and maintain fixed asset register and track all Company assets
  • Prepare month end reconciliations including but not limited to cash, accounts payable, inventory, prepaid expenses, and fixed assets.
  • Maintain financial security by following internal controls and protect operations by keeping financial information confidential
  • Assist in the development of company processes and procedures through identification of process efficiencies or gaps in internal controls
  • Liaise with external auditors during the audit process
  • Preform various other accounting and office administration duties, as directed by the Operations and Finance Associate

Education

  • Degree in Finance or Accounting

Required Skills & Experience

  • Preferred experience in accounting and accounting systems, ideally QuickBooks
  • Computer and Excel skills
  • Experience in accounts payable or other accounting or office administration roles
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills (English)
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and collaborative nature
  • Shared values for a triple bottom line and a passion for Fenix and our customers!

Highly Desired Skills

  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in proposing new ways of driving accounting efficiencies and accuracy

To Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter through the job posting at www.fenixintl.com/careers/.

Fenix offers a competitive salary, and a fun, high-growth 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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