Finance Project Lead

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Department: Finance

Type: Temporary

Min. Experience: Experienced

Company: Fenix International Uganda LLC

Location: Kampala

Application Deadline: Rolling

Position: 6 months

Compensation: Competitive salary, equity & benefits

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 170,000 ReadyPay Power systems in Uganda and Zambia, bringing clean, reliable power for lights, phones, radios, TV and much more to over one million people.  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 Description

Fenix International is looking for an experienced, highly motivated and disciplined Finance professional 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 Finance Project Lead will report directly to the Director of Finance as well as collaborate with the Fenix team to lead the selection and  implementation of a new ERP system, as well as assist with ad hoc financial analysis of Fenix data as required. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare analysis and evaluation of a range of ERP systems to facilitate the selection of the best fit for Fenix.
  • Oversee implementation of selected ERP system, and migration of data from old accounting system (Quickbooks), and implementation of APIs with existing Fenix software.
  • Facilitate staff training on new software, and offer support for first time users.
  • Manage relationship with ERP provider and after sales support.
  • Time permitting provide financial and analytical support for departmental functions including:
    • Assist in build and maintain financial reports in Tableau and excel
    • Assist departments in forecasting expenditures and reporting actuals against budgets monthly
    • Ad hoc analysis for key decision makers
  • Provide financial analysis support to various areas of the company.

Required Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Statistics, Economics, Business Administration or other related field.
  • Experience leading projects and working independently on time sensitive assignments
  • An in-depth experience using ERP systems, and an ability to assess competing software packages.
  • 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, experience in Tableau reporting a plus.
  • 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 multinational company or financial institution.
  • Experience in micro-finance a plus.

To Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter through the job posting

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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