Global Accountant

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Department: Finance

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

 

We are building a diverse and inclusive team and  this opportunity is open to any qualified internal and external applicants. Women  as well as candidates from Africa and those with experience working on the continent are particularly encouraged to apply for this role. 

About Fenix

Fenix International is a next-generation energy and technology company. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of our customers through inclusive energy and financial services. Our flagship product, Fenix Power, is a modular, lease-to-own solar home system financed through affordable installments from just $0.11 per day. We use real-time transaction data to create a next-generation credit score to finance power upgrades and other life-changing loans, unlocking modern financial services for our customers. To date, Fenix has sold over 500,000 Solar Home Systems in Uganda, Zambia, Cote d'Ivoire, Benin, Nigeria and Mozambique, bringing clean, reliable power for lights, phones, radios, TV and much more to over 2,500,000 people.

In early 2018, Fenix joined forces with ENGIE, one of the world's largest energy companies and a leader in the move to renewable, decentralised and digital energy. This has allowed Fenix to make significant commercial investments to accelerate the path to our mission, via new markets and innovative products. Together, Fenix and ENGIE are making universal access to modern energy a reality.

Job Description

Fenix is looking for a experienced, highly motivated and disciplined Accountant with a passion for entrepreneurship, renewable energy, and financial inclusion to join our team. This position is a key role within the Finance Department of a fast-paced start up at the front lines of renewable energy and mobile payment technology.

The Global Accountant will be an integral part of the Fenix Finance Team, collaborating with the Financial Controller to post, reconcile and present the accounts of Fenix International on a monthly and annual basis. Fenix uses SAP Business One as its accounting platform, and the Global Accountant will become a specialist user in the system to post the daily accounting entries, reconciliations and initiate approval workflows. The Global accountant will provide timely and accurate financial information to management by preparing financial reports as well as implementing processes and controls to ensure best practices and adherence to global accounting standards. A successful candidate will have a strong knowledge of accounting, and will have the ability to work independently, and problem solve in a pro-active manner.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare Monthly balance sheet reconciliations, and provide insights and commentary.
  • Take ownership of global Accounts Payable and process and post daily transactions.
  • Preparation of bank payments and reconciliations, and lead communication with bank.
  • Record and manage prepayments and accruals ledgers, ensuring accuracy of timing of expenses
  • Manage global employee expense reimbursements
  • Assist Operations team with recording and tracking of global inventory
  • Custodian of the Global Fixed Asset register, updating it with additions, disposals and posting monthly depreciation figures.
  • Support Global Financial Controller in development of effective chart of accounts, and assign entries to proper accounts
  • Support Global Financial Controller in maintaining internal controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures
  • Support Global team in SAP maintenance and any ongoing SAP upgrades
  • Assist in global audit preparation and support Global Financial Controller throughout audit process
  • Assist in filing Corporate Income Taxes
  • Assist with maintenance of Accounting Policies & Procedures Manual
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly Global financial reporting and ad hoc reporting as necessary
  • Prepare, examine, and analyze accounting records, financial statements, and other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards

Required Skills & Qualifications/Experience:

  • University degree, with full or part ACCA or CPA or equivalent
  • Acumen in accounting and financial issues and procedures
  • Detail-oriented, with a highly developed sense of reliability and accuracy
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Trustworthiness and willingness to take responsibility
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills (English)
  • Experience and proficiency in accounting software tools, preferred SAP Business One experience
  • Experience and proficiency in excel
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and collaborative nature
  • Strong work ethic and integrity
  • A passion for Fenix and our customers!

Highly Desired Skills

  • Work experience in a multinational company or financial institution, preferably with operations in Africa
  • Experience with enterprise resource planning systems
  • Understanding of rural BOP markets, microfinance, mobile telecom and/or renewable energy industries in East Africa

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 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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