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Finance Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis at ENGIE Access

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Finance Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis at ENGIE 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

Responsible for the analysis of ENGIE Mobisol UK LTD financials in the country and circulation of the Profit and Loss for the departments and Country offices for both credit and product in consultation with the accounting team.
Responsible for the implementation of key structure and process to secure comprehensive monitoring of ENGIE Mobisol UK LTD Financials to enable making informed business decisions.

Responsibilities

Financial model, budget, and budgetary control
Management of the Country budgeting and business planning processes in close cooperation with the cost controller (HQ) & Country Management team.
Providing information about costs in the past, present, and future to the department/ area manager as well as to the Senior Management and Managing Director.
Preparing Country cost center actual versus plan comparisons, validation & variance analysis (monthly, quarterly, yearly, and ad-hoc as required.
Implementation and improvement of controlling structures and processes in close cooperation with controlling interfaces in the headquarters
Identify opportunities to optimize processes requiring internal controls recommending and developing proposed changes in policy or procedures to satisfy internal control requirements
Consultation and support to management regarding business decisions and monitoring department/area unit performance against plan.
Treasury and Funding
Manage weekly cash flow report and quarter cash flow projection
Frequently engage with the supply chain team to understand their 12-month forward projection to prepare for stock funding
Work with the Accounting team to prepare and recommend payment plans for weekly and monthly cash flow and advise the Head of Finance on prudent cash flow management and cash planning.
Pricing
Manage pricing tools and ensure that the tool is up to date and all key parameters for a standard price are met
Constant update the management on product profitability
Work closely with product, marketing, and commercial teams to understand business needs that could be driven or may affect product price and product profitability
Verify all proposals from the business that may have a direct impact on unit profitability including commission, promotions, giveaways, bonuses, etc.
Regular verify product landed cost and weighted average inventory cost to ensure unit profitability is intact
Work with the credit team to ensure they are up-to-date on the cost of portfolio management and defaulters as it relates to Customer Finance unit contribution
Reporting and KPI Dashboard
Regular review and report of Department KPIs, performance assessment vs KPIs along with related internal and external reporting
Analyzing cost efficiencies and recommending on the base of this analysis adjusted key performance indicators to the department/ area manager as well as the Zonal unit and its Senior Management.
Preparation and conducting training for the users of financial information and assisting in coaching the accounting team on cost center.
Manage business intelligence team and ensure all business reports and dashboards are shared on time and accurately including ensuring the quality of data behind the reports
Ensure staff understands the context of their roles in relation to Engie’s strategy.
Ensure performance consequences are taken by the line managers in your department i.e., recognize best performers and manage poor performers from time to time through both, formal and informal feedback.
External Partners – Mobialpha & Powerconer
Work together with the rest of the Finance team to ensure the external partner overall finance function is smoothly running
Manage correspondence with service providers and stakeholders with external partners
Undertaking any other duties as may be assigned by the Line Manager.
At EEA, we have high expectations for our managers. Each manager plays a key role in creating an exceptional experience not only for our customers but for every person on our team. Our managers help EEA realize our ambitious goals while developing their own leadership skills and facilitating growth for their direct reports.

We believe that great managers:

Deliver ambitious results: As a high-performing and accountable leader, you create an enabling environment for effective action and bold decision which contribute to successful delivery of results.
Act with integrity: As an ethical leader you are honest, respectful, objective, and transparent. You create and build upon a foundation of trust and openness.
Inspire and mentor the team: As an inspirational leader you walk the talk. You empower and coach your team with trust and humility.
Are accessible: as an accessible leader, you develop and maintain deep connections with stakeholders through approachability and active listening.
Ensure diversity and inclusion: as an inclusive leader, you ensure diversity and foster a sense of belonging.

Knowledge And Skills

Experience:

5+ years of relevant finance and operational management experience in a medium-sized company
Previous experience in a managerial position is an added advantage.
Ability and passion for Coaching and Training.
Strong ability in planning and organization.
Excellent Verbal communication skills with stakeholders
Excellent Presentation skills

Qualifications:

Degree in Business Administration/Finance/Accounting or its equivalent.
CIMA, CPA, or CFA certification is an added advantage

Language(s):

Fluency in Swahili and English languages with excellent verbal communication skills

Technology:

Computer literate and skilled in using Microsoft 365/Office Suite Applications
Basic understanding of terminologies and workflows on databases e.g. MySQL, Tableau, PowerBI
Basic understanding of Solar Home System Business model and its key infrastructures e.g., Mobile money collection infrastructure, EVS,

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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