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Global Financial Operations Associate

at Fenix International Inc.
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted July 11, 2019
Category Accounting & Finance
Job Type FULL_TIME
Currency UGX

Description

Global Financial Operations Associate

About Fenix

Fenix International is a next-generation energy company. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of our customers through inclusive energy and financial services. To date, Fenix has sold over 400,000 Solar Home Systems across Africa, bringing clean, reliable power for lights, phones, radios, TV and much more to over 2 million people.

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 $0.40 per-day and financed over 18-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.

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 - Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria - and innovative products. Together, Fenix and ENGIE are making universal access to modern energy a reality.

Job Overview

Fenix is looking for an experienced, highly motivated and disciplined Global Financial Operations Associate with a passion for entrepreneurship, renewable energy, and financial inclusion as well as relevant experience in financial operations & accounting. This position is a unique leadership role in a fast-paced start up at the front lines of renewable energy and mobile payment technology.

The Global Financial Operations Associate will report directly to the Global Financial Operations Manager as well as collaborate with other directors to manage the Accounting Team and ensure timely and accurate reporting as well as implement processes and controls to ensure best practices and adherence to global accounting standards and tax laws.

Key Responsibilities

Support existing expansion markets

Help to oversee and assist countries with all monthly reporting and analysis
Review completion of financial reconciliations and inventory management
Support country operation teams

Assist & monitor inventory deliveries
Provide support to country operations teams with production & inventory tracking
Examine opportunities to increase efficiency, communication & systems between teams
Provide SAP training & support

Skills

Advanced quantitative analysis skills and proficiency in excel
Ability to work with a multicultural team of financial operations staff
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills (English)
Entrepreneurial spirit and collaborative nature
Attention to detail, strategic thinker
A passion for Fenix and our customers!

Experience Requirements

Minimum 3 years of professional experience
Significant experience in operational finance, specifically in budgeting and forecasting
Advanced proficiency in SAP BusinessOne

Education Requirements

B.A or B.S in Accounting, IT or Business