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  • Posted: Aug 10, 2020
    Deadline: Aug 31, 2020
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    d.light is a global leader and pioneer in delivering affordable solar-powered solutions designed for the two billion people in the developing world without access to reliable energy. d.light provides distributed solar energy solutions for households and small businesses that are transforming the way people all over the world use and pay for energy. Through f...
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    Internal Control Manager

    Reporting to: CFO

    Position Description

    The   Internal   Control   Manager   will   be   responsible   for   ensuring   a   strong   internal   control environment    through    the    development    of    policies    and procedures,    ensuring    their implementation and monitoring complianceThe  position  will  work  to  foster  standardization  and  consistency  across  d.light  of  business processes and internal controls.

    Person Specifications

    The  ideal  candidate  is  a  critical  thinkerinternal control environment. They are organized with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Own the design, implementation, documentation, assessment and monitoriinternal control framework, including group policies and key risks in order to ensure that the group  has  adequate  controls  to  prevent  unintentional  and  intentional  errors  in  financial reporting, processesand business operations.
    • Formulate policies and procedures to improve internal controls, compliance and efficiency
    • Lead the process for internal controls reviews across the d.light group
    • Deliver  adequate  and  timely  reporting  on  the  internal  control  framework  and  control deficiencies  to  ensure  appropriate  communication,  documentation,  escalation  to  business partners, senior leadership and audit committee
    • Deliver adequate and timely action plans and monitor progress to address and resolve control deficiencies
    • Work   collaboratively   with   business   and   process   owners   to   implement   and   monitor remediation  efforts  that  result  from  internal  control  assessments,  ensuring  the  effective implementation of corrective action.
    • Actively  seek  standardization  and  automation,  apply  and  implement  best  practices  for managing internal controls and deploy innovative technology where possible to enhance and continuously improve the design and operating effectiveness of the controls, documentation, assessment and review procedures
    • Actively engage with internaland external auditors to ensure consideration and resolution of all relevant risks and audit findings
    • Develop and conduct adequate training and prepare related information material on the internal control objectives, approach and methodology to business partners on a regular basis to build knowledge and understanding of risks and control

    Desired Skills and Experience

    • 7+ from a similar position in a multinational group or delivering similar services via Big 4 audit firm
    • Relevant professional certification is a plus
    • Strong experience and interest for how technology and systems can support internal control effectiveness and efficiency
    • Solid understanding and experiencewith internal control frameworks
    • Strong analytical skills includes the ability to spot, assess and address risk, materiality and interdependencies and translate it into impact analysis for the financial reporting and recommendations for improvement
    • Strong communication skills presenting internal control and risk matters in an understandable way across various forums and levels of the organizationwith the right level of detail.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills, including sound presentational skills
    • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and ability to work as part of a multi-geographic team.
    • Adaptable to working in a fast paced, ever-changing environment
    • Striving for continuous improvement and optimization
    • Ability to work well independently as well as the ability to work well with stakeholders and communicate the benefits of tax initiatives.
    • Flexibility in resolving issues and addressing changing priorities.

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    Group Tax Manager

    Reporting to: CFO

    Position Description

    The  Group  Tax  Manager  will  be  responsible  for  effective  planning,  management,  control  and The Group Tax Manager will coordinate and manage all tax matters relating to entities within the group  as  well  as  identifying  and  implementing  tax  processes  and  solutions  according  to regulatory and governance standards.

    Person Specifications

    The ideal candidate is a team player who manages the tax team to greater performance, creates and  implements  tax  plans  and  works  with  the  accounting  and  leadership  teams  to  identify opportunities for process improvement and potential areas of risk.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Provide  leadership  with  respect  to  tax  planning,  compliance  and  control  across  d.light operations.
    • Manage  compliance  with  tax  law  across  the  d.lightgroup,  in  all  tax  aspects  including, corporate tax, transfer pricing, PAYE and indirect taxes.
    • Identification and evaluation of taxation risks within d.light
    • Implementation of systems and processes to monitor and mitigate identified taxation risks.
    • Facilitate  and  manage  the  preparation  and  review  of  d.light  company  tax  returns  and  the accurate, timely filing of all tax forms.
    • Optimization of d.light taxation expense, by identifying areas of tax savings and integration of tax planning within strategy formulation.
    • New  and  existing  product  evaluation  to  determine  taxation  impact  and  advise  on  taxation optimization
    • Custodian of d.light transfer pricing policy, responsible for ensuring that policy is up to date and appropriate agreements and approvals are in place to ensure compliance.
    • cross-border transactionsMonitor    current    and    impending    legislative    and    regulatory    tax    law    developments, communicate  the  effects  of  these  developments  to  management,   create  strategies  to capitalize on changes to taxation legislation and make the appropriate updates to policies and strategies.
    • Find and implement opportunities for process improvement in the company tax procedures.
    • Develop and implement strategic tax planning for all taxes.
    • Maintain effective control procedures over all aspects of the tax process.
    • Manage and facilitate tax audits: preparing responses, creating schedules, etc.
    • Provide support with various internal audits and special tax related projects.
    • Manage and mentor members of tax team to greater levels of effectiveness and engagement.
    • Improve taxation knowledge within d.light through communication and tax training where appropriate.

    Desired Skills and Experience

    • 10+ years of relevant tax planning and compliance experience at senior management level.
    • 3+ years international corporate tax experience across various African countries ideally East Africa
    • CPA designation with completion of In-depth tax courses.
    • Extensive individual and corporate tax knowledge
    • International good practices in tax administration including developing and implementing a comprehensive compliance management program
    • Strong knowledge of tax code, compliance and procedures for corporations.
    • Strong experience with a variety of tax operations and ability to drive process improvements.
    • Strong ability to utilize project management and accounting best practices to organize and prioritize tasks and the tasks of other tax team members.
    • Ability to work well independently as well as the ability to work well with stakeholders and communicate the benefits of tax initiatives.
    • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and ability to work as part of a multi-geographic team.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills, including sound presentational skills
    • Flexibility in resolving issues and addressing changing priorities.

    Method of Application

    Candidates who meet the requirements should submit their CV and cover letter to: hr.africa@dlight.com before 31stAugust 2020.

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