• Vice President of Finance Job at PowerGen Renewable Energy

  • Posted on: 18 January, 2017 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • PowerGen Renewable Energy is a leading micro-grid developer, implementer, and operator in East Africa, reshaping the prevailing rural electrification model in the region.  PowerGen is creating an African energy system that utilizes clean, renewable energy and smarter grids to deliver power to all.

    Vice President of Finance


    You will lead one of the divisions at PowerGen – Finance – that spans across all teams, offices and country entities.  If you want to be a leader in a core, integral role at the heart of a fast-growing renewable energy organization in East Africa, this job is for you!

    What You’ll Make Happen:

    • Leadership and management of the Finance team, across the Kenya and Tanzania offices

    • Responsibility for all consolidated financials, tax compliance, internal business systems and controls, grant reporting, business intelligence and analytics, budgeting, and team development

    • Vision for and ability to implement and manage financial and business systems, which cut across the Finance, Executional, Grid Operations, Inventory and other teams – with a focus on streamlined, efficient operations and processes, strong business controls and clear business intelligence

      • Systems include interfacing with other teams within NetSuite on inventory and equipment purchased/used; tagging of expenses within NetSuite for projects, grants, business unit, etc; proper invoicing, expense and receipt systems; bank reconciliations; fixed asset capitalization; project time and cost tracking

    • Oversight of the monthly, quarterly and annual financial close to GAAP/IFRS standards, and of audits across all entities

    • Full tax compliance across corporate income, VAT, payroll, withholding and other taxes

    • Relationship management for existing and future grants and oversight of grant and M&E reporting

    • Implementation and management of transfer pricing policy and intercompany processes

    • Leading of internal budgeting and forecasting across teams and countries, and tracking and oversight of budget

    • Liaising with and integrating Inventory tracking systems and processes with financial management and reporting

    • Development and professional growth in the personnel you lead

    What Excites You:

    • Building the backbone to a dynamic, rapidly growing organization

    • Leading a Finance team across multiple countries and offices

    • Building processes within a brand new, cutting edge and leading SaaS ERP system

    • A fast-paced environment where constant change is the norm and individual initiative-taking is encouraged

    • Having autonomy to implement your creative solutions – not just coming up with ideas, but possessing the commitment and skill to implement them

    • Working with other teams within an organization to drive growth and operational excellence

    • Attention to detail and managing multiple and varied work streams at a time

    You Already Have:

    • 10+ years work experience in corporate finance and accounting

    • Masters in Finance, MBA, or comparable professional experience strongly preferred

    • Work experience in Tanzania and Kenya

    • Knowledge of Tanzania and Kenya tax code

    • Experience and proven ability to lead and manage teams

    • Ability to build financial forecasts and develop and execute operational plans

    • Advanced proficiency in ERP systems (NetSuite preferred), Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office products

    • Experience in the energy, clean tech or utility sectors

    • Highly organized and detail oriented

    • Excellent written and oral communication skills

    • Practiced flexibility to lend a hand wherever needed

    • Fluent in both English and Swahili preferred

    • Enthusiasm in working for the field of renewable energy!

    Benefits and Compensation

    A competitive package including annual compensation, performance bonuses, health insurance, professional development and team building events. And you'll be working with a dynamic team of brilliant people passionate about electrifying East Africa!

    Application Process

    Please include both a CV and cover letter referencing the Job ID: PGKE-51

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to PowerGen Renewable Energy career website on www.ikrut.com to apply

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