Finance Manager

1. About Easy Solar

Easy Solar is a West African company transforming the way households who are underserved by the grid live, work and play by making high-quality energy services affordable and accessible. Easy Solar distributes a range of solar products, appliances and complementary lifestyle products, while providing customers with consumer-financing solutions through mobile technology. Thus customers make small payments over time until they own the product outright. Sales are done through our ever-expanding network of agents and shops across the country.

Easy Solar is currently operational in Sierra Leone and Liberia, and our products and services have reached over 200,000 people since launching operations in 2016.

2. About the Role

As we grow and scale our operations, we are looking for a Finance Manager with extensive experience in a similar role, who possesses a deep understanding of international financial accounting standards and Liberian statutory legislation and tax regulations.

For this role, you will be responsible for managing the preparation and consolidation of our group accounting, improving and overseeing the implementation of internal controls and compliance procedures, and supporting the Senior Management Team (SMT) in providing insights into the financial health of the business.

You should hold a degree in Accounting, Commerce, Finance or any related field and preferably be a Chartered Accountant. A proven track record in financial accounting according to IRFS standards and proven exposure to multinational accounting tasks paired with expertise in areas such as tax, auditing, consolidation make you the ideal candidate for this position. We are looking for team players who combine strong analytical skills and a high level of attention to detail to lead our finance department.

3. General Duties and Responsibility

Managing Group Accounting and Reporting

  • Improve consolidation and accounting procedures, assuring compliance of with IFRS standards
  • Manage the preparation of group financial statements (yearly, quarterly, monthly) in compliance with IFRS standards including consolidation
  • Prepare notes to the consolidated financials
  • Lead the design and implementation of an advanced financial IT environment
  • Evaluate the treatment of new or changing items and ensure proper presentation and disclosure under IFRS

Financial Controlling and Compliance

  • Establish, implement and improve control procedures, advising our teams on the optimal financial structure to serve our customers
  • Develop and implement policies related to financial reporting and compliance
  • Ensure effective controls over financial reporting
  • Stand as point of contact for tax consultants and auditors

Insights, Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Implement, monitor and follow-up on KPIs that allow us to measure and improve Financial Reporting, Compliance, Finance Operations, and Internal Controls
  • Review and analyze financial information against the business plan to support strategic and operational decision making
  • Support Finance Director in managing the preparation of the company’s budget and tracking performance on a monthly basis

4. Required Skills, Education and Expertise

  • BSc./ MA degree in Accounting, Commerce, Finance or any related field
  • Professional qualification such as CFA/CPA or similar Is strongly preferred
  • A minimum of 7-10 years working experience in financial accounting
  • Ability to develop and implement policies related to financial reporting and compliance
  • Proficient in finance software (preferably Xero)
  • Advanced excel background
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a managerial role
  • Able to manage, guide and lead employees to ensure appropriate financial processes are used
  • A solid understanding of financial accounting principles
  • Working knowledge of all Liberian statutory legislation and regulations
  • Good interpersonal, communicator and presentation skills
  • Strong analytical skills and data-driven thinking
  • Willing to work in a flexible work environment with fast evolving operations
  • Able to work well under pressure

5. What We Offer

  • A very attractive, performance-based, remuneration with benefits
  • Plenty of opportunities to grow within the company and take management positions
  • The opportunity to take part in Liberia’s most exciting entrepreneurial companies that has a strong commitment to outstanding customer service, user-friendly, high-quality life-changing devices and environmental sustainability
  • Frequent coaching and training   
  • The opportunity to work closely with a young, international, tech-driven team of renewable energy enthusiasts
Easy Solar is a Renewable Energy distribution in West Africa that makes energy, life transforming durable products and financial services, affordable and accessible to people.