Associate, Finance Manager
Greenlight Planet
5d ago

Who we are

Greenlight Planet designs, distributes, and finances the purchase of solar powered home energy solutions for the world’s 1.

3 billion under-electrified consumers. We are market leaders in the distributed off-grid solar industry, and our Sun King™ products have enabled 76 million people around the world to access clean, reliable, solar powered light and energy at home.

Sun King products range from portable solar lamps to more robust multi-light solar home systems, to solar powered televisions and fans and energy efficient inverter bulbs.

  • Our products drastically improve quality of life for those that lack reliable electricity access : they help extend the number of productive, income generating hours in a day;
  • they enable children to study after dark; they allow families and communities to gather safely to socialize after sunset;
  • and when replacing field-based sources of light like kerosene lamps, they reduce exposure to indoor air pollution.

    We reach our customers through two distinct business models : a vast network of more than 300 distribution partners across 40 countries, and through our EasyBuy™ Direct sales channel, where we sell directly to consumers in India, Kenya, Myanmar, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia through a network of more than 7,000 commission sales agents.

    Our customers have the option to purchase these products up front or to pay for them through an installment payment plan over a period of 4-18 months through our Sun King EasyBuy™ line, our technology enabled pay-as-you-go’ (PAYG) systems.

    Greenlight employs more than 1,500 people in 11 countries across sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. We are passionate about serving off-grid customers, and we are driven by the challenge of continuously innovating and growing a smart, sustainable business with profound impact on the world.

    What you would be expected to do :

  • Financial Reporting, Audit, and Cash flow management
  • Maintain, reconcile and analyze financial and accounting transactions / statements and ensure that they are accurate and in compliance with the company's rules and accounting regulations accordance with local ICPAU
  • Lead the team in generation of all periodic financial reports on a monthly, quarterly and yearly basis and ensure these are completed in time as per schedule.
  • Supervise the finance team in closing all periodic accounting activities and processes, research and review submissions to ensure accurate reporting.
  • Lead closure of all statutory and tax audits, external and internal audits,discuss and close all audit queries and gaps raised whilst ensuring process improvement.
  • Accounts receivables & reconciliation : Monitor partners' accounts and follow up with the Key Account Managers to ensure effective collection
  • Accounts payable and expense reimbursements. Implement operational procedures to ensure that payments are made and received in a timely manner as per agreed TAT
  • Funds Management. Ensure availability of sufficient funds in all bank accounts to meet all payments for the next 2 months period.
  • MIS Analytics : Analyse monthly postings against MIS report and close observable gaps
  • 2. Compliance Matters and Processes / Controls

  • Manage all direct and indirect tax filings, reporting, analysis and all its underlying processes, ensuring timely remission with adherence to statutory timelines and accurate account reconciliation.
  • Building processes and controls : Develop, implement and establish procedures to improve financial business planning by ensuring proper business accounting, review of existing processes employed for critical activities, identify gaps and build improvements
  • Be the lead for all Transfer pricing assessments, filings, reporting and processes
  • Responsible for maintenance of the monthly Compliance Dashboard and to ensure that all statutory payments are made on time
  • Ensure all local secretarial compliances including returns are accurate and filed on time, preparation of various contracts and proposals in the same regard.
  • 3. Business Partnering and Relationships. Cultivate and maintain productive relationship with Auditors, Banking, Secretarial Services, Vendors, Customers and other Business stakeholders.

    4. Team Management : Continuously build, develop and lead the team whilst ensuring a harmonious and exciting work culture

    You might be a strong candidate if you have :

  • Degree or Post Graduate Qualification in Accounting or Finance / ACCA / CPA qualification from a recognized institution with 5-6 years of relevant work experience in Controllership, accounting or taxation practices preferably with an audit firm or Multinational corporation
  • An eye for detail, excellent analytical skills, able to clearly link financial results to operational performance drivers, generate alternatives, maintain and generate different accounting and financial records
  • Excellent leadership skills to lead a team of professionals, planning and organization skills, ability to multitask & drive team collaboration.
  • Clear thinking / problem solving ability- can lead projects / process improvement within operations / finance function and drive positive change
  • The Ability to break down complex issues into simpler steps and resolve them
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written : Fluency in both written and spoken English language
  • Excellent proficiency in use of computer applications such as MS office packages and related accounting systems
  • What we offer (in addition to compensation and statutory benefits) :

  • An opportunity to grow as a professional in a dynamic, fast growing, high impact industry.
  • The chance to work in an open minded, collaborative culture surrounded by enthusiastic Greenlighters who are driven by the challenge of continuously innovating and growing a smart, sustainable business with profound impact on the world.
  • A truly multicultural experience : you will have the chance to work with and learn from people from different geographies, nationalities, and backgrounds.
  • Structured, tailored learning and development programs that help you become a better leader, manager, and professional through the Greenlight Academy.
  • We place great importance on sustaining a diverse, inclusive work environment.

    We believe that diversity (of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, personality type, perspective, and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different) enriches innovation and our competitiveness in the market.

    We strive to ensure diverse perspectives inform critical decisions, and we actively work towards ensuring all Greenlighters feel like they belong.

    We also know that sustaining an inclusive workplace requires conscious effort and is a continuous journey, not an end-state.

    Greenlight recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes individuals based on experiences and demonstrated job performance, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, HIV / AIDS status, disability, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

    What to expect from us, after you submit your application :

    The first step is to apply for the job opening through Greenlight’s career website or by emailing your resume to one of our HR representatives.

    You can expect an email response within three weeks regarding the status of your application. If you are shortlisted for consideration, we’ll set up a conversion with you to learn more about your interests and background, share more about the job requirements and Greenlight Planet, and to answer any initial questions you may have.

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