Financial Controller at Daystar Power Group



  2022-04-11
  Lagos

Daystar Power is a leading off-grid power service provider, offering hybrid power solutions to commercial and industrial businesses in West Africa. Daystar Power’s solutions “Solar-as-a-Service” (100% solar power) and “Power-as-a-Service” (hybrid power solutions with battery storage) provide clean and reliable power while significantly reducing clients’ overall power costs.

Daystar Power counts the region’s leading industrial and commercial companies among its client base. Daystar is active in Nigeria, Ghana, Togo and Senegal with a representative office in Cote d’Ivoire.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Financial Controller

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full Time

Description

  • We are looking to engage a competent Financial Controller who will oversee the treasury, accounting and financial reporting functions at Daystar Power Group to ensure timely and accurate reporting and compliance with all financial regulations and procedures.
  • We are seeking a hard working, motivated, and well-organized individual with a focus on continuous improvement to exceed expectations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate month-end and year-end closing activities to ensure timely close and reporting.
  • Conduct in-depth analysis of the company’s financial performance using relevant KPIs.
  • Oversee preparation of the group consolidated management accounts every month.
  • Review and validate general ledger entries on the ERP for accuracy and completeness.
  • Review and validate all invoices (both customer and supplier) and accounting schedules (e.g., fixed asset register, payment schedules, receivables aging analysis).
  • Oversee the reconciliation of intercompany accounts across the group.
  • Monitor cashflow balances and debt obligations across the group.
  • Supervise credit risk management process including supporting collection of receivables.
  • Monitor FX risks and hedging instruments across the group.
  • Coordinate all audit activities including statutory and tax audits to ensure timely completion.
  • Supervise financial operations of subsidiary companies.
  • Monitor tax compliance and ensure all tax obligations are paid and filed on time.
  • Oversee the implementation of accounting policies and recommend improvements where necessary.
  • Conduct frequent review of accounting processes and internal controls and advise management on risk areas and mitigating strategies.
  • Monitor updates in financial laws and regulations and advise management on compliance.
  • Provide technical advice on financial reporting issues.
  • Supervise and coach Finance team members.

Requirements
Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or other related disciplines
  • Chartered accounting qualification (ICAN or ACCA) is required.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 7 years work experience in accounting, finance, or audit, with a minimum of 3 years in a supervisory position. Experience in an audit firm will be a plus.

Language Proficiency:

  • English (with good communication skills and accurate reporting skills).

Character:

  • Proactive self-starter and pays attention to details.
  • Self-motivated and demonstrate a sense of ownership with high level of commitment and the ability to thrive under pressure.
  • Passionate leader with excellent team leadership skills.
  • Highly organized with ability to manage multiple projects in parallel and prioritize competing demands, passion for renewable energy.

Competency and Skills Requirements:

  • Strong analytical skills with ability to pay attention to details.
  • Strong knowledge and application of IFRS standards and accounting principles.
  • Advanced communication, leadership, and negotiation skills.
  • Hands-on experience with preparing consolidated financial statements.
  • Excellent analytical skills with strong attention to details.
  • Advanced soft skills including communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Extensive experience with accounting software packages.
  • Must demonstrate proficiency with Microsoft Office (Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint in particular).

Benefits

  • Opportunity to work in a forward-looking, innovative company, with international group of colleagues.
  • Unlimited career opportunities – depending on achievements and personal development.
  • A competitive salary and benefits package with long term prospect in a fast-growing company.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Daystar Power Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit all forms of discrimination and harassment based on race, colour, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
  • This applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits and training. We make hiring decisions solely on the basis of qualifications, merit and current business needs.
  • Qualified women are encouraged to apply.



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