Finance Controller

Reporting to Group Head of Finance

 

Position Purpose
Working in a dynamic, collaborative team, you will act as first Point of Contact for Project Companies Finance Managers. You will be involved in financial control and reporting, statutory and group accounting. A strong technical accounting background is required to effectively manage all processes and requirements related to financial, control, treasury, accounting and tax matters across the Company entities.
Responsibilities
Budget & Planning

  • Assist in the preparation of the departmental budgets & forecasts and implementation of budgetary control on day-to-day operations
  • Co-ordinate with departments and ensure proposed budgets for appropriateness of the estimation basis, the accuracy of the calculations, the logic of the assumptions and justifications, and proper classification of expenditure.
  • Ensure adequate control over approved budgets and obtain justifications for budget deviation/transfers.

Financial Management and Reporting

  • Administer and review all financial plans; monitor progress and changes and keep the leadership team abreast of the organization’s financial status, including managing Company cash flow, preparing cash flow forecasting, and reconciling bank and investment accounts Provide robust financial analysis to support business decision making
  • Prepare, submit, manage and track monthly invoicing in conjunction with Asset Management
  • Provide ongoing financial analysis to support the project companies construction and operation phases
  • Assist in the preparation and timely submission of all reports to stakeholders (internal and external), regulators and individual departments.

Treasury:

  • Handling all banking transactions processing and manage local banking relationships
  • Assist in preparation of documents for bank facilities, such as open new bank accounts, Bank Guarantees, LC and TR
  • Set up audit track for project related payments: keep project contracts , execute the payments to project contractors and report to Finance Head if any discrepancy occurs

Accounting

  • Perform accounting and closing activities at company level, participating in the development and optimization of related policies and procedures to achieve robust controls and compliance.
  • Support consolidation reporting
  • Support and preparation of annual financial statements reports
  • Assist in preparation of monthly financial report
  • Assist in preparation of monthly Project reporting

Audit

  • Assist in external audit process
  • Prepare reconciliation/sample information for external auditors
Person Specification
 

Experience Requirements

  • Experience in Project Finance preferred
  • 7 years of relevant experience
  • Understanding of the power generation key drivers
  • Big 4 or related industry background
Education Requirements
  • Master’s Degree related to Accounting / Finance / Economics
  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA/CPA or equivalent professional accounting qualification

Required Role Related/Technical Skills 

  • French & English Fluency Required
  • Accounting concepts and accounting standards under IFRS accounting standards
  • Accounting software Microsoft Dynamics 365
  • MS Office Suite Expert
  • Financial Modeling

Interpersonal/ Behavioural Skills

  • Strong Oral & Written communication
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Stakeholder management
  • Problem solving
  • Organization and planning
  • Accountability
  • Attention to detail
Submit CV to: talent@ameapower.com