Head of Finance and Administration job at Sawa Energy Limited

Vacancy title:
Head of Finance and Administration

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Business Management and Administration , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

Jobs at:

Sawa Energy Limited

Deadline of this Job:
Friday, February 23 2024 

Duty Station:
Within Rwanda , Kigali, East Africa

Date Posted: Tuesday, January 23 2024, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Job Summary:
• The company is recruiting an ambitious and energetic professional to lead the financial and administrative operations. This role is a cross-functional one that reports directly to the CEO, has responsibilities in finance, corporate governance, accounting, and human resources, and in shaping the administrative backbone of our firm. This person will be integral in executing Sawa Energy’s vision to lead the solar revolution for SMEs in East Africa. Given that Sawa Energy is taking solar into a new realm with a new set of tools, the role will require creativity, flexibility, and dynamism.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Budgeting and Forecasting: Develop and manage the annual budget with other departments. Create financial forecasts and projections to guide strategic decision-making.
• Financial Reporting: Ensure accurate and timely preparation of financial statements. Generate regular financial reports for management, stakeholders, and regulatory authorities.
• Cash Flow Management: Monitor and manage cash flow to ensure liquidity and financial stability. Implement strategies to optimize working capital.
• Tax Planning and Compliance: Oversee tax planning strategies to minimize tax liabilities. Ensure compliance with all relevant tax laws and regulations.
• Human Resources: Oversee payroll processing and benefits administration.
• Corporate Governance: Develop and oversee the implementation of a robust corporate governance framework, ensuring regulatory compliance, fostering ethical conduct, and facilitating effective board functions.

Sawa Energy Corp.
Location: Remote (Kenya/Rwanda/Uganda)
Hours: Full time
Job Requirements:
• Enthusiasm for building robust administrative, compliance, HR, and accounting functions in a young and entrepreneurial firm focused on the East African Market.
• Strong attention to detail and willingness to assume responsibility for all administrative requirements.
• Being a self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit is paramount.
• University degree and 5+ years of work experience. Experience in accounting is desired, CPA is preferred
• Excellent written and spoken English is required.
• Systematic and highly organized project manager with budget estimation skills;
• Must take personal accountability for tracking numerous activities across workstreams and driving them all to a successful conclusion.
• Must be very comfortable working in the digital realm, using tools such as Google Drive (Docs, Slides, Sheets), Xero, and other remote working tools.
• Financial modelling experience in Microsoft Excel
• Solar and engineering experience is not required
• The role may include regional travel from time to time

Other Critical Requirements:
Technical skills
Accounting, financial modelling, writing, and presentation skills are strongly desired for this role.
We are a team of self-starters, and expect all team members to take initiative, own their projects, and assume leadership within their set of responsibilities.

• This role involves communicating both within the team, and with partners. As such, effective written and verbal communication is integral to ensure all stakeholders are aligned. Multitasking
• We are looking for a team member who can manage many projects at once while still meeting deadlines. We seek someone with strong multitasking, decision-making, and organizational abilities to ensure the workload is managed effectively.

Education Requirement: No Requirements

Job Experience: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months:

Level of Education:

Job application procedure
• Interested candidates should apply through this application form. Applications will close at 11:59 pm on the 23rd February 2024. Only selected candidates for the interview will be contacted. For questions, reach out to hr@sawaenergy.com 

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Rwanda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Friday, February 23 2024
Duty Station: Kigali
Posted: 23-01-2024
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 23-01-2024
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 23-01-2066
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