Director Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)

Off Grid Electric Amsterdam Nederland Finance

Description

Uncover hidden opportunities to make a global impact. Off Grid Electric is a growth-stage start up that’s on track to light a million homes in Africa over the next couple of years with clean, affordable solar energy. At the heart of our business is innovative solutions that delight our customers. We are looking for a Director Financial Planning & Analysis to support our growth strategy in Africa.

This may be your dream job if you’re someone who dreams of combining your knowledge and skills enabling Off Grid Electric to change the renewable energy landscape. You’ll also need to be passionate about bringing solar energy to off-grid and other underserved markets —billions of people around the world (with the unique social, technical, and business challenges that come along with it). You are inspired by the opportunity to unleash whole continents of human potential, and motivated to help build a truly epic business.

Off Grid Electric, through its consumer brand Zola, combines Silicon Valley technology with local expertise to offer African homes and businesses a long-term solar solution to an unreliable grid. Adaptable to both energy needs and income, Off Grid Electric’s solution can be bought over time through a leasing structure. The first few watts starts a chain reaction that enables people to achieve commonly held aspirations: security, education, access to information, and a longer and more efficient day.

Today, Off Grid Electric powers more than 100,000 homes and businesses across Tanzania, Rwanda and Côte d’Ivoire. Off Grid Electric’s investors include: SolarCity, Vulcan Capital, DBL Partners, The Packard Foundation, Helios Investment Partners, and responsibility. Off Grid Electric is the recipient of the 2016 UN Momentum for Change Award, Zayed Future Energy Prize, and the 2015 Global Cleantech 100. For more information, visit www.offgrid-electric.com.

Position

Off Grid Electric is seeking a Director Financial Planning & Analysis to drive the FP&A activities for OGE, reporting to the CFO. The responsibilities of the role cover management and stakeholder reporting, performance management, pricing and foreign currency management. Responsibilities are:

  • Full ownership for timely and accurate reporting of management reporting;
  • Preparing responses to shareholder requests;
  • Developing and maintaining operational model of the company;
  • Lead the company’ s budgeting and forecasting process, collaborating with department heads and building department budgets;
  • Ensure high degree of forecasting accuracy;
  • Monitor the departmental operating budget to ensure expenditure is aligned to budget allocations;
  • Ongoing tracking of corporate initiatives;  
  • Develop holistic business insights from internal and external data source;
  • Manage monthly country performance review process;
  • Address budget variances with the department management to drive mitigation measures;
  • Performing meaningful operational and financial analysis to identify variances and improvement potential for the company on an ongoing and ad-hoc basis;
  • Transforming raw data into usable and concise external facing models and presentations;
  • Develop models to better understand OGE’s foreign currency risk;
  • Collaborate with controller to mitigate forex exposure;
  • Managing of local finance managers and group analyst to ensure standardized FP&A effort;
  • Development of FP&A tools and enforcement of consistent and correct usage by all team members.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting with an additional certification such as CFA or CPA;
  • 8-10 years’ Financial planning and analysis (FP&A) experience;
  • Ability to understand the business, operations strategy and reflect that understanding in external and internal communication both quantitatively and qualitatively;
  • Experience setting up a global FP&A effort in a growth-stage start-up company or running FP&A at a larger company;
  • Advanced modeling experience;
  • Advanced analytical skills and business understanding and experience in investment banking, corporate finance, or accounting;
  • Experience in managing (virtual) teams;
  • Very strong skills in Microsoft Excel including advanced knowledge of financial formulas, pivot tables, and macros;
  • Strong skills in other Microsoft applications, such as PowerPoint;
  • Familiarity with cloud-based accounting software, preferably NetSuite;
  • Solid understanding of general ledger accounting and the creation of financial statements;
  • Highly detail-oriented and organized;
  • Ability to meet a constant stream of deadlines and effectively working under time pressure;
  • Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively with different levels of employees;
  • Ability to present to senior management clearly and concisely articulating complex issues;
  • Self-Starter with the desire to make a difference to the lives of the rural poor in Africa;
  • Analytical and attention to detail;
  • Deadline driven, planning & organizing skills.

Other information

  • Travel to some of the loveliest and most exotic parts of Africa;
  • The opportunity to directly improve millions of lives. By bringing sustainable electricity to a part of the world where 90% of people have no grid access - Few other activities can provide as fundamental an impact on human lives as this;
  • Some of the smartest, most committed, and hardest working international colleagues in a distributed environment.

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Are you interested in this position and join our team in Amsterdam, let’s connect and send your resume via our company career site. Applications that include a resume / curriculum vitae have preference.

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