Financial Analyst

Off Grid Electric Amsterdam Netherlands 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 energyAt the heart of our business is innovative solutions that delight our customers. We are looking for a Junior Financial Analyst to join our team in Amsterdam and 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 Junior Financial Analyst to pprovide analytical support for Off Grid Electric’s FP&A, Finance, and Corporate Development efforts, including shareholder reporting. Responsibilities related to the role are:

  • Provide analytical support for country organization;
  • Develop and maintain standardized FP&A tools;
  • Manage country performance review process;
  • Manage compliance lender reporting;
  • Monitor and forecast covenants for entire OGE debt portfolio;
  • Maintain data room for potential lenders;
  • Support Sr. corporate financial analyst with insightful reporting as required;
  • Manage ongoing shareholder reporting;
  • Prepare concise and meaningful board presentation materials.

Requirements

  • Msc/Bsc degree in Finance, including a relevant post graduate qualification e.g. CA, CPA;
  • 1-2 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;
  • Advanced modeling experience and advanced analytical skills and business understanding;
  • Experience or Internship(s) in investment banking, corporate finance, or accounting;
  • Very strong skills in Microsoft Excel including advance 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 and 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 and Desire to make a difference to the lives of the rural poor in Africa
  • Analytical and negotiating skills;
  • Attention to detail and deadline driven.

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.

Let’s Connect!

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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