Job Title: Nigeria Accounting Supervisor (Treasury & Compliance)

Department: Finance & Admin

Reporting Line: Head of Finance & Admin

Location: Abuja

 

About ENGIE Energy Access

ENGIE Energy Access is one of the leading Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGo) and mini-grids solutions provider in Africa, with a mission to deliver affordable, reliable and sustainable energy solutions and life-changing services with exceptional customer experience. The company is a result of the integration of Fenix International, ENGIE Mobisol and ENGIE PowerCorner; and develops innovative, off-grid solar solutions for homes, public services and businesses, enabling customers and distribution partners access to clean, affordable energy. The PAYGo solar home systems are financed through affordable installments from $0.19 per day and the minigrids foster economic development by enabling electrical productive use and triggering business opportunities for entrepreneurs in rural communities. With over 1,700 employees, operations in nine countries across Africa (Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia), almost 1.5 million customers and over 7 million lives impacted so far, ENGIE Energy Access aims to remain the leading clean energy company, serving millions of customers across Africa by 2025. www.engie-energyaccess.com

Job Purpose/Mission

The holder of this position will be part of the Finance team that is based in Abuja, Nigeria, led by the Head of Finance & Admin. You will supervise the operations of the Accounting unit. This involves direct oversight and management of the company's accountants as well as accounting support staff. You will be responsible for planning, organising and managing the daily operation of the Accounting functions, tasks and projects, while ensuring that department responsibilities are performed and completed in a timely and accurate manner. 

 

Key Responsibilities

-  Providing day to day direction and support to the accounting team ensuring expectations are communicated and departmental goals are achieved 

- Coaching, training and developing the team, including employee performance evaluations and providing career development planning and opportunities 

- Work together with the accounting team to evaluate and improve processes to enhance speed and accuracy of accounting tasks 

- Overseeing: Compliance & Taxes, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, financial statements and cost reports, and analysis receipts and disbursements, general journals, fixed assets and month end processes 

- Lead and provide oversight for month-end close 

- Preparing forecasts and monthly reports 

- Ensuring that accounting practices, records, controls and decisions are made according to accounting standards and Company policy 

- Organising and manage periodic stock takes and perform inventory reconciliations 

- Preparation of statutory accounts 

- Overseeing preparation and completion of the annual tax returns 

- Performing other duties as required

 

Experience

5 years of broad-based accounting/reporting experience, including minimum 2 years supervisory or management experience 

Knowledge of SAP software 

Working knowledge of Nigerian tax laws 

Experience working with and producing management and statutory accounts 

Excellent computer skills in the Microsoft Office environment with advanced Excel skills 

Experience in supervising, evaluating, training and motivating employees 

Excellent communication skills 

Exceptional attention to detail 

Experience working at multinational organisations will be advantageous 

Awareness and ability to demonstrate the importance of ethics & appropriate codes of conduct in the workplace 

Ability to achieve daily targets while attending to impromptu activities that may occur 

 

Highly Desired Skills: 

Good people skills 

Ability to organize, multi-task and prioritize tasks 

Good influencing and negotiation skills  

Ability to make recommendations to effectively resolve problems or issues 

 

Qualifications

ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified or equivalent accounting qualification i.e. degree in Finance or Accounting 

 

We thank all applicants for their interest, however due to the large volume of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ENGIE is an equal opportunity employer, promoting diversity and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all. All applications are screened based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without any regard to origin, age, name, sexual identity, orientation or preference, religion, marital status, health, disability, political opinions, union involvement or citizenship. Our differences are our strengths!

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