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Finance Director for Eastern Africa – Renewable Energy – Cape Town

AltGen
Published
15th Apr 2020
Location
Cape Town, South Africa
Job Type
Category
Salary
R750K - R1M CTC per annum
Start Date
ASAP
Technology
Finance
Industry
Renewable Energy
Job Location - Postal Code
7925
Contact Name
Wiehahn de Jager

Description

Our client, an international renewable energy project developer with a large footprint across Africa is looking for a top-notch Finance Director to lead their activities across Eastern Africa, although, you will be stationed at their offices in Cape Town. This means, you need 4+ years’ experience with a top tier accounting firm that has operated across the same jurisdictions. In the perfect world, you will have sound experience in the energy infrastructure sector.

You will be a CA with a relevant degree under your belt. Your experience will be key, as you will need to hit the ground running and be able to start adding value from the start date. This experience can be summed up as follows. Proven ability to develop corporate structuring strategies, managing auditors and financial advisors, advise on corporate transactions and international compliance demands as well as ensuring regulatory and legal requirements are met – such as; taxes and handling all accounts related to the company’s entities and the various international subsidiaries. You will need to be someone who has reported on the company’s financial standing annually and must be well versed with financial planning, monitoring and reporting (including statutory) – considering you will act as the lead and advisor on the firm’s operational performance. You will know all about financial risks, the necessary accounting policies and best practices like the back of your hand. Being the Finance Director, you will lead by example, which means that the right processes and system usage must be ingrained into your teams’ culture. Capital and cash flow management is second nature to you, something you can do with your eyes closed. We are looking for someone who has success guiding a team when it comes to sourcing and contracting grant funding and concessional finance. Tell us about yours!

In summary, this is not a boxed position, you will extend your responsibilities into capital management, WHS, HR and raising project finance. Since you will be raising project finance in the infrastructure space, it is important that you are willing to dive into matters pertaining to contracts, licenses, legal, insurance, imports, and exports as well as the negotiations around these.

Why would you want to take on this opportunity? Well, you will be working with a focused team who have proven project experience – internationally. You will be the righthand (wo)man for the MD, which means that if you enjoy responsibility and leading a team – this is it!

Willingness to travel across Africa - a non-negotiable!

JOB ID: 32326

WHO IS ALTGEN?

We offer recruitment, consulting and employment services with a focus on recruitment for renewable energy and environmental jobs in South Africa and Africa at large. AltGen is a renewable energy recruitment agency based in Cape Town which focuses on developing careers for individuals in our niche space.

With an experienced and passionate team with over 100 years of combined experience, AltGen plays an integral role in the South African renewable energy and sustainability industry. We operate throughout the African continent in both anglophone and francophone regions and are rapidly expanding globally. WIth entities in South Africa, Kenya, and Mauritius, we have a direct impact on the continental energy industry.

Our recruitment agency focuses on jobs in: Solar | Wind | Renewable Energy | Biogas | Biomass | Energy Management | Energy Efficiency | Green Buildings | Green Tech | Photovoltaics | Energy Storage | Battery Systems | Off-grid | Hydro | CSP | CPV | IoT | AI | AgriTech | FinTech

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Education Requirements

CA with a relevant degree

Experience Requirements

4+ years’ experience with a top tier accounting firm which has operated across East Africa
Ideally have experience in the energy infrastructure environment

Responsibilities

You will be responsible for the entire firm’s operational performance.

Skills

Excellent leadership skills
Strong IT and finance/accounting system usage skills
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