We are on the hunt for a Finance Director, a professional who is exceptionally well connected with Malawi’s ESCOM, MERA, Ministry of Finance, and MRA but has a strong career trajectory working at a top tier accounting or financial firms. Our client is a major player in the renewable energy space with a sterling IPP project track record which expands across the globe, they are looking for an intelligent Finance Director whose passion lies in uplifting lives through clean energy access in Africa.
If you are the right professional we are looking for, you will have 6+ years’ experience in a similar role – handling the entire financial demands of the firm's energy project portfolio, from taking on aspects pertaining to strategic financial planning, through to reporting, engaging with regulatory stakeholders as well as cash flow management and optimization. In essence, you will an expert at transforming start-up operational assets into financial successes that drive an ROI for shareholders. You will need to have an MBA and a degree in Finance, Business, or Engineering. Since you will be stationed in Malawi and engaging with the local regulatory bodies and financial institutions – it goes without saying you need to have established networks in the country, and international networks will play in your favor. Your core responsibilities will cover, stakeholder management, reporting, taxation, business strategy and forecasting, banking and cash management, project finance as well as team leadership. In addition to your required skill set and career experience mentioned, you will need to be well versed in IFRS and accounting requirements. In the perfect world – you have a strong understanding of international funding models.
If you are a Finance Director who is looking for your next challenge with a respected international energy player then this is opportunity was made for you. The firm is looking for someone who knows how to optimize the financial aspects of a business’s performance by taking a 360-degree approach to reviewing and implementing the necessary intelligent solutions.
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Experience running an international firm in Malawi or experience running power projects in emerging markets
Strong working knowledge of international funding and IFRS
Must have networks in Malawi’s ESCOM, MERA, Ministry of Finance and MRA
Vital that you have experience managing stakeholder management, reporting, taxation, business strategy and forecasting, banking and cash management, project finance as well as leading a team