Finance Director

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Finance Director


Career Level: Senior Level (7+ years’ experience)

Employment Type: Full time

Salary: Monthly fixed salary and optional variable bonus payment  

Job Description

SOLARKIOSK is the last mile distribution hub and renewable energy gateway to the untapped markets at the Base-of-the-Pyramid (BoP). We have developed an award-winning technology and an inclusive business model offering access to sustainable energy and a variety of high quality fast moving consumer products to underserved markets. The headquarters (HQ) is based in Berlin, Germany with currently five subsidiaries in Sub-Saharan Africa as well as projects in the Middle East, South East Asia, and the Americas.   

To manage our exponential growth, we are currently looking for a Finance Director who will be working alongside the Managing Director and the HQ-Finance Director to deliver cost-effective and efficient accounting and financial systems, policies and processes that meet the current and future business requirements. He/she should be capable of delivering high-quality service in a consistent and consultative manner to all levels of staff and departments with regard to financially related plans, policies, and procedures.  

His/her responsibilities include but not limited to: 

  • Overall financial planning, analyzing, monitoring, controlling of financials and financial reporting
  • Preparing monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports according to IFRS
  • Preparing, supervising and analyzing daily and monthly cash-flows, forecast and sales report  Taking ultimate responsibility for the company’s cash and inventory management policies
  • Conducting reviews and evaluations of cost-reduction opportunities
  • Monitoring and reporting on all factors influencing business performance
  • Adhering to financial management mechanisms that minimize financial risk
  • Ensuring that a company’s accounting and ERP systems are robust, compliant and support current activities and future growth
  • Analyzing current and potential market trends
  • Coordinating departmental staff and leading Finance-team
  • Ensuring that the regulatory requirements of all statutory bodies are timely met
  • Staying abreast of changes in financial regulations and legislation
  • Working with senior teams including retail and regional management teams to grow the business, formulating strategies and plans
  • Establishing a high level of credibility and manage strong working relationships with internal and external parties including customers, auditors, tax advisors, bank and the Group

 Experience and skills

  • University degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or further related fields
  • CPA or ACCA preferred
  • Extensive experience in a range of finance and controlling areas (e.g. FP&A, IFRS, Accounting, Corporate Finance, Commercial Finance, Treasury, Commercial or Operations Business Partnering, Costing)
  • Senior level with 7+ years’ experience, demonstrated supervisory experience
  • Strong IT skills, always ahead of new technologies 
  • Excellent with standard office software (incl. MS Excel) and accounting systems as e.g. QuickBooks
  • Working experience in an international organization specifically in audit companies and/or business advisory is an advantage
  • High integrity and openness combined with the commitment to good governance
  • Exceptional English communication skills at all levels required

What we offer 

  • A position in a steadily developing company with a competitive pay and exciting projects in the pipeline
  • Expand our growing business in the field of renewable energy solutions and last mile distribution
  • Excellent regional reputation and the unique opportunity to positively and directly impact social, economic and environmental challenges
  • Be part of a dedicated, dynamic and highly motivated professional team

How to Apply 

If your qualifications match above profile, if you can identify with our vision and you are excited about this challenging position, we look forward to getting to know you. Your application has to include:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV) and cover/motivation letter
  • Relevant certificates, testimonies, and references
  • Salary expectations and earliest possible starting date

Please send an e-mail to  until 31 December 2018. Please note that we cannot consider incomplete applications or applications sent by post mail.