Chief Finance Officer

East African Power
Rwanda - Kigali
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As a key member of the Executive Management team, the Chief Financial Officer will report to the CEO and assume a strategic role in the overall management of the company. The CFO will have primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the company. This will include direct responsibility for accounting and payroll, finance, budgeting and forecasting, governance and risk management, legal and fiscal reporting, taxation, treasury. In addition, the CFO will be a key contributor to the strategic planning, deal analysis and negotiations, working in close collaboration with the M&A team.

The CFO will have demonstrated the skillsets resting on the following four fundamental pillars:
Leadership, where the CFO will exercise strong communication skills and leadership in stirring the company towards its ambitious growth targets.
Operations, where the CFO possesses a keen understanding of the company’s business model and industry such that the candidate provides independent perspectives and constructive challenges to the commercial and operational teams, ensuring that business decisions are grounded in solid financial criteria.
Governance and risk management, where the candidate ensures the adequate assessment and mitigation of risk as well as financial compliance with applicable regulatory or legal requirements.
Strategy support, where the CFO plays an active role in supporting the elaboration and implementation of a strategic roadmap through predictive modeling and the pairing of financial and non-financial information.

Specific Responsibilities:
Provides leadership in enhancing the continuous evaluation of short and long-term strategic financial objectives.
Continuous enhancements supporting effective decision-making by managers and executives through providing timely and relevant financial information.
Direct and oversight of all aspects of the Finance & Accounting functions of the organization, including the transactional operations (invoicing and account receivables)
Evaluates and advises on the impact of long-range planning, introduction of new programs/ strategies and regulatory action.
Establish and maintain strong relationships with senior executives so as to identify their needs and seek full range of business solutions.
Provide executive management with advice on the financial implications of business decisions and activities.
Manage processes for financial forecasting, budgets and consolidation and reporting to the Company
Provide recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance and business opportunities.
Ensure that effective internal controls are in place and ensure compliance with GAAP and applicable regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting.
Implement internal controls, policies, guidelines and processes and ensuring that they are effectively applied across all regions, including the planning and execution of audits, both internals and externals.
Post-closing integration of the financial operations and reporting of acquisitions.

Additional Information

Company Description
EAP is an integrated renewable energy development company delivering affordable and reliable clean energy solutions. We are a long-term, social-impact oriented business developing, engineering, building, and operating hydro and solar power plants in Africa. Our mission is to work hand-in-hand with international technology and financial partners, governments, utility stakeholders, and local communities to develop environmentally sustainable solutions with a world-class investment profile for utility-scale energy projects.

Actively managing more than 25 projects in various stages of development, construction or operations, EAP is a leading cleantech developer in Africa’s frontier markets. Through innovation and environmental and social stewardship, EAP is aiming to develop 100 projects and 1000MW of renewable energy by 2030.

The CFO’s place of work will be EAP’s Headquarters in Kigali, Rwanda. Considering the current global pandemic, the timing of the relocation to Rwanda will be mutually agreed with the selected candidate.

EAP is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to women’s empowerment in the energy sector. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. As a company operating in Sub-Saharan Africa, priority will be given to African candidates.