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Project Accounts Associate Job Vacancy in Kericho

  • Kericho, Kericho County, Kenya
  • February 14, 2018 11:20 pm

Job Description

PowerGen Renewable Energy is a fast-growing renewable energy company based in Nairobi.  Founded in 2011, the company has installed 150+ renewable energy systems, including more than 40 micro-grids and connected 2,000+ homes and businesses in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Somalia, and South Sudan to clean and reliable electricity.

Job Description

As the Project Accounts Associate you will play a critical role in supporting the implementation of a first-of-its-kind, multi-year electrification project taking place in Kericho, Kenya which will bring power to over 5,000 currently unelectrified households.  You will be organizationally situated within the company’s finance team (headquartered in Nairobi) but will be based full-time at a project location in Kericho, Kenya for the duration of the project (estimated at roughly 8 months).

You will report to the Project Accountant in Kericho, but will also interact with PowerGen’s core finance team in Nairobi and Arusha, Tanzania.  This is an exciting role with a great opportunity for quick growth and with high expectations for performance and results.

Duties and Responsibilities

A more detailed, but not exhaustive, list of responsibilities is given below:

  • Operating accounting functions fluently within PowerGen’s ERP system (Netsuite)
  • Interfacing between Project-based financial activities and PowerGen’s own ERP system (Netsuite) and the team that manages it in Nairobi
  • Tracking, organizing, and filing critical financial documents
  • Managing petty cash transactions and cash reconciliations
  • Ensuring full legal and accounting compliance of accounting activities
  • Ensuring all payments amounts & records are accurate
  • Assisting with audits
  • Properly utilizing internal systems (email, calendar, project management dashboard) to maintain operational organization and efficiency metrics
  • Completing bi-annual self and team reviews and collaborate with management on training progress and goals
  • Support office operations and information technology items as needed

What Excites You

  • A fast-paced, informal environment where constant change is the norm
  • Having autonomy to implement your creative solutions – not just coming up with ideas, but possessing the commitment and skill to implement them
  • Passion for organization, details, and precision in all you do

What You Already Have

  • 2+ years’ relevant work experience
  • Degree in accounting/finance CPA is an added advantage
  • Intelligent and eager to learn
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical and communication skills
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Thrives in a fast-paced working environment
  • Self-starter able with flexibility to navigate ambiguous situations
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience in the sector or related field a plus
  • Fluent in Swahili and English (and ability to conduct business in either language) is mandatory.

Benefits and Compensation

Competitive and commensurate with experience.

How to Apply

Please send resume, cover letter, proof of relevant qualifications and licenses and any questions to careers@powergen-re.com with the subject line “Project Accounts Associate – PG EPC

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