Accounting Associate

  • 19 Ogunyemi Rd, Maroko, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

PowerGen Renewable Energy is a micro-grid developer and Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) company for Commercial and Industrial (C&I) solar projects in Africa. PowerGen is creating an African energy system that utilizes clean, renewable energy and smarter grids to deliver power to all. 

We uniquely combine our mission – to build Africa’s future energy system, while improving lives through smarter power – with technical, on-the-ground expertise and an innovative business model. We build, own and operate AC micro-grids and C&I solar projects to bring power to residential, commercial and industrial customers. With over 120 employees, a 7,500 sq. ft. workshop and headquarters in Nairobi, offices in Tanzania, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, PowerGen is building a company that is set to have an impact on the energy sector in Africa for years to come.

Job Description

Accounting

  • Post and reconcile accounts payable and receivable.

  • Ensure completion of all month-end and year-end close process

  • Action PowerGen compliance of Filing for Taxes and other Statutory and Governmental Agencies.

  • Ensure that the Cash on Hand accounts are accurate and reconciled to with ERP

  • Update the Fixed Asset Register and tag assets as purchased. Ensure all Capital Purchases are processed in line with the PowerGen Finance SOP 

  • Ensure transactions are processed in compliance with IFRS principles

  • Enforce PowerGen NGA Internal controls particularly around Cash Management, Inventory and Fixed Assets

  • Ensure proper record, documentation and Filing (Physical and Virtual) of all financial records.

  • Tax and regulatory compliance: Adherence to tax due dates, submission of accurate workings/information, obtain tax clearance certificate 

  • Employee Advances: Maintain a tracker with an explanation for all open balances by employee and send emails to employees for them to acknowledge the balances

  • Quality document management (scan all invoices, receipts, tax filings and supporting documents in GDrive)

  • Ensure the Nigeria entities achieve a score of >90% on the Finance control scorecards reviewed by the Finance SBU

  • Support the achievement of Nigeria Audit completion and sign off by agreed due dates

  • Interact and maintain positive relationships with all levels of leadership.

  • Accomplish special projects and other assignments/duties as required by management.

  • Compliant with all safety rules and regulations and all PowerGen Nigeria policies and procedures.

  • Establish and maintain high standards for quality, housekeeping and productivity.

  • Other related tasks and projects as requested

Qualifications

You Already Have:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, or other related field

  • 1 to 3 years of experience in an accounting role, office administration experience is an added advantage

  • An qualified member of ICAN or ACCA or Active Student 

  • Experience in inventory accounting and control

  • Ability to recommend improved accounting methods, procedures and internal controls

  • Ability to understand, interpret and apply laws, rules, regulations that affect the PowerGen Nigeria activities

  • Ability to interact effectively under pressure and meet deadlines; work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted during carrying out your duties