Finance Associate

August 15, 2022

Job Description

  • Lagos

Husk Power Energy Systems Nigeria Limited

Husk is one of the world’s leading rural energy providers. We provide low-cost and reliable power to rural households and businesses, entirely from renewable energy sources. Powering economic possibilities in every village is at the heart of everything we do.
We design, build and operate the lowest cost hybrid (solar and biomass) power plant and distribution network in India and Africa. To date, Husk has provided electricity to over 15,000 homes and business, reducing 95,000 tonnes of CO2. Our aim is to provide 30MW of power to 225,000 customers by 2025, and save 350,000 tonnes of CO2 each year.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Finance Associate
Location: Abuja, FCT
Job Type: Full-time
Role Summary

We are seeking a Finance Officer to join the business team in Nigeria.
This individual will play an integral role in providing day-to-day support to the Nigeria Team on finance related activities.
The role will also support the Finance Manager in coordinating daily operational functions and business efficiency within the larger team and providing support for any possible external relations efforts.
The role requires handling of confidential business information on a regular basis and with great discretion.
We seek someone with prior experience as a Finance assistant, or related roles and is dynamic, with process administrative skills.
The ideal candidate would highly motivated, detail oriented and has experience with basic organizational finance support requirements.
The candidate must also be passionate about contributing to solving one of Nigeria’s (sub-Saharan Africa’s) most critical challenges – energy access deficit.
This position provides the opportunity to join a growing team that is changing the face of rural electrification in many countries in across Asia and Africa.

Key Responsibilities

Provide direct support to the Finance Manager, and the larger Global Finance Team.
Support the day-to-day management of financial transactions, procedures and processes.
Provide regular business support to the Business Units as directed by the Finance Manager.
Support the preparation of annual budgets for Husk Nigeria.
Other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Treasury Management Support:

Ensure payments are processed in compliance with all internal SLAs.
Provide support to collection activities, and compile collection reports as required.
Assist Finance Manager to review and analyse all finance requirements as required.
Provide regular support to Business Units on various projects and initiatives including third party financing discussions.
Support the Finance Team in ensuring invoices are checked and processed timely.

Finance Operations Support:

Support the Finance Manager support to ensure business continuity and preparing cash flow forecast for the company to ensure that cash is available for operations at all times.
Support audit activities as required by the Finance Manager, ensuring audits are completed timely and all audit outcomes are duly socialized.
Ensure all financial inquiries are addressed in a timely manner.
Assist in managing all credit and collection activities with relevant teams.
Ensure adequate tracking of employee cash/disbursement/advance for inputs into larger Finance reports.

Does this sound like you?

A Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Economics, Finance or similar course of study; already have or pursuing ACCA/ICAN or relevant qualifications; an added advantage
An MBA or relevant Business-related postgraduate qualifications a plus
You have 2 years of financial management, accounting or audit experience
Superb interpersonal skills, including the ability to quickly build rapport with both internal and external stakeholders.
Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-diverse environment coordinating with multiple stakeholders
You are detailed and meticulous and have a strong track record of performing against set objectives
You are an effective planner and have a strong orientation to process
You have great presentation and communication skills.

General Skills & Attributes:

Excellent knowledge and use of MS Office, Google Suite and other relevant tools; high proficiency in MS PowerPoint and Excel use for reports and presentations expected.
Excellent skills with relevant finance/accounting tools plus data analysis/reporting tools (Excel)
Highly motivated and target driven with a proven track record in delivering tasks in a timely and effective manner
Excellent communication skills; with a high level of assertiveness and ability to take initiative
Highly numerate and analytical with an ability to make strategic inputs for driving and achieving business goals
Responsive with great time management and organizational skills
Ability to create and deliver presentations tailored to the audience needs
A Can-Do attitude with a knack for taking ownership of deliverables and seeking guidance as required

Physical Demands:

Have adequate visual and hearing acuity to follow instructions; and determine accuracy of the work assigned


You are driven to support the delivery of business growth in a new market.
You have a robust network and understand effective stakeholder engagement practices.
You are an effective planner and have a strong orientation to process
You build strong relationships based on trust, and are a strong verbal communicator
You pride your communication skills.
Most importantly, candidate must fit company spirit where people work smart, play hard, have fun and are dedicated to success.  

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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