Full-Time

Startup & High Growth

Movemeback African oppportunity location
  • Dakar Senegal

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Description

Oolu Solar is a fast growing solar energy provider in West Africa with operations in Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso and Nigeria, and plans to expand throughout the region. Their mission is to replace dirty and expensive lighting solutions with sustainable energy alternatives, for the 150 million people living without electricity in West Africa. Their vision is to be a leading energy and financial services provider to millions of customers in the developing world. Their model, developed with local communities, enables them to offer high-quality solar products on an affordable financing plan. The team prioritise their after-sales commitment, with replacement parts under warranty and customer service representatives who speak the local languages of their customers. In Wolof, a national language of Senegal, Oolu means ‘trust’. By building trust with the communities in which they work, their goal is to grow together.

 

Oolu Solar are looking for a passionate, motivated and dynamic professional with experience in developing and communicating dynamic and financial analysis, to enable both tactical and strategic decision-making. The Financial Planning & Analysis Manager will support  the Finance Director in fundrasing, developing budgets, managing long/medium term cash flow, improving internal models and conducting quantitative analysis on key initiatives. The FP&A Manager will have responsibility for a team of 2, therefore, the ideal candidate would demonstrated previous leadership experience.

 

 

Responsibilities:

 

Planning & Forecasting

  • Overseeing the budget and forecasting process
  • Contribute to the company financial model,including fore casting,annualbudgetingandlong-range planning of income statement and cash flow statements
  • Conduct/manage analyses and reporting including,weekly/monthly financial analysis,reforecasting,variance analysis and summaries of product line financial performance
  • Prepare the monthly rolling financial estimates in collaboration with sales teams
  • Support and drive financial process improvement initiatives and efficiencies in financial reporting and analysis
  • Develop recommendations and support the management team by developing quantitative analyses with which to drive productivity, efficiency and business decisions

Metrics & KPI Analysis

  • Analyze detailed financial information along with current and past trends in key performance indicators to provide accurate and timely financial and operational in-depth analysis
  • Integrate analysis of non-financial KPI’s into financial models
  • Execute ad-hoc analytic requests

Reporting and Fundraising

  • Understand and communicate the key drivers of business performance to the management team
  • Prepare, compile, analyze and communicate information to help the Finance Director and CEO for the fundraising process

Criteria

  • 3-5 years of FP&A experience, ideally within the  FMCG  industry
  • Accounting qualification CIMA, ACCA, ACA, CFA (preferable)
  • Experience in managing a team of multicultural financial analysts
  • Exceptional financial modeling and scenario analysis skills, with an expert understanding of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Motivated and inquisitive self-starter with ability to work in an unstructured environment
  • Proven track record of working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment able to prioritize and multitask, to meet critical deadlines
  • Proficiency in English and French
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and business partnering skills
  • Ability to operate under pressure in a dynamic environment
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills and high level of comfort presenting analysis and information to senior management
  • Sensitivity to working with an ethnically, linguistically, culturally, and economically diverse population.

 

Benefits

  • Globally Competitive Salary

About Oolu

Oolu is a venture-backed company with a social mission. We build trust with our clients to have a lasting impact in our communities. Our impact focus is on energy access, education, access to information and job creation. Oolu is one of the fastest growing off-grid solar companies in West Africa.Our mission is to replace dirty and expensive lighting solutions with sustainable energy alternatives for the 150 million people living without electricity in West Africa. Our vision is to be a leading energy and financial services provider to millions of customers in the developing world. Our model, developed with local communities, allows us to offer high-quality solar products on an affordable financing plan. We are proud of our after-sales commitment, with replacement parts under warranty and customer service representatives who speak the local languages of our customers.

 

Oolu’s solar home systems provide households with brighter, more efficient lights and in-home chargers at a small fraction of their standard monthly energy expenditure. We replace dim, low-quality flashlights and lamps with the best technology available. By doing so, we also eliminate the need for rural people to travel kilometers to nearby electrified villages to charge their phones. We believe everyone deserves affordable, reliable energy and that clean energy is the future.

 

The renewable energy sector is on the fast-track to becoming one of the largest employers in Africa. Oolu chooses excited and motivated local employees and trains them through the Oolu Training Academy. In a fast-paced and exciting start-up environment, Oolu offers a creative space for thinking outside the box and ensures opportunity to a talented local workforce.