Zola Electric is the world’s first massively scalable off-grid electric company. It exists to provide affordable and reliable energy to communities that currently lack such power. The company utilizes distributed renewable energy to sell power as a service to customers who suffer from an expensive grid, an unreliable grid, or have no electrical grid access at all. We provide 24/7 clean energy to anyone, anywhere. Our aim is to deliver a complete technical, operational and financial model that makes incredibly high quality renewable electrical services affordable to millions of homes.
Zola Electric is seeking an experienced Accountant who will be a part of the Corporate Controller’s organization. The role focusses on Tax & Statutory compliance, Accounts Payable, Accounts receivables, Bank reconciliations and Fixed Assets in the organization
The person works with local stakeholders and suppliers on queries and reports directly to Accounting Manager
Timely preparation of accurate due tax schedules for review by the finance manager
Timely payment of all due taxes, proper filing of tax declaration & local compliance reporting
Maintenance of up-to-date tax certificate before the expiry of existing tax certificate
Liaise with external tax consultants
Assist in payroll processing by verifying correctness & accuracy of the payroll, capturing the payroll entries into the financial system, subsequently paying the payroll.
Manage the imprest process in the country
Preparation of staff loans, staff advances and staff sales commission’s schedule. Reconciliation and run report for review by the finance manager
Assist service managers in maintenance of accurate and up-to-date service/installation agents’ data for buy-in deduction and any other deductions as applicable
Capture journals into the financial system for approval by the finance manager
Assist with accounts payable queries and escalate any unresolved queries to the Finance Manager and Corporate Controller
Monitor the handling of petty cash, collation of supporting documents/receipts and prepare monthly reconciliations
Assist in the preparation for the annual external audit and internal audits by ensuring that working paper files and the necessary supporting documentation is made available
Monthly preparation of Balance Sheet reconciliations and follow up.
Maintain proper records and filing systems to ensure completeness, validity, and accuracy of financial transactions
Fixed Asset Management - Manage the asset tagging process based on input from the central team that maintains the asset register.
Participate in a physical inventory (PI) to test what has been recorded in the asset register to confirm the existence of the assets, ensuring that any missing assets are promptly written off.
Participate in weekly Core Team Meetings and monthly Performance Review Meetings
Liaises closely with the finance manager to provide the necessary updates on day-to-day activities
Liaise with the central accounting team on accounting and financial reporting matters.
Maintain sound working relationships with financial institutions, relevant authorities, especially Revenue Authority
Support the collaboration across functions to understand and resolve problems on the ground
Requirements Academic and Professional Skills:
Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Finance or Accounting
Minimum 2 years of accounting experience, ideally 3-5 years of professional experience
Knowledge of basic financial accounting principles
Knowledge of ERP systems
Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel
Communication skills in English
Analytical and problem-solving skills
Planning, organizing and time management skills
Attention to detail
Work under pressure
Method of Application
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