Fenix International is a next-generation energy company. Our mission is to transform our customers’ quality of life through disruptive innovation in energy and financial services. Our flagship product, ReadyPay Solar, is an expandable, lease-to-own solar home system financed through affordable instalments starting under $0.17 per day. We use real-time transaction data to create a unique credit score to finance power upgrades and other life-changing loans and open up a wider world of energy and financing for our customers.
Position Title: Finance & Administration Associate
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Department: General & Administration
Type: Full Time
Min. Experience: Mid Level
Fenix is looking for a bright, highly motivated Finance & Administrative Associate with a passion for entrepreneurship, renewable energy, and financial inclusion to join our team. This position is a key role within the Finance Department of a fast-paced start up at the front lines of renewable energy and mobile payment technology.
The Finance & Administrative Associate will be an integral part of the Fenix Finance Team, collaborating with the Finance & Admin Manager to provide timely and accurate financial information to management by managing accounting data, invoices, disbursements and cash management as well as implementing processes/systems and controls to ensure best practices.
The role will be an important aspect of helping to create strategic growth plans, assess and improve portfolio health and raise the equity and working capital needed to achieve the Company’s ambitious goals.
- Maintain records of financial transactions by establishing accounts and posting transactions
- Collaborate with Finance Manager to improve system to account for financial transactions through the Chart of Accounts
- Prepare asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information
- Maintain historical records by filing documents
- Secure financial information by completing database backups
- Help prepare payments and invoices by verifying documentation, and requesting payments / disbursements
- Document and manage the disbursements and refunds related to petty cash
- Contributes to team effort by participating in special projects as needed
- Oversee the day to day operations of the Fenix Nigeria office including managing office support staff – caretakers, cleaners, gardeners, etc.
- Supervise all maintenance activities and maintain a regular schedule of maintenance for the Fenix’s properties
- Maintain a highly professional working environment everyday (demo units set up, projector + whiteboard in every room, etc.) – ensuring that the Fenix office always looks its best
- Coordinate key activities such as team meetings, workshops
- Ensure all insurance policies i.e. Medical, Risk, Good in transit, IT equipment are up to date and premium charges paid promptly
- Monitor, supervise and ensure safety measures are incorporated into all business office development
Requirements, Skills & Experience
- Degree or diploma in Business Administration, Accounting, Social Sciences or other related field
- A minimum of 1-2 years accounting/admin experience
- You will be able to work independently with minimum supervision.
- You must be an excellent communicator with fluency in written and spoken English.
Highly Desired Skills:
- Experienced in any major accounting system with a good working experience on spreadsheets.
- Ability to work in teams or independently
- Critical thinking skills (ability to think outside the box)
- Good problem solving skills (solutions oriented)
- Good influencing and negotiation skills
- Flexibility with ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
- Willingness and desire to learn new ideas.
Competitive salary, benefits and a fun work environment.
Note: We recognize the value of diversity in our workforce, and encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We thank all candidates who choose to apply, however, only those selected for a further interview will be contacted.