Chief Financial Officer ( Renewable Energy / Solar / Expat / French / CA / CPA) – DRC, Central Africa

Central Africa
Posted 4 months ago
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Reference No. 220 09 22 MNW

Reference Number: 220 09 22 MNW

Job Description:

Our client, a renewable energy provider, is seeking a Chief Financial Officer who will help drive strategic decisions and will be a cornerstone of the company’s financial planning and capital management. The incumbent will be responsible for building capacity within the internal finance teams, enhance core systems and processes, and interface with key external stakeholders. The ideal incumbent will help maximize the company’s bottom line, achieve operational excellence and financial sustainability, and help drive the company toward its mission of delivering world class energy and connectivity to millions of people in the DRC in the coming 3-4 years.


  • Streamline the preparation of all financial reporting for the Company’s Board of Directors
  • Oversee and optimize processes for forecasting, budgeting, covenant monitoring
  • Help build lean internal teams using strategic hires coupled with people leadership and mentoring
  • Review and optimize all of the Company’s contracts / fixed financial obligations
  • Review and enhance all finance, HR and IT related procedures
  • Ensure compliance with local and international accounting standards
  • Streamline, with counsel, the legal and financial interplay among the company’s Holdco, Opco, and Assetcos
  • Optimize local and international tax agreements and obligations
  • Advise on long-term business and financial planning with a focus on treasury and cash management
  • Explore and present opportunities for additional business lines via new, lean legal structures
  • Draw on the company’s experience to date to build and maintain activity-based analyses to lead organizational investment plans and operating budgets while
  • Support the company’s Executive Team and Board in managing existing fundraising relationships within the investment community
  • Tap pre-existing investment community contacts to grow the company’s investor base
  • Work with the CEO to manage communications with the company’s Board and non-Board investors

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • At least 15 years of experience in corporate finance with demonstrated experience in solar project finance
  • University degree in accounting, finance, economics, or similar field
  • Demonstrated experience using and enhancing cloud-based accounting and ERP systems (e.g. Xero, Navision,
  • Comfort working and living in emerging market contexts

Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Expat

If you wish to apply for the position please send your CV to Mitchill Wernich at

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Mitchill Wernich

Senior Recruiter

CA Mining

CA Mining will respond to short-listed candidates only. If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.

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