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Greenlight Planet is a for profit social business that develops and manufactures honest, reliable solar products designed to help people living off the electric grid.

Greenlight Planet was founded by T. Patrick Walsh, a University of Illinois student who spent part of 2005 working with the charity Engineers Without Borders in rural India. He saw that the residents, users of ubiquitous kerosene lamps, were not charity cases. Rather, they were savvy consumers demanding a better product. He designed and sold the first solar-lantern prototypes in 2006 in the state of Orissa: brighter and healthier than kerosene lamps, but affordable enough so people could purchase without subsidies.

ASSOCIATE MANAGER, FINANCE

The Associate Manager (Finance) will work closely with the Global Controllership Team (located in Mumbai, India & Nairobi, Kenya), to provide financial leadership in Nigeria with regards to the accounting and tax compliance. This person will be accountable for all the accounting and reporting for Nigeria books of accounts for Greenlight Planet. He or she will be also responsible for ensuring compliance on local laws and regulations and accounting as per local GAAP.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THE ROLE:
Closure of books and audits
Ensuring accurate month-close/quarter-close and year-close processes and manage all financial reporting responsibilities
Lead closure of all statutory and tax audits, external and internal audits
Finalization of the financial statements and perform the required analytical review of the financial statements
Discuss audit queries and close all issues raised by the auditors
Manage tax and overall account reconciliations to ensure the balance sheet is stated accurately
Responsible for ensuring accounting in accordance with local GAAP and US GAAP

TAXES AND LOCAL COMPLIANCE
Manage all direct and indirect tax filings, reporting, analysis and all of its underlying processes
Be the lead for all Transfer pricing assessments, filings, reporting and processes
Responsible for liaising with the Service provider for getting the Transfer pricing study completed on a yearly basis
Responsible for preparing the necessary Tax reporting package on a quarterly basis for provision of all the status updates to Global finance team
Responsible for ensuring that the correct with-holding tax rate has been used for deducting the tax for all the required heads and all relevant items have been included for with-holding tax deduction
Responsible for liaising with the service provider for getting statutory remittances done on time for NSF, Pension and other related items
Responsible for maintenance of the monthly Compliance Dashboard and to ensure that all statutory payments are made on time

OTHERS
Partner with global finance team to execute finance initiatives across organization as required from time to time
Drive visibility into variable cost accounting, variable cost productivity, project margins analysis and other key financial metrics.
Responsible for creation of masters with all the relevant information of the customers and vendors and maintenance of necessary documents for them
Lead the process of employee reimbursements
Ensure all local secretarial compliances are done on time

The ideal candidate has:
ACA / CPA / MBA Finance qualification from a recognised institution
4-6 years relevant work experience in Controllership, accounting or taxation practices
Relevant work experience with an audit firm or Multinational corporation
Excellent analytical skills, able to clearly link financial results to operational performance drivers, generate alternatives and drive positive change
Clear thinking/problem solving ability- can lead projects/process improvement within operations/finance function
Ability to break down complex issues into simpler steps and resolve them
Fluency in both written and spoken English language
Excellent presentation skills and strong executive presence
Ability to prioritize & promote teamwork
Willingness to participate and engage in operations in addition to finance
Excellent grasp over MS Excel and MS power point
Flexibility and a willingness to stretch and achieve over and above base expectations.
We are looking for someone who is driven, passionate and excited about the opportunity to bring honest, affordable, energy to homes in Africa. If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.

Greenlight Planet offers a competitive salary, a fun, supportive work environment and opportunities for continued professional growth within a fast-growing global enterprise.

BRAND MANAGER

Greenlight Planet is looking for a Brand Manager to join its Marketing team in West Africa. The Brand Manager will work closely with the Marketing Manager (Africa) to provide support to our West Africa operations across all areas of Marketing.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THE ROLE INCLUDE:
Brand Communication
Developing and executing fully integrated brand communications campaigns to support the overall brand strategy.
Promoting the brand and enhancing its visibility in the market.

Activation
Driving brand activation, events and sponsorships in key markets across West-Africa.
Leveraging on multiple marketing strategies – ATL, BTL & TTL to support the Direct EasyBuy Team and Partner Networks

Channel Marketing
Developing marketing campaigns to deliver on business objectives for channel partners.
Working collaboratively with diversified teams of partners to create & manage integrated marketing strategies i.e. Retail, MFI and Institutional Partners
Consumer Understanding
Generating strong consumer insights that will drive communication

Agency and Supplier management
Managing the media; activation agencies; and suppliers to deliver on the brand’s plans
Create innovative local media solutions to derive cost efficiencies

The ideal Brand Manager:
Has a Masters degree or Post Graduate qualification from a Premier institution
Has 3-5 years of Marketing experience in a consumer-facing role, preferably across different countries
Is mission-driven, entrepreneurial and passionate about making a significant difference in the world
Lives and works in Nigeria
Has experience managing advertising, media & BTL agencies
Has practical experience in brand management and activation campaigns.
Has successfully used different marketing channels to build a brand.
Has the desire & drive to help take a break-out start-up to the next level
Is fluent in English
Enjoys the challenge of working independently and creatively with a fast-growing global enterprise
Likes getting hands on and figuring out how to grow a high-potential business
Has strong project management skills

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ASSOCIATE MANAGER, FINANCE
BRAND MANAGER

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