Finance and Accounting Clerk, Power Leone 2021-07-12T17:50:33+00:00

Finance and Accounting Clerk, Power Leone

The Accounting Clerk will be a versatile individual contributor, capable of performing a range of general clerical, accounting and bookkeeping support for both the Power Leone Entity and the Weziza Benin Entity for Energicity. While the role will be based in Sierra Leone, you will be responsible for the consolidation of 2 entities, of which one located in Benin.

Apply by sending your CV with the Subject Line Finance and Accounting Clerk, Power Leone to:

What you’ll do:

General accounts receivable functions

  • Prepare and reconcile customer revenue recognition from our billing platforms
  • Prepare and coordinate deposit activities
  • Perform all necessary account, bank and other reconciliations
  • Monitor customer accounts for non payment and delayed payment

General accounts payable functions

  • Check, verify and process invoices
  • Prepare payments for signature
  • Sort, code and enter accounts payable data
  • Analyze discrepancies and unpaid invoices (Ageeing)

General payroll functions

  • Collect, confirm and compile employee rosters
  • Verify taxes and other deductions
  • Prepare and distribute payroll checks
  • Track employee vacation and sick time

General support functions

  • Update, verify and maintain accounting journals and ledgers and other financial records
  • Assist in month end reporting procedures
  • Find and use accounting data to resolve accounting problems and discrepancies
  • Track and audit petty cash
  • Assist with employee expense reports
  • Perform filing and general administrative tasks


  • Liaise with other departments/customers/vendors
  • Suggest and research improvement for the accounting tools in place, drive the software and IT roadmap for accounting tools
  • Support the development and the enforcement of internal controls procedures

What we’re looking for:

·        High levels of comfort developing and managing accounting processes

·        Ability to execute rapidly and accurately, with agility required in the Solar Energy hyper growth market

·        Integrity: Ability to be open, honest and constructive, asking the tough questions as to ensure the company’s assets are safeguarded, and oversee internal controls application

·        Attention to details: detail-oriented and ability to self-audit and identify mistakes to correct them;

  • Problem solving: consistently looking for opportunities to grow and strengthen the company, curious and with a can-do attitude
  • Basic qualifications: 2-year university degree or equivalent required along with more than 3 years’ experience in a senior level finance position.  

·      Preferred qualifications: Experience with Xero or with Quickbooks is an advantage, and flexibility to work and navigate different business environments and cultures

CPA preferred, as well as previous experiences in a startup

What you can expect?

·        Being a part of a team that directly impacts the future of 10,000’s of people’s lives by providing electricity and the future of planet by providing electricity sustainably. 

·        A team of awesome smart passionate people in the US and West Africa that are mission-driven, fun, and support each other.

What are our values?

Excellence – Everything we do must be of the highest quality from building and maintaining solar systems,  to our software systems, to our documentation. We double and triple check our own work and each  other’s work. We take responsibility for making things great; we also take responsibility and fix things  immediately with anyone who is impacted if anything is less than great. 

Learning – we strive to always be learning as an organization and as individuals. We are solution oriented  in all things. If there’s a problem, we’re always looking at ways to fix it. If there’s not a problem, we’re  always looking for ways to innovate to be the best we can be. We set up experiments and tests to try to  do things better, we learn when things work, we learn when things don’t. We aren’t afraid to fail, we ARE afraid not to learn.  

Teamwork – we value our team and we value each other. We have each other’s back. We communicate  when something is working well and on track, we over communicate when something is not working well  or on track. We trust each other and trust that we are all working for the good of the company

Honor – just as we honor each other, we honor the communities in which we work. We respect our clients, we respect our stakeholders. We recognize that we are working across multiple cultures and  that we try to understand each other’s perspective – knowing that it is our differences that make us the  best. We may not always agree with each other, our customers, our stake holders, but at the core of every interaction must be respect. There is no excuse for ever violating this.