Systems Accountant Job in Kenya

 Job Title: Systems Accountant

Hiring Organization: Bboxx
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Manufacturing
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES Competitive
Date Posted: 03/20/2024

Who we are:

Bboxx is a data-driven super platform, transforming lives and unlocking potential by connecting consumers and deploying innovative products across Africa.

Bboxx is championing the economic empowerment of Africa, accelerating the transition to the digital economy and creating new markets. We have built Bboxx Pulse®, a fully integrated operating system, and combined it with an extensive on-the-ground network to connect customers with clean energy, clean cooking, smartphones, e-mobility and selected financial products – many for the first time.
We are connecting both underserved rural communities and aspiring urban ones with a highly convenient and affordable way to access life-changing solutions, through last mile logistics and data-powered innovative financing methods. We offer our services on a pay-as-you-go basis to households, businesses, and communities, enabling African consumers to unlock their potential.
We build strategic partnerships with investors, utilities providers, global companies, and governments to accelerate growth and provide a wide range of products to consumers in Africa. Our partners are seizing a massive market opportunity by plugging into Bboxx – developed through green tech and big data and designed for scale.

Following the successful acquisition of solar energy frontrunner PEG Africa in 2022, Bboxx is now positively impacting the lives of more than 3.5 million people in 10 operating markets, directly contributing to 11 of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Bboxx and its group of companies is one of the largest networks in Africa, with over 4,000 staff across Africa and offices in the UK and Asia.

Role Brief:

The Systems Accountant will be primarily responsible for overseeing the implementation, configuration, and ongoing maintenance of financial software systems to support accounting processes. The business currently operates in 16 countries and is providing access to clean energy solutions supported by the development of pioneering software management systems. As such, there is a requirement to evaluate the existing financial systems and implement operational and functionality improvements, expected to be delivered through a systems migration programme. SAP ByD has already been implemented in most of our markets and 2024 full roll-out is expected for the remaining 4 Legal Entities.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a close-knit team and deliver immediate value as well as enduring process and system improvements.

What you can expect to be doing:

Maintaining the health of the business financial systems – SAP ByD software.

Assist & Project Manage SAP ByD implementations.

Designing, testing, and implementing new solutions and process and system enhancements.

Identification of system issues and generation of reports based on findings through to resolution.

Creating and maintaining technical documentation of business processes.

Manage technical requirements, and set up financial systems to maintain backups, updates, and develop improvements.

Customization – workflows, scripting, custom records.

Systems health checks.

Financial Report development.

Project and stakeholder management, at times across multiple geographies and time zones; and

Maintain, troubleshoot, and resolve day-to-day issues with financial related applications.

Balance delivery of highly complex strategic projects alongside tactical sprints across the business.

What we are looking for:

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, or a related field.

Highly Desirable SAP ByD experience (System Admin, Finance and Supply Chain modules);

Strong understanding of accounting principles, financial reporting, and internal controls is essential.

Experience in SQL query language is a plus.

Strong communication skills and project management experience.

Able to interact and collaborate with finance and non-finance stakeholders.

Capability to quickly assimilate business requirements, articulate current and future state, and lead users and stakeholders on solution design.

Experience in mobile money or high transaction business environments (advantage). ACA/ACCA/CIMA (or equivalent) qualification not essential but finance background a must.

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