about 1 year ago
Full time role
Berlin, BE, DE... more
Berlin, BE, DE... more

Job Description

Job Title: Accountant

Department: Global Accounting & Reporting 

Reporting Line: Global Financial Operations Manager

Location: Berlin, Germany

Job Grade: HL 14

About ENGIE Energy Access 

ENGIE Energy Access is one of the leading Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGo) and mini-grids solutions provider in Africa, with a mission to deliver affordable, reliable and sustainable energy solutions and life-changing services with exceptional customer experience. The company is a result of the integration of Fenix International, ENGIE Mobisol and ENGIE PowerCorner; and develops innovative, off-grid solar solutions for homes, public services and businesses, enabling customers and distribution partners access to clean, affordable energy. The PAYGo solar home systems are financed through affordable installments from $0.19 per day and the mini-grids foster economic development by enabling electrical productive use and triggering business opportunities for entrepreneurs in rural communities. With over 1,700 employees, operations in 9 countries across Africa (Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia), over 1.5 million customers and more than 8 million lives impacted so far, ENGIE Energy Access aims to remain the leading clean energy company, serving millions of customers across Africa by 2025.

Job Purpose/Mission 

In this exciting position, as part of our global finance team, you will work on a variety of challenging topics and take responsibility for your own projects. As an ideal candidate, you are experienced, highly motivated and accurate with a passion for renewable energy and financial expertise to strengthen our team. This position will be part of the Global Accounting and Reporting team based in Berlin Friedrichshain, near Ostkreuz. As our Accountant you will ensure timely and accurate financial accounting, support the implementation of processes to ensure best practices and compliance with IFRS, HGB (local German accounting standards) and tax laws of the company Engie Mobisol GmbH. The Accounting & Reporting department, with a team of 5 people, is responsible for treasury management, establishment and improvement of financial procedures, bookkeeping and internal and external reporting of the financial data of the entire organization across 13 countries.


  • SAP preparation of supplier & service provider invoices for payment ensuring all supporting documentation are added to the ERP (LPOs, Delivery Notes, Invoices)
  • Management staff payment requests, visa payment processing, Germany tax authority payments.
  • Verification, allocation, posting and monthly reconciliation accounts payable and receivable.
  • Analyze financial information and summarize financial status and production of accounting reports.
  • Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures to improve efficiencies.
  • Preparation of financial statements and production of budget verse actual analysis according to schedule.
  • Support month-end and year-end close process.
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls to enhance compliance with IFRS and GAAP principles
  • Liaise with our Financial Operations Mangers, Heads of Finance and Accounting Managers to improve financial procedures, accurate and timely reporting.
  • Manage country inventory deliveries in SAP.
  • Reconciliation of Intercompany accounts i.e., receivables, payables with countries.
  • Reconciliation of revenue recognition and cost of goods booked in SAP.

Knowledge and skills 


  • Proven experience as an Accountant, and or accounting supervisor
  • Qualification as a certified accountant (Geprüfter Bilanzbuchhalter) would be a huge asset
  • Working knowledge of inventory management is preferred but not mandatory
  • Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures
  • In-depth understanding of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Familiarity with financial accounting statements and the Germany Tax Regulations
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process
  • Hands-on experience with accounting ERP such as SAP B1
  • Advanced MS Excel skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Aptitude for numbers and quantitative skills


  • BS degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant
  • Relevant accounting/ finance certification (e.g., ACCA or CPA) will be preferred


  • German
  • English


  • Hands-on experience with accounting ERP such as SAP B1
  • Advanced MS Excel skills


We Offer:

Join us to be part of an incredible company that is making a meaningful difference across Africa. Our team has the autonomy to be creative, work entrepreneurially, and solve big, juicy problems.

Along with being part of a life-changing mission and a community of fantastic teammates, here’s what you can expect:

  • We ensure that you are well-protected with life / disability insurances provided as standard to all employees.
  • 28 days' paid time off.
  • Flexibility to work in a state-of-the-art office, along with home office solutions.
  • Fun team building offsite events at scenic countryside locations


ENGIE is an equal opportunity employer, promoting diversity and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all. All applications are screened based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without any regard to origin, age, name, sexual identity, orientation or preference, religion, marital status, health, disability, political opinions, union involvement or citizenship. Our differences are our strengths! 

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