Finance Associate Job at Husk Power Energy Systems Nigeria Limited

Husk Power Energy Systems Nigeria Limited is an alternative energy provider that strives to bring electric power to underserved rural villages and create self-sustaining ecosystems that spur further growth and economic development. HPS’s innovative bio-energy and solar solutions have reached over 200,000 consumers across North India and Africa, and HPS has an ambition to touch more than 10 million lives over the next five years. They want you to be part of this growth story.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Position: Finance Associate
Job Location: Abuja (FCT)
Employment Type: Full-time

Role Summary

  • We are seeking a Finance Associate to join the business team in Nigeria. This individual will play an integral role in providing day-to-day support to the Nigeria Team on finance-related activities.
  • The role will also support the Finance Manager in coordinating daily operational functions and business efficiency within the larger team and providing support for any possible external relations efforts.
  • This position provides the opportunity to join a growing team that is changing the face of rural electrification in many countries across Asia and Africa.
  • The role requires handling confidential business information on a regular basis and with great discretion. We are seeking someone with prior experience as a Finance assistant, or related roles and who is dynamic, with process administrative skills.
  • The ideal candidate would be highly motivated, detail-oriented, and have experience with basic organizational finance support requirements.
  • The candidate must also be passionate about contributing to solving one of Nigeria’s (sub-Saharan Africa’s) most critical challenges – the energy access deficit.
  • The individual should also be passionate about contributing to solving one of Nigeria’s most critical challenges – the energy access deficit. This is a Finance Associate role with reporting line to the Senior Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis, and would be primed to grow into a Finance Manager within the next 2-4 years.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide direct support to the Finance Manager, and the larger Global Finance Team.
  • Support the preparation of annual budgets for Husk Nigeria.
  • Support the day-to-day management of financial transactions, procedures, and processes.
  • Provide regular business support to the Business Units as directed by the Finance Manager.
  • Other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Treasury Management Support:

  • Ensure payments are processed in compliance with all internal SLAs.
  • Provide support to collection activities, and compile collection reports as required.
  • Assist Finance Team to review and analyse all finance requirements as required.
  • Provide regular support to Business Units on various projects and initiatives including third party financing discussions.
  • Support the Finance Team in ensuring invoices are checked and processed timely.

Finance Operations Support:

  • Support the Finance Team to ensure business continuity and prepare cash flow forecast for the company to ensure that cash is always available for operations.
  • Support audit activities as required by the Finance Manager, ensuring audits are completed timely and all audit outcomes are duly socialized.
  • Ensure all financial inquiries are addressed in a timely manner.
  • Assist in managing all credit and collection activities with relevant teams.
  • Ensure adequate tracking of employee cash/disbursement/advance for inputs into larger Finance reports.

Does this sound like you?

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Economics, Finance or a similar course of study; already have or pursuing ACCA/ICAN or relevant qualifications; an added advantage.
  • You have 2 years of financial management, accounting, or audit experience.
  • Superb interpersonal skills, including the ability to quickly build rapport with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-diverse environment coordinating with multiple stakeholders.
  • An MBA or relevant Business-related postgraduate qualifications a plus
  • You are detailed and meticulous and have a strong track record of performing against set objectives.
  • You are an effective planner and have a strong orientation to process.
  • You have great presentation and communication skills.


  • You are driven to support the delivery of business growth in a new market.
  • You have a robust industry network and understand effective client engagement practices.
  • You are an effective planner and have a strong orientation to process.
  • You build strong relationships built on trust and are a strong verbal communicator.
  • You pride your communication skills.
  • Most importantly, the candidate must fit a company spirit where people work smart, play hard, have fun, and are dedicated to success.

General Skills & Attributes:

  • Excellent knowledge and use of MS Office, Google Suite, and other relevant tools; high proficiency in MS PowerPoint and Excel use for reports and presentations expected.
  • Excellent skills with relevant finance/accounting tools plus data analysis/reporting tools (Excel)
  • Highly motivated and target driven with a proven track record in delivering tasks in a timely and effective manner.
  • Excellent communication skills: with a high level of assertiveness and ability to take initiative.
  • Highly numerate and analytical with an ability to make strategic inputs for driving and achieving business goals.
  • Responsive with great time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to create and deliver presentations tailored to the audience needs.
  • A Can-Do attitude with a knack for taking ownership of deliverables and seeking guidance as required.


  • This description indicates the general nature and level of the qualifications and duties required of employees in this job classification, as well as the essential functions a person must be able to perform to do this job. It is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of all duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
  • Husk Power Systems and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and make employment decisions on the basis of merit and business need. We hire without consideration to race, colour, religion, citizenship, political activity or affiliation, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex or gender, or any other basis protected by law.