Bboxx has built a fully integrated operating system Bboxx Pulse®, backed by an extensive on-the-ground network to provide goods, services and utilities across Africa. We offer African households, businesses and communities a highly convenient and affordable way to access life-changing solutions, through last mile logistics and data-powered innovative financing methods.

Bboxx is championing the economic development of Africa, accelerating the transition to the digital economy and creating new markets. We are connecting both underserved rural communities and aspiring urban ones with services including clean energy, clean cooking, smartphones, and loans, enabling African consumers to unlock their potential. Bboxx is positively impacting the lives of more than 2.5 million people in 11 markets, directly contributing to 11 of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Bboxx has over 3,000 staff across Africa and offices in the UK and China.

The Role

An exciting permanent opportunity has arisen for a Systems Accountant to join a high-growth next generation utility (“NGU”) business. The business currently operates in 16 countries and is transforming access to clean energy solutions supported by the development of pioneering software management systems.

The business has secured private-equity and strategic partner investment, which is facilitating accelerated growth in multiple markets. As such, there is a requirement to evaluation the existing financial systems and implement operational and functionality improvements, expected to be primarily delivered through a systems migration programme. SAP ByD is already implemented in several markets and 2023 full roll-out as expected for the remaining entities (9 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.

The role will involve:

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 setup financial systems to maintain backups, updates, and develop improvements;

Customization – workflows, scripting, custom records;

Support on API Platform Integration;

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.

The successful applicant will need to balance delivery of highly complex strategic projects alongside tactical sprints across the business.

Candidate requirements:

To be in with a chance of securing this position, you must demonstrate the following:

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

Strong communication skills and a business standard of English;

Experience in SQL query language is a plus;

Strong 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.