Finance Director – Renewable Energy- Malawi

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Finance Director who is looking for a change of scenery! Our client is looking for an FD to guide their strategic financial planning, cash flow management, and all financial reporting aspects for their Malawi entity! If you have excellent business acumen, uncontested financial judgement, and hold yourself to high standards, this could be for you!

To be well suited for this role, you will need a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Engineering or Business as well as an MBA under your belt. To help your application stand out from the rest, you’ll need experience overseeing large-scale RE projects as well as previous experience dealing with international accounting firms and banking partners. The ideal person for our client is a visionary, enthusiastic about their work and can handle constructive criticism and ideas. It is vital that you have a proven track record of engaging and maintaining relationships with critical stakeholders as you will need to liaise with lenders, banks and private agencies to obtain necessary permits and documentation when needed. Additionally, your responsibilities will include overseeing the preparation of financial documents for external reporting, ensuring compliance in all tax filings, managing the yearly business planning processes, guide the share reduction or share buyback process, and manage the finance team. It goes without saying that as a Financial Director you will have a good understanding of integrated ERP/MRP and will deliver high-quality results within the stated deadlines. As this role will see you traveling to projects when required, it is essential that you do have a valid passport.

This once-off opportunity will give you the chance to reshape a start-up asset into a revenue-generating that creates noteworthy value for its shareholders making this a role you don’t want to miss out on. If you are up for this challenge, we would love to hear from you!


We offer recruitment, consulting and employment services with a focus on recruitment for renewable energy and environmental jobs in South Africa and Africa at large. AltGen is a renewable energy recruitment agency based in Cape Town which focuses on developing careers for individuals in our niche space.

With an experienced and passionate team with over 100 years of combined experience, AltGen plays an integral role in the South African renewable energy and sustainability industry. We operate throughout the African continent in both anglophone and francophone regions and are rapidly expanding globally. With entities in South Africa, Kenya, and Mauritius, we have a direct impact on the continental energy industry.

Our recruitment agency focuses on jobs in: Solar | Wind | Renewable Energy | Biogas | Biomass | Energy Management | Energy Efficiency | Green Buildings | Green Tech | Photovoltaics | Solar Thermal | Energy Storage | Battery Systems | Off-grid | Hydro | CSP | CPV | IoT | AI | AgriTech | FinTech

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Education Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Engineering or Business
MBA is beneficial

Experience Requirements

6+ years financial leadership experience within the renewable energy industry
Previous experience managing large-scale RE projects is beneficial
Previous work experience with international accounting firms and banking partners
Involvement in international business in Malawi
Good knowledge of international funding as well as accounting management procedures
Strong understanding of integrated ERP/MRP


Your responsibilities are broken down into the following aspects: stakeholder management, reporting, taxation, business strategy and forecasting, banking and cash management, project finance, and personnel management.


Ability to see the bigger picture as well as zero in on smaller matters
Ability to build rapport with lenders, banks, private agencies etc.
Outstanding communication skills with ability to work in a team
Ability to thrive under pressure

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