Finance Coordinator



Administration, Accounting & Finance
Johannesburg, South Africa
Posted on Friday, March 31, 2023
At M-KOPA, We Finance Progress.
The scale and impact of our work is massive. M-KOPA is a fast-growing FinTech company offering millions of underbanked customers across Africa access to life-enhancing products and services. From our roots as the pioneer in pay-as-you-go “PayGo’” solar energy for off-grid homes, we have grown into one of the most advanced connected asset financing platforms in the world, empowering a broad range of customers to achieve progress in their lives.
Our people reflect this mission; we pride ourselves in empowering our people to own their own careers, and encouraging growth through our learning and development programs, coaching partnerships, and on-the-job training. As a collective, we value diversity, knowing every journey brings its own reward, and support each employee as they travel theirs. This includes our family-friendly policies, commitment to employee mental and physical well-being, and flexible working practices. Our aim is for every employee to be able to shape their own career, whilst helping shape the future of M-KOPA as we grow together.
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We are currently seeking a Financial Controller to join our Finance Team based in South Africa. The Financial Controller will be a key player in maintaining and reporting accurate financial records in accordance with company policies. This includes overseeing financial transactions, ensuring ledger reconciliations, managing the purchase-to-pay process, and guaranteeing compliance with tax regulations.


  • You will ensure precise recording and maintenance of all financial records, adhering to company standards.
  • You will book bank payments in accordance with the approved chart of accounts within two days of transaction execution.
  • You will conduct monthly general ledger reconciliations, inclusive of prepayments, accruals, bank statements, and inventory.
  • You will prepare and post end-of-month journal entries, covering areas such as revenue, product costs, and payment fees.
  • You will oversee Accounts Payable reconciliation and maintain the creditor's ledger.
  • You will record and reconcile monthly revenue figures and accounts receivable balances.
  • You will supervise the purchase-to-pay process, ensuring the timely issuance of Purchase Orders with accurate information and proper vendor documentation.
  • You will regularly manage travel advances and submit a monthly report to HR via the Team Leader.
  • You will liaise with the company’s auditors, bankers, and tax advisors when necessary.
  • You will guarantee compliance with all tax regulations, including the timely submission of returns and tax payments.

Experience and skills

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting from a recognized university.
  • A minimum of 4-7 years of experience in a similar role or reputable organization/agency.
  • Proficiency in all MS Office functions, especially Word and Excel.
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M-KOPA is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained staff. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
M-KOPA explicitly prohibits the use of Forced or Child Labour and respects the rights of its employees to agree to terms and conditions of employment voluntarily, without coercion, and freely terminate their employment on appropriate notice. M-KOPA shall ensure that its Employees are of legal working age and shall comply with local laws for youth employment or student work, such as internships or apprenticeships.
M-KOPA does not collect/charge any money as a pre-employment or post-employment requirement. This means that we never ask for ‘recruitment fees’, ‘processing fees’, ‘interview fees’, or any other kind of money in exchange for offer letters or interviews at any time during the hiring process.