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Kampala, Uganda



November 29, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

ENGIE Energy Access is the leading Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGo) and mini-grids solutions provider in Africa. The company 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 instalments 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 1,800 employees, operations in nine countries across Africa (Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia), over 1.8 million customers and more than 9 million lives impacted so far, ENGIE Energy Access aims to impact 20 million lives across Africa by 2025.

Job Title

Head of Internal Audit and Control job at ENGIE Energy Access

Job Description

ENGIE is looking for an experienced, highly motivated, and accurate Head of Internal Audit & Controlling with a passion in renewable energy and financial inclusion to join our team. The Head of Internal Audit & Controlling will bring a systematic and disciplined approach to the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes. This position will be part of the Global Finance team that is mainly based in Berlin, Germany and Kampala, Uganda.

The Head of Internal Audit & Controlling will assure and coordinate specific audit missions across EEA and a timely and accurate reporting and follow-up of the different controlling activities across EEA. The Internal Audit & Controlling department is responsible for EEA’s compliance including internal control activities, business control and general risk management. The Head of Internal Audit & Controlling will report directly to the Head of Finance & Legal.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Performing the full audit cycle including risk management and control management over operations’ effectiveness, financial reliability and compliance with all applicable directives and regulations

  • Determining internal audit scope and developing annual audit plans aligned with EEA’s Internal Audit Committee approval

  • Oversee the preparation and present reports that reflect audit’s results, process documentation and recommendations

  • Act as an objective source of independent advice to ensure validity, legality and goal achievement

  • Identify loopholes and recommend risk aversion measures and cost savings

  • Maintain open communication with management and the internal audit committee

  • Conduct follow up audits to monitor management’s interventions

  • Engage to continuous knowledge development regarding sector’s rules, regulations, best practices, tools, techniques and performance standards

  • Assure coordination and communication with ENGIE’s internal audit & controlling teams

  • Lead the implementation of an internal control process (“INCOME”) aligned with the group guidelines and follow-up of the action plans

  • Lead the annual Enterprise Risk Management (“ERM”) process aligned with the group guidelines

  • Uphold extremely high ethical standards

  • Manage the Internal Audit & Controlling team

Qualifications and Competencies

Experience and skills 


  • At least 8 years of experience required in internal audit, controlling or finance

  • Solid and secure accounting skills

  • Experience with risk assessment and internal control systems is a must

  • Experience in an audit firm is a must

  • Experience as Financial Controller is a must

  • Pronounced analytical skills, high attention to detail and independent way of working

  • Proven working experience as Internal Auditor or Senior Auditor

  • Ability to manipulate large amounts of data and to compile detailed reports

  • Proven knowledge of auditing standards and procedures, laws, rules and regulations

  • Sound independent judgement


  • Master Degree in Finance or similar

  • Chartered Financial Analyst or other distinctions desired


  • English

  • French and/or Portuguese is a plus


  • Have solid experience in MS Office applications

  • Experience with ERP systems

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