Junior Accountant

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As an accountant you will leverage your experience to manage Okra’s internal financial processes,  ensuring Okra complies with all tax rules, managing budgeting & cash flow management and completing financial reporting for various internal and external stakeholders.

We are looking for a highly driven individual literate in accounting, we are also looking for someone diligent and focused on budgeting and forecasting who can contribute to Okra’s financial management strategy with passion.


  • Financial Record Keeping: Performing bookkeeping functions and ensuring that all accounting and financial transactions were done in compliance with the generally accepted accounting principles and company policies.
  • Accounts Payable: Owning execution accounts payable functions.
  • Month-end closing: Support month-closing tasks as well as assist in the preparation of Financial Reports for relevant stakeholders
  • Compliance and reporting: Ensuring Financial Policies and Procedures are adhered to. Observing strict adherence in meeting deadlines for submission of reports and in providing timely and accurate financial information being requested from time to time.
  • Maintain finance’s archive updated

Hard skills

  • Good analytical and creative problem-solving skills
  • Intermediate or better skill level with Excel
  • Intermediate or better skill level Using Accounting Software
  • Intermediate or better skill level with PowerPoint/Google Slides

Soft skills

  • Strong work ethics and values, trustworthy and with a high level of professionalism and personal integrity
  • Highly organized and capable of handling simultaneous work pressures
  • Can effectively deal with and relate to people from all levels across the organization
  • A context sponge and a detail-oriented mindset

Internal Liaisons

  • Finance Team (Finance Lead, Head of Finance)
  • Commercial Team
  • HR Team

External Liaisons

  • Legal advisors
  • Auditors


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Benefits at Okra

Flexible Location & Hours

We’re output focused organisation, which means that for the most part, you can choose where and when you work as long as your team has been communicated to and is on board with it.

Professional Career Progression

With mentorship from our investors (Schneider Electric, Greenway Grid Global) and a range of experienced leaders and change-makers in our network, you get the opportunity to take on leadership responsibilities.

We’ve Got You Covered

Cover for work travel, health insurance, sick leave and equipment (i.e. laptops)

Yearly Get-togethers

We get the whole company together for all-expenses-paid national and international team events (yearly team retreats, hackathons, etc.)

Great Work Culture

You’ll work in a fast-paced startup environment with multinational staff – expect to learn a lot while finding creative solutions to complex problems

Learn & Grow

We support you to take on additional relevant education while working

Our Challenge

Okra is currently in it’s high-growth phase. We have rolled out multiple Mesh Grid projects across Africa, Southeast Asia and Central America, but in order for us to achieve our mission of 100% electrification by 2030, we need to continue engineering and deploying disruptive energy access technology at scale.

More About Okra

We’re an IoT startup company bringing energy access to the 1 billion people who don’t have power. In 2019 we made the Cleantech 50 Companies to watch, we won the 2019 Techcrunch Hardware Battlefield in Shenzhen, won the 2019 IEEE Empower A Billion Lives competition and were the back to back 2018 and 2019 PFAN clean energy Business Plan Winners.

Okra has financial backing from investors including Schneider Electric, Smart Axiata, Greenway Global Grid. Our mission is to use IoT and big data to provide technology that will enable rapid electrification of the people who don’t have electricity. We are expecting to continue our trajectory of being a high growth company over the next few years, so this is an exciting time for everyone!