Company Description

Okra is a plug & play hardware + software solution that allows smart pay-as-you-go microgrids to be created by connecting existing off the shelf solar panels and batteries.

Okra mesh-grid design allows for grids to start small, with more panels and batteries able to be added to the grid to increase capacity as demand increases. Remote monitoring keeps grid operators informed so they can eliminate blackouts, adapt to variations in demand and identify exactly where and when the grid needs scaling. Each household is metered and charged using mobile payments, meaning families without bank accounts can easily access affordable power, for the first time.

Job description

Role brief

Okra is looking for an Internal Financial Controller to join our team full-time remotely and ultimately join us at our future head office in Lisbon, Portugal. Do you have experience in accounting and internal financial control? Do you have a strong background in accounting and financial reporting? Do you want to use those skills to create a positive impact and get energy out to the last-mile? This opportunity will give you the chance to use those skills to change the lives of millions through the development and deployment of solar electrification projects for off-grid communities.

Okra’s core business model is to build and sell technology to energy utilities and developers that assist in rapidly getting energy out to remote communities. To reach scale, we must effectively raise and manage capital to build our team and execute off grid solar electrification projects. As Internal Financial Controller 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 with a strong background 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. Being a part of a small team will give you the opportunity to be part of key strategic decisions that will determine the future of the entire company.


About the role

  • Performing bookkeeping functions and ensuring that all accounting and financial transactions were done in compliance with the generally accepted accounting principles and company policies and guidelines.
  • Observing strict adherence in meeting deadlines for submission of reports and in providing timely and accurate financial information being requested from time to time.
  • Owning of Payroll & accounts payable functions.
  • Working with external accountants to complete required tax reporting.
  • Preparing of monthly Financial Reports for relevant stakeholders.
  • Ensuring Financial Policies and Procedures are adhered to.
  • Preparing Year-end Audit Requirements.
  • Ensuring proper filing of documents for external review and evaluation.


About you

  • Bachelor's/College Degree in Finance/Accountancy/Banking or equivalent.
  • Strong work ethics and values, trustworthy and with high level of professionalism and personal integrity.
  • Highly organised and capable of handling simultaneous work pressures.
  • Can effectively deal and relate to people from all levels across the organisation.
  • Excellent analytical and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Intermediate or better skill level with Excel and Experience Using Accounting Software.
  • A context sponge.



As soon as possible