15 Sep 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa
Job Type
Market Relations
Start Date
Base Salary
Market Related
Renewable Energy
Job Location - Postal Code
Southern Africa
Contact Name
Wiehahn de Jager


Are you a CFO looking to make a career move? We have a great opportunity for you to join a company that develop, own, construct and operate utility-scale and small scale renewable energy projects! This will be your chance to show what you’re made of by taking financial leadership of various aspects to support the company in making strategic business decisions.

To know if you’re the right person for this job, you will be a Chartered Accountant with at least 7 years of experience in a senior-level financial position within the Renewable Energy, Power Utilities, Manufacturing or Construction industry as well as 5+ years of experience in a senior-level management position. It goes without saying that your level of financial knowledge is impressive and you have a good understanding of business processes and integration of the functionality of various principles. The ideal person for this role will have an analytical approach to their work paired with excellent management skills and has robust organisational and planning skills. You enjoy continuously looking for ways to improve systems and have no problem delegating responsibilities. As the Chief Financial Officer, your KPI’s include overseeing the company’s relationship with banks and finance houses, liaising with the CEO to monitor variances against the budget, ensuring IT solutions are designed to meet specific company requirements, conducting VAT reconciliations, acquiring project funding to meet business requirements, and ensuring employees follow company policies and procedures.

This really is an exciting role with a great company that you don’t want to pass up on. If you meet the requirements and can see yourself successfully executing your responsibilities to meet your KPI’s, we want you to apply!

Education Requirements

  • Chartered Accountant

Experience Requirements

  • 7+ years experience in a senior-level financial position within the Renewable Energy, Power Utilities, Manufacturing or Construction industry
  • 5+ years of experience in a senior-level management position
  • Great financial knowledge
  • Good understanding of business processes and integration of the functionality of various principles
  • Basic knowledge of specific business practices


Your key performance areas include stakeholder management, financial management, system management, compliance, compliance, communication and interface within the company’s business divisions, creating credibility and confidence with clients, and leadership of employees to help them achieve full job competence.


  • Ability to implement systems and controls needed to manage strategic risk
  • Robust management skills
  • Excellent negotiation, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Results-driven and adaptable
  • Analytically inclined

Who Is AltGen?

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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