Accounts Payable Lead

Assala Energy
Port-Gentil, Gabon
Competitive salary
08 Jun 2021
07 Jul 2021
Assala Energy is a young and dynamic Oil and Gas Exploration and Production company with an exciting operated asset base in Gabon, firm core values and a keen sense of responsibility to our employees and stakeholders. Our business and teams continue to grow and evolve and as a result our Port Gentil-based Finance team are looking for a new colleague for the role of Accounts Payable Lead. This is a CDD for 12 months with possible extension and conversion to CDI.

In this capacity, you will report to the Financial Controller and lead the Accounts Payable team in receiving and processing all AP whilst ensuring compliance with Assala standards as well as local regulations and legislation.

Some of your principal activities and objectives will have you:
  • Ensure that Assala Gabon's AP processes are efficient and compliant with standard procedures and local regulations and legislation
  • Ensure that all AP invoices are recorded and coded correctly
  • Ensure that incorrect and non-compliant invoices are returned to suppliers timely
  • Interact with Gabonese and international suppliers to follow up on queries as appropriate
  • Interact with offshore finance team (Bangalore) to ensure that processes are executed timely
  • Work with other departments as appropriate to deal with invoice queries
  • Ensure that suppliers are paid on time


In order to be successful in this appointment you will have had previous experience in a similar capacity, ideally in the Oil and Gas Industry. Additionally, you are:
  • Fluent in both English and French with excellent communication skills and a high level of attention to detail
  • Strong knowledge of Excel and SAP
  • Familiarity with Gabonese regulations and legislation


We seek to invest in the people who work for us, developing their skills and supporting their quest to reach their full potential while achieving our business goals safely and responsibly.

We believe that our staff are our most valuable asset and our key ambassadors. As such, we expect the highest standards in terms of results and compliance with our Code of Conduct, policies and procedures and we have equally shaped a culture and working environment to support that.

As the AP Lead, in addition to a competitive and comprehensive remuneration, you will also benefit from:
  • Private Medical & Dental care for self and dependents
  • 13th month salary
  • Performance Bonus
  • Collaborative and highly supportive working environment with enhanced degree of autonomy

Please note that in line with our commitment to Local Content, Gabonese applicants will be prioritised.