Financial Accountant at FairMoney Nigeria

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FairMoney is building the leading mobile bank for emerging markets. We started with a digital microcredit application on Android, and currently roll out additional financial services (current account, savings, debit card) while expanding the product to Western Africa and South-East Asia.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Financial Accountant

Location: Lagos
Contract Type: Full-Time

Job Description

  • You will be working as our Financial Accountant in our Finance Division which is now composed of 4 people worldwide.
  • You will be based in Lagos, Nigeria (currently our largest market) and working with our finance team based in Paris.
  • The Finance department at FairMoney is a key component in this mission to provide banking services to all consumers across emerging markets.
  • Finance drives the reporting, the strategic analysis and the financial operations to make FairMoney’s mission possible.

We Are Waiting For You To Work On :

  • Monthly postings, accurate calculation of monthly accruals/prepayments, including journal preparation;
  • Preparation and review of the monthly Statement of Profit or Loss and Other Comprehensive Income (SOCI), the Statement of Financial Position(SOFP) and Statement of Cash Flow;
  • Preparing and maintaining intercompany reconciliation including calculation of monthly intercompany transfer/transactions and any resulting FX gain/loss;
  • Facilitating the year end process by providing assistance with the preparation of the final account and the consolidated account;
  • Providing the necessary support for the statutory annual audit, regulatory audit and tax audits by making relevant schedules and source documents available on time;
  • Ensuring that the PAYE, Pension, WHT and VAT are appropriately deducted and remitted;
  • Maintain the fixed asset register and ensures that controls put in place to safeguard the company’s asset are complied with

Preferred Experience

  • Bachelor’s in accounting or numerate discipline degree with 3 years  of experience.
  • A qualified accountant (ACCA/ICAN)
  • Experience in the financial services sector, especially Fintech (with transaction volumes), would be an advantage
  • Good analytical skills, high level of accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Have advanced Microsoft Excel Skills
  • Have proven experience within an accounting department
  • Be an effective team player with a positive attitude
  • A track record of constantly looking for ways to do things better

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Recruitment Process

  • Phone screening of ~30 minutes with Titi – our HR & Talent Manager in Lagos;
  • Technical Test (timed);
  • Technical Interview with Tomide, Finance Manager (Lagos)
  • Quick Fit Call with Ismael, Finance Manager (Paris)
  • Last call with Yaw – Head of Finance.

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