Financial Accountant

FairMoney is hiring!

About

FairMoney is building the leading mobile bank for emerging markets.

They 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.

So far they disbursed over 1,000,000 microloans and give more than 7000 loans daily. They are backed by top notch US/EU investors and have raised 15m EUR + Venture Capital supporting our stellar growth. They are a team of +100 between Paris and Lagos in Engineering (Android, Data, Backend), Product, Marketing, Customer Service and Operations and they won't rest before the FairMoney app is in the hand of millions.

Their values

  • Start with the client 📊
  • Own, don't rent 💥
  • Scientist mindset 👩‍🔬
  • Churn 9-5 🎯
  • Fly High - Fly Low 🙌
  • 70/30 ⚡
  • Direct Feedback 🤝

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

  • Bachelors in accounting or numerate discipline degree;
  • 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;

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.

Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Lagos, Nigeria ()
  • Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience: > 3 years