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Senior Accountant

FairMoney

FairMoney

Accounting & Finance
Lagos, Nigeria
Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2023

FairMoney is a credit-led mobile bank for emerging markets. The company was launched in 2017, operates in Nigeria, and raised close to €50m from global investors like Tiger Global, DST & Flourish Ventures. The company has offices in France, Nigeria, Germany, Latvia, the UK, Türkiye, and India.
Watch the way FairMoney is building Africa's money story hereAbout the Role

As a Senior Accountant for the lending business of Fairmoney, you will be responsible for mainly, but not limited to:

  • Make recommendations based on analysis and status of reserves, assets, and expenditures.
  • Assist with financial and tax audits.
  • Document and monitor internal controls in support of the auditing team.
  • Coordinate more complex accounting projects and initiatives with other members of the accounting and finance team or with other departments.
  • Analyze complex financial reports and records.
  • Train and mentor junior staff.
  • Perform variance analyses and prepare account reconciliations.
  • Prepare financial reports.
  • Perform account reconciliations.
  • Maintain the general ledger, prepare tax returns, assist with audit preparations, and perform other accounting duties as assigned.
  • Liaise with the company’s Chief Financial Officer/Head of Finance on how to improve financial procedures where necessary.
  • BS degree in Accounting, Finance, or relevant with a minimum of five (5) years of accounting experience in audit firms or firms in the financial service industry.
  • A qualified accountant (ACCA, ICAN).
  • Good analytical skills, high level of accuracy, and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of Nigerian Tax laws.
  • Strong knowledge of the concept of accruals/prepayments.
  • Strong Knowledge of the International Financial Reporting Standard(IFRS), and an understanding of double entries.
  • Have advanced Microsoft Excel Skills including Vlookups and pivot tables.
  • Be an effective team player with a positive attitude.
  • A track record of constantly looking for ways to do things better.
  • Have good analytical and numerical skills.
  • Need for enthusiasm and interest in the role i.e. accounting, reporting, and cost control.
  • Ability to work without supervision and to tight deadlines.
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Pension Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Work From Home
  • Training & Development

Recruitment Process

  • A screening interview with one of the members of the Talent Acquisition team for 30 minutes.
  • Technical interview with the Hiring Manager for 45 minutes.
  • Assignment (takeaway) to be done at home.
  • Interview with the relevant stakeholders for 45 minutes.