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Senior Technical Accountant



IT, Accounting & Finance
Lagos, Nigeria
Posted on Tuesday, July 18, 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.
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About the role:

We are currently seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior Technical Accountant with expertise in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), specifically IFRS 9, and a strong background in auditing. The ideal candidate will have prior experience in the financial services sector. As a Senior Technical Accountant, you will be responsible for ensuring the accurate and compliant application of IFRS standards, particularly IFRS 9, and providing technical accounting guidance to support the organisation's financial reporting and audit processes.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure compliance with IFRS standards, specifically focusing on IFRS 9, across all financial reporting and accounting activities.
  • Provide guidance and interpretation on complex accounting issues related to IFRS standards including IFRS 9, to support decision-making and ensure proper application.
  • Collaborate with internal and external auditors to provide technical accounting expertise during audit engagements, addressing any accounting-related queries or issues.
  • Contribute to the preparation and review of financial statements, ensuring adherence to IFRS standards and disclosure requirements, with a specific focus on IFRS 9-related matters.
  • Assist in the development and enhancement of accounting policies, procedures, and controls to align with evolving IFRS requirements and industry best practices.
  • Stay up to date with updates and changes in IFRS standards, industry trends, and emerging accounting issues, assessing their potential impact on the organization's financial reporting.
  • Conduct training sessions and provide technical accounting guidance to finance and other relevant teams to enhance their understanding of IFRS principles, with a focus on IFRS 9.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement, automation, and streamlining of financial reporting activities to enhance efficiency and accuracy.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, Finance, or a related field.
  • Professional accounting certification (e.g., CPA, ACCA, CIMA) is a plus.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience as a Technical Accountant or similar role, preferably within the financial services sector, with a focus on IFRS and audit.
  • In-depth knowledge and practical experience with IFRS standards, particularly IFRS 9. Familiarity with other relevant IFRS standards is a plus.
  • Strong understanding of audit processes, methodologies, and best practices. Prior experience collaborating with internal or external auditors is highly beneficial.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a keen attention to detail. Capable of researching complex accounting issues and providing sound technical advice.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to articulate complex accounting concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Comfortable working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment with changing priorities. Able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development and staying updated on accounting standards, regulations, and industry trends.
  • Proficient in using accounting software and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.
  • Experience with financial reporting tools and data analytics software is a plus.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with teams across various geographical locations.
  • Experience working in Africa or other emerging markets, demonstrating an understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities present in these regions.

If you are a highly motivated and experienced Senior Technical Accountant with expertise in IFRS, particularly IFRS 9, and a strong background in auditing, we invite you to join our team. This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to our organization's financial reporting integrity within the financial services sector.

  • Training & Development
  • Work From Home
  • Paid Time Off
  • Pension Plan
  • Private Health Insurance

Recruitment Process

  • A 30-minute screening interview with a member of the Talent Acquisition team.
  • Technical Interview with the Group Finance Manager (Hiring Manager) and Head of Controlling & Reporting.
  • Final stage interview with Chief Financial Officer.