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Strategic Finance Manager



Accounting & Finance
Lagos, Nigeria
Posted on Monday, June 17, 2024

FairMoney is a pioneering mobile banking institution specializing in extending credit to emerging markets. Established in 2017, the company currently operates primarily within Nigeria, and it has secured nearly €50 million in funding from renowned global investors, including Tiger Global, DST, and Flourish Ventures. FairMoney maintains a strong international presence, with offices in several countries, including France, Nigeria, Germany, Latvia, the UK, Türkiye, and India.

In alignment with its vision, FairMoney is actively constructing the foremost mobile banking platform and point-of-sale (POS) solution tailored for emerging markets. The journey began with the introduction of a digital microcredit application exclusively available on Android and iOS devices. Today, FairMoney has significantly expanded its range of services, encompassing a comprehensive suite of financial products, such as current accounts, savings accounts, debit cards, and state-of-the-art POS solutions designed to meet the needs of both merchants and agents.

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Job Summary:

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Finance Manager to join our dynamic global Finance team in FairMoney. The ideal candidate will take up a critical multi-faceted role responsible for a wide range of responsibilities covering treasury and liquidity analysis, managing finances for new entities, supporting M&A activity, managing liabilities (deposit mobilisation), driving board and investor reporting, and aiding in international expansion efforts. This role also involves collaborating with consultants, auditors, and legal counsel to ensure the company’s financial health and strategic growth.

Key responsibilities

1. Treasury and Liquidity Analysis:

  • Conduct weekly and monthly liquidity analysis to ensure optimal cash flow management.
  • Monitor and report on the company’s liquidity position and forecast future cash flows.
  • Identify and mitigate potential liquidity risks.

2. Deposit Mobilisation Management:

  • Perform analyses to help manage and grow the firm’s deposits including pricing analyses, develop appropriate incentivisation programmes
  • Report on deposit mobilisation operation periodically and own the assessment of deposit rates
  • Develop strategies to optimize the company’s liability structure.

3. Board and Investor Reporting:

  • Own preparation of group board reports and presentations for investors.
  • Ensure accurate and timely delivery of board decks and investor reports (quarterly cycle)
  • Provide support during board meetings and investor calls.

4. Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Support:

  • Assist in the evaluation and execution of M&A opportunities.
  • Perform financial due diligence and valuation analysis.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate acquired businesses.

5. Financial Management for New Entities:

  • Oversee the financial and accounting setup for new business entities.
  • Ensure compliance with local and international accounting standards and regulations.
  • Develop, implement and manage/control financial policies and procedures for new entities.

6. International Expansion:

  • Assist with the incorporation of new entities as part of the company’s international expansion program.
  • Ensure compliance with local regulations and requirements in new markets.
  • Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders to facilitate smooth setup and operation of new entities.

7. Financial Analysis:

  • Conduct various ad hoc financial analyses as required by management.
  • Provide insightful financial data to support strategic decision-making.
  • Prepare detailed reports and presentations for senior management.