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Financial Controller (Fintech / Cryptocurrency)

Closing: Sep 5, 2022

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Published: Aug 25, 2022 (2 months ago)

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Financial Controller (FinTech/Cryptocurrency)

 

Our client is Africa’s portal into the crypto economy. They are building a financial structure that is centralised in crypto exchange, a lending platform, an NFT marketplace, and other products to fully bring Sub-Saharan Africa into the new world of decentralised finance, ownership, and creativity. With the backing of premier crypto investors and Silicon Valley VC firms, they are now structuring the introduction of their first product set to our launch markets, which are in Kenya and Nigeria . 


Requirements

  • University educated with a related business or finance degree and Qualified Accountant, preferably +6 years post qualified experience        

  • Knowledge and experience with managing a general ledger and monthly close and reviewing and/or preparing VAT, payroll, and statutory filings

  • Experience with managing cash, accounts receivable, and accounts payable

  • Technical accounting knowledge - IFRS, US GAAP, OHADA and other local African GAAPs

  • Proven ability to cope in a busy and demanding work environment and consistently meet strict deadlines

  • Experience in FinTech, finance, start-ups

  • Strong oral and written communication skills         

  • A flexible approach and a can-do attitude given that this role will need to support finance activities across the wider group during busy periods

  • Demonstrated ability to roll-up sleeves and work with team members in a hands-on capacity

  • Detailed knowledge and experience with local accounting and compliance requirements

  • Highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly numerate and organised

  • Strong Microsoft Excel and IT skills


Responsibilities

Financial Controller (FinTech/Cryptocurrency)

 

Our client is Africa’s portal into the crypto economy. They are building a financial structure that is centralised in crypto exchange, a lending platform, an NFT marketplace, and other products to fully bring Sub-Saharan Africa into the new world of decentralised finance, ownership, and creativity. With the backing of premier crypto investors and Silicon Valley VC firms, they are now structuring the introduction of their first product set to our launch markets, which are in Kenya and Nigeria . 


Requirements

  • University educated with a related business or finance degree and Qualified Accountant, preferably +6 years post qualified experience        

  • Knowledge and experience with managing a general ledger and monthly close and reviewing and/or preparing VAT, payroll, and statutory filings

  • Experience with managing cash, accounts receivable, and accounts payable

  • Technical accounting knowledge - IFRS, US GAAP, OHADA and other local African GAAPs

  • Proven ability to cope in a busy and demanding work environment and consistently meet strict deadlines

  • Experience in FinTech, finance, start-ups

  • Strong oral and written communication skills         

  • A flexible approach and a can-do attitude given that this role will need to support finance activities across the wider group during busy periods

  • Demonstrated ability to roll-up sleeves and work with team members in a hands-on capacity

  • Detailed knowledge and experience with local accounting and compliance requirements

  • Highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly numerate and organised

  • Strong Microsoft Excel and IT skills


Responsibilities

  • Manage the entire general ledger, including monthly journal entries and close, through to trial balance and management accounts

  • Perform all monthly reconciliations as required, including bank, VAT, and balance sheet reconciliations

  • Liaise with all external local Auditors, Tax Preparers, Payroll, and other outside suppliers to ensure timely submission and completion of all tax and statutory filings, VAT, payroll, etc

  • Design and implement robust processes and controls throughout the business

  • Maintain the Fixed Asset Register

  • Assist in the Corporate reporting and financial planning and performance analysis when needed

  • Provide financial and analytical support to the Country General Manager and management team, including the oversight and reporting on key operational and sales key performance indicators


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