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  • Posted: Jan 28, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Branch is a for-profit socially conscious company based in San Francisco and Nairobi. We use technology to dramatically reduce the cost of delivering financial services in emerging markets. Our first product is credit. Branch is like a bank in your pocket, there for you at all times.
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    Head of Finance, Nigeria

    This role will report to the International Controller and the Nigeria Managing Director.

    Here are some things you’ll do

    • Manage the budgeting process and general long-term financial planning while working with stakeholders across different departments including the Global Head of FP&A 
    • Coordinate financial reporting process with periodic variance analysis to ensure timely and accurate production of financial results.
    • Co-lead fundraising activities which involve (but are not limited to) attending roadshows and managing investor engagements
    • Liaise with external Auditors for annual financial audits and preparation of statutory financial statements.
    • Oversee the finance team by ensuring their alignment with assigned roles and responsibilities, and establishing accountability via coaching/mentoring. 
    • Support the Compliance team  and other departments  to ensure conformity with regulatory requirements
    • Ensure all statutory tax provisions and deductions   (PAYE/VAT/WHT/Corporate tax) are reconciled and filed in a timely manner.
    • Build relationships with existing and prospective bank partners to optimize processing costs and other related services.
    • Periodically review existing finance team tools and processes to ensure team efficiency 

    About you

    • Bachelor's degree or higher in Finance or a related discipline
    • Professional finance certification e.g. ACCA, ICAN, CFA
    • 6+ years of relevant experience in an accounting or finance position in a financial services organization, FinTech, or regulated company environment, with at least 2 of those in a management role.
    • Knowledge of relevant IFRS accounting standards
    • Detail-oriented, analytical with a strategic mindset
    • Knowledge of the Nigerian investment management landscape
    • Experience working with a recognized ERP system; Netsuite by Oracle preferred.
    • Highly entrepreneurial and a great collaborator. You know that startups are a team sport. You listen to others, speak your mind, and ask the right questions

    Benefits of Joining 

    • Mission-driven, fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment
    • Competitive salary and equity package
    • A collaborative and flat company culture
    • Fully paid Premium Plan medical coverage
    • Generous vacation policy
    • Generous child bonding leave policy
    • Pension Benefit and Life Insurance
    • Discretionary trips to our offices across the globe, with global travel medical insurance (when it’s safe to travel!)
    • Flexible working hours 
    • Weekly team meals and social events (virtual for now!)

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