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Pagatech Job

Pagatech was founded in early 2009 with a vision to enable a cashless
society and bank the unbanked
in Africa. Our first product offering,
Paga, is a direct to consumer mobile payments service.
Paga is an
innovative, open, secure, and interoperable mobile payments platform
that allows any person who has a mobile phone to transact electronically
– thus turning the mobile phone into an electronic wallet.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Finance Systems Accountant

Location: Lagos

Qualification and Experience

  • First degree in Accounting or Business concentration; or First
    Degree in another concentration with at least 3 years of financial
    system and general accounting experience.
  • 3 – 6 years in either Auditing, Financial Information
    Technology, System Data Analyst, Quality Assurance, or similar role with
    a reputable and structured business environment.
  • Must have completed the mandatory NYSC
  • Certification or relevant work experience with Information Systems Auditing

Job Summary

  • The Finance Systems Accountant will provide support to
    department activities with specific responsibility for maintaining
    accurate records of accounting with a view of ensuring timely,
    consistent and effective reports necessary to assist decision making.
  • The ideal candidate will work to ensure alignment between all
    finance reporting, identifying any dataset anomalies and address any
    underlying financial system reporting processes deficiencies.
  • This role will utilize good team work, strong analytical skills,
    accounting knowledge, systems knowledge, time management and effective
    problem solving skills to ensure success.
  • The systems accountant will act as an interface between the finance team and the technical team.

Primary Responsibility

  • Review of financial requirements on new business product
    requests for the accounting design and required reports applicable to
    the operating systems and data feeding into corporate accounting
  • Liaise with Operations Support team on systems bugs or anomalies reported by the finance team
  • Work within the scope of the department’s policies, processes
    and procedures to analyze and ensure all financial transactions are
    accurately captured
  • Working closely with the finance managers to ensure that both
    new and existing financial features /transactions/ reports on the PAGA
    system re properly utilized
  • Continuously monitor and manage improvement of financial features and reports.
  • Will hold regular update meetings with the finance team and
    train finance staff on new/upgraded processes on the system accounting
  • Manage internal controls and processes for system financial data audits and validation enquiries.
  • Work closely with Product Innovation and Quality Assurance teams
    in drafting business cases relating to financial systems or data;
    testing and post implementation reviews

Other Responsibilities:

  • Keep abreast of regulatory updates and ensure compliance
  • Other ad-hoc tasks as assigned by management

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Demonstrate good combined knowledge of information technology, accounting and finance practices.
  • Multi task and manage competing priorities
  • Self-driven and hardworking
  • Ability to communicate complex issues logically with both finance and non-finance stakeholders
  • Forensic attention to detail, proactive and be a problem solver
  • Must possess intermediate to advanced excel skills
  • Ability to work under pressure , meet agreed timelines and
    respond effectively to requests for financial information / reports for
    the finance department team and budget holders

How to Apply

Click here to apply online

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