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Current Finance Job at Pagatech Limited

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 Manager – Paga Operation


Job Description

  • As a finance manager responsible for Paga operations you will play a
    critical role within our organization. You will be primarily
    responsible for ensuring the smooth operations of Paga Finance
    Operations unit and proper accounting of all transactions as it relates
    to the Paga payments service.
  • The company will be looking to you to take leadership on all matters relating to the Paga system and the finance function.
  • This covers multiple areas including ensuring the smooth conversion
    of cash into electronic value, reconciliation of all Paga pool accounts
    on a daily basis, managing our key 3rd party partners accounts including
    providing reconciliation support, and supporting our customer service
    functions to resolve any issues relating to finance.
  • The company will be looking to you to design and implement processes
    that ensure smooth operations, train and develop your team members.
  • To be successful you must be someone who has a strong accounting and
    finance acumen, has the ability to lead teams, and able to define
    processes and ensure controls are abided. Additionally you must be
    someone who cares about others, reliable, trustworthy, takes initiative,
    calm under pressure, and have great communication skills – verbal,
    non-verbal, and written.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Designing, implementing, and communicating all processes and controls relating to Paga operations for the finance function
  • Coordinate seamless accounting processes with the IT/engineering team
  • Ensuring the correct reconciliation of all accounts
  • Ensuring the right “climate” within your team – this includes
    championing the consistent measurement of how it feels to work in your
    team and working with team members to address any issues.
  • People development – You will be responsible for taking the lead in
    sourcing and providing team members with relevant training for their
  • Maintaining an excellent working relationship with our partner banks
  • Ensuring the smooth running of Paga operations within the finance department
  • Leading a team to execute on the day to day functions
  • Ensuring team members abide by agreed controls for all processes

Key Competencies:

  • Strong accounting acumen
  • Empathy
  • Judgement and decision-making ability
  • Communication skills – verbal, non-verbal and written
  • Attention to detail
  • Initiative and curiosity
  • Multi-task and manage competing priorities

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • 7+ years of relevant accounting/finance experience with 3+ years of
    direct supervision or management of an accounting/finance team or
  • Experience working with Banks or companies with significant transaction volumes
  • Experience setting up back-end accounting processes and systems for large volume of transactions
  • Bachelor’s degree with a first class or 3.5 (and above) GPA a strong plus
  • Must have completed the mandatory NYSC.
  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) or equivalent
  • Working knowledge of IFRS standards
  • Strong with Excel and data analysis
  • Strong written and presentation skills a plus 

Job Title: Finance Systems & Forensic Accountant



  • 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.
  • 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 IT/Engineering team.
  • The ideal candidate will work to ensure alignment between all
    finance reporting, identifying any data set anomalies and address any
    underlying financial system reporting processes deficiencies.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Finance Manager, Paga Finance Operations to
    review of financial and accounting requirements on new business
    products, set up the accounting design and required reports applicable
    to the operating systems as well as data feeding into corporate
    accounting systems.
  • Hold regular update meetings with the finance operations team and
    train staff on new/upgraded processes on the systems accounting
  • 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
    are properly utilized
  • Continuously monitor and manage improvement of financial features and reports.
  • Keep abreast of regulatory updates and ensure compliance
  • Other ad-hoc tasks as assigned by management.
  • Conduct daily reconciliations of collection or pool bank accounts to
    Paga’s financial records, and perform ad-hoc and regular forensic
    accounting exercises on Paga’s financials
  • 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 to support system expansion and changes; testing
    and post implementation reviews
  • Liaise with Operations Support team on systems bugs or anomalies reported by the finance team

Knowledge and Skills Requirements

  • Demonstrate good combined knowledge of accounting and finance practices, and information technology.
  • Must be able to work under pressure, deliver work in accordance with
    agreed timelines and respond effectively to requests for financial
    information/reports by other stakeholders including the finance
    department, marketing team and the business leaders
  • Must be able to multi-task and manage competing priorities
  • Self-driven, hardworking, proactive thinker and problem solver
  • Ability to communicate complex issues logically with both finance and non-finance stakeholders.
  • Must be able to apply forensic attention to detail including the
    reconciliation of financial/accounting records and bank statements
  • Must possess intermediate to advanced Excel skills

Qualifications and Experience

  • 4 – 6 years in Auditing, Forensic Accounting, Financial Information
    Technology, System Data Analysis, Quality Assurance, OR similar role in a
    reputable and structured business environment
  • 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.
  • Certification or relevant work experience with Information Systems Auditing.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s and cover letters to: Email subject should be ‘Finance Systems/Forensic Accountant Role’

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