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Latest Vacancies at Aza Finance, 30th January, 2020

Aza Finance (Formerly Known as Bipesa) is an established provider of currency trading solutions which accelerate global access to frontier markets through an innovative infrastructure.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Head of Finance

Location: Lagos
Job Type: Full-time

Job Summary

  • The Head of Finance performs all aspects of financial management, management and regulatory financial reporting, budget and forecasts preparation, researching accounting policies, issued and effective IFRS for AZA entities, in different jurisdictions and in multi-currencies.
  • He/she will ensure the availability of all financial information required to support management and other stakeholders in strategic decision-making.
  • The responsibilities also include ensuring monthly & annual tax and statutory reports are submitted in time, manage external audits exercise, and ad hoc projects. The role will also support business partnering and development initiatives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain complete books of records for the parent and subsidiaries entities reviewing all bookings and journals passed in the accounting software.
  • Oversee Senior Finance Associates in bookkeeping and accounting functions relating to client transaction, treasury trades across entities in multi-currencies.
  • Responsible for general ledger management, balance sheet account reconciliations and accounting controls for posting to the accounting software across entities.
  • Provide oversight on treasury and bank statement reconciliation, reconciliation approval in multiple currencies across different countries of operations.
  • Provide oversight on month end work plan, coordination, timeline management and finance/accounting concerns.
  • Oversee the preparation of month end PnL, balance sheet and cashflow statement, translations and consolidation.
  • Review and oversee the Inter-company/ related parties’ transactions, loans, interest expenses and reconciliation in line with the group operations guidelines.
  • Provide leadership to Senior Finance Associate on volume and margin reporting, client settlement liability reconciliation, fixed asset management, depreciation, amortization, accrual and prepayment accounting.
  • Experience in developing, researching, interpretation, updating implementation of accounting policies, standard operating procedures and IFRS standards issued and effective as may affect the accounting finance operations.
  • Support the team in finance process automation, cost benefit analysis, accounting ratios preparation and interpretation.
  • Oversee and manage the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual budget reports, budget vs actual report preparations and variance analysis.
  • Financial planning & analysis duties and commentaries as needed.
  • Ensure the accuracy of regulatory budget reports and forecast.
  • Monitor regulated entity capital requirements and balance sheet ratios.
  • Value Added Tax, Withholding Tax, Company Income and all relevant taxes accounting and management.
  • Championing tax audit and administration across entities in different jurisdiction.
  • Ensuring compliance with tax and other statutory requirements in the countries we are incorporated.
  • Liaising with tax consultant and regulators for tax queries resolution.
  • Transfer pricing policy implementation.
  • Manage and oversee individual external audit exercise.
  • Work with Senior Financial Associates on delivering audit work plan and execution.
  • Group consolidated audit.
  • Any other duty as assigned by the Chief Operating Officer.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or related field from a well-recognised university.
  • CPA or ACCA qualification.
  • 7 to 9 years’ experience within finance/ corporate finance in a global environment.
  • Experience working in a start-up in the Fintech industry.
  • Strong background in financial management systems with a thorough understanding of financial regulations.
  • Experience working for fast-growth, rapidly-scaling companies.
  • Strong prioritization and time management skills.
  • Flexible and results oriented.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Autonomous and works with minimal supervision.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Casual work environment
  • Great work-life balance
  • We value autonomy
  • Environmental-friendly (we try to use as less paper as possible!)
  • Opportunity for growth for all our employees
  • …and more!

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Assistant Manager, Treasury Operations

Location: Lagos
Job Type: Full-time

Job Summary

  • In this role, you will be responsible for executing & monitoring all treasury operations and customer transactions in our bank accounts and other partners platform. You will work closely with treasury team to ensure all transactions are well settled and proper record keeping.
  • As the Assistant manager, you will manage Aza’s treasury operations team creating thought leadership and enhance efficiency in the department. Also, you will manage our partnership through direct and indirect relationships in day-today operations.
  • You’ll work closely with various stakeholders within the company including Traders, Infrastructure, Account Management and Finance.

Responsibilities

  • Approve customer payments in various portals (BP website, bank platforms, payment processors).
  • Work with the traders and account management team to process closed deals.
  • Monitor MTO transactions and ensure proper reconciliations and feedback for queries raised.
  • Provide support to customer support by ensuring quick feedback on quires raised.
  • Follow up on customer inquiries regarding payment issues.
  • Ensure timely reconciliations of all the accounts across all our bank partnerships and support accounting team with any reconciliation research/work closely with the accounting department to resolve reconciliation issues.
  • Manage reports preparations as per regulatory requests/ Provide transaction documentation to our bank partners.
  • Ensure payments requests and treasury processes are executed according to policies & procedures.
  • Identify treasury operations risks and propose and implement controls.
  • Any other duty as assigned by the Line Manager.

Requirements

  • 5 years of experience in Treasury operations
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Fluent in English. French and Spanish will be added advantage
  • Solid MS Excel skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Detail oriented and analytical
  • Basic understanding of accounting principals
  • Ability to perform at a high level in a fast environment

Benefits

  • Competitive salary.
  • Global / regional network / exposure in FinTech / Blockchain industry.
  • One of the hottest, fastest scaling startups in Africa.
  • Casual work environment.
  • Great work-life balance.
  • We value autonomy.
  • Opportunity for growth for all our employees.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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