Job Vacancy: Group Financial Controller (Fintech)

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Job Vacancy: Job title: Group Financial Controller (Fintech)

Job description: About the job Group Financial Controller (Fintech)Our Client is a licensed and award winning fintech in the crypto/blockchain/payments space.Purpose of role:The Group Financial Controller will lead the Corporate Accounting and Financial Reporting teams (5 direct and indirect reports), driving the month end closing process, including consolidation on Netsuite, to ensure timely financial reporting. Reporting to the VP of Finance, this exciting and challenging position involves extensive collaboration with the Finance team and senior leaders in the business.Job Type: Full Time | RemoteLocation: NigeriaMandatory Requirements

  • Fully professionally qualified CA/ACA/ACCA/ACMA
  • 7+ years relevant post qualified experience (Group Reporting, Controlling)
  • 3+ years experiencing managing teams
  • Strong Oracle Netsuite experience, including Consolidation
  • Experience working in Group or Regional Finance teams
  • Previous experience in FinTech, ideally with exposure to Client Money, Stored Value Facilities or Custodial Services

Person Specifications:

  • Excellent technical accounting skills, able to teach complex concepts to team members
  • Excellent Excel, financial reporting and reconciliation skills, analytical mindset
  • Ability to grasp and navigate complex business problems and apply accounting solutions to them
  • High ownership and performance driven, able to prioritize, multitask and work under pressure in a deadline driven environment
  • Ability to summarize complex concepts clearly and concisely to senior internal and external stakeholders
  • Self starter, confident to ask questions and challenge the status quo
  • Natural leader, supporting team members with their tasks and development be the future senior finance managers of the organization.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Get things done attitude
  • Excellent English communication and presentation skills
  • Agile and able to work in a rapidly evolving work environment and industry
  • Proactive, fast learner, upholding our clients core Values
  • Well-rounded project and people management skills.

Desirable Experience:

  • Previous experience in cryptocurrency
  • Previous startup/growth stage company experience
  • A financial educational background such as a BA Finance, BA Accounting, MBA or relevant degree


  • Lead the Corporate Accounting and Financial Reporting teams 5 direct and indirect reports
  • Lead the Month End closing process, ensuring all finance teams close accurately and on time
  • Consolidating monthly financial results for 40+ entities across 22 countries
  • Manage the timely production of accurate monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports for internal and external stakeholders
  • Ensure financial reports, management reports, financial records and documentation are accurate, up to date and produced on time.
  • Ensure the Corporate Accounting Team performs financial checks on AP invoices are performed so that GL codes, cost centres and amortisation treatments are correctly applied
  • Perform the final reviews of TBs by entity by month, analysing trends, identifying inconsistencies and explaining off-trend movements.
  • Review monthly balance sheet reconciliations to ensure accuracy, identify discrepancies and ensure they are resolved
  • Collaborate with the finance teams to prepare for year-end audits, ensuring all necessary documentation and records are in order.
  • Launch monthly Cost Centre Dashboards and ensure department specialists within the Corporate Accounting Team meet with Cost Centre owners monthly to present historical costs and management information, and find out about upcoming projects and costs.
  • Final review of statutory standalone and consolidated Group financial statements under IFRS and other international accounting standards.
  • Perform analysis and technical accounting research (IFRS and international accounting standards).
  • Ensuring appropriate documentation of accounting treatment of complex and judgemental transactions, including analysis, relevant literature, and conclusion.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory and statutory accounting and reporting requirements
  • Step in to support team members on month-end procedures to ensure monthly closing happens on time.
  • Continuous maintenance and improvement of templates and standard operating procedures
  • Any other tasks and projects assigned by the VP Finance



  • Managing team members, monitoring performance and consistently providing feedback.
  • Responsible for coaching and developing junior members of staff
  • Weekly 1:1 meetings with direct reports and formal quarterly performance reviews
  • Fostering a culture of excellence, knowledge sharing and continuous improvement at all levels within the Finance team

Location: Nigeria

Job date: Wed, 15 May 2024 04:57:44 GMT

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