Job Vacancy: Senior Accountant, Nigeria

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Job Vacancy: Job title: Senior Accountant, Nigeria

Job description: Branch Overview

Imagine a world where every person has improved access to financial services. People could start new businesses, pay for their children’s education, cover their emergency medical bills – the possibilities to improve life are endless.

Branch is a global technology company revolutionizing financial access for millions of underserved banking customers today across Africa and India. By leveraging the rapid adoption of smartphones, machine learning and other technology, Branch is pioneering new ways to improve access and value for those overlooked by banks. From instant loans to market-leading investment yields, Branch offers a variety of products that help our customers be financially empowered.

Branch’s mission-driven team is led by the co-founders of and one of the earliest product leaders of PayPal. Branch has raised over $100 million from leading Silicon Valley investors, including Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) and Visa.

With over 32 million downloads, Branch is one of the most popular finance apps in the world.


About the role

The Senior Accountant will work with the Head of Finance for Nigeria. This will be a permanent role that will involve accounting, reporting as well as ensuring adherence to internal controls and statutory compliance. The Senior Accountant should also be someone with an interest in FP&A who is willing to learn how to work with growth models, analyse financial statements, forecast and budget.

Here are some things you’ll do

  • Perform accounting functions including, but not limited to, verifying, allocating, posting, and reconciling transactions with a good understanding of GAAP and IFRS accounting standards.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports with accompanying schedules, verify accuracy of all statements and maintain the integrity of balance sheet balances and inflow/outflow systems.
  • Maintain all general ledgers and related accounts with proper documentation and records of all transactions; review of entries to the general ledger to assure accuracy and compliance with the company’s and established accounting principles.
  • Assist with setting up accounting books and procedures for new countries as the business expands.
  • Ensure statutory reports such as CBN related reports and other regulatory reports are prepared and filed in time.
  • Coordinate annual external audits and prepare assigned schedules for the annual & interim audits.

Minimum Requirements

  • A finance-related degree, with ICAN/ACCA as an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 5 years accounting experience, preferably working in the financial service industry
  • Self-motivated, results focused and creative
  • Accurate with precise attention to detail

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience working with accounting software (Netsuite, QuickBooks, Oracle)
  • Advanced proficiency in the use of Microsoft Excel. Knowledge of tools like SQL and Power BI is an advantage.
  • Methodical approach and problem-solving skills
  • Able to work with tight deadlines and in a startup environment

Benefits of Joining

  • Work in a mission-driven, global, fast-paced, and entrepreneurial environment
  • Competitive salary and equity package
  • A collaborative and flat company culture
  • Remote first, with the option to work in-person occasionally
  • Fully paid life and health insurance benefit with Axa Mansard (Platinum plan)
  • Work-life balance is not a myth, we offer a generous paid leave policy comprising; 28 days of paid vacation days, 30 days of sick leave, bereavement leave
  • Fully paid parental leave – 6 months maternity and 3 months paternity leave
  • Pension Benefit
  • Monthly WFH stipend alongside a one-time home office set-up budget
  • We believe learning should never stop and so we provide a $500 stipend annually towards learning and development irrespective of role, title or tenure
  • Discretionary trips to our offices across the globe, with global travel medical insurance
  • Team meals and social events (Hybrid for now)
  • Flexible working hours\
  • Opportunity to work and interact with a global team

We’re looking for more than just qualifications — so if you’re unsure that you meet the criteria, please do not hesitate to apply!

Branch International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The company does not and will not discriminate in employment on any basis prohibited by applicable law.

Location: Nigeria

Job date: Thu, 25 May 2023 05:16:34 GMT

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