Head of Finance

January 25, 2022

Job Description

Branch International

Branch delivers world-class financial services to the mobile generation. With offices in the United States, Nigeria, Kenya, and India, Branch is a for-profit socially conscious company that uses the power of data science to reduce the cost of delivering financial services in emerging markets. We believe that everyone, everywhere deserves fair financial access. The rapid spread of smartphones presents an opportunity for the world’s emerging middle class to access banking options and achieve financial flexibility.
We are recruiting to fill the position of:
Job Title: Head of Finance
Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full Time
Level: Experienced
Job Overview

Branch launched in Nigeria in 2017 and has seen rapid adoption and growth. As part of this team, you will work closely with our global finance team (distributed across three continents) to strengthen the capabilities of our finance and accounting function for Branch. 
This role will report to the International Controller and the Nigeria Managing Director.

Here Are Some Things You’ll Do

Manage the budgeting process and general long-term financial planning while working with stakeholders across different departments including the Global Head of FP&A.
Coordinate the financial reporting process, with periodic variance analysis to ensure timely and accurate production of financial results.
Co-lead fundraising activities which will involve (but is not limited to) attending roadshows and managing investor engagements
Liaise with external Auditors for annual financial audits and preparation of statutory financial statements.
Oversee the finance team by ensuring their alignment with assigned roles and responsibilities, and establishing accountability via coaching/mentoring. 
Support the Compliance team  and other departments  to ensure conformity with regulatory requirements
Ensure all statutory tax provisions and deductions (PAYE/VAT/WHT/Corporate tax) are reconciled and filed in a timely manner.
Build relationships with existing and prospective bank partners to optimize processing costs and other related services.
Periodically review existing finance team tools and processes to ensure team efficiency.

About You

Bachelor's Degree or higher in Finance or related discipline
Professional finance certification e.g. ACCA, ICAN, CFA
6+ years of relevant experience in an accounting or finance position in a financial services organization, FinTech, or regulated company environment, with at least 2 of those in a management role.
Knowledge of relevant IFRS accounting standards
Detail-oriented, analytical with a strategic mindset
Knowledge of the Nigerian investment management landscape
Experience working with a  recognized ERP system; Netsuite by Oracle preferred.
Highly entrepreneurial and a great collaborator. You know that startups are a team sport. You listen to others, speak your mind, and ask the right questions.

Benefits of Joining 

Mission-driven, fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment
Competitive salary and equity package
A collaborative and flat company culture
Fully-paid Premium Plan medical coverage
Generous vacation policy
Generous child bonding leave policy
Pension Benefit and Life Insurance
Discretionary trips to our offices across the globe, with global travel medical insurance (when it’s safe to travel!)
Flexible working hours 
Weekly team meals and social events (virtual for now!).

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

To apply for this job please visit branchinternational.applytojob.com.

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