Senior Accountant

January 12, 2023

Job Description

  • Lagos

FairMoney Nigeria

FairMoney is building the leading mobile bank for emerging markets. We started with a digital microcredit application on Android, and currently roll out additional financial services (current account, savings, debit card) while expanding the product to Western Africa and South-East Asia.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Accountant
Location: Ikeja, Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time
Job Description
As a Senior Accountant for the lending business of Fairmoney, you will be responsible for mainly, but not limited to:

Make recommendations based on analysis and status of reserves, assets, and expenditures.
Assist with financial and tax audits.
Document and monitor internal controls in support of the auditing team.
Coordinate more complex accounting projects and initiatives with other members of the accounting and finance team or with other departments.
Analyze complex financial reports and records.
Train and mentor junior staff.
Perform variance analyses and prepare account reconciliations.
Prepare financial reports.
Perform account reconciliations.
Maintain the general ledger, prepare tax returns, assist with audit preparations, and perform other accounting duties as assigned.
Liaise with the company’s Chief Financial Officer/Head of Finance on how to improve financial procedures where necessary.


B.Sc Degree in Accounting, Finance, or relevant with a minimum of five (5) years of accounting experience in audit firms or firms in the financial service industry.
A qualified accountant (ACCA, ICAN).
Good analytical skills, high level of accuracy, and attention to detail.
Demonstrate a strong understanding of Nigerian Tax laws.
Strong knowledge of the concept of accruals/prepayments.
Strong Knowledge of the International Financial Reporting Standard(IFRS), and an understanding of double entries.
Have advanced Microsoft Excel Skills including Vlookups and pivot tables.
Be an effective team player with a positive attitude.
A track record of constantly looking for ways to do things better.
Have good analytical and numerical skills.
Need for enthusiasm and interest in the role i.e. accounting, reporting, and cost control.
Ability to work without supervision and to tight deadlines.


Private Health Insurance
Pension Plan
Paid Time Off
Work From Home
Training & Development.

Application Closing Date
25th January, 2023.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
Recruitment Process

A screening interview with one of the members of the Talent Acquisition team for 30 minutes.
Technical interview with the Hiring Manager for 45 minutes.
Assignment (takeaway) to be done at home.
Interview with the relevant stakeholders for 45 minutes.

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