Finance Manager

21 May, 2024
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Job Description

Our Client’s is the market leading banking as a service platform, enabling real-time access to funds at the lowest possible operating cost. Integrating into a platform enables their partners to offer loans, savings and a wide range of financial choices to a new group of customers.

Our Client is active in seven markets including Ghana, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Côte d’Ivoire and South Africa. Market expansion plans are underway for Nigeria, Cameroon and Benin. Their operational and tech hubs are in Cape Town, Nairobi, Porto and London.

As the Finance Manager-Ghana, you will be accountable for supporting financial decision-making information by contributing to financial business processes of collecting, analysing, investigating and reporting financial data in your respective entity. You will be based in Ghana and will report to the Group Finance Manager.

You will

  • Manage stakeholder relationships including the Bank of Ghana, Local auditors, Tax consultants and other regulators
  • Prepare of compliance reports as required by the regulator, Bank of Ghana
  • Ensure timely review, submission, and payment of statutory returns.
  • Work with the CEO and Board in strategic implementation plan development and monitoring
  • Work with Group Finance manager and global finance team on cross-entity control and reporting initiatives
  • Interact cross functionally by providing financial, regulatory & prudential consultative support to initiatives, as well as, manage stakeholder relationships with other in-country regulatory authorities
  • Ensure financial records and systems are maintained in accordance with the Companies Act requirements, the Banking and Financial Services Act requirements, and International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Research new IFRS and apply to annual financial statements where applicable
  • Complete the annual statutory financial statements
  • Review and/or preparation of monthly & month-end reporting
  • Coordinate audit activities

You have

  • Full professional Chartered Accounting qualification / certification such as ACCA
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in finance, exposure to working in a banking environment is an added advantage
  • Excellent communication skills, both orally and written; skilled in the art of negotiation
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Experience in regulatory reporting
  • Excellent Excel skills (Power Queries / Pivots)
  • Ability to take initiative and work across diverse teams
  • Experience in accounting standards and good attention to detail
  • Able to work with Pastel accounting package
  • Fluency in English both oral and written (B2-C1); any other language is a strong plus

They Offer

  • An opportunity to collaborate with smart, engaging people in an inspiring work environment.
  • Working for impact
  • Growing and learning continuously, with loads of encouragement and support.
  • Boldly taking risks as we navigate new challenges
  • Flexible work practices enabling your best delivery
  • Being autonomous and empowered to lead
  • “Remote first”condition: working remotely is their default way of working. They have co-working spaces available in Accra for collaboration and connection and for the use of those who value and want to work in an office set up.

Our Client firmly believes that diversity strengthens their teams and are dedicated to fostering an inclusive recruitment process that cultivates an environment where all individuals can be authentic, collaborate, and thrive.

*Note: By submitting your application, you accept that iWIA will conduct pre-employment screening such as reference and screening checks.