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Job Alert: Finance Analyst at Paystack


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    Africa has millions of payments everyday day, but very few happen online. In Nigeria, just about 1% of transactions happen online. There are many barriers businesses have to face to accept payments online and that’s what Paystack is fixing.
    We’re making progress. We’ve simplified the previously difficult customer experience, reduced integration time…


    Finance Analyst

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience 3 years
    • Location Lagos
    • Job Field Finance / Accounting / Audit&nbsp

    About the Finance Analyst Role

    • As a Finance Analyst at Paystack, you’ll be responsible for maintaining and compiling financial reports and statements in compliance with accounting policies and regulatory requirements, managing merchant receivables, maintaining accounts receivable and accounts payable, and validating bank statements and balances. Other responsibilities include monthly accounting entries for the preparation of the P&L, balance sheet, and cash flow statements.
    • And you’ll do all this while wpolicies and compliance requirements.
    • This role is full-time and remote-friendly within +/- 3hrs of West African Standard Time. Paystack can facilitate a work visa orking extremely close with a tight-knit team of creative problem solvers who’ll value you, give you the opportunity to meet high expectations, and who’ll actively create a supportive, nurturing space within which to accelerate your career.
    • You should be well versed in reading and understanding financial statements. You’ll also be responsible for implementing and maintaining a system of internal controls that will ensure that company assets are adequately safeguarded and that all financial reporting is prepared in alignment with all financial permit for a Nigeria-move. You will report to the Financial Reporting Manager.

    What you’ll be doing

    • Month-end, quarter-end and year-end closing
    • Quarterly balance sheet and P&L fluctuation analyses
    • Monthly expense variance analysis
    • Consolidation, inter-company transactions and reconciliations including foreign currency accounting
    • Ensure accuracy of financial statements in accordance with GAAP (IFRS, US GAAP, and OHADA)
    • Balance sheet accounts reconciliations
    • Oracle implementation team member
    • Interface with team members in various departments, including engineering, sales, customer success, and legal
    • Perform daily and weekly revenue recognition and cost optimization exercises
    • Oversee expense management via accounting tools (e.g. Oracle) and ensure proper GL coding and processing of expenses
    • Ensure compliance of internal controls and suggest process improvements as needed
    • Determine, document and implement the Company’s internal audit policies
    • Work with external auditors to perform the annual audits for all our jurisdictions
    • Support overall department goals and objectives
    • Fulfill other ad-hoc finance requests as requested by management

    What it takes to succeed

    • Have a minimum of 3 years of accounting experience within a multinational business or top tier accounting firm, and have a mastery of IFRS accounting standards (US GAAP and OHADA a plus)
    • Have a high level of attention to detail
    • Be analytical and interested in finance
    • Are highly proficient in MS Excel
    • Have fantastic written and spoken communication skills
    • Are able to work collaboratively across departmental functions
    • Have strong knowledge of internal controls and financial reporting
    • Have the appetite to jump headfirst into a fast-moving, fast-growing, mission-driven team that values creativity and output over effort

    While this is NOT strictly required, it would be a plus if you:

    • Have previous experience in the banking, payments, or credit card industry
    • Have experience with Oracle
    • Have experience with SQL


    • Competitive salary
    • Flexible working environment
    • Housing/car assistance
    • Full medical coverage
    • Pension contributions
    • Gym membership
    • Macbook pro
    • Free lunch

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Paystack on to apply

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