BitPesa – Financial Controller

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BitPesa is seeking a controller with experienced in multicurrency, multi-entity accounting. The ideal candidate will have with 6-8 years of experience in a multinational company, or a fast growing startup.

The candidate will be responsible for month end accounts for nine entities, in eight countries, and 10 currencies. The responsibilities also include monthly VAT reporting, accounts payable/receivable, payment approval, cash flow monitoring, payroll and ad hoc projects. You will support the finance and trading teams which are based in Kenya and Nigeria, This is an exciting opportunity to help Africa’s leading digital currency startup build a brand in East and West Africa. Move with BitPesa, Move with Africa

Key Responsibilities:

Post monthly entries in accounting software
Prepare month end accounts for all entities including balance sheet and P&L
Assist in the consolidation of accounts
Produce invoices for intercompany payments
Calculate interest for intercompany loans
Work with tax advisors to prepare VAT invoices and reports for monthly reporting
Assist with monthly transaction reconciliation, volume, and margin calculation

Approve treasury payments for intercompany transfers
Approve invoice payments
Monitor and check bank accounts for customer deposits

Assist with month payroll for five offices
Maintain accounts payable and receivable records
Maintain all invoices
Assist with audit inquires

Any other duty as assigned by the Head of Finance, or Finance Manager

University degree from top school
Advance MS Excel skills
Good interpersonal and communication skills
Extensive knowledge of accounting standards
Experience in multicurrency, multi-entity BS consolidation
Understanding of foreign exchange
Fluent in English and French
Desire to work at a growing startup (30 people)
Comfortable working remotely and without direct supervision
Self-starter and independent
Ability to perform under pressure in a fast past environment

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