BFREE – Over 300 million consumers are over-indebted in emerging markets – we are helping them to B(e)FREE of debt, because it sucks to be in debt. BFREE was founded in 2020 by digital lending executives that were deeply unsatisfied with existing credit collection infrastructure in emerging markets. Backed by leading African Venture Capital funds we are now reinventing credit collection step by step to make the process more efficient, scalable, and user friendly while giving customers back control over their financial health.

Job Position: Finance Associate

Job Location: Lagos

Job Responsibilities

  1. Collating and mailing, faxing and emailing invoices and statements.
  2. Copy, file, collate a/p, payroll.
  3. Completion of tasks finance on month-end close/quarterly-end close checklist.
  4. Update and maintain various spreadsheets.
  5. Liaise with external accountants on various other tasks
  6. Provide support to external auditors
  7. Assist with payroll.
  8. Review of monthly commissions calculations, after its preparation by responsible process owners and discuss/ ensure correction of any errors before payment is processed by finance.
  9. Ensure execution and efficiency in execution of the various tasks outlined on the month-end close checklist.
  10. Remain the main point of contact for the finance matters in Nigeria
  11. Maintain and manage office administrative expenditure together with BFREEs admin.
  12. Maintain, verify and rectify customer balances in accounts receivable records.
  13. Ensure employee expenses are supported with receipts, a valid business expense, within BFREE’s approved reimbursement policy and uploaded timely for reimbursement
  14. Correspond with clients having long overdue and delinquent balances.
  15. Check and verify vendor bills before making payment advice.
  16. Maintain and ensure accuracy of our fixed asset register. Includes follow-up with responsible process owners
  17. Liaise with the local bank when directed
  18. Reconcile bank records with bank statements.
  19. Integrate administrative and finance/accounting functions smoothly.
  20. Other duties as assigned by the Head of Finance.

Job Requirements
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:

  • Bachelor’s in Finance or Accounting.
  • CPA or other related certification, is a plus.
  • Two (2) to four (4) years of related experience and/or training Education and/or Experience
  • Big 4 experience, is a plus

Other Desired Skills, Abilities:

  1. Ability to write detailed information into system and correspondence as necessary
  2. Ability to read, analyze and interpret the client files
  3. Ability to respond effectively and sensitive to clients, showing respect
  4. Ability to understand and calculate payments for collections
  5. Ability to handle sensitive information and maintain high level of confidentiality
  6. Able to work under stress, in a high pace environment, which includes various deadlines
  7. Understanding of basic spreadsheets, Google docs, Local GAAP mandatory
  8. IFRS Principles, Quickbooks and Expensify knowledge, is a plus
  9. Ability to learn and work proprietary software
  10. Willing to work overtime, only as requested by Head of Finance
  11. An entrepreneurial mindset is highly desired!

What We Offer
Working for a fast-growing tech-enabled ethical credit is a rare opportunity, one we consider a lifestyle choice rather than a job choice. Our positions are challenging and expectations are high, but also come with amazing advantages and fulfillment to those who earn them. Here’s what we offer for this position.

  • Competitive Salary
  • Flexible remote work schedule
  • 21 days Annual Leave.
  • We give you the opportunity to solve challenging and meaningful problems that make a difference
  • Ability to work with some of the best minds in the start-up industry through daily interactions
  • And in case you were wondering: no politics, no BS, no suits, and no jerks

Application Deadline
16th February, 2023.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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