Senior Financial Analyst at Klasha

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Klasha makes it easy for African consumers to shop online. We build technology that allows African consumers to easily access the goods they want on the continent. We enable payments online in local African currencies and can handle the last-mile logistics for our retail partners too. Statistically, Africa is the future, so we believe consumers on the continent should have the same frictionless access to the global e-commerce economy as consumers in the West.

Klasha was founded in Lagos, Nigeria in 2018 and is backed by Techstars, Ginco Investments and a group of notable angel investors. Klasha is run by 20-somethings from five nationalities that speak six different languages between them. Klasha has offices in Johannesburg, South Africa and Lagos, Nigeria.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Financial Analyst

Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Job Type: Full-time

About the Job

  • You will be responsible for financial planning, analysis and projection for Klasha. You will spend your day analyzing huge amounts of financial data and preparing various accounting and financial reports based on this data and your research-backed opinions. To excel in this role you need proven knowledge of various financial forecasting and corporate finance models.
  • The ideal candidate will be involved with preparing financial reports and statements, bank reconciliations, and conducting cyclical audits. Moreover, the candidate must have strong interpersonal skills and possess strong business acumen.
  • Klasha is looking for a senior financial analyst and accountant to manage all financial transactions, from fixed payments and variable expenses to bank deposits and budgets. You will be responsible for auditing financial documents and procedures, reconciling bank statements and calculating tax payments and returns.
  • To be successful in this role, you should have previous experience with bookkeeping and working in a fast-paced startup environment. Ultimately, you will provide us with accurate quantitative information on financial position, liquidity and cash flows of our business, while ensuring we’re compliant with all tax regulations.

Responsibilities

  • Manage all accounting transactions
  • Prepare budget forecasts
  • Preparing reports and projections based on this analysis
  • Evaluating current capital expenditures and depreciation
  • Exploring investment opportunities
  • Establishing and evaluating profit plans
  • Identifying trends in financial performance and providing recommendations for improvement
  • Coordinating with other members of the finance team to review financial information and forecasts
  • Publish financial statements in time
  • Handle monthly, quarterly and annual closings
  • Reconcile accounts payable and receivable
  • Ensure timely bank payments
  • Compute taxes and prepare tax returns
  • Manage balance sheets and profit/loss statements
  • Report on the company’s financial health and liquidity
  • Audit financial transactions and documents
  • Analyzing current and past financial data and performance
  • Providing financial models and forecasting
  • Reinforce financial data confidentiality and conduct database backups when necessary
  • Comply with financial policies and regulations
  • Create ad-hoc reports for various business needs
  • Prepare tax documents
  • Compile and analyze financial statements
  • Manage budgeting and forecasting

Requirements

  • BSc in Accounting, Finance or relevant degree
  • Additional certification (CPA or CMA) is a plus
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Work experience as an Accountant
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting regulations and procedures, including the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Hands-on experience with accounting software like FreshBooks and QuickBooks
  • Advanced MS Excel skills including Vlookups and pivot tables
  • Experience with general ledger functions
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field
  • Ability to interpret and analyze financial statements and periodicals
  • Strong attention to detail and good analytical skills

Benefits
The Fun Stuff:

  • You’ll be working with a young, growing team based in Lagos, Nigeria that is millennial and Gen Z-driven
  • Fast and expanding career progression
  • Competitive salary
  • Cool company perks
  • Flexible working conditions

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

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