Finance Analyst - Bridgegap Careers

Finance Analyst

Full Time
  • Post Date: May 24, 2019
  • Offered Salary Competitive Remuneration
  • Career Level Officer
  • Experience 2 Years
  • Gender Both
  • Industry ICT
  • Qualification Bachelor Degree
Job Description

Paystack is a technology company solving payments problems for ambitious businesses. Paystack’s mission is to help merchants in Africa get paid by anyone, anywhere in the world. Over 9,000 of some of the best businesses in Nigeria use Paystack’s modern payments gateway, including MTN, Taxify, Domino’s Pizza, Smile Communications, Opera, God is Good Motors, Axa Mansard Insurance, and many others.

About the Finance Analyst Role

As the Finance Analyst at Paystack, you’ll be responsible for daily reconciliation of transactions processed on Paystack, managing merchant receivables, and validation of bank statements and balances.

Other responsibilities include monthly accounting entries for P&L, balance sheet, and cash flows. 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 policies and compliance requirements.

We’ve pioneered a new era of simple, powerful technology tools for businesses in Africa, and as we prepare for a period of accelerated growth, we’re looking to you as our second ever finance hire to help build a solid foundation upon which we can support some of the continent’s best-performing businesses.

And you’ll do all this while working extremely closely 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.

This is a full-time role is based in Paystack’s headquarters in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria and you’ll report directly to the Finance Lead.

What You’ll Be Doing

As the Finance Analyst at Paystack, you will:

Oversee cash management/reconciliation, financial reporting and balance sheet management.

Ensure that policies and procedures(internal controls) are in place to provide reasonable assurance that the company assets are protected.

Ensure that company financial records, under responsibility, are maintained in compliance with company policies.

Review monthly/quarterly account reconciliations and other documents to ensure compliance.

Establish accounting operational strategies by working with engineering team, identifying requirement gaps, automating processes, and implementing updates to internal tools.

Coordinate work relating to both internal and external audits in the periodic review of the company financial records.

Monitor and reconcile receivables accounts

Monitor all outstanding balances and engage processors for collections

What it takes to succeed at this role


Have accounting experience within a multinational business

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 Sage One or Xero Accounting

Have experience with SQL