Vacancy fo A Controller at BitPesa -Kenya,Nigeria

BitPesa was established in November 2013 to offer instant, low-cost international transfers and payments using Bitcoin as a means of settlement. Our first beta product came to market 9 months later in Kenya. Retail customers are sending through remittances for 1/3rd the price of the national average and have complete transparency into where their funds are. SME and Micro SME customers are using the platform to pay and receive salaries from abroad, access real-time payments for supplier shipments, and market their products globally. Our goal is to build a completely transparent, low-cost, instantly interoperable company that does not have a legacy of paperwork or outdated systems, despite presence in frontier markets. We have built partnerships with payment and exchange companies in China, Canada, the US, Europe, India with less than a week of integration work. We have incorporated in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Nigeria and are receiving an MRB Payments Institution License in the UK.
Job Description

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:
Accounting:
• 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
Payments:
• Approve treasury payments for intercompany transfers
• Approve invoice payments
• Monitor and check bank accounts for customer deposits
Misc:
• 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
Requirements:
• 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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