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Senior Finance Manager at Carbon

Lagos

Company Info

Large organization

Carbon is a pan-African digital bank with a mission to provide friction-free finance to its customers. Carbon promises to play a fundamental role in its customers’ lives wherever they are, with flexible solutions. We pride ourselves on our efficiency and with just $10mm of equity raised in 2015, we have disbursed over $100m in loans and earned more than $30mm in revenue over the last 2 years. Carbon has operations in Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria, supported by a talented team spread between Lagos, Nairobi, London, Argentina, and Palo Alto so we operate with a remote-first mindset.

101 to 150 Employees

Carbon is a pan-African digital bank with a mission to provide friction-free finance to its customers. Carbon promises to play a fundamental role in its customers’ lives wherever they are, with flexible solutions. We pride ourselves on our efficiency and with just $10mm of equity raised in 2015, we have disbursed over $100m in loans and earned more than $30mm in revenue over the last 2 years. Carbon has operations in Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria, supported by a talented team spread between Lagos, Nairobi, London, Argentina, and Palo Alto so we operate with a remote-first mindset.

Title: Senior Finance Manager

Location: Lagos

Employment Type: Full Time

Department: Finance

About the Role

  • We are seeking a motivated, experienced, and highly skilled individual who will have primary responsibility for carrying out regulatory financial reporting and accounting activities for Carbon.
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation, management, and running of the financial activities of the company.

Responsibilities

  • Manage key stakeholder relationships including Central Bank, Auditors, respective Tax authorities as well as Bank and Deposit entities
  • Oversee the annual audit exercise and liaise with external auditors as necessary
  • Coordinate the external tax consultants for the tax filings and ensure compliance with accounting, tax, and other statutory requirements.
  • Accurately prepare and deliver monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports and Board finance packages passionately and promptly.
  • Financial Analysis; Leading financial analysis to assist management with the profitability of Income streams and highlighting the potential for cost efficiencies.
  • Establish accurate forecasting processes that enable the formulation of informed strategies and direction by management. Liaising with relevant stakeholders such as the board in creating financial plans & strategies that support the overall business objectives.
  • Lead project for process improvement and automation of manual processes in the finance department using no-code tools
  • Scenario planning and forecasting involving the use of data to advise management on areas such as unit economics, product development, market expansion, and M&A activities.
  • Liquidity and Cash Flow management and development of cash budgets that predict company runway and Cash Flow position.
  • Improve Carbon’s internal policies and oversee the design of internal controls and processes, identifying and assessing areas of significant business risk.

Requirements

  • Passion and drive to disrupt the consumer lending industry for the better
  • 7+ years of work experience in a Managerial position in a similar industry (Microfinance Bank), preferably a Central Bank regulated entity
  • Strong understanding of the CBN regulatory environment and microfinance banking practices including experience dealing with banks, regulators, auditors, tax authorities, and investors
  • Proficient in financial analysis and modeling, with advanced Excel skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of financial reporting tools, such as QuickBooks and Excel, and other Ms. Office tools
  • The ability to think creatively and critically and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, and often ambiguous work environment
  • Tech-savvy mindset, with experience implementing financial automation and ERP systems.
  • Experience in SQL and Tableau is an added advantage
  • Willingness and drive to challenge the status quo
  • B.A / MBA in Accounting / Finance or relevant field; Chartered Accountant. CPA / CFA qualification is a plus

Benefits

  • A great and upbeat work environment populated by a multinational team.
  • Potential to work in different geographies.
  • Health Insurance.
  • Life Insurance
  • Career development & Growth.
  • Offer a hybrid working option.

Deadline: Not Specified.

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

Recruitment process

  • Call with the People team
  • Case Study (Assessment)
  • Interview.
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