Waza is a B2B payments platform that enables emerging-market firms to effortlessly make worldwide payments. We are a YCombinator-backed firm with $3 million in venture capital that is expanding at a rate of roughly 30% per month. We are committed to addressing inefficient payment systems and Foreign Exchange supply in emerging nations, which may be a substantial impediment to corporate and economic progress. Waza is now available in Nigeria and Ghana, with plans to expand into more areas in the coming months. We are a small group of highly driven individuals made up of past founders, 10x engineers, business and legal experts that are working to make global B2B payments simple and accessible. Title: Finance Controller Location: Lagos Employment Type: Full-time Department: Finance The role \tWe are looking for a Financial Controller to join our fast-growing team. The Financial Controller will be responsible for managing all financial aspects of the company, including accounting, management reporting, financial planning, and risk management, to ensure the company's financial health and compliance. \tYou will play a pivotal role in managing our financial operations and strategy. \tYour expertise in the Fintech Industry, FX, Crypto and Cross-border payments will be crucial in steering our financial stability, driving informed decision-making and working closely with our Treasury and Sales team to contribute to the company's growth by providing accurate financial insights and driving process improvements We are excited to get to know you if you can \tOversee day-to-day financial operations, including accounting, invoicing, payables, and receivables, ensuring accuracy, timeliness, and adherence to financial best practices. You are able to record and manage daily financial transactions using accounting software like Quickbooks, etc \tPrepare and present regular financial reports, highlighting key performance indicators, financial trends, and insights to support strategic decision-making. \tAssist with audits and the preparation of year-end financial statements for internal and external use. \tEnsure compliance with relevant accounting standards, tax regulations, and other financial requirements \tDevelop and maintain budgets, financial forecasts, and performance metrics in collaboration with cross-functional teams - while ensuring that financial projections align with business objectives. You might be an excellent fit if you have \tA Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field. Professional certification (e.g., CPA, CMA) is a plus \t3+ years of progressive experience in financial management, with a track record of success in startups, fintech, payments, or other high-growth technology sectors \tStrong understanding of accounting principles, financial analysis, and reporting. Experience with financial modeling, budgeting, and forecasting. \tAn entrepreneurial-mind with a knack for solving problems and establishing processes. \tA proven track record of meeting and exceeding performance expectations . \tProficiency in accounting software (e.g., Quickbooks, Xero) and excellent attention to detail and accuracy \tStrong understanding of the financial industry, with an emphasis on fintech products and services. \tExcellent communication and interpersonal abilities, with experience in presenting financial data to non-financial stakeholders \tAdaptability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic startup environment. Prior experience in the fintech industry or emerging markets is a plus. What your typical day looks like: \tTaking record of previous and current day's financial transactions, ensuring accuracy and proper categorization. \tPreparing a concise summary of the company's financial position, including cash balance, outstanding receivables, and payables. \tAnalyze financial trends and key performance indicators (KPIs) to identify potential areas for improvement or concerns. \tAssess current financial processes and controls, identifying opportunities for streamlining and enhancing efficiency. \tCollaborate with Treasury, Sales, and the leadership team to discuss ongoing initiatives, such as optimizing working capital or evaluating potential expansion into new markets. Why Waza \tCompetitive compensation package \tModern work tools and accessories \t13th month bonus \tComprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance \tFlexible work schedules (Hybrid work arrangement) \tLunch at the office (on in-person work days) \tOpportunities for professional development and growth within a rapidly expanding company. \tCollaborative and innovative work environment. Deadline: Not Specified. How to Apply: Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here to apply online Note \tWe value our hiring process as it helps us identify the best candidates and ensures a strong alignment between the chosen candidate and Waza's mission. We look forward to getting to know you better and potentially welcoming you to our team. \tWaza is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Our Hiring Process: \tInitial Interview: The first step is a 30-minute chat with our HR Manager, during which we will get to know each other better. Your basic qualifications, compatibility for the role, and, more importantly, your cultural fit will be assessed. You'll have the opportunity to learn more about our team, the company, and the role you're applying for. Feel free to ask any questions you may have at this stage. \tTechnical Assessment: If the initial interview goes well, we will provide you with a technical take-home or co-working project. This project will help us assess your skills and how well they align with the position. You will be required to present your solution/answers to the project to the hiring manager and go through questions if any. \tFunctional expertise: If both you and the hiring manager are excited about moving forward, you’ll move to this stage of the process, which will assess your theoretical and practical skillsets, approach to problem-solving, articulation and subject-matter expertise. \tFinal Interview: If successful at the functional expertise screening, we will arrange for you to have a final interview with our CEO, Maxwell Obi. This interview will serve as an opportunity for you to gain more insight into our company's vision while allowing the CEO to assess how your mission and vision fit within the organization. \tOffer: If the final interview is successful, our HR manager will extend an offer and guide you through the signing process. \tOnce the offer is accepted, our Administration team will coordinate your onboarding and induction, ensuring a smooth transition before your first day at Waza.