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Finance Contoller, Central & Southern Africa

  • Location: Republic of South Africa
  • Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 10 days ago

  • Sector: Accountancy & Finance
  • Contact: Ellie Heanue
  • Contact Email:
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 10 February 2022
  • Job Ref: JO0000010300_1641914521

Financial Controller, Central & Southern Africa - Fintech 'Unicorn' Start-up - Fully remote - Life changing pre-IPO equity!

An exclusive Finance Manager role for one of the fastest growing Fintech's in the world!

Founded in 2018 in San Francisco, the business already has operations in 80 countries (with plans to expand even further this year) and has 200X in valuation this year alone, with 40% monthly revenue growth and reaching 'Unicorn' status in only 3 years with a valuation of $5.5Bn!

Due to this growth they need to establish a solid Finance function for the African business - and this is why they need you onboard!

As a fully remote working company you can work from anywhere in the world - and this has allowed them to hire the best talent across the Globe. You will also have the opportunity to grow and hire a team.

The business has plans to IPO very soon - and with a generous equity package on offer - there is an opportunity to earn a life changing amount of money as you join the company as one of the first 400 people onboard.

Key responsibilities:

  • You will report directly into, and present numbers, to the Group CFO
  • Help to set up finance in-house, overseeing the month-end, quarter-end and year-end processes
  • Lead on all management and financial reporting for the country
  • Hiring, training and managing a small Finance team to support the company growth
  • Oversight of tax reports and payroll accounting
  • Responsible for Central, West and South Africa accounting

Skills needed to be successful in this role:

  • Must have International / Central and Southern Africa finance experience
  • Must be a fully qualified accountant
  • At least 4 years of accounting or finance experience, with full month-end and year-end accounting knowledge
  • Strong knowledge and experience with local GAAP (any other country GAAP a bonus)
  • Adaptable personality able to flourish in a hyper-growth dynamic start-up environment
  • Fluent English speaker
  • Strong excel skills


  • Salary: 85-95k South African Rand
  • A life-changing pre-IPO equity package
  • Work from wherever you want; an office, your house or the beach!
  • All the latest tech you need to work efficiently from anywhere in the world
  • All-expenses paid international company off-sites
  • Learning and development budget
  • Have your birthday on us
  • The option of getting paid in digital currency if desired