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Management Accountant

Nairobi, Kenya
Branch Overview
Branch delivers world-class financial services to the mobile generation. With offices in San Francisco, Lagos, and Nairobi, Branch is a for-profit socially conscious company that uses the power of data science to reduce the cost of delivering financial services in emerging markets. We believe that everyone, everywhere deserves fair financial access.
The rapid spread of smartphones presents an opportunity for the world’s emerging middle class to access banking options and achieve financial flexibility.
Branch’s mission-driven team is led by founder and former CEO of Kiva.org. The company presents a rich opportunity for our team members to drive meaningful growth in rapidly evolving and changing markets.
Most recently, Branch announced its Series B and has garnered more than $100M in funding with investments from leading Silicon Valley firms.
Job Overview
The Management Accountant will work under the Director of Finance. This will be a permanent role that will involve accounting, reporting as well ensuring adherence to internal controls and statutory compliance. The
Management Accountant should also be someone with an interest in FP&A who is willing to learn how to work with growth models, analyse financial statements, forecast and budget.
Responsibilities
The Management Accountant will be required to participate in the preparation of final financial reports and financial reviews. Ensure all the reports are updated and sent out on time.
Accounting Duties
·         Perform cross country accounting functions as assigned including, but not limited to verifying, allocating, posting and reconciling transactions with good understanding of GAAP and IFRS accounting standards
·         Be able to set up accounting books and procedures for new countries
·         Take charge of month end procedures and timelines
·         Assist with testing and receiving final approval for accounting software reports required for management, financial reporting and general ledger reconciliations.
·         Assist with annual external audit. Complete requested materials. Assist in preparing assigned schedules for the annual and interim audit.
Reporting and Analysis
·         Preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports and accompanying schedules, worksheets and narratives, including “Budget vs. Actual” variance reports.
·         Assist with completion of the quarterly and annual regulatory filings; preparation of assigned Quarterly and Annual Statutory Statement pages/schedules.
·         Production of daily, weekly, monthly reconciliations for each country covering Disbursements, Repayments and Net Cash, third party contracts eg Mpesa, Vodafone, Cellulant
·         Assist in the continued development of Budgeting, Financial Forecasting, Operating Plan and Modeling tools
·         Perform Ad-Hoc Reporting and Analysis using the available business intelligence tools
·         Develop financial models and analyses, dashboard reports to support strategic initiatives
·         Analyze complex financial information and reports to provide accurate and timely financial recommendations to management for decision making purposes
·         Supporting Senior Management Team and Departments heads with in-depth analysis
Other
·         Conform with and abide by all regulatory guidance and internal policies & procedures.
·         Document policies, procedures and workflow for assigned areas of responsibility.
·         Contribute to department and organization special projects as assigned.
Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s degree in Finance related areas, CPA/ACCA graduate
·         A minimum of 2 years solid experience working in financial service industry
·         At Least 2 years solid Accounting experience preferably handling more than 2 countries

·         Experience working with accounting softwares e.g. Quickbooks, Pastel, Sage, Oracle
·         Very analytical with expert Excel skills
·         Fluent spoken and written Swahili and English
·         Self-motivated, Creative
·         Super Organized & Results focused
·         Able to work with tight deadlines and in a startup environment
How to Apply
Application closes on the 30/11/2018
Branch International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not and will not discriminate in employment on any basis prohibited by applicable law

Finance Internship

Nairobi, Kenya
Branch Overview
Branch delivers world-class financial services to the mobile generation. With offices in San Francisco, Lagos, and Nairobi, Branch is a for-profit socially conscious company that uses the power of data science to reduce the cost of delivering financial services in emerging markets. We believe that everyone, everywhere deserves fair financial access.
The rapid spread of smartphones presents an opportunity for the world’s emerging middle class to access banking options and achieve financial flexibility.
Branch’s mission-driven team is led by founder and former CEO of Kiva.org. The company presents a rich opportunity for our team members to drive meaningful growth in rapidly evolving and changing markets.
Most recently, Branch announced its Series B and has garnered more than $100M in funding with investments from leading Silicon Valley firms.
The position is a 3 month intensive internship touching on nearly all finance related of business aspects.
Responsibilities
Accounting & Reporting
·         Capture data entry into our accounting system
·         Supporting audit preparation for our entities in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda
·         Bank statement and Mpesa reconciliation
·         Perform balance sheet, bank statements, M-Pesa and Accounts Payable and Receivable reconciliations
·         Manage Finance records
Financial Planning & Analysis
·         Assist with month-end financial reports
·         Work with the finance team on monthly financial forecasting efforts vs actual results
·         Assist in the production of daily, weekly and monthly financial KPIs
·         Assist in weekly analysis of non-performing loans and debt recoveries
·         Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Finance team
Qualifications
·         Recent (or final year) graduate of Finance/Accounting. Full CPA qualification preferred
·         Desire to learn about Fintech
·         Ready to work in a fast paced environment
·         Available immediately for a minimum 3 month period
How to Apply
Application closes on the 30/11/2018
Branch International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not and will not discriminate on any basis prohibited by applicable law.

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