VPD Money is one of Nigeria’s leading digital banking platforms, that provides its users’ lifestyle financial services unifying wallet and digital banking experience in order to bridge the gap between Africa and the global e-commerce market.Role:
The Senior Accountant is an important role within the company. We require a strategic and commercial finance executive with extensive experience in the fintech start-up and scale-up world.
The senior accountant will play a key role in fund raising for growth, investor relations, and business planning.
The Senior Accountant will lead the finance team, creating a financial operating model that is robust, scalable, and designed to support organic and inorganic growth.
They will manage financial planning, forecasting, reporting and budgets globally.
They will also partner closely with the CEO, providing guidance, support and counsel as the business continues to grow.
Financial Strategy: Develop and execute the company's financial strategy aligned with VPD.MONEY's long-term goals and market expansion plans.
Financial Planning and Analysis: Lead the budgeting, forecasting, and financial modelling efforts to ensure accurate financial projections and guide strategic decisions.
Risk Management: Identify and manage financial risks, implement risk mitigation strategies, and ensure compliance with relevant financial regulations in all operating regions.
Capital Management: Oversee capital allocation, fundraising, and financing activities to support business growth and optimize the company's capital structure.
Financial Reporting: Drive timely and accurate financial reporting, both internally and externally, ensuring transparency and accountability to stakeholders.
Investor Relations: Manage relationships with investors and analysts, providing them with insights into the company's financial performance and growth prospects.
Mergers and Acquisitions: Evaluate potential merger and acquisition opportunities, conducting due diligence, and leading negotiations to support the company's growth initiatives.
Treasury and Cash Management: Develop efficient cash management strategies, monitor liquidity, and optimize working capital to support day-to-day operations.
Team Leadership: Build and lead a high-performing finance team, providing mentorship, guidance, and fostering a culture of collaboration and continuous improvement.
Proven track record as a senior financial executive in the Fintech industry, with experience spanning multiple markets.
Strong understanding of Fintech business models, regulatory environments, and industry trends in the regions.
Demonstrated success in developing and implementing financial strategies that support business growth, scalability, and sustainability.
Proficiency in financial analysis, budgeting, forecasting, and financial modelling.
A minimum of 5 years’ experience
Bachelor’s degree in finance, Accounting, Economics, or a related field; MBA or relevant postgraduate degree is highly desirable.
Professional certification such as CFA, CPA, or equivalent is a plus.
Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to interact effectively with cross-functional teams, investors, and external partners.
Strategic mindset with the ability to think creatively and drive innovation within the finance function.
Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, coupled with a high level of attention to detail.
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