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Accountant Assistant

Wave

Wave

Accounting & Finance
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Posted on Friday, October 6, 2023

Accountant Assistant

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso View all jobs

Our mission

We're making Africa the first cashless continent.

In 2017, over half the population in Sub-Saharan Africa had no bank account. That's for good reason—the fees are too high, the closest branch can be miles away, and nobody takes cards. Without access to financial institutions, people are forced to keep their savings under the mattress. Small business owners rely on lenders who charge extortionate rates. Parents spend hours waiting in line to pay school fees in cash.

We're solving this by building financial services that just work: no account fees, instantly available, and accepted everywhere. In places where electricity, water and roads don't always work, you can still send money with Wave. In November 2017, we launched a mobile app in Senegal for cash deposit, withdrawal, and peer-to-peer and business payments.
In 2019, we expanded to Cote d'Ivoire. Now, we have millions of users and are growing fast.
Our goal is to make Africa the first cashless continent and that's where you come in.....

How you'll help us achieve it

We’re looking for an Accounting Assistant who’s resourceful and excited about getting things done to perform daily accounting tasks supporting the finance and accounting manager in the monthly preparation of Wave Transfer Burkina Faso local statutory, financial statements, and reporting Wave Mobile Money Group. 

In this role, you’ll: 

  • Reconcile invoices and identify discrepancies
  • Create and update expense reports
  • Process reimbursement forms
  • Prepare bank deposits and month-end reconciliations
  • Maintain digital and physical financial records
  • Issue invoices to customers and external partners as needed
  • Review and file payroll documents
  • Participate in annual audits
  • Participate in month-end reconciliations of Wave’s balance sheet accounts, including financial analysis.
  • Participate in the periodic budget processes and updates
  • Adhoc requests as needed

Key details

  • Location is primarily in Ouagadougou, with possible short-term relocation throughout Burkina Faso.
  • Work authorization in Burkina Faso is required.
  • Our salaries are competitive and calculated using a transparent formula. We run performance reviews twice a year and award bonuses to strong performers who have been with the company for more than 6 months.
  • We pay 100% of your health care insurance premium cost for yourself and your dependents.
  • We support working parents - we offer generous parental leave policies (26 weeks for mothers and 4 weeks for fathers) and subsidized childcare when you return to work.
  • We help you live your fullest life now- we subsidize gym memberships and fitness classes.
  • Airtime reimbursement.
  • Free food and a beautiful office space.

Requirements

  • Proficiency in French. English is an asset.
  • 1+ year previous experience in a similar position (ideally in an international company).
  • Primary degree education (Bachelor’s degree) in finance or accounting or comparable topic.

You might be a good fit if you 

  • Demonstrate tenacity and a willingness to go the distance to get something done
  • Adjust quickly to changing priorities and conditions and cope effectively with complexity and change
  • Are analytical in your approach to problems
  • Are excessively detail-oriented and seek to achieve excellence in everything you do

Our team

  • We have a rapidly growing in-country team in Senegal, Côte D'Ivoire, Mali, Burkina Faso, Gambia, and Uganda, plus remote team members spread across the world. We're deeply passionate about our mission of bringing radically affordable financial services to the people who need them most.
  • We foster autonomy for our employees. You'll own your projects at every stage, from understanding the problem to monitoring your solution in production.
  • We’re backed by world-class investors, including Founders Fund, Sequoia Heritage, Stripe, Ribbit Capital, Y Combinator, and Partech Africa.

How to apply

Fill out the form below, and upload a resume in English.

Please add a cover letter describing your interest in Wave and the role. 

Wave is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.