Head of Accounting (New York)

New York, New York   |   Full Time

Location - New York, USA

Flutterwave was founded on the principle that every African must be able to participate and thrive in the global economy. To achieve this objective, we have built a trusted payment infrastructure that allows consumers and businesses (African and International) make and receive payments in a convenient borderless manner. 

Flutterwave’s Vision

To make it easier for Africans to build global businesses that can make and accept any payment, anywhere from across Africa and around the world.

Flutterwave’s Mission

Simplifying payments for endless possibilities.

About the Head of Accounting Role

Flutterwave has been successfully building a digital payment infrastructure for Africa, enabling African merchants and consumers to more easily transact with digital payments domestically, across Africa, and globally. Fresh off our $170mm Series C round, co-led by Avenir Growth Capital and Tiger Global, Flutterwave is looking to add our first Head of Accounting to manage our Accounting organization and lead key Finance processes.

The Head of Accounting will report directly to the Global Head of Finance and have overall responsibility for the preparation of accurate and timely financial statements. He/she will oversee technical accounting as well as day-to-day accounting operations, including the month, quarter, and year-end close processes and preparing timely and reliable financial reports, and will manage the consolidated company audit. We are looking for someone who can hit the ground running by managing the existing team,   hiring additional resources as needed,   enhancing and establishing new controls where appropriate, and identifying areas for process improvements.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Serve as the company’s expert on accounting matters and take ownership over the coordination and preparation of financial statements, including P&L, Balance Sheet, and Statement of Cashflows for review by the Global Head of Finance.
  • Lead end-to-end accounting process, including revenue recognition, cost accounting, GL account reconciliations, accruals, and A/P.
  • Assess current accounting operations, offer recommendations for improvement, and implement new processes to manage the Accounting function, including the monthly close process.  Drive operational efficiencies through systems and process improvements.
  • Partner with external consultants and assist with the roll-out of SAP Business ByDesign.
  • Communicate and liaise with external auditors and manage the consolidated company audit.  Keep abreast of updates and amendments to accounting standards and local regulatory requirements.
  • Hire, train, retain and mentor a high-performing accounting staff.
  • Attending to any other ad-hoc accounting-related request.

Desired skills and expertise: 

  • BA/BS/Master’s degree in Accounting and CPA certification required
  • 10+ years of progressive experience with audit or accounting, including 5+ years of corporate accounting experience and 2+ years of management experience.
  • Strong understanding of ERP systems, such as SAP Business ByDesign
  • Public Company experience and experience in the financial services industry is strongly preferred
  • Excellent understanding of revenue, cost of service recognition, and settlement accounting for a payment processing enterprise
  • Hands-on approach to problem-solving
  • In-depth knowledge of GAAP and IFRS
  • An organized self-manager, with the ability to lead a remote team
  • Excellent presentation & communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and numerical skills

Other Requirement

Authorization to work in the USA without sponsorship

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