[Vacancy] Senior Technical Accountant needed at FairMoney Lagos

About the Position:

We are in search of a highly skilled and experienced Senior Technical Accountant proficient in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), particularly IFRS 9, with a strong auditing background. The ideal candidate should possess prior experience in the financial services industry. As the Senior Technical Accountant, you will ensure accurate and compliant application of IFRS standards, especially IFRS 9, while offering technical accounting guidance to support financial reporting and audit processes.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure compliance with IFRS standards, with a specific focus on IFRS 9, across all financial reporting and accounting activities.
  • Provide guidance and interpretation on complex accounting issues related to IFRS standards, including IFRS 9, to facilitate decision-making and ensure proper application.
  • Collaborate with internal and external auditors, offering technical accounting expertise during audit engagements and addressing any accounting-related queries or concerns.
  • ¬†Contribute to the preparation and review of financial statements, ensuring adherence to IFRS standards and disclosure requirements, with particular attention to IFRS 9-related matters.
  • Assist in developing and enhancing accounting policies, procedures, and controls to align with evolving IFRS requirements and industry best practices.
  • Stay up-to-date with updates and changes in IFRS standards, industry trends, and emerging accounting issues, assessing their potential impact on the organization’s financial reporting.
  • Conduct training sessions and provide technical accounting guidance to finance and other relevant teams, enhancing their understanding of IFRS principles, focusing on IFRS 9.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement, automation, and streamlining of financial reporting activities to enhance efficiency and accuracy.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field.
    Professional accounting certification (e.g., CPA, ACCA, CIMA) is a plus.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a Technical Accountant or similar role, preferably within the financial services sector, with a focus on IFRS and audit.
  • In-depth knowledge and practical experience with IFRS standards, particularly IFRS 9. Familiarity with other relevant IFRS standards is a plus.
  • Strong understanding of audit processes, methodologies, and best practices. Prior experience collaborating with internal or external auditors is highly beneficial.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a keen attention to detail. Capable of researching complex accounting issues and providing sound technical advice.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to articulate complex accounting concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Comfortable working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment with changing priorities. Able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development and staying updated on accounting standards, regulations, and industry trends.
  • Proficient in using accounting software and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.
  • Experience with financial reporting tools and data analytics software is a plus.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with teams across various geographical locations.
  • Experience working in Africa or other emerging markets, demonstrating an understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities present in these regions.

How to Apply:

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Deadline : August 17, 2023

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