Accounting Finance Manager (Senegal)

Thies, Senegal | Finance | Full-time

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Title: Accounting Finance Manager (Senegal)
Location:
Office-based role in Thies, Senegal
Report to:
Senegal Country Director; matrix reporting line (dotted) to Regional Finance Manager
Application Deadline: 
February 21, 2024

About myAgro:

myAgro is a non-profit agritech social enterprise based in West Africa. We have developed a mobile savings model that allows farmers to invest their own funds in high-quality seed, fertilizer, and agricultural training to increase their harvest and income by 50-100%. Our North Star is to support 1 million farmers in 2026 - providing them the tools they need to prosper. Our organization has received recognition and support from Skoll Foundation, Echoing Green, World Bank, and The Audacious Project from TED. Learn more from our founder and CEO here. 

About the Role:

The Accounting Finance Manager is a hands-on leader of the finance function for the country. We’re looking for a mission-oriented leader eager to improve and automate processes within the finance and accounting department to support the planned scale up across Senegal. You are someone who is detail oriented, a great communicator and likes to develop their team to perform at the best.

You Will:

  • Manage, train, and supervise team members in processing payroll, and internal controls related to Financial Reporting, Labor Accounting, Payroll, Accounts Payable, Project Accounting and Invoicing, Fixed Assets, Inventory, and Tax Compliance.

  • Preparing timely and accurate financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting and OHADA.

  • Ensuring payroll and contractor payments are processed in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Ensuring that Accounts Payable are reviewed, approved, properly accounted for, and paid in a timely manner.

  • Managing myAgro’s project accounting processes and ensuring that grant contract costs are properly accounted for and billed. 

  • Working with global finance to ensure accounting processes are compliant with US GAAP and USAID requirements. 

  • Work closely with the Country Director to achieve the financial goals for the year by providing reporting, data and recommendations based on your financial insights. 

  • Implement improved financial and internal controls and ensure compliance by providing training, feedback and reporting to the Country Director and Regional Finance manager. 

  • Manage the year end audit and statutory filings incl. tax filings in Senegal.

  • Collaborate with other departments on cross-functional projects. 

  • Other duties as assigned.

 

You Have:

  • Bachelor's degree and five (5) or more years of experience as a senior accountant or senior auditor in an accounting or auditing firm. Holder of the DSC (Diplôme Supérieur Comptable), DESCOGEF, or CPA (Expert Comptable).

  • Experience managing a team.

  • Experience with Sage Intacct preferred.

  • Fluency in French, Proficiency in English.

 

Our Benefits:

  • Health insurance (including dental, vision and health coverage)

  • 24 days of paid time off each year

  • Professional development and laptop stipends

  • Annual flight benefit

  • The opportunity to make a difference for farmers everyday!

 

Salary for this role: 

  • Gross monthly salary range: CFA 2 600 000 to CFA 3 500 000 (dependent on the experience of the candidate)

 

Application Process and Deadline

To apply, submit an application on our website. Include a cover letter (motivation letter) and a resume or CV. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by our team.

While the deadline is February 21, we encourage you to apply early as we will begin interviews with shortlisted candidates on a rolling basis. The interview process includes 4 steps: (1) introductory interview, (2) a technical test and (3) interview with the Regional Finance Manager, a (4) management and cultural fit interview with the Country Director. 

myAgro provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, national origin, age, disability, political opinion, social status, veteran status, and genetics. myAgro complies with all applicable federal, provincial and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.