Vacancies in Branch.co, Nairobi, Kenya

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Branch.co
Senior Accountant
Nairobi, Kenya
Branch Overview
Branch delivers world-class financial services to the mobile generation. With offices in San Francisco, Lagos, and Nairobi, Branch is a for-profit socially conscious company that uses the power of data science to reduce the cost of delivering financial services in emerging markets.
We believe that everyone, everywhere deserves fair financial access. The rapid spread of smartphones presents an opportunity for the world’s emerging middle class to access banking options and achieve financial flexibility.
Branch’s mission-driven team is led by founder and former CEO of Kiva.org. The company presents a rich opportunity for our team members to drive meaningful growth in rapidly evolving and changing markets.
Most recently, Branch announced its Series B and has garnered more than $100M in funding with investments from leading Silicon Valley firms.
Job Overview
The Senior Accountant will work under the Director of Finance. This will be a permanent role that will involve accounting, reporting as well ensuring adherence to internal controls and statutory compliance.
The Senior Accountant should also be someone with an interest in FP&A who is willing to learn how to work with growth models, analyse financial statements, forecast and budget.
Key Responsibilities
The Senior Accountant will be required to participate in the preparation of final financial reports, financial analysis, developing and designing of new KPIs and reconciliation templates and ensure all the reports are updated and sent out on time.
Accounting Duties
·         Perform cross country accounting functions as assigned including, but not limited to verifying, allocating, posting and reconciling transactions with good understanding of GAAP and IFRS accounting standards
·         Be able to set up accounting books and procedures for new countries
·         Take charge of month end procedures and timelines
·         Assist with testing and receiving final approval for accounting software reports required for management, financial reporting and general ledger reconciliations.
·         Assist with annual external audit. Complete requested materials. Assist in preparing assigned schedules for the annual and interim audit.
Reporting and Analysis
·         Preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports and accompanying schedules, worksheets and narratives, including “Budget vs. Actual” variance reports.
·         Assist with completion of the quarterly and annual regulatory filings; preparation of assigned Quarterly and Annual Statutory Statement pages/schedules.
·         Production of daily, weekly, monthly reconciliations for each country covering Disbursements, Repayments and Net Cash, third party contracts eg Mpesa, Vodafone, Cellulant
·         Assist in the continued development of Budgeting, Financial Forecasting, Operating Plan and Modeling tools
·         Perform Ad-Hoc Reporting and Analysis using the available business intelligence tools
·         Develop financial models and analyses, dashboard reports to support strategic initiatives
·         Analyze complex financial information and reports to provide accurate and timely financial recommendations to management for decision making purposes
·         Supporting Senior Management Team and Departments heads with in-depth analysis
Other
·         Conform with and abide by all regulatory guidance and internal policies & procedures.
·         Document policies, procedures and workflow for assigned areas of responsibility.
·         Contribute to department and organization special projects as assigned.
Qualifications & Skills
·         Bachelor’s degree in Finance related areas, CPA graduate is an added advantage
·         A minimum of 2 years solid experience working in financial service industry
·         At Least 2 years solid Accounting experience preferably handling more than 2 countries
·         Experience working with accounting softwares, Quickbooks, Pastel, Sage, Oracle
·         Very analytical with expert Excel skills
·         Fluent spoken and written Swahili and English
·         Self-motivated, Creative
·         Super Organized & Results focused
·         Able to work with tight deadlines and in a startup environment
Kindly visit our careers page HERE to apply online.

Junior Finance Analyst
Nairobi, Kenya
Branch Overview: Branch delivers world-class financial services to the mobile generation. With offices in San Francisco, Lagos, and Nairobi, Branch is a for-profit socially conscious company that uses the power of data science to reduce the cost of delivering financial services in emerging markets.
We believe that everyone, everywhere deserves fair financial access. The rapid spread of smartphones presents an opportunity for the world’s emerging middle class to access banking options and achieve financial flexibility.
What We Offer
Branch’s mission-driven team is led by founder and former CEO of Kiva.org. The company presents a rich opportunity for our team members to drive meaningful growth in rapidly evolving and changing markets. Most recently, Branch announced its Series B and has garnered more than $100M in funding with investments from leading Silicon Valley firms.
Job Overview
The Junior Finance Analyst will work under the Finance Analyst with dotted lines to Director of Finance. This will be a permanent role that will involve accounting, reporting as well as ensuring adherence to internal controls and statutory requirements.
Key Responsibilities
The Junior Finance Analyst will be required to participate in the preparing final financial reports, carrying out financial analysis, developing and designing of new KPIs and reconciliation templates and ensuring all reports are updated and sent out on time.
Analysis, Reporting and Accounting Duties
·         Preparing daily, weekly, monthly reconciliation for all loan disbursements in multiple countries across different money platforms and API connections
·         Preparing daily netcash(funds in/out) analysis for all money platforms in all countries
·         Updating reconciliation trackers across multiple countries, money platforms and API connections in line with Branch International MONTH END procedures and timelines
·         Keeping track of all unreconciled transactions and recording/capturing them back in either Branch System or the money platform
·         Preparing monthly bank reconciliation reports for all countries ensuring it balances with the daily liquidity dashboard report
·         Filing and managing all the documentation
·         Preparing vendor files and performing monthly vendor reconciliation reports
·         Maintaining monthly reconciliation for accruals and reversals in Netsuite
·         Prepare schedules to support general ledger reconciliations on Netsuite and reviewing final financial reports required by management including accompanying schedules, worksheets and narratives.
·         Performing accounting functions as assigned including, but not limited to verifying, allocating, posting and reconciling transactions across different accounting standards
·         Assisting with annual external audit reconciliation for all the P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statements items. Assisting in preparing support materials and assigned schedules for annual and interim audit.
Other
·         Conforming with and abiding by all regulatory guidance and internal policies & procedures.
·         Documenting policies, procedures and workflow for assigned areas of responsibility.
·         Contributing to department and organization special projects as assigned.
Qualifications & Skills
·         Bachelor’s degree in finance or related areas.
·         CPA or ACCA qualification is an added advantage
·         A minimum of 1 year solid experience of working in financial services industry
·         Experience working with accounting softwares such as Quickbooks, Pastel, Sage, Oracle
·         Highly analytical and proficient in Excel skills
·         Excellent oral and written communication
·         Self-motivated, creative, and energetic
·         Super organized and results focused
·         Team player with experience of working in a startup environment and with demonstrated ability to work with tight deadlines
Kindly visit our careers page HERE to apply online.

Content and Social Marketing Associate, East Africa
Position: 1
Location: Nairobi
Branch Overview
Branch delivers world-class financial services to the mobile generation. With offices in San Francisco, Lagos, and Nairobi, Branch is a for-profit socially conscious company that uses the power of data science to reduce the cost of delivering financial services in emerging markets.
We believe that everyone, everywhere deserves fair financial access. The rapid spread of smartphones presents an opportunity for the world’s emerging middle class to access banking options and achieve financial flexibility.
What We Offer
Branch’s mission-driven team is led by founder and former CEO of Kiva.org. The company presents a rich opportunity for our team members to drive meaningful growth in rapidly evolving and changing markets.
Most recently, Branch announced its Series B and has garnered more than $100M in funding with investments from leading Silicon Valley firms.
Job Overview
Branch is looking for a skilled content and social media marketer to help drive brand awareness and new user growth in our East African markets.
This role will be responsible for driving and executing content marketing, branded social media, earned public relations, and partnerships in Kenya and Tanzania.
Unique attributes of the role
Working closely with our broader marketing organization, analytics, data science and engineering teams to creatively and efficiently accelerate growth in East Africa.
Key Responsibilities
·         You will manage the day-to-day operations of our branded social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
·         Create content for placed thought leadership and branded presentations.
·         Build relations with local bloggers, journalists and industry leaders to ensure strong brand visibility.
·         Finally, you’ll be asked to lead the day-to-day execution of all partnerships.
Other Responsibilities
·         Oversee and execute all branded social media for East Africa, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
·         Develop creative content that showcases our customers and our product
·         Create educational content and partner with key team members to deliver top-notch presentations
·         Drive partnership exploration with industry organizations to deepen brand awareness and scale acquisition
·         Establish and drive Influencer Marketing strategy for Tanzania and Kenya
·         Own all native content marketing efforts in print and online media for Kenya and Tanzania
·         Work cross-functionally to conduct customer research to understand decision drivers
·         Identify potential new channels and innovative growth opportunities
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
·         3+ years in content and social media marketing
·         Degree from a top university, additional marketing-specific courses/ qualifications a plus
·         Experience working with financial products, financial service providers or in Fintechs is a plus
·         Proven track record of creating compelling branded content and generating strong placements
·         Experience working with various global cross-functional teams
·         Budget management experience
·         A passion for learning and building things from the ground up
Ideal Candidate Attributes
·         Can thrive in fast paced environments,
·         Expert at creating brand narratives
·         Has in-depth knowledge of branded social media best practices.
Kindly visit our careers page HERE to apply online.
Branch International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
This company does not and will not discriminate in employment on any basis prohibited by applicable law.
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