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Latest jobs vacancies at Branch International in Nigeria – Lagos May 2022


Branch delivers world-class financial services to the mobile generation. With offices in the United States, Nigeria, Kenya, and India, 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.

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May 2022. Senior Associate Risk & Compliance

Job Title: Senior Associate Risk & Compliance | Branch International | Job Location.: Lagos, Nigeria | Full Time

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Branch Overview

Branch delivers world-class financial services to the mobile generation. With offices in the United States, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, and India. 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 the 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 our Series C and has garnered more than $100M in funding with investments from leading Silicon Valley firms.

We value diversity and are committed to providing an inclusive working environment where human beings of all backgrounds can thrive. 

Job Overview

Working with the Head of Legal and Compliance, the Snr Associate Risk & Compliance will be responsible for identifying, measuring, and mitigating internal and external risks that are applicable to the Company. You will also be responsible for ensuring compliance with regulatory obligations across the organisation and troubleshooting for areas of improvement in our processes and compliance levels. An ideal candidate must have a sound knowledge of the financial services industry and the attendant risks in a digital world, understand the regulatory regime for fintechs, and also be a worthy champion of our compliance culture. 

Responsibilities

  • Be responsible for regulatory compliance. You will: 
    • Liaise with regulators
    • Collate, prepare and file mandatory reports (internal and external)
    • Prepare and maintain statutory documents and policies
    • Monitor compliance with policies and regulatory requirements
    • Be responsible for the implementation of audit and examination reports
  • Prepare compliance reports to the Board and Senior Management.
  • Coordinate risk and compliance actions.
  • Monitor enterprise risks and ensure appropriate controls and mitigants are in place.
  • Carry out risk assessments for business functions and products.
  • Maintain up-to-date records of regulatory changes and notifiable events relating to internal policies and procedures, Money Laundering and Combating Terrorist Financing, Know Your Customer, Customer Due Diligence, Consumer Protection, Complaints Management, Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Conflicts of Interest, etc.

Qualifications

  • 4 to 6 years working years experience in the Financial Services Industry/Fintech Space as a risk and/or compliance officer
  • First Degree in any discipline
  • CAMS or any other relevant qualification is an added advantage.
  • You are highly entrepreneurial. You take the initiative to solve problems before they arise. You’ve started and/or contribute to projects you’re passionate about.
  • You are a great collaborator. You know that startups are a team sport. You listen to others, speak your mind, and ask the right questions.
  • You are excited by the prospect of working in a distributed team and company, working with teammates from all over the world.

Benefits of Joining

  • Mission-driven, fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment
  • Competitive salary and equity package
  • A collaborative and flat company culture
  • Fully paid life and health insurance benefit with Axa Mansard (Platinum plan)
  • 28 days of paid vacation days, 30 days of sick leave, and periodic mental health days
  • Fully paid parental leave – 6 months maternity leave and 3 months paternity leave
  • Pension benefit 
  • Monthly WFH stipend alongside a one time home office set-up budget
  • Annual professional development budget 
  • Discretionary trips to our offices across the globe, with global travel medical insurance (when it’s safe to travel!)
  • Weekly team meals and social events (virtual for now!)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Where we work: Remote first, with the option to work in-person occasionally

Application Closing Date
Not Specified

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Senior Associate – Servicing & Collections


Location: Any City, Nigeria
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Overview

  • The Collections Sr. Associate will be responsible for managing the day-to-day collections operations. This role reports to the Collections Lead, Nigeria.

Job Description

  • Perform collections analytics (such as collection and repayment trends) using various collections productivity metrics
  • Using SQL, derive borrower data to send to debt collection companies.
  • Agency performance management – performance reporting, QA, training of agencies / agents
  • Maintain relations with collection agencies by monitoring and communicating their KPI’s regularly
  • Maintain and update collections SOPs periodically, to ensure adherence to Branch collections standards.
  • Generate invoicing data for debt collection companies and reconcile all invoices received. 
  • Listing / clearing of customers with Credit Bureaus.

Qualification and Experience

  • A first Degree in a related discipline
  • Good command of SQL is a plus. You must be able to write your own SQL queries to derive relevant data from databases
  • 2+ years of experience in Collections / loan recovery (Fintech industry experience is preferred)
  • Deep understanding of MS Excel and Data Analysis (SQL knowledge preferred). You must be able to write your own SQL queries to derive relevant data from databases
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent Analytical skills. You must be comfortable working with large data sets
  • Ability to identify a problem, generate hypotheses, and use data to provide solutions
  • Highly entrepreneurial, comfortable with start-ups, ambiguity, and taking the initiative
  • Excellent collaborator and team player

Remuneration
Benefits of Joining:

  • Mission-driven and fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment 
  • Competitive salary and equity package 
  • A collaborative and flat company culture
  • Fully-paid Premium Plan medical coverage
  • Generous vacation policy
  • Generous child bonding leave policy
  • Pension Benefit and Life Insurance
  • Discretionary trips to our offices across the globe, with global travel medical insurance (when it’s safe to travel!)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Weekly team meals and social events (virtual for now!)

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Engineering Manager

Location: Remote
Employment Type: Full Time
Level: Experienced

Job Overview

  • Branch launched in Nigeria in early 2017 and has seen rapid adoption and growth. As an Engineering Manager, you will lead a small group of engineers that are working on both our core platform and technology as well as new Africa-focused product initiatives.
  • We are looking to you to contribute to growing the team, fostering a strong engineering culture and jointly with others driving the product & technical vision for Branch. Our technology team works closely with all other parts of our business, and you will be working closely with other stakeholders across the globe to help us achieve our goals.
  • As a company, we are passionate about our customers, fearless in the face of barriers, and driven by data. As an engineering team, we value bottom-up innovation and decentralized decision-making: We believe the best ideas can come from anyone in the company, and we are working hard to create an environment where everyone feels empowered to propose solutions to the challenges we face.
  • As a Lead in our Engineering team, you will help the team achieve their goals through servant-style leadership and removing roadblocks. Similarly, you will help the team achieve the right balance between engineering excellence and shipping and iterating solutions quickly.

Responsibilities

  • You will help build a culture of collaboration that embodies our values and helps us achieve our goals as a distributed team.
  • Work with other stakeholders to recruit, grow, and empower a team of driven engineers who have high expectations around ownership, impact, and technical excellence
  • Collaborating with your team, you will craft a thoughtful, long-term technical strategy that anticipates future needs while being pragmatic about what’s needed today.
  • You will be a hands-on technical contributor and mentor for your team, one who is not afraid to roll up their sleeves and do actual technical work when appropriate.
  • You will work with other engineering managers and functional leads to set direction and ambitious goals for your team, Engineering, and Branch as a whole.

Qualifications

  • 2+ years of Engineering management experience, preferably in an established technology firm or a product-focused high-growth startup.
  • Experience handling performance reviews, and must have handled at least 1 performance review cycle independently.
  • Significant experience (4+ years) as a software engineer, ideally across organizations, industries and technology stacks.
  • A record of mentorship and helping others in their career growth.
  • Experience and excitement for recruiting, combined with a thoughtful approach to team growth.

Location:

  • This is a remote role. We are open to working with you provided you are able to work with the West African Time (WAT) zone.

Benefits of Joining

  • Mission-driven, fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment
  • Competitive salary and equity package
  • A collaborative and flat company culture
  • Fully-paid Premium Plan medical coverage
  • Generous vacation policy
  • Generous child bonding leave policy
  • Pension Benefit and Life Insurance
  • Discretionary trips to our offices across the globe, with global travel medical insurance (when it’s safe to travel!)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Weekly team meals and social events (virtual for now!).

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


Head of Finance

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full Time
Level: Experienced

Job Overview

  • Branch launched in Nigeria in 2017 and has seen rapid adoption and growth. As part of this team, you will work closely with our global finance team (distributed across three continents) to strengthen the capabilities of our finance and accounting function for Branch. 
  • This role will report to the International Controller and the Nigeria Managing Director.

Here Are Some Things You’ll Do

  • Manage the budgeting process and general long-term financial planning while working with stakeholders across different departments including the Global Head of FP&A.
  • Coordinate the financial reporting process, with periodic variance analysis to ensure timely and accurate production of financial results.
  • Co-lead fundraising activities which will involve (but is not limited to) attending roadshows and managing investor engagements
  • Liaise with external Auditors for annual financial audits and preparation of statutory financial statements.
  • Oversee the finance team by ensuring their alignment with assigned roles and responsibilities, and establishing accountability via coaching/mentoring. 
  • Support the Compliance team  and other departments  to ensure conformity with regulatory requirements
  • Ensure all statutory tax provisions and deductions (PAYE/VAT/WHT/Corporate tax) are reconciled and filed in a timely manner.
  • Build relationships with existing and prospective bank partners to optimize processing costs and other related services.
  • Periodically review existing finance team tools and processes to ensure team efficiency.

About You

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Finance or related discipline
  • Professional finance certification e.g. ACCA, ICAN, CFA
  • 6+ years of relevant experience in an accounting or finance position in a financial services organization, FinTech, or regulated company environment, with at least 2 of those in a management role.
  • Knowledge of relevant IFRS accounting standards
  • Detail-oriented, analytical with a strategic mindset
  • Knowledge of the Nigerian investment management landscape
  • Experience working with a  recognized ERP system; Netsuite by Oracle preferred.
  • Highly entrepreneurial and a great collaborator. You know that startups are a team sport. You listen to others, speak your mind, and ask the right questions.

Benefits of Joining 

  • Mission-driven, fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment
  • Competitive salary and equity package
  • A collaborative and flat company culture
  • Fully-paid Premium Plan medical coverage
  • Generous vacation policy
  • Generous child bonding leave policy
  • Pension Benefit and Life Insurance
  • Discretionary trips to our offices across the globe, with global travel medical insurance (when it’s safe to travel!)
  • Flexible working hours 
  • Weekly team meals and social events (virtual for now!).

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online