Accounting Manager

DawaSwift is the leading mobile technology and data science company that delivers medicine from local pharmacies to patients' homes through a tight network of local drivers/riders and also gives small medical loans to patients on its mobile app. With headquarters on the internet and office presence in Toronto and Montreal (Canada) and Nairobi (Kenya), DawaSwift is creating the world's widest network of local pharmacies to serve local patients through an AI powered web platform that also connects them with local drivers to facilitate deliveries of medical products in real-time.

Job Overview
In this role, you will be responsible for technical and operational accounting of DawaSwift mobile app activities related to loans and future financial products along with the associated financial provisions, and sources of borrowing capital.

Lead and execute the monthly accounting close of the Company’s loan books and other financial products in various geographies
Revenue recognition and loss provisions
Loan portfolio accounting for disbursements & collections
Cash reconciliations on a daily and monthly basis
Investor reporting for the various special purpose vehicles of the Company
Partner with consultants on technical accounting guidance and develop accounting policy over topics of loan monetization strategies, revenue recognition, loan loss reserves, consolidations, fx, debt financing transactions, transfer pricing, special purpose vehicles, US GAAP, statutory accounting and others as they arise
Foster process improvements on loan and product accounting that would shorten month-end closes. Partner with engineering, operations and local geographies to minimize cash exception items
Implement and document effective internal controls and processes
Coordinate successful audit processes with the external auditor
Complete and manage other projects as required

Required Skills & Experience
5 to 7 years of experience with at least two years in an Accounting Manager role. Preferred to have direct exposure in running loan accounting for a finance company
Demonstrated background in technical accounting and experience in determining the appropriate accounting for revenue recognition, loss provisions, structured financing, foreign currencies and consolidations
CPA with public accounting experience. Solid understanding of US GAAP and IFRS
Experience with Netsuite or similar tools
Strong data and presentation skills with Excel, Powerpoint and business intelligence tools like Periscope, Looker or Tableau
Ability to work in a fast paced global environment
Strong written and verbal communication skills required
Strong leadership and good team management skills required
Willingness to be hands on when necessary and passion to train personnel
Ability to travel internationally

Bachelor degree required
Master’s degree preferred
CPA and public accounting experience required

Benefits of Joining
Mission-driven and fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
Competitive salary and equity package
80% coverage of insurance costs (health, dental, vision)
Unlimited paid time off
Discretionary trips to our offices across the globe
Pre-tax commuter and 401(k) programs
Weekly team meals
Flexible working hours

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North Building, 175 Bloor St E, Toronto, Ontario M4W 3R8, Canada.

+1 (514) 638-9364

16 Upper Hill, Nairobi, Nairobi 00100, Kenya.


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