We're making Africa the first cashless continent.
In 2017, over half the population in Sub-Saharan Africa had no bank account. That's for good reason—the fees are too high, the closest branch can be miles away, and nobody takes cards. Without access to financial institutions, people are forced to keep their savings under the mattress. Small business owners rely on lenders who charge extortionate rates. Parents spend hours waiting in line to pay school fees in cash.
We're solving this by building financial services that just work: no account fees, instantly available, and accepted everywhere. In places where electricity, water and roads don't always work, you can still send money with Wave. In November 2017, we launched a mobile app in Senegal for cash deposit, withdrawal, and peer-to-peer and business payments. In 2019, we expanded to Cote d'Ivoire. Now, we have millions of users and are growing fast. Our goal is to make Africa the first cashless continent. And that's where you come in....
How you'll help us achieve it
The PAA (Premium Agent Assistant) role within the premium agency would be to open and close books. Ensure that all transactions accounted for in the system are backed up manually. The PAA will be responsible for the daily reconciliation of the transactions, which should be validated daily by the Premium Agent Officer. Reactivity to client's needs, enthusiasm in the work environment, and versatility through the tasks given and problems encountered.
In this role, you'll;
- Help agents nearby with liquidity needs (deposit and withdraws).
- Support agent/client needs (Wave's offer, opening account, how the system works, the app, physical card).
- Maintaining daily reconciliation of premium points.
- Ensure that all cash management transactions are correctly recorded in the treasury system.
- Request promptly sufficient funds to ensure rebalance with agents/clients.
- Report any discrepancies or challenges encountered to PAO.
- Report any fake bills to the hierarchy.
- Location: You'll work from our Premium outlet in the assigned area: Bakel or Dagana
- Work authorization in Senegal.
- Our salaries are competitive and calculated using a transparent formula. We run performance reviews twice a year and award bonuses to strong performers who have been with the company for more than 6 months.
- We pay 100% of your health care insurance premium cost for yourself and your dependents.
- We support working parents - we offer generous parental leave policies (26 weeks for mothers and 4 weeks for fathers) and subsidized child care when you return to work.
- 2+ years of experience as a cashier in cash management, reconciliation & liquidity management, cash handling or delivery
- Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or any related field
- Strong proficiency in Wolof and French.
- Proficiency in English is a plus.
- Solid proficiency with Excel/google sheets.
- Are analytical and pay attention to detail
- Experience working with field teams or field located cash offices will be an added advantage.
You might be a good fit if you
- Are excessively detail-oriented and seek to achieve excellence in everything you do.
- Are a self-starter and proactive about achieving ambitious targets.
- Love owning projects - you're autonomous yet know when to escalate problems.
- Are intellectually curious, creative in the way you go about tackling problems, and embrace failure as a means to spark innovation and growth.
- Willing to go the distance to get something done.
- Are comfortable defaulting to over-communication and overreaching when it comes to coordination.
- Adjust quickly to changing priorities and conditions
- We have a rapidly growing in-country team in Senegal, Côte D'Ivoire, Mali, Burkina Faso, Gambia, and Uganda, plus remote team members spread across the world. We're deeply passionate about our mission of bringing radically affordable financial services to the people who need them most.
- We foster autonomy for our employees. You'll own your own projects at every stage, from understanding the problem to monitoring your solution in production.
- We’re backed by world-class investors including Founders Fund, Sequoia Heritage, Stripe, Ribbit Capital, Y Combinator and Partech Africa.
How to apply
Fill out the form below, and upload a resume in English.
Optional: Please feel free to add a cover letter or note if there is anything additional that you would like to share about your interest in Wave/the role or your experience. We review applications on a rolling basis.
Wave is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.