We're making Africa the first cashless continent.
In 2017, nearly 60% of adults 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
In this role, you'll:
- Collaborate across all levels of the organization by developing a deep understanding of Wave’s business model, including products and market strategies, competitive context, and internal processes
- Performs quantitative analysis of operational and financial data
- Builds and manages financial databases by organizing and analyzing a wide rage of data sources
- Prepares budget and forecast financial information
- Analyzing variances in financial results between actual, budget and prior month
- Builds and maintains corporate financial model that details the entire company’s operations and projects future performance based on the key drivers of the business
- Performs ad hoc analysis for senior management team
- Manage FP&A analyst
- Location: Remote
- You can work remotely from anywhere (between UTC -5 and +3) with reliable Internet access.
- Every two to four months, our remote team meets in Africa for a one-week retreat. (Wave covers all costs.)
- Salary: Our salaries are competitive and are calculated using a transparent formula.
- Major benefits:
- Subsidized health insurance for you and your dependents and retirement contributions (both vary from country-to-country)
- 26 weeks fully paid parental leave and subsidized fertility assistance
- Unlimited vacation with a 20-day minimum requirement
- $10,000 annual charitable donation matching
- Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Economics or Finance; MBA highly preferred
- 5+ years experience working in financial planning and analysis role
- Strong knowledge of GAAP or IFRS
- Expert Excel skills; extensive experience building three-statement financial models and analyzing large data sets
- Articulate verbal and written English communication skills; ability to distill complex analyses into structured outputs and present to all levels of management
- Highly organized, independent, and self-motivated
- Ability to think creatively and critically, and thrive in a dynamic and often ambiguous work environment
- SaaS or FinTech industry experience
- Intermediate Knowledge of SQL and strong prior experience
- Highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly organized
- Ability to think creatively, highly-driven and self-motivated
- Demonstrated ability to roll-up sleeves and work with team members in a hands-on management capacity
- We have a continuously growing in-country team in Senegal, Cote D'Ivoire and Uganda, plus remote team members spread across the world. We're deeply passionate about our mission of bringing great financial services to the people who need them most.
- We foster autonomy for our employees. You'll learn to 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 Khosla Ventures, Founders Fund, Y Combinator, and the cofounders of PayPal.
How to apply
Fill out the form below, and upload a resume plus a cover letter describing your interest in Wave and the role. 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.