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
We’re looking for a Tax accountant who’s resourceful and excited about getting things done. You'll be responsible for supporting the financial lead and various accounting tasks as we rapidly scale our business in Côte d'Ivoire.
In this role, you'll:
- Support the finance and accounting manager in finance work
- The tax accountant is responsible for managing the company's tax affairs, under the supervision of the finance lead
- Prepare monthly and annual tax and social contributions declaration
- Ensure and monitor the declarations of the company's secondary establishments throughout the country,
- Manage the accounting of tax operations,
- Participate in the monthly reconciliation of tax accounts
- Ensure periodic tax reporting
- Advise and provide expertise in the field of taxation
- Participate in the work related to periodic tax and social reviews, according to the internal calendar of said reviews.
- Participate in the management of tax audits
- Prepare, under the validation of finance lead, the answers to all the requests which will emanate from the tax administration
- Guide and coordinate with the Finance Lead the relationship with the tax authorities
- Participate in the optimization of the tax burden
- Bachelor degree education in Tax, finance, accounting or comparable topic
- At least '4 year's previous experience in a similar position (ideally in an international company)
- Proficiency in English and French
- Location is in Abidjan
- Work authorization in Côte d’Ivoire required
- This is a permanent position
You might be a good fit if you
- Communicate effectively and often, both in writing and in-person, to the point of over communication
- Enjoy networking and meeting new people and thrive at building new relationships
- Dive into new challenges and enjoy identifying creative solutions - hiring for every role at Wave is unique!
- Are incredibly curious about how pieces fit together and use this learning to build optimal solutions
- Adept at independently navigating complex relationships
- Are incredibly adaptable and excel in multi-cultural and fast paced environments
- Process-driven and can implement structure where there is little or none
- Exceptionally organized and pay close attention to detail
- Are a “can-doer” and thrive on executing on objectives
- Think from first principles about how things should work
- Think about culture and process from the user's perspective
- 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.