Senior Treasury Analyst Senior Treasury Analyst …

MFS Africa
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 23 Nov 20
MFS Africa
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 23 Nov 20
Posted by:
Tahiya Chowdhury • Recruiter
Posted by:
Tahiya Chowdhury
MFS Africa is looking to hire a Senior Treasury Analyst based in London.

Who We Are

MFS Africa is the leading digital payments hub in Africa, enabling low-cost payments across the continent. The company works in close partnership with mobile network operators and financial institutions to bring simple and relevant payment services to unbanked people. MFS Africa connects over 200 million mobile money users across sub-Saharan Africa through its platform – the MFS Hub. As a B2B company, we enable cross-border payment for mobile money operators, banks, money transfer operators, large corporate and a growing number of SMEs. Our recent partnership with Visa allows us to connect the MFS Hub to, effectively connecting African consumers and businesses to the global digital economy. As a technology fintech company, we strive to automate everything we do and run world-class operations. Our locations include: Port- Louis, Johannesburg, Accra, Nairobi and London. We’re regulated by the FSC in Mauritius and the FCA in the UK.

The Role

We are seeking a bright, energetic and motivated Senior Treasury Analyst to join our high-calibre Treasury team, whose task it is to operate the key treasury processes that underpin our MFS Hub service, and provide an efficient and effective service to both internal and external stakeholders. The role requires both an inquisitive mindset to understand and improve on our treasury model, and a steady-state, detail-biased operational mindset. The successful candidate will contribute to optimising our treasury processes and drive efficiencies surrounding treasury, forex, reconciliation and reporting. The position is based in London.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Float management – forecasting, tracking, reconciliation and reporting
  • Forex currency administration: Negotiate/buy/sell currencies for settlement, while minimising risks
  • Maintain/improve currency stock cost model
  • New treasury partner negotiations
  • Exco Treasury updates
  • Define treasury requirements on the product/technology roadmap for improvements
  • Tech/tools guidance – Evaluate treasury system/tools as part of innovation/improvement
  • Support daily reconciliation, adjustments, reporting, bank account movements, treasury system booking, and outputting accounting parameters
  • Banking operations: Day to day banking engagement
  • Master our Treasury System
  • Cash management: Monitor bank balances to ensure efficient pooling of funds and timely receivables collection from, and payments to, all partners across our Hub network, as well as prefunding in-country
  • Maintain sustainable relationships with our partners to ensure efficient conduct of business affairs

Essential skills

  • Business-oriented with a solid understanding of treasury and finance
  • Highly analytical and detailed oriented eye
  • Solution oriented with the ability to solve complex problems
  • Excellent interpersonal capability; able to explain our position with confidence among external and internal stakeholders
  • Strong MS Office skills, in particular Excel
  • Fluency English is a must; working knowledge of French is an advantage

Qualifications and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Previous experience in dealing with high volumes of data, ideally in reconciliation, forex, accounting, cash management, balance sheet and treasury operations

Why Work With Us

  • We are highly innovative and were ranked by Fast Company as one of the most innovative companies in the world
  • We work at the very cutting edge of fintech in Africa
  • We solve relevant problems for Africa and the world, and are building the MFS Africa Hub into a payment infrastructure designed to transcend generations
  • We have a very diverse work environment with over 30+ nationalities represented and continually strive to build a culture of caring and execution
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