Finance & Tax Specialist

Lagos, Nigeria
GPO EMEA – GPO EMEA - Finance /
Full-time /
PayU, a leading payment and Fintech company in 50+ high-growth markets throughout Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, part of Prosus group, one of the largest technology investors in the world is redefining the way people buy and sell online for our 300.000+ merchants and millions of consumers. 

As a leading online payment service provider, we deploy more than 400 payment methods and PCI-certified platforms to process approximately 6 million payments every single day. 

About the Role: 

The Finance and Tax Officer is responsible for ensuring PayU’s compliance with Nigerian tax regulations. This includes an overview of tax documents provided by Tax Advisory Provider and maintaining a filing system for tax-related records. They will collaborate closely with the Global Finance department on various tasks such as accounts closure, budgeting, and financial reporting.  They act as the company's representative in tax-related meetings and keep all departments informed of any tax law updates. 

What you will be doing

    • Collaborate with the local team to ensure smooth financial operations.  
    • Collaborate closely with the Regional Finance Team.   
    • Provide training and support to team members on financial procedures and policies.  
    • Participate in financial budgeting process.
    • Stay updated with local finance regulations, advising management on their implications.   
    • Ensure adherence to financial policies, procedures, and controls.  
    • Support the finance team in the monthly/annual accounts closure, including bank reconciliations and submission of timely and accurate reports.   
    • Active participation in audits.  
    • Monitors budgets and expenditures and contributes to preparation of budgets.
    • Ensure supervision over compliance with all Nigerian tax regulations, including VAT, PAYE, Corporate Tax, and other relevant taxes.  
    • Liaise with local tax provider and tax authorities for audits, queries, and resolutions.  
    • Stay updated with changes in tax laws and regulations, advising management on their implications.  

What are we looking for?

    • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Management, Business, Economics, Public Administration, or related field.  
    • Minimum of 3 - 5 years of relevant experience with International Company – preferable Fintech or Payment .
    • High attention to details and excellent analytical skills. 
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, must be capable of working both individually and as part of a team, be able to create a supportive working relationship among all project teams. 

What we offer:

    • Free subscription to an Internal eLearning platform with courses from Udemy, 
    • Coursera, and many others Ed Tech Courses Providers 
    • Flexible program and hybrid way of working. 
    • Truly International Environment with almost 40 diverse cultures 
    • An inclusive environment that ensures we listen to a diverse range of voices when making decisions. 
    • A positive, get-things-done workplace. 
    • A dynamic, constantly evolving space (change is par for the course – important you are comfortable with this) 
    • Ability to learn innovative concepts and innovation in an agile start-up environment on a global scale. 
    • A democratic work environment where you can drive your outcomes.