Finance Lead

Cape Town, South Africa /
GPO EMEA - Finance /
About PayU 
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. 

PURPOSE OF THIS ROLE                                                                      
The Financial Lead role is a vital role within the business it will support the business from a financial aspect, working along side the Business leaders to ensure proper financial compliance and analysis to drive business performance.
Working with the various teams within the organization to support from with financial tasks, example: working with the commercial team on reviewing merchant performance, analysing the data and advising.
The Financial Lead will work closely with the Global Team and ensure the accuracy of the Africa region’s data.
- Analyse business data and support business leaders with financial strategy
- Provide corrective action on the financial data
- Managing all financial business aspects as a Finance business partner
- Manage bank relationships
- Stakeholder management – internal and external
- Develops and report on the cost drivers, KPIs and benchmarks of the business
- Be the link between business and finance
- Support with drafting of business cases and financial modelling
- Manage audits
- Assess business performance against budget/forecast and guide business in implementing relevant actions and initiatives
- Oversight -of merchant treasury
- There will also be adhoc tasks

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE                                                                                                
Entry-level Requirements
- 3-5 years’ experience in a financial lead role or similar role
- Recommended qualification: CIMA, CA (SA) or any similar qualification
- Previous experience in the e-Commerce industry or Banking industry
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND COMPETENCIES                                                                                    
-Analytical and Logical problem solving
- Excellent written and verbal communication
- Ability to analyse financial data and generate reports
About us:  
At PayU, we are a global fintech investor and our vision is to build a world without financial borders where everyone can prosper. We give people in high-growth markets the financial services and products they need to thrive. Our expertise in 18 high-growth markets enables us to extend the reach of financial services. This drives everything we do, from investing in technology entrepreneurs, to offering credit to underserved individuals, to helping merchants buy, sell and operate online. Being part of Prosus, one of the largest technology investors in the world, gives us the presence and expertise to make a real impact. Find out more 

Our Commitment To Building A Diverse And Inclusive Workforce 
As a global and multi-cultural organization with varied ethnicities thriving across locations, we realize that our responsibility towards fulfilling the D&I commitment is huge. Therefore, we continuously strive to create a diverse, inclusive and safe environment, for all of our people, communities and customers. Our leaders are committed to create an inclusive work culture which enables transparency, flexibility and unbiased attention to each and every PayUneer so they can succeed, irrespective of gender, color or personal faith. An environment where every person feels they belong, that they are listened to, and where they are empowered to speak up. At PayU we have zero tolerance towards any form of prejudice whether a specific race, ethnicity, or of persons with disabilities or the LGBTQ communities.