Senior Accountant

FinTech Sector – Accra.

DWR Executive Search has been retained to find a well-qualified and experienced Senior Accountant with a specific background in the FinTech sector and with a developed understanding of the local and international banking/financial market. This position is for residents of Ghana only and is an on-site office role based in Accra.

Employer Overview:

For over 30 years, and with operations in Ghana, the UK, USA and the Netherlands, my client is a leader in the provision of the most secure, fast, and efficient money transfer services with most major banks in their destination countries. With their superior technology, global presence and structured management systems, they offer customers the ability to send and receive money in four convenient ways:  Mobile Money, Cash Pickup, Bank Account Deposits and Airtime Top-up.

They are now seeking an outstanding professional who is committed to their career and can demonstrate a true desire to join a progressive, well-established and dynamic company, and can bring to them the talents and skills required to fill this exciting opportunity that reports directly to the Managing Director.

Core Duties of the Role: In the general context of financial planning and analysis; budget management; policy and procedures; and team supervision, the successful candidate will be required to

  • Prepare and oversee the organisation’s budgeting process.
  • Develop appropriate financial strategies and plans that meet organisational goals.
  • Analyse financial data and trends to provide insights and recommendations.
  • Monitor budget performance and implement effective cost control measures.
  • Prepare accurate and timely financial reports for management and stakeholders.
  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements and accounting standards.
  • Lead and develop a team of accounts professionals, fostering a culture of excellence and continuous monitoring and improvement.
  • Develop and implement account-related policies and procedures to ensure that the company has strong internal controls in place at all times.

Essential Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Graduate Degree in Finance & Accounting (M.Phil., MBA, MSc., MA).
  • Professional Certification (ICAGH; ACCA; CPA; CIMA; etc).
  • At least 5 years’ current and continuous experience as a practicing professional in the FinTech sector.
  • 10 years’ continuous finance and accounts work experience with at least 3 years in a management position.
  • Outstanding financial and accountancy skills.
  • In depth understanding of financial principles and practices.
  • Highly developed proficiency in financial analysis and reporting.
  • Strong knowledge of budgeting and forecasting techniques.
  • Confident leadership and team management abilities.
  • Commitment to ethical conduct, integrity and compliance.
  • Ability to relate to people at all levels and used to working under pressure.
  • Your own vehicle
  • Excellent communication skills in both spoken and written English.

You will be a strategic thinker with a natural aptitude for precision. Analytical, committed, reliable and focused you will thrive in both a team environment as well as working under your own initiative. This role will suit a conscientious, dedicated individual who is serious about their career, is motivated by success and wants to make a positive and meaningful impact on an organisation’s performance.


This position is available immediately and is based at the employer’s offices in the vicinity of the airport (Kotoka). The employment package offers an attractive and competitive salary and includes petrol allowance, healthcare, pension, work mobile phone, a generous annual holiday entitlement, and a modern working environment. Details will be discussed at the client interview stage. As an important position that carries a high degree of responsibility, it is a prerequisite that applicants possess the required skills and experience to be considered. PLEASE therefore do not apply unless you have the competencies specified and have a verifiable and solid background in the FinTech sector.

Application Process:

If you meet the criteria for this position and wish to submit an application, in the first instance please send your CV (in Word or PDF) to [email protected] quoting the role you are applying for in the subject box. You are welcome to include a Covering Letter in support of your application. Selected candidates will be contacted by email and sent a Candidate Questionnaire, which must be completed in full to be progressed to the next stage of shortlisting. If chosen, you will be invited to an initial interview with DWR (either in person or via Zoom/WhatsApp/Teams). If shortlisted, the next stage will be an interview with the client.

Applications for this role will close by 3rd May 2024. Although every effort is made to respond to all applicants, due to the volume of replies it is not always possible to do so. If you don’t receive a reply by the 30th May 2024, then regrettably your application has not been successful on this occasion.

To help with early and ongoing communications, you are encouraged to connect with DWR and to then join the DWR Executive Group on LinkedIn

Equal Opportunities:

DWR does not discriminate in the acceptance or referral of candidates on the basis of race, colour, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, disability, or any other protected characteristic. By applying for this position, candidates agree to respect these standards and be observant of the internationally accepted guidelines governing equality and inclusiveness in the workplace aimed at eliminating racism, discrimination and hate speech throughout every level of society.

DWR Executive Search is appointed by the employing company as their Executive Search Partner for this position. The client’s name will remain confidential until applicants have been shortlisted to the client interview stage.