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Job Description
The candidate filling this role of Head the SSA Visa Direct solutions team of around 5 members. Visa Direct is a payment service that Visa provides to clients (issuers, acquirers, fintechs, processors, merchants and service providers) to facilitate fund transfers/disbursements to Visa and bank accounts globally using push payment technology.  In CEMEA region, Visa Direct consumer and business applications include remittances, person to person (P2P) transfer, person to merchant payment (QR payments), and funds disbursement (e.g. insurance claim disbursements). We are at the core of Visa’s overall vision to be the best way to pay and be paid for everyone, everywhere. We are fueled by a diverse team of talented team-members who continuously raise the bar on delivering best-in-class products and services to people all over the world.The candidate should be able to lead commercialization and technical solution sessions with Visa clients and provide expert advice to clients’ business leaders and partners who want to use Visa Direct capabilities for various usecases (including assessment of clients’ business problem or market opportunity, helping clients use the right APIs, and leading solution architecture definition with clients).The candidate will direct the clients’ technology teams on solution design and lead deep-dive sessions to define user flows.  In addition, he/she must be highly collaborative, bring a structured approach to client engagement and documentation, employ moderation and facilitation skills, have a passion for payments, and have an ability to communicate complex information to both technical and non-technical audiences. The role will require leading complex solution discussions and will span multiple teams, projects, geographic locations, and time zones Visa is looking for self-starters that are thought leaders with a proven track-record of success in fast-paced payments technology environments with demanding timelines.


  • Be the ultimate Subject Matter Expert (SME) for all Visa Direct capabilities in SSA region-
  • Work alongside a cross-functional team of Sales and Business Development to build and drive strategic business goals for Visa-
  • Bring deep commercialization and customizing market strategies including different aspects of product roadmap and pricing-
  • Work closely with our partners across the solution development cycle starting from strategy and solution definition through launch and go to market, by co-managing and driving the completion of key execution deliverables-
  • Responsible for leading design discussion and as well as deep dive workshops with clients for developing digital payment solutions leveraging Visa Direct APIs-
  • Coordinate resolution of issues and design of new solutions with the regional and global product team-
  • Track progress on projects’ implementations and act as first line of support for product related issues-
  • Stay abreast of trends in the payments, technology, business, identifying implications for Visa’s Product & Solutions strategy and our clients businesses-
  • Adopt human-centered design thinking around how Visa can improve its customer experience across Visa’s product and solutions sets-       Support management of project pipeline and driving the client engagements as per opportunities pipeline-
  • Manage through influence, but without direct management authority-
  • Embrace teamwork while promoting a culture of openness and flexibility


  • –       BA/BS degree with an aptitude and passion for technology-
  • 10-12 years of related work experience
  • Have a strong engineering or architecture background focused on Web technologies, APIs (REST/JSON), and machine-to-machine communication over the Internet.Be willing and able to get hands-on with technology teams or deep-dive into user flows with clients.Be as comfortable working with an institutional developer at one of Visa’s large banking clients as with a developer at a payments startup.-
  • Eagerness and self starting approach and an entrepreneurial mindset-       Problem-solving, organizational, analytical, and critical thinking skills-       Excellent written and verbal communication skills-

Knowledge or experience with Agile methodology to drive product development and delivery
Additional Information

  • Visa is an EEO Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Visa will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.

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05 Jul, 2021

Senior Accountant – Deadline: 15/07/2021

About this job

Tugende’s mission is: “Helping people help themselves”. The Tugende Senior Accountant is a thorough professional in Finance with a practical mind and attention to detail. The ideal candidate will be required to work autonomously serving in the mainstream roles of; managing client account, payroll management, accounts management, fixed asset management, compliance, and taxation. This position is based in Kenya and thus only Kenyan Nationals are encouraged to apply.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Client Weekly Billing and Finance Income Accruals

  • Prepare and Review client weekly bills, monthly finance income for posting from the loan management system into the current and future financial management system. (QuickBooks & Microsoft Dynamics 365)

Client Weekly Payments

  • Review weekly clients’ payments from all sources (MPesa, Banks, etc.)
  • Review weekly payment reconciliations reports by the accountant and accounting officers.
  • Prepare, review and post weekly payments into QuickBooks and Microsoft Dynamics 365 (ERP)

Fees and Penalties

  • Ensure all fees applied are posted in QuickBooks
  • Review fees applied in Musoni and reconcile with QuickBooks and Microsoft Dynamics 365.


  • Review weekly write-off in salesforce originate for posting to QuickBooks
  • Post-write-off to QuickBooks and Microsoft Dynamics 365.
  • Review write-offs recognized in Musoni

Reconciliations of CRM and Loan management system

  • Prepare reconciliations for reports from the client relationship management system and loan management system to ensure accuracy of information being fed into Quickbooks and Microsoft Dynamics 365.

Payroll Management

  • Review monthly payroll deduction inputs (Staff Hire Purchase, Salary Advances, etc)
  • Update HR Magic with staff payroll change request
  • Prepare final payroll for submission to the bank
  • Post payroll journal to QuickBooks
  • Reconcile payroll deduction in QuickBooks

Accounts Management

  • Review and reconcile month-end accounts payables and receivables balances.
  • Review all daily transactions for cash and bank accounts.
  • Review daily postings to ensure costs are allocated to their respective branches
  • Support accounting officers to ensure weekly transactions deadlines are met.
  • Review and pre-signed monthly cash and bank reconciliation reports.
  • Review weekly cash projection for finalization submission.
  • Review all reconciliation reports from officers (Inventory, Assets)
  • Review monthly journals posted in QuickBooks ( Expenses Accruals and Prepayments)

Fixed-Asset Management

  • Update the fixed asset register
  • Prepare disposal schedule for verification
  • Post monthly depreciation and disposals
  • Review fixed asset registers with physical assets in all branches.

Compliance and Taxation

  • Review and file monthly PAYE returns
  • Review and file monthly NSSF returns
  • Review monthly VAT Returns before filing
  • Review monthly Withholding tax returns

Month-end and Year-End closure and reporting

  • Ensure month-end closure reconciliations are completed within the first five days of the following month including bank reconciliations, stock reconciliations, intercompany reconciliations, and reconciliations of all accrual, prepayments, and deferred accounts.
  • Prepare and submit accurate and complete monthly management accounts.
  • Assisting with annual audit preparations.
  • Assisting with preparing and monitoring budgets.

Performing other accounting duties and supporting junior staff as required or assigned.

Requirements Preferred Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

  • Highly self-motivated and able to demonstrate a drive for results with a professional approach from a team
  • Excellent communication, presentation skills, and professionally presentable
  • Exhibit a passion for customers, and provide excellent customer service and empathy for our customers
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment and willing to work in the different regions of Kenya.
  • Ability and willingness to learn to ride a motorcycle to conduct fieldwork
  • Computer literate with the ability to comfortably use MS Office and GSuites. Have at least 35 Words Per Minute.
  • High level of professionalism and integrity, with good moral character
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision with resilience and a “can do” attitude

Qualification and Experience:

  • Must be a CPA/ACCA and Minimum 3 years of work experience, working with an institution or organization such as a microfinance or business credit-related business
  • Having an audit background would be an added advantage.
  • Should have one to two years of supervisory experience

Key Competencies

  • Hold values similar to our own: Adopt and champion the values that Tugende stands for; Integrity, Empathy, Teamwork, Solutions-Oriented and Always growing
  • Confidentiality: Able to handle sensitive information professionally and confidentially.
  • Positive Attitude: the main mindset of “getting things done” and finding satisfaction in developing sustainable long-term solutions at all times.

Flexible and resilient: Willingness to travel, flexibility in schedule and work hours, seek direct feedback, and see every challenge as an opportunity to grow. Benefits   What will you gain?

Career Trajectory: This is a role with significant leadership potential to grow as the company operations grow. Someone who does this job can be promoted to; Chief Accountant, Country Finance Manager, Regional Finance Manager, and Group Financial Controller.

Meaningful Work: Tugende’s work gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to earn a better living for themselves and their families. We are changing East Africa’s asset-finance industry by building a sustainable business that ignites financial development. Join this movement!

Great Team: Tugende has a smart, fun, and growing team of ~699 employees. We take our work seriously, but love to joke and have fun. We regularly have fully-paid, voluntary team outings, as well as fun parties for our customers. Our headquarters are in Kampala and we are growing our presence across East Africa.

Hours and compensation: This position is for an ambitious, full-time employee who will take on additional responsibilities and projects as they arise. Tugende offers competitive salaries and benefits that reflect a person’s contributions to the company’s mission and growth.

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