Internal Control Officer

  • Lieu de travail Dakar, Sénégal
  • Date d'expiration 15 Avril
  • Secteur d'activité
  • Nombre de postes 01

Our mission

We're making Africa the first cashless continent.

In 2017, over half the population in Sub-Saharan Africa had no bank account. That's for good reason—the fees are too high, the closest branch can be miles away, and nobody takes cards. Without access to financial institutions, people are forced to keep their savings under the mattress. Small business owners rely on lenders who charge extortionate rates. Parents spend hours waiting in line to pay school fees in cash.

We're solving this by building financial services that just work: no account fees, instantly available, and accepted everywhere. In places where electricity, water and roads don't always work, you can still send money with Wave. In November 2017, we launched a mobile app in Senegal for cash deposit, withdrawal, and peer-to-peer and business payments. In 2019, we expanded to Cote d'Ivoire. Now, we have millions of users and are growing fast. Our goal is to make Africa the first cashless continent. And that's where you come in....

How you'll help us achieve it

We’re looking for an internal control officer who’s able to demonstrate an acute and critical approach to processes analysis to properly identify Wave’s exposure to all sorts of risks (strategic, financial, reputational, technological, etc.).

You should present a student mindset and a sense of humility to learn and improve continuously. You'll be responsible for enabling the organization to take controlled risks, define, deploy, and monitor a risk management system and propose optimized processing solutions to help the top management in their strategic decisions as we rapidly scale our business in Senegal.

In this role, you'll;

  • Develop and manage Wave's risk analysis and prioritization systems, including protection systems
  • Identify and evaluate risks (activities, processes, information systems, production tools, external events, etc.)
  • Implement the risk management policy
  • Assist in disseminating an adequate risk culture
  • Proceed to periodic reporting on risk management
  • Proceed to preventive and detective controls based on our risk profile
  • Monitor internal mechanisms to report, investigate and escalate risk issues
  • Anticipate changes in risk trends and their effects on the organization
  • Other duties may be assigned as the business may require.

Key details

  • Location: You'll work from our office in Senegal
  • Work authorization in Senegal is required.
  • Our salaries are competitive and calculated using a transparent formula. We run performance reviews twice a year and award bonuses to strong performers who have been with the company for more than 6 months
  • We pay 100% of your health care insurance premium cost for yourself and your dependents
  • We support working parents - we offer generous parental leave policies (26 weeks for mothers and 4 weeks for fathers) and subsidized childcare when you return to work
  • Free food and a beautiful office space


  • Minimum 3-5 years experience in internal control (risk management, permanent control, or internal audit)
  • A certification in finance and tax (preferably a High accounting diploma)
  • A knowledge of the US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles would be a considerable bonus
  • A secondary degree in Finance, Accounting, Risk Management, Business & Economics, or a comparable field
  • Have excellent analytical skills and a taste for in-depth technical investigation.
  • Fluent in French and English
  • Result driven with a “Get it done” mindset
  • Emotional intelligence and cultural intelligence
  • Have written and oral communication and presentation skills, including the ability to convince and influence a wide range of partners at all levels
  • Experience in Mobile Money in the Financial sector will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge of fraud and/or compliance will also be an added advantage
  • Have worked for an international company or have worked internationally

You might be a good fit if you

  • Have a strong track record of collaborating and partnering with cross-functional teams
  • Have a strong ability to perform multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a rapidly changing environment
  • Function well under pressure and high-stress environments
  • Are intellectually curious, creative in the way you go about tackling problems and embrace failure as a means to spark innovation and growth.
  • Love owning projects - you're autonomous yet know when to escalate problems.
  • Are comfortable defaulting to over-communication and overreaching when it comes to coordination.
  • Know how to maintain confidentiality when dealing with sensitive information.
  • Adjust quickly to changing priorities and conditions while managing time factors.

Our team

  • We have a rapidly growing in-country team in Senegal, Côte D'Ivoire, Mali, Burkina Faso, Gambia, and Uganda, plus remote team members spread across the world. We're deeply passionate about our mission of bringing radically affordable financial services to the people who need them most.
  • We foster autonomy for our employees. You'll own your own projects at every stage, from understanding the problem to monitoring your solution in production.
  • We’re backed by world-class investors including Founders Fund, Sequoia Heritage, Stripe, Ribbit Capital, Y Combinator and Partech Africa.

How to apply

Fill out the form below, and upload a resume in English.

Optional: Please feel free to add a cover letter or note if there is anything additional that you would like to share about your interest in Wave/the role or your experience. We review applications on a rolling basis.

Wave is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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