About the Group Financial Manager position

We are looking for a passionate problem-solving CA(SA) to manage our financial operations both locally and internationally. This is an amazing opportunity for someone looking for an exciting role in a tech startup, where you can add value and gain invaluable business knowledge.

You’ll manage our daily financial activities and drive the direction and implementation of future financial plans. You will be responsible for helping us make better business decisions and manage our international commercial operations.

At Root, you’ll have the opportunity to grow fast and learn how to build and scale a business.

About Root

Our mission at Root is to drive the digital transformation of financial services by enabling and empowering software developers to build the future of banking and insurance. We package all the difficult things behind easy to use APIs. The existing world of financial services is murky, inaccessible and dominated by cumbersome businesses that are slow to innovate. We’re building programmable banking and insurance.

Root was founded by Louw Hopley and Malan Joubert, and is part of the FireID family of companies, including Offerzen, SnapScan, Luno and JourneyApps.

What you'll do

  • Manage Root’s group accounting & tax functions
  • Manage our external accounting providers
  • Gain insight into international accounting and tax legislation
  • Work closely with the product, operations and sales teams to understand the landscape of the business and where we’re going
  • Create revenue and cash flow forecasts to assist business planning and strategy
  • Create financial reports for board meetings
  • Build and implement corporate governance processes for Root’s local and international operations
  • Design controls and processes around our local and international bank accounts
  • Support and maintain Root’s international group structure

      What you'll need

      • Qualified CA(SA) (bonus: experience in insurance and/or banking)
      • Extremely well-organised, detail focussed and low error rate
      • Interested in being part of a startup
      • Confident and driven to succeed
      • Excited to tackle difficult problems without prior experience
      • Happy to grind through a lot of routine work and remain detail focused
      • Friendly, transparent and well articulate
      • Bonus: experience with international financial operations

        What you’ll get

        This is a fantastic opportunity to learn a lot and play an important part in building the future of financial services. At Root we provide great benefits including team lunches, secure parking, cool equipment and autonomy to take control and run your mission. You’ll meet many people in the industry and constantly learn new things.

        You’ll get to work in a fast moving and focussed startup environment with a team of highly talented and passionate people, driven to change the financial services industry.