Accounting Excellence Specialist-Jumia (Full time)

Jumia is a leading e-commerce platform in Africa. It is built around a marketplace, Jumia Logistics, and JumiaPay. The marketplace helps millions of consumers and sellers to connect and transact. Jumia Logistics enables the delivery of millions of packages through our network of local partners.


JumiaPay facilitates the payments of online transactions for Jumia's ecosystem. With over 1 billion people and 500 million internet users in Africa, Jumia believes that e-commerce is making people's lives easier by helping them shop and pay for millions of products at the best prices wherever they live. E-commerce is also creating new opportunities for SMEs to grow, and job opportunities for a new generation to thrive.


With over 5,000 employees in more than 10 countries in Africa, Jumia is led by top talented leaders offering a great mix of local and international talents and is backed by very high-profile shareholders. Jumia is committed to creating sustainable impact in Africa. Jumia offers unique opportunities in a vibrant and booming environment, creating new jobs, new skills, and empowering a new generation.


Main Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and help reconcile all integration accounts across Jumia countries in Africa
  • Produce reconciliations of key integrated accounts
  • Train local teams on new processes and systems
  • Support local teams during monthly book closing and audit preparation
  • Communicate with the local accounting teams on daily basis and fully supporting them
  • Coordinate reporting needs locally and centrally


Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • 4-5 years of experience in accounting field
  • Willingness to travel to Africa – at least 25% of time
  • Degree in Finance/Accounting
  • Experience in ERP (Microsoft Dynamics NAV is a plus) and backend systems
  • Very organized with attention to detail
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to collaborate globally and work cross-functionally with other teams
  • Ability to work across all levels of the Organization
  • Fluent in English
  • Proficient in Excel



We offer:

  • A unique experience in an international, entrepreneurial, yet structured environment
  • An unparalleled personal and professional improvement as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders for our future internet service lines
  • The opportunity to be part of a team full of talented people with the best backgrounds