Ongoing recruitment in Financial Services Company

KPMG – Our client, a reputable Institute within the Financial Services Sector, is recruiting suitable candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Director / Group Head, Centre for Financial Studies (CFS)

Location: Lagos
Job Type: Full time
Sector: Financial Services
Reports To:The Chief Executive Officer

Overview

  • Our client is recruiting a Director / Group Head, Centre for Financial Studies who will be responsible for engaging in research on topical contemporary and emerging issues in the banking and finance industry with a view to advancing the frontiers of knowledge.

Skills and Capabilities

  • Contribute to the strategic development and delivery of corporate strategy with a particular focus on key priorities of the Institute – ethics, professionalism, visibility and value proposition.
  • Develop and lead a coherent and coordinated policy and research programme that supports the mandates of the Institute.
  • Produce a wide range of high-quality written outputs for various audiences including high-quality, well targeted research reports, policy briefings, blogs and other outputs.
  • Commission thoughtful and agenda setting pieces of projects, working with a range of partners including think tanks and academic researchers.
  • Organise knowledge events such as round-tables, advocacy series, breakfast session, public lectures etc.
  • Keep abreast of key policy changes and relevant external issues that could impact the financial services industry and the Institute.
  • Develop relationships with funders and new funding sources to support policy, research and evaluation work.
  • Compile and deliver the annual policy and research budget and business plan activities for the Centre.
  • Plan, coordinate and execute assigned projects and supervise team members on daily basis to complete research projects within deadlines
  • Track project progress periodically and report the same to management while identifying areas of improvements and developing new methodologies to meet milestones

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent in relevant disciplines
  • A doctorate degree in any Social Science discipline is a plus
  • Professional qualifications such as ACIB is an added advantage
  • Minimum of 10 years professional experience with at least 5 years in managerial position
  • Considerable proven experience in leading the production of policies and research outputs including full research programmes, reports and surveys
  • Proven experience in research and evaluation management and methodology including analysing quantitative and qualitative data
  • Knowledge and demonstrable experience developing, delivering and evaluating evidence based campaigns
  • Extensive knowledge of social policies including funding opportunities in this area
  • Good written, presentation and communication skills, and able to represent the institute at high net-worth events
  • Strong strategic planning, problem solving and execution skills with an eye for detail and accuracy.
  • Strong leadership, supervisory, coaching, mentoring and people management skills.
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills with an ability to engage with others to achieve positive results.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport across various stakeholders and effectively communicate and interact with top level management.
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism and confidentiality

Job Title: Chief Economist and Strategist

Location: Lagos
Job Type: Full time
Sector: Financial Services
Reports To: The Chief Executive Officer

Overview

  • Our client is looking for Chief Economist and Strategist who will support with research insights on the short to long-term strategy formulation for the Institute’s management and governing council consideration.
  • He/She will conduct research on products and services useful for the institute and the immediate stakeholders in the financial service industry.
  • He/She will maintain a rigorous programme of monitoring and evaluation of the sector’s impact on economic growth, diversification, and employment in the Nigerian economy.
  • He/She will drive the implementation of the Institute’s 2020 – 2024 strategic plan while reporting to the registrar, he will monitor the directorates’ compliance to the plan.

Skills and Capabilities

  • Strategy formulation, monitoring and Evaluation.
  • Maintain effective engagement with relevant stakeholders (e.g. Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Budget and National Planning, economic departments of universities, business associations, etc.) in contributing to the formulation of national economic strategies and support the country in meeting the relevant SDG goals
  • Develop capability of subordinates towards the achievement of their own performance targets.
  • Develop concept papers on contemporary issues for governing council deliberations
  • Sit on Investment and Budget Committees to give input on the economic assumptions of various investment and budget proposals.
  • Develop economic guidelines and standards and prepare points of view used in forecasting trends and formulating economic policy.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics or Statistics
  • MBA / M.Sc. in Economics
  • Professional qualifications such as ACIB is an added advantage
  • Minimum of 15 years professional experience with at least 8 years in a senior management role overseeing researchers (e.g. running research department of large size financial institution, a university or a comparable agency)
  • Strong research skills, particularly using formal economic analysis and quantitative methodology
  • Proven experience in research and evaluation management and methodology including analysing quantitative and qualitative data
  • Ability to identify and understand business issues and map these issues into quantitative questions
  • Good understanding of micro and macro-economic indices, strategic financial planning and analysis
  • Ability to develop and implement an effective and robust research strategy
  • Ability to represent the institute across a range of media and to present new economic thinking compellingly and credibly
  • Good written, presentation and communication skills, able to represent the institute at high net-worth events
  • Ability to set standards, provide guidance, and create and maintain processes to support colleagues to deliver policy work to a consistently high standard
  • Ability to develop others to ensure that key functions such as quality assurance and the maintenance of high research standards are shared across the leadership team.
  • Strong strategic planning, problem solving and execution skills with an eye for detail and accuracy.
  • Strong leadership, supervisory, coaching, mentoring and people management skills
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills with an ability to engage with others to achieve positive results.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport across various stakeholders and effectively communicate and interact with top level management.
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism and confidentiality.

Job Title: Group Head, Finance and Corporate Services

Location: Lagos
Job Type: Full time
Sector: Financial Services
Reports To: The Chief Executive Officer

Overview

  • Our client is looking for Group Head, Finance and Corporate Services who will be responsible for providing support to the executive management on the annual budgeting and planning processes of the institute.
  • The ideal candidate will coordinate daily functions, streamline management systems, supervise managers, improve general business efficiency and human capital.

Skills and Capabilities

  • Develop and effectively drive finance organizational strategies and assist in formulating the institute’s future direction
  • Monitor the implementation of strategic business plans by contributing financial and accounting information, analysis, and recommendations to strategic thinking and direction.
  • Establish functional objectives in line with overall organizational objective
  • Oversee and lead the annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with executive management.
  • Administer and review all financial plans and budgets while monitoring progress and changes.
  • Decide on investment strategies and manage all investments by considering cash and liquidity risks
  • Develop the financial well-being of the institute by providing financial projections and accounting services, preparing growth plans and directing staff
  • Perform risk management by analyzing the institute’s liabilities and investments
  • Ensure cash flow is appropriate for the institute’s operations
  • Integrate risk management in key processes such as strategic budgeting and project planning
  • Ensure that effective internal controls are in place and processes duly complied with
  • Oversee Cash Flow positioning for the companies with clear understanding of sources and uses of funds; maintaining and upholding integrity of funds, securities and valued documents
  • Serve as the secretary to the finance and general purpose committee of the institute.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Management, Finance, Economics, or Business-related discipline
  • Post-graduate / Master’s Degree in Accounting, Banking & Finance, Economics, Business-related disciplines
  • Professional membership in relevant industry association is required
  • ACIB is an added advantage
  • Minimum of 10 years relevant experience with a reputable organisation
  • Strong industry network including experience dealing with banks, regulators and tax authorities
  • Proficient in the use of Enterprise Resource Planning and Microsoft Office Applications
  • Diverse knowledge of the macroeconomic environment and its impact on the institutes
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of both Nigerian and International labor law and practices
  • Strong Accounting and financial analytics skills
  • Sound knowledge of finance related regulations and risk management practices
  • Good written, presentation and communication skills, able to prepare statistical and narrative reports
  • Able to work under broad direction but self-motivated to work independently. Has technical responsibility and accountable for work performed and decision taken.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and manage relationship at all levels.

Job Title: Head of Finance

Location: Lagos
Job Type: Full time
Sector: Financial Services
Reports To:The Group Head, Finance & Corporate Services

Overview

  • Our client is recruiting a Group Head, Finance and Corporate Services who will lead all aspects of financial control and process improvement and will be responsible for all financial systems including the implementation of ERPs and building upon existing automation and processes.
  • The role involves taking full ownership of the finance function and interacting with all levels of the business operations.

Skills and Capabilities

  • Monitor the day-to-day financial operations within the institute, such as payroll, invoicing, and other transactions
  • Maintain a professional finance team with sufficient knowledge, skills, experience and professional certifications to meet the requirement of the objectives.
  • Oversees tax preparation, auditing, banking, investments, and other financial needs as necessary
  • Track the institute’s financial status and performance to identify areas for potential improvement
  • Evaluate and contribute to the improvement of the adequacy and effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes
  • Research and analyse financial reports and market trends
  • Provide insightful information and expectations to the senior executives to aid in long-term and short-term decision making
  • Establish accurate forecasts regarding expenses and revenues and manage regular reporting requirements
  • Present financial reports to finance & general purpose committee, and executive management in formal meetings
  • Stay up to date with technological advances and accounting softwares to be used for financial purposes
  • Establish and maintain financial policies and procedures for the Institute.
  • Understand and adhere to financial regulations and legislation

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Management, Finance, Economics, or business-related discipline
  • Master’s degree in Accounting, Banking & Finance, Economics, Business-related disciplines
  • Professional membership in relevant industry association is required
  • ACIB is an added advantage
  • Minimum of 7 years relevant experience with a reputable organisation
  • Excellent financial knowledge including understanding of finance best practices and IFRS/ International accounting and financial reporting standards.
  • Ability to build complex ad-hoc financial analyses to understand key business trends and inform long-term planning
  • Ability to develop and provide timely, accurate and appropriate financial statements and reports for all users following international financial reporting standards (IFRS)
  • Demonstrated ability leveraging technology as a key enabler to finance productivity and decision support First-hand experience with regulatory reporting and audits within the financial services sector
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Good understanding of data privacy standards
  • Sound understanding of business principles and practices
  • Good written, presentation and communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and able to communicate and manage relationship at all levels

Job Title: Head, Corporate Communication & External Relations & Brand Management

Location: Lagos
Job Type: Full time
Sector: Financial Services
Reports To: The Chief Executive Officer

Overview

  • Our client is recruiting a Head, Corporate Communication & External Relations & Brand Management who will oversee the internal and external communications of the institute, ensuring its messages are consistent and engaging.
  • The individual will drive and promote the image and activities of the Institute and refresh the institute’s brand and overall marketing perception.

Skills and Capabilities

  • Create informative and interesting press releases, press kits, newsletters, and related marketing materials.
  • Implement the corporate brand positioning agenda for the institute as well execute internal communications and employer branding strategies that foster alignment and attract elite talent
  • Develop and implement effective communication strategies that build members loyalty programmes, brand awareness, and customer satisfaction.
  • Provide communications advisory for the institute’s wide business objectives, projects and goals
  • Build robust information architecture maintaining an up-to-date library of archive and reference material.
  • Support the identification and development of strategic alliances to further improve the institute’s reputation and image as a thought leader
  • Plan and manage the design, content, and production of all marketing materials and prepare detailed media activity reports.
  • Work with the various divisions/units to generate new ideas and strategies.
  • Take ownership of the institute’s digital channels ensuring the accuracy and relevance of information at all times.
  • Create communication and marketing strategies for new products and services, launches, events, and promotions.
  • Lead the marketing and public relations staff.
  • Coordinate the management of incidents, issues and crises to clearly defined and communicated process group wide carrying stakeholders along

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or relevant field or;
  • Master’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or relevant field
  • Professional qualifications such as ACIB is an added advantage
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a similar role
  • Experience working on successful rebranding or marketing campaigns for a reputable financial institution will be an added advantage
  • Strong technical writing and business writing skills with the ability to produce compelling and professional written content for publication via reputable international and regional news media
  • Strong capabilities in media content development, marketing communication, media relations, digital marketing, event marketing, and B2B/B2C brand management.
  • Proven understanding of (and competence in) B2B/B2C brand positioning and marketing communication with an industry reputation for successful execution
  • Basic knowledge of the financial services sector
  • Strong strategic planning, problem solving and execution skills with an eye for detail and accuracy.
  • Good leadership, supervisory, coaching, mentoring and people management skills
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills with an ability to engage with others to achieve positive results.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport across various stakeholders and effectively communicate and interact with top level management.
  • High personal ambitions, drive and strong work ethic.
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism and confidentiality.

Job Title: Artificial Intelligence / Cyber Security Officer

Location: Lagos
Job Type: Full time
Sector: Financial Services
Reports To: The Chief Executive Officer

Overview

  • Our client is recruiting an Artificial Intelligence / Cybersecurity Officer who will lead our research efforts across the fields of computer vision, natural language processing and knowledge representation.
  • This role will involve working with leaders across the business to understand challenges that can be solved through innovative AI/ML – based solutions, defining research roadmaps, and delivering on AI capabilities to power innovative features in our platform.

Skills and Capabilities

  • Layout the Artificial Intelligence projects including project initiation, analysis stage and model retraining.
  • Ensure project deployment governance on a continuous basis.
  • Choose technologies and related guide map for improvement, testing, deployment of AI models.
  • Set up the plan and administer the usage of deployment systems of #ML models.
  • Set up the plan and supervise the execution of ML pipeline automation to be utilized for testing across various AI projects.
  • Distinguish AI tasks of high business impact including both product projects related ventures, and research projects.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Artificial Intelligence or relevant field
  • Master’s Degree in relevant field an added advantage
  • Relevant professional qualifications required (e.g. CISA)
  • Professional qualifications such as ACIB is an added advantage
  • Minimum of 10-years hands-on experience with natural language processing, computer vision or knowledge representation
  • A strong record of delivering machine learning and/or data products including defining ML problems, identifying data strategy, building MVPs, and scaling prototypes to production solutions.
  • Familiarity and proficiency with agile methods and tools to support project management in a timeline sensitive environment.
  • Ability to create chatbots
  • Ability to create and update documents containing technical processes and procedures
  • Strong history of recruiting and coaching technical teams
  • Strong strategic planning, problem solving and execution skills
  • Good leadership, supervisory, coaching, mentoring and people management skills
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills with an ability to engage with others to achieve positive results.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport across various stakeholders and effectively communicate and interact with stakeholders from other cultures
  • High personal ambitions, drive and strong work ethic.
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism and confidentiality.

Job Title: Chief Digital Information Officer

Location: Lagos
Job Type: Full time
Sector: Financial Services
Reports To: The Chief Executive Officer

Overview

  • Our client is recruiting a Chief Digital Information Officer who will drive growth by converting traditional “analog” businesses to digital businesses leveraging technology and data analytics.
  • The individual will drive digital transformation within the institute and align all IT and innovation strategies with the institute’s strategic plan.
  • He/She will partner with other heads of directorates to drive the achievement of their IT related goals.

Skills and Capabilities

  • Drive digital innovation and serve as a cross-functional change agent across the institute
  • Set and implement digital strategy by working with cross-functional partners to map and transition traditional processes to digital ones
  • Develop a clearly-defined and compelling digital strategy for the institute’s future
  • Be a digital evangelist, championing the use of digital technology and practices to engender a digital mindset from the top down
  • Ensure collaboration, knowledge sharing, and digital best practices between members and colleagues to help embed a robust digital ecosystem
  • Measure ROI on digital projects, fine-tuning approached as needed to ensure we’re investing in the right tools and resources
  • Work with teams across the business to generate innovative digital solutions for products, services, processes customer experiences, marketing channels and business models
  • Focusing on creating new value through the smart use of digital tools, platforms, technologies, services, and processes.
  • Support and supervise Information stewardship activities and management of data quality, retention and uses.
  • Provide data analytics and business intelligence to draw valuable insights from data.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or relevant field or;
  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or relevant field
  • Relevant professional qualifications required
  • Professional qualifications such as ACIB is an added advantage
  • Minimum of 5-years experience in a similar role
  • Proven track record of leading successful digital transformation projects
  • Experience managing and leading a digital team
  • Have an innovative and disruptive mindset, constantly forward looking
  • Strong strategic planning, problem solving and execution skills with an eye for detail and accuracy.
  • Good leadership, supervisory, coaching, mentoring and people management skills
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills with an ability to engage with others to achieve positive results.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport across various stakeholders and effectively communicate and interact with top level management.
  • High personal ambitions, drive and strong work ethic.
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism and confidentiality.

Job Title: Head, Internal Affiliations

Location: Lagos
Job Type: Full time
Sector: Financial Services
Reports To: The Chief Executive Officer

Overview

  • Our client is looking for Head, Internal Affiliations who will be responsible for retaining existing business and developing new opportunities with foreign affiliates.
  • The individual projects the entire range of the institute’s products and services to the global partners and collaborators.

Skills and Capabilities

  • Develop and maintain structured cooperation frameworks with the international partners.
  • Conceptualise, develop, and provide technical assistance on foreign projects/collaborations.
  • Establish productive, and professional relationships with key personnel of all seniority levels.
  • Proactively assess, clarify, and validate partners needs on an ongoing basis.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration or International Relations or relevant field or;
  • Master’s Degree in Public Administration or International Relations or relevant field
  • Relevant professional qualifications required
  • Professional qualifications such as ACIB is an added advantage
  • Minimum of 5-years experience in a similar role
  • Extensive interaction with foreign affiliates, diplomats, government officials, organization leaders, and the public
  • Strong ability to collaborate with foreign policy makers
  • Strong strategic planning, problem solving and execution skills
  • Good leadership, supervisory, coaching, mentoring and people management skills
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills with an ability to engage with others to achieve positive results.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport across various stakeholders and effectively communicate and interact with stakeholders from other cultures
  • Ability to speak other foreign languages asides English
  • High personal ambitions, drive and strong work ethic.
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism and confidentiality.

Job Title: Head, Human Resources

Location: Lagos
Job Type: Full time
Sector: Financial Services
Reports To: Group Head, Finance & Corporate Services

Overview

  • Our client is looking for Head, Human Resources who will be responsible for providing overall HR strategic direction and coordinating the achievement of the institute’s strategic goals.

Skills and Capabilities

  • Oversee and ensure efficient management of the institute’s human capital to build a highly skilled, motivated and engaged workforce, to support the achievement of the institute’s strategic objectives.
  • Define strategies, plans and programs for recruitment, learning and development, career and performance management, to enable attraction, development, motivation and retention of best-in-class talent.
  • Oversee the implementation of Human Resources programs, monitor administration to established standards and procedures, identify opportunities for improvement and resolve any discrepancies through human resources staff.
  • Champion adherence to approved best practices in Human Resource Management & Administration policies, procedures, and processes and ensure the entrenchment of institute’s culture and values.
  • Ensure the formulation and effective implementation of HR strategies and policies to identify, select, hire and retain the best talent to meet the company’s manpower needs and ensure optimal staffing levels at all times.
  • Ensure the design and implementation of need-based, cost-effective learning and development strategies to support the institute’s business goals and improve performance of the institute.
  • Define strategies, plans and programs for recruitment, learning and development, career and performance management, to enable attraction, development, motivation and retention of best-in-class talent.
  • Determine and recommend employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive employer-employee relationship and promote a high level of employee morale and motivation.
  • Define all Human Resources training programs and oversee the implementation of the performance management system that includes performance development plans (PDPs) and employee development programs.
  • Provide strategic advice to Executive Management on all HR related issues.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent in Human Resources Management, Psychology, Sociology, and other Business related / Social Science discipline
  • Professional qualification in HR Management e.g., Senior Professional in HR (SPHR), Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM).
  • Minimum of 5 years’ relevant professional experience with at least 2 years in the financial services sector in a related managerial capacity
  • ACIB is an added advantage
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in human resource management principles, processes and techniques covering areas such as organization development, manpower planning, recruitment, learning and development, performance management, career management, reward and recognition, retention and exit management.
  • Good understanding of employee/industrial relations, as well as an appreciation of the dynamics of the labour and employment legislations in Nigeria.
  • Strong strategic planning, problem solving and execution skills.
  • Strong leadership, supervisory, coaching, mentoring and people management skills.
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills with an ability to engage with others to achieve positive results.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport across various stakeholders and effectively communicate and interact with top level management.
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism and confidentiality.

Job Title: Director / Group Head, Ethics Governance & Secretariat Services

Location: Lagos
Job Type: Full time
Sector: Financial Services
Reports To: The Chief Executive Officer

Overview

  • Our client is looking for Director / Group Head, Ethics, Governance & Secretariat Services who will serve as the industry’s internal control point for ethics and improprieties, infractions, allegations, complaints, and conflicts of interest.
  • The ideal candidate will provide corporate leadership and advice on corporate governance issues.

Skills and Capabilities

  • Responsible for managing all board and committees, and their business agendas, to ensure efficient and accountable decision making and standards of conduct supporting delivery of the Institute’s mandates.
  • Responsible for the development of corporate governance frameworks and ensuring that the Institute operates within its legal powers and Acts establishing it.
  • Monitor legal risk in documentation and giving guidance on the acceptable assumption of risk.
  • Interpret laws, rulings, and regulations for natural and juristic persons.
  • Conduct legal research and gather evidence and ensure that appropriate approvals are in place before documents are executed.
  • Manage regulatory and compliance-related services and facilitate innovative solutions to client problems.
  • Manage and oversee paralegals and legal assistants.
  • Oversee the preparation of pleadings, notices and make appearances in court.
  • Collaborate with corporate counsels and HR departments to monitor enforcement of standard and regulations.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law (essential) and other relevant fields
  • Professional qualifications such as ACIB is an added advantage
  • Minimum of 10 years post-qualification professional experience with at least 5 years in managerial position
  • Ability to develop and oversee control systems that prevent or deal with violations of legal guidelines and internal polices
  • Ability to provide expert advice and interpretation of the code of ethics and compliance, including the applicability of the organisation and industry’s policies and programs to specific situations
  • Excellent knowledge of reporting procedures and record-keeping
  • Good written, presentation and communication skills, able to represent the institute at high net-worth events
  • Experience in drafting, negotiating, and reviewing legal documents
  • Strong leadership, supervisory, coaching, mentoring and people management skills.
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills with an ability to engage with others to achieve positive results.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport across various stakeholders and effectively communicate and interact with top level management.
  • High degree of personal integrity, ethics and resilience.

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