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Ongoing Recruitment At United Capital

United Capital is a fair and equal opportunities employer; all applications are welcome regardless of sex, marital status, ethnic origin or religious belief. We also believe in liberty of labour and seek to retain talent and foster employee loyalty through the uniqueness of the work environment we create and the opportunities for growth, leadership and career advancement that we offer.

United Capital is seeking to recruit passionate, experienced and competent individuals to fill vacancies within our Trustees business.

Job Title: [Group] – TM, RISK MANAGEMENT (TMRM002)

The successful candidate will support the Risk Manager in developing, updating and implementing the firm’s risk management framework.
Location: Lagos

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Manage the implementation of all aspects of the risk function, including implementation of processes, tools and systems to identify, assess, measure, manage, monitor and report risks.
Assist in the development and management of processes to identify and evaluate business areas’ risks and risk and control self-assessments.
Assist with monitoring and management of Enterprise, Market, Operational and Liquidity risk in accordance with the firm’s risk appetite.
Co-ordinate with Compliance/AML and internal audit to ensure that full testing and compliance with all risk management procedures is effective throughout the firm
Support the preparation and update of Board Risk Policies, as and when necessary.
Other duties as assigned
Experience/Skills/Competencies Requirements:

Basic understanding of the capital market
Proficiency in MS Office suite, particularly Microsoft Excel.
Team Player
Excellent written, oral communication skills
Consistent drive to succeed
The ability to perform under pressure within time constraints
Maintain high standards of personal integrity
Strong analytical & quantitative skills are required.
Excellent report writing skills and ability to communicate technical positions
Bachelor’s degree in numerate discipline is required.
Must have between 1-2 years experience in Risk Management, Finance or Actuarial Management.
Appropriate post-graduate or professional qualifications such as an MSc. or ACA would be beneficial



Job Title: [Investment Banking] – ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT, INVESTMENT BANKING (AVP001)

Reporting directly to the MD, Investment Banking, you will provide specialist advisory services on Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Divestitures, Privatizations, Joint Ventures/Strategic Alliances, Capital Raising, Corporate Restructuring TRANSACTIONS amongst others.
Support with driving profitability and meeting performance targets by developing the relationships, tactics and business plans necessary to realizing revenue, earnings growth and increase in shareholders’ value.
Location: Lagos, but with extensive travel

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Responsibility for originating, structuring and executing client projects and mandates
Networking and marketing.
Expand opportunities with existing clients
Identify and act on referrals typically in relation to Investment Banking mandates
Coordinate the end-to-end capital raising process (public offers, private placements, commercial papers etc) from the preparation of offer documents to the collation of returns/allotments.
Oversee the development and evaluation of financial models with the capability to sensitize key inputs and stress test financial covenants.
Screening new projects, defining project description & scope and conducting feasibility studies to determine the financial viability of new ventures projecting cash flow & growth opportunities
Liaison with regulatory authorities for sanctions & approvals
Manage all activities related to funding tie-up & financial closure, up to disbursement.
Contribute to revenue and business development of other business.
Oversee quality transaction execution and client satisfaction
Implementation of strategic action plans
Enforcement of governance and control standards across the business
Any other duties assigned from time to time

Experience/Skills/Competencies Requirements:

Good business and relationship management skills
Demonstrated ability to cultivate productive business networks.
Well established relationships with companies in the Private and Public sectors
Mergers & Acquisitions
Due Diligence
Financial Valuation
Corporate Restructuring,
Negotiation skills
Risk Management
Client Service
Business Management (including Project Management skills)
Excellent communication, report writing and presentation skills
BA/BSc. required; MBA, CFA or other advanced degrees/credentials desirable
13+ years of relevant investment banking industry experience required
Capital raising experience in public equity markets required.



Job Title: [Group] – TL, CUSTOMER SERVICE (TLCS001)

You will be responsible for ensuring that the high standard we set forth for customer satisfaction is engrained in all operational aspects of the Customer Service department.
You will understand that the clients’ needs always come first and therefore effective and efficient problem solving techniques are applied to every customer inquiry. In addition to the overall leadership and management of the Customer Service Department and representatives.
Location: Lagos

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Delivering top notch support to customer in a professional, helpful, and highly informative manner before, during, and after a customer’s requirements are met.
Opening accounts and process client mandate requests with the necessary internal stakeholders
Project manage customer inquiries that come in to the department
Updating client records
Ensuring the Customer Service environment is always welcoming to clients and prospective clients.
Close out all Customer Inquiries within the TAT timelines.
Respond to customer inquiries via email, telephone and provide support for social media inquiries.
Cross sell United Capital products and services to customers/perspective customers.
Other duties as assigned
Experience/Skills/Competencies Requirements:

Significant level of maturity
Highly organized, with the initiative and ability to work with limited supervision
Analytical and attentive to detail
Effective process management abilities
Enthusiastic, positive and hardworking attitude
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Knowledge of United Capital products and services
The ability to perform under pressure within time constraints
Proficiency in MS office suite
Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline
Must have about 2 years in client-facing role



Job Title: [Group] – CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER (CIO001)

You will have overall responsibility for Information Technology (IT), manage and coordinate the technical infrastructural services and resources in alignment with the business objectives of United Capital Plc.
The CIO will be responsible for the delivery of digital platforms, planning, forecasting the technical services and resources to support the infrastructural and Information System (IS) needs of United Capital and work closely in concert with the CEOs and IT contractors to ensure integration of systems and technology.
Location: Lagos

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Development and implementation of ICT strategy for United Capital Plc
Recommend information technology strategies, policies, and procedures by evaluating organization outcomes; identifying problems; evaluating trends and anticipating requirements.
Oversee ICT support (infrastructure development, systems support and maintenance) for the Heirs Holdings group of companies.
Migrate manual processes to digital platforms and deploy easy to use solutions
Participates in vendor contract negotiations for all new computer equipment and software purchase for the organization
Creates a cost-benefit analysis as well as supporting a detailed definition of data requirements and departmental workflows
Benchmark United Capital against up to date ICT practices and adapt accordingly.
Proactively identify and develop new and innovative ways of improving IT processes within United Capital.
Assess and anticipate technological projects and recommend appropriate action and resources
Lead, motivate and develop the capability of the ICT team, to achieve agreed annual targets.
Experience/Skills/Competencies Requirements:

Analytics/BI
Software Development
Mobile technology
Cloud computing
Collaborating technologies
IT management
Customer relationship management
Virtualization
IT Security
Enterprise resource planning
Project management
Strategic thinker,
Time management
Excellent communication
Planning & organizing
Ability to multitask and exhibit sound practical judgment
Innovative Thinking
Leadership
Discretion, good judgment, adaptable and versatile individual
Ability to equilibrate priorities and organize work effectively to meet deadlines
Vast knowledge of the Capital market, Investment Banking, Asset Management and Trustees Business
Data Management
Sc Information Technology or Computer Science with relevant professional certifications
Minimum of 10 years’ experience in Information Technology 3 of which must be in a leadership role.
Experience in financial/banking industry is preferred





Job Title: [Group] – TM, INTERNAL CONTROL (TMIC001)

You will support the Team Lead in building a strong compliance environment to ensure zero level of policy, procedures and regulatory infractions. In addition to this, you will also build strong awareness in staff on all policy and procedures issues; zero tolerance for fraud, error, unreviewed transactions and income leakages.
Location: Lagos

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Ensure prompt and effective daily call over of Finance & Operations transactions.
Review of Security and Treasury Trades
Carry out security sweep at least once in a month.
Daily review of edits on customer account
Income review.
Carry out daily pre-disbursement review
Review of Fixed Asset Register
Carry out statutory remittance review
Review of users’ profile on software.
Review Bank Reconciliation Statement
Ensure Cleanliness and Integrity of all GL accounts in the businesses through review of proof of accounts
Rendition of Weekly and Monthly Exception Reports to the Head Internal Control.
First level Investigation of Customer Complaints, fraud and other process failure
Cash advance review
Custody, proper safe keeping and archiving of called over Transaction Tickets
Other duties as assigned
Experience/Skills/Competencies Requirements:

Basic understanding of the capital market
Proficiency in MS Office suite, particularly Microsoft Excel.
Team Player
Excellent written, oral communication skills
Consistent drive to succeed
The ability to perform under pressure within time constraints
Maintain high standards of personal integrity
Strong analytical & quantitative skills are required
Excellent report writing skills and ability to communicate technical position
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting is required.
Must have between 1-2 years’ experience in cognate field. Appropriate post-graduate or professional qualifications such as an MSc. in Finance or ACA would be beneficial



Job Title: [Securities] – CLIENT ADVISORS (CA001)

You will assist the team in all United Capital Securities marketing and relationship management efforts.
Location: Lagos

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Source and participate in the acquisition of new clients to increase the company’s market share of Institutional and Retail Investors.
To drive the company’s online business initiatives on Invest- Now
Keep abreast of business opportunities and devise strategies to convert them into viable and profitable ventures.
Provide clients with a high level of customised customer service and strategies consistent with their service needs/expectations.
Ensure proactive and timely response to all issues raised by the client.
Prepare general communication to clients (letters, emails) regarding activities of the company.
Experience/Skills/Competencies Requirements:

Good business and relationship management skills and demonstrated ability to cultivate productive business networks.
Online marketing experience
Ability to buy and sell securities on behalf of private clients, institutional clients and proprietary trading accounts.
Extensive knowledge of Capital Market operations.
In-depth knowledge of equity valuation
Good understand of the local micro-economic environment
Keen analytical mind
Extensive stock broking experience
Strong analytical, quantitative, problem-solving and decision making skills.
Customer service orientation
Excellent communication, report writing and presentation skills
Bachelor’s degree from a reputable university with a minimum qualification of a second class degree required.
Membership of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers is an added advantage.
Minimum experience: 2 years cognate experience



Job Title: [Investment Banking] – ASSOCIATE, MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS (ASMA001)

Reporting directly to the MD, Advisory Business, you will be expected to support all of the marketing initiatives of the team as well as perform fundamental financial, business analysis and valuation of companies.
In addition, you will be responsible for overseeing mergers and acquisitions from the initial contact all the way to the finalization of the transaction.
Location: Lagos, but with some travel

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Support all of the marketing initiatives of the team.
Prepare presentation materials including situation updates, company profiles, industry overviews and valuation presentations for buy side/sell side pitches.
Create a prospects list by researching and prospecting M&A targets within specified sectors
Develop and periodically review methodology for identifying prospective M&A deals
Identify acquisitions and divestitures opportunities for clients and determine financial impact of transactions.
Liaise with the legal and other relevant work streams to ensure seamless execution of transactions
Provide expert advisory services in respect to mergers and acquisitions, privatisation and financial restructuring projects
Oversee and conduct meetings and relevant reviews
Play an active role in negotiating all transactions between the business and interested parties
Develop detailed financial models and valuation analysis for all potential transactions and provide input into the preparation of technical reports
Manage the day-to-day information flow with clients and third-parties in a transaction execution setting.
Stay current on legislations governing mergers and acquisitions within the United Capital’s jurisdiction, ensuring that all of the business’s M&A initiatives are within the confines of the law.
Coordinate and implement due diligence for potential transactions
Efficiently manage prospect pipelines in order to produce and surpass expected results
Preparation of financial models, projections, and merger analyses
Perform client due diligence as well as perform fundamental financial, business analysis and valuation of companies
Provide financial analysis including the financial information about industry participants and financial capacity of potential acquirers or competitors for a business
Oversee transactions from the initiation to final execution
Other duties as assigned

Experience/Skills/Competencies Requirements:

Valuation and modelling skills
Strong communication and business writing skills
Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects and in teams
Understanding of accounting elements and be sufficiently familiar with the mergers and acquisitions regulations.
Entrepreneurial drive and spirit
Significant level of maturity and the ability to work as a team interfacing with top company executives and senior management
Highly organized, with the initiative and ability to work with limited supervision
Analytical and attentive to detail
Effective process management abilities
Enthusiastic, positive and hardworking attitude
Exceptional computer modeling/Excel spreadsheet/Powerpoint/Word  skills



Job Title: [Investment Banking] – ANALYST, CAPITAL MARKETS (ANCM001)

You will support the Capital Market team in sourcing of clients, raising capital and providing counsel to all parties in an investment interchange.
Location: Lagos, but with some travel

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Analyse client’s debt and equity portfolio and capital structure and assess alternative structures (funding strategies) to reduce the client’s cost of debt and/or increase its financial flexibility.
Monitor and evaluate capital market conditions and make proposals for optimal financing vehicles.
Prepare complex quantitative analysis, create pricing models and evaluate strategies/alternatives in support of the issuance of long term debt and/or equity.
Participate in the management and development of the department by carrying out marketing and proposal efforts
Keep abreast of new regulations or policies that may affect various industries, as well as monitor the economy to determine its effect on capital raising.
Coordinate the end-to-end capital raising process (public offers, private placements, commercial papers etc) from the preparation of offer documents to the collation of returns/allotments.
Liaise with regulatory bodies and other professionals in the offer process such as accountants, bankers, lawyers and media practitioners.
Oversee the printing and distribution of offer documents.
Supervise the return of monies in the event of oversubscription and the distribution of certificates.
Conduct in-depth sector research.
Other duties as assigned

Experience/Skills/Competencies Requirements:

Good knowledge of debt and equity investment.
Good presentation and communication skills.
Ability to apply the knowledge of debt sourcing to make accurate and timely decisions.
Must have a good knowledge of the operations of relevant regulatory authorities such as SEC and NSE.
Good appreciation of the processes involved in packaging an offer.
Possession of strong analytical skills including financial statement analysis.
Demonstrated experience in working with clients and third-party vendors.
Good business, marketing and relationship management skills.
First degree or its equivalent from a reputable tertiary institution.
Minimum of one (1) years cognate experience.
Appropriate post-graduate or professional qualifications such as an MBA, CFA, MSC in Finance or ACA would be beneficial



How to Apply

Interested applicants should please send a resume and cover letter quoting applicable reference number below to: careers@unitedcapitalplcgroup.com

Deadline: Thursday, June 08, 2017.

Applicants should please state the job position applied for in the subject header.

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