Current Vacancies at at ARM Life Plc 21st March, 2018

ARM Life is the Insurance subsidiary of Asset & Resource Management Company Ltd (ARM). Its parent company, ARM is one of the largest non-bank financial services firms in Nigeria with a focus on asset management. Established in 1994, ARM started operations as a traditional asset management company specialising in the management of quoted equities and fixed income securities.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Senior Accountant

Location: Nigeria

Job Summary

  • Ensure that the management of the Group’s Financial Reporting functions (Group account consolidation, Accounting for Mutual Funds and management of Corporation Taxes) are consistent with the Group’s overall business strategies.
  • Manage procedures through implementation of control frameworks and best practice policies and procedures.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the Group Financial Reporting Unit
  • Oversee the preparation and presentation of ARM HOLDCO, ARM TAM, ARM Capital Partners and ARM- Harith Infrastructure monthly financial statement (Journal entries, Management accounts, Statement of Comprehensive Income, Statement of Financial Position) with detailed analysis for internal and external stakeholders
  • Monthly consolidation of ARM TAM, ARM HOLDCO & Subsidiaries accounts with detailed analysis.
  • Ensure that payments are made to and/or on behalf of clients, suppliers and other third parties on a timely basis and in accordance with the applicable Service Level Agreement.
  • Ensure that all transactions for the above entities and on behalf of clients are properly processed and captured in the appropriate accounting codes.
  • Review all general ledger accounts detailing assets, liabilities, and capital. 
  • Review all reconciliations of general ledger accounts to applicable sub ledgers, and all inter-company accounts reconciliations.
  • Review monthly bank account reconciliations for the applicable accounts and ensure that all reconciling items are promptly cleared
  • Ensure the correct treatment of withholding tax and VAT in the accounts and also ensure the prompt remittance to the appropriate authorities to avoid any penalties.
  • Maintain close working relationships with all internal customers and key external partners as appropriate including clients, lenders, contractors & suppliers, auditors, business partners etc.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum – B.Sc, M.Sc.

Other Requirements:

  • Monthly, quarterly & bi annual SEC, Trustees and other regulatory returns
  • Ensure compliance with International Financial Reporting Standards, other applicable accounting standards and company procedures. Continuously review the company’s financial control policies and procedures and make recommendations for improvement
  • Prepare documentation and account analyses required in connection with the requirements of our external auditors and other external reviewers.
  • Support the implementation of the Oracle ERP system and any other Management Information System necessary to effectively drive the company’s business
  • Prepare special analyses as required.     
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the CFO and senior management.    


Method of Application 

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Research Analyst

Location: Nigeria
Grade: Analyst – Experienced Analyst
Job Type: Full-time

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of industry happenings and current events.
  • Provide written research, financial statements, and valuation analysis for use with institutional investors, money managers and individuals.
  • Write call notes and present recommendations, background, and breaking information on covered companies
  • Build financial models for small and mid-cap companies
  • Attend conference and corporate earnings calls; utilize industry specific data in support of company coverage
  • Extensive financial modelling including sensitivity analysis to support potential investment opportunities
  • Development of asset selection models and investment strategies.
  • Contributing fresh information to portfolio strategy and ongoing investment ideas discussion.
  • Participating in business meetings to contribute ideas and recommendations for investment

Competency and Skills Requirements
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Adhere to strict ethical standards in the gathering and dissemination of information including the use of such information in investment decision making
  • Highly inquisitive, with strong desire to learn
  • Exhibition of willingness to study extensively to gather information; desire to constantly and progressively improve knowledge base and a strong propensity for personal development
  • Relatively high numeracy, and excellent writing skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

Minimum Qualification:

  • Minimum of a B.Sc in any discipline
  • Professional qualifications will be an added advantage (CFA, ACCA)
  • 2-4 years relevant work experience.



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Head, Financial Advisory

Location: Nigeria

Job Summary

  • Responsibility over financial advisory activities of the Firm.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for overall strategy of a transaction, including negotiations, client interaction, and management of documentation.
  • Participation in the overall firm strategy and ensuring that ARM securities provides high quality execution of  its transactions
  • Identifying new business opportunities from market by thoroughly researching market conditions and developments
  • Originating client relationships
  • Managing business development, and transaction planning & execution. 
  • Provide expertise and advice on transactions e.g. mergers and acquisitions, buy outs, and buy ins, and issuing of bonds and stocks
  • Provide key leadership role in the deal execution process
  • Raise capital by detailed research and analysis of equity products and markets,
  • Structuring new deals and assessing profitability and risks
  • Oversee the preparation of financial and statistical models and report them; developing and presenting appropriate financial solutions.
  • Manage a team of analysts  performing extensive valuation and pricing analyses
  • Work in collaboration with financial institutions, to design and structure clients’ debt obligations, refinancing or restructuring existing arrangements and raising new debts.
  • All other duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the Managing Director

Requirements
Required knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Involvement or experience in leading a team that structured investment products for the Nigerian Financial Market
  • Previous working experience in originating, structuring, and executing equity assignments.
  • Be conversant with structuring different portfolios in line with the need of different clients
  • Conversant with strategies of optimizing returns on investment
  • Be a team leader that could effectively manage resources
  • Conversant with the Investments & Securities Act and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Rules
  • Willingness to build an extensive network of business contacts, executive management of clients/prospects and other referral sources, which will enhance ARM Securities’ visibility within our markets.
  • Excellent communication skills and work to tight deadlines
  • Solid professional writing skills, particularly in preparing IMs and relevant documents and announcements
  • Proven ability to originate new business
  • Good team player and have the ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to engage and influence at the top level of our most innovative companies.
  • Ability to influence across the organization through conversation, presentation and engagement.
  • Ability to think outside the box and develop unique/creative approaches to portfolio management, business development and client engagement.
  • Possesses established relationships with principals of  large capital firms
  • Ability to convert concepts and opportunities into transactions
  • Ability to originate capital raising and M&A transactions
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and professionalism
  • Outstanding client service skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Analytical and creative problem solving skills
  • Team player and deadline oriented
  • Ability to multi-task and set workload priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and in a professional manner
  • Flexibility with extensive travel and hours
  • Strong desire to collaborate with groups/teams across the Group,
  • Over time, has the potential to be viewed as a thought leader within the organization.
  • Selfless, possesses a strong moral compass and leads by example.

Competency and  Skills Requirements:

  • Strong developer of team members.
  • Embraces teamwork and collaboration to produce outsized results for all.
  • Willing to take responsibility of the team as well as fostering a strong, positive team culture.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A first degree or equivalent in any discipline with minimum of 10 years cognate experience spanning Corporate Banking and/or Capital Market Operations
  • Relevant professional qualification e.g CIS, or Masters degree will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 5 Years core operational and leadership experience
  • A SEC registered individual will have an added advantage.


Method of Application 

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Senior Investment Analyst

Location: Nigeria

Job Summary

  • To research into companies, financial markets & instruments with the aim of originating transaction opportunities and winning mandates.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide information to the investment banking team by assembling and summarizing data; preparing reports; making presentations of findings, analyses, and recommendations.
  • Help facilitate initial public offers/public offers and private placements for clients;
  • Liaise with SEC, NSE, NAICOM and other regulators on issues relating to issuance and registration of securities
  • Maintain good relationship with top officers at SEC, NSE, NASD, FMDQ, NAICOM, CBN and other relevant regulatory agencies.
  • Participate in corporate restructuring mandates to include its equity, debt and ease financial distress;
  • Provide information and reports to assist clients make investment decisions;
  • Generate income in line with individual and departmental financial targets;
  • Direct research into service offerings, keeping up to date with current trends, clients’ business and proffer solution;
  • Analyse data from in-house research or from strategy & research unit for investment purposes;
  • Marketing the company’s product and services.
  • Originate business transactions and follow up with prospective clients.
  • Determine financial status by comparing and analyzing plans and forecasts with actual results.
  • Review financial spreadsheets and other reports to predict current and future financial performance.
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks and participating in professional organizations’ activities
  • Carry out up to date research on the economic and political climate and other investments to determine the effect that these factors will have on a company’s performance.
  • Prepare charts and diagrams showing prior, current and projected revenues and expenditures of companies to provide a basis for comparison and evaluation.
  • Any other duties or related deliverables that may be assigned by the Head of Department/Unit.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A BSc degree (Economics, Finance, Business management, Mathematics & Statistics preferred) with minimum of 2:1;
  • A Masters degree will be an added advantage;
  • Professional qualification in CFA, ICAN, ACCA, CIS or any similar certification;
  • At least 5 experience in investment banking operations.

Other Requirements
Skills & Competencies:

  • Quantitative analysis;
  • Financial modelling;
  • Creative problem solving ;
  • Hard-working and diligent;
  • Enthusiastic and quick-thinking;
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Confident and comfortable with clients;
  • Articulate in oral and written communication;
  • Team players focused toward achieving group objectives;
  • Detail-oriented.


Method of Application 

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Deputy Head of Sales – Worksite

Location: Nigeria
Job Type: Full-Time 

Job Summary

  • As Deputy Chief Sales Officer you are responsible to assist in leading and supervising the sales team, oversee the day to day sales activities, implement action plans and accomplish goals and set targets.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support implementation of overall distribution and marketing (brand) strategy for the Company by ensuring execution of business plan to achieve targets;
  • Actively supporting development of short, medium and long term plans to achieve sales volumes and profitability.
  • Ensuring that selling strategies are adhered to during negotiations and maximizes up selling opportunities of sales team
  • Facilitating successful implementation of new programs through the sales team by ensuring a well-defined, efficient sales process is in place for launch
  • Ensuring sales reports and other internal intelligence is provided to the sales team, as well as developing new reporting tools as needed
  • Consolidating month end sales report applicable information
  • Working closely with sales leadership, establishes a sales force training plan focused on developing and reinforcing critical sales competencies.
  • Ensuring implementation of systems to motivate, train and develop Retail and Agency staff;

Other Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring consistent implementation of company marketing initiatives and assisting in developing and implementing plans and goals for the department.
  • Reviewing direct competition and ensure complete awareness by all sales team of competitor’s activities at all times
  • Researching targeted clients/markets and providing full packages of information sufficient to enable accurate development of products and sales strategies
  • Work with the Chief Sales Officer to coordinate and supervise daily operations
  • Ensure all sales transaction comply with regulations and internal policies

Education Qualification

  • Minimum – B.Sc, M.Sc



Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


Deadline: 21st April, 2018.

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