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Ongoing Recruitment in an Indigenous Downstream Oil & Gas Company

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We are a leading indigenous downstream Oil and Gas Company in Nigeria. As a result of expansion and new business opportunities within the group, we seek for immediate employment professionals with cognate work experience, strong academic credentials and the right attitude to work who will deliver value to stakeholders in the position below:

Job Title: Group General Manager, Audit and Investigation

Location: Nigeria

Job Description

  • This position reports to the Group Executive Chairman (GEC) and is responsible for providing an independent and objective view on the activities of the SBUs and the Group, evaluating and improving the effectiveness of controls and governance processes.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop internal audit policies, strategies and action plans to promote a culture of transparency and accountability
  • Monitor the implementation of the Internal Audit programmes to ascertain the degree of compliance with company approved policies and operating procedures, laws, regulations and code of good business practices
  • Assess the effectiveness of established business control policies, processes and procedures and communicate identified weaknesses to management with appropriate recommendations
  • Continuously review/assess the business and operational risks in order to proactively establish appropriate mitigating measures
  • Conduct follow up reviews and resolve control issues arising from internal and external audit exercises.
  • Liaise with the Treasury and Financial Control team and  statutory auditors to agree scope and information requirements for the successful conduct of the annual statutory audit programmes
  • Supervise and coordinate year-end inventory count and periodic fixed asset verification exercises.
  • Oversee and coordinate the preparation and execution of the internal audit plans/programs and ensure adherence to specified timelines and actions
  • Approve and coordinate the conduct of investigations into suspected fraudulent/sharp practices across the group and recommend the appropriate line of action in response to findings.
  • Allocate audit and investigation teams to Strategic Business Units and Business Support Services units for the interim and annual audits
  • Generate necessary reports to management as at when required
  • Perform other functions as may be delegated by the Group Executive Chairman (GEC)

Qualifications and Experiences

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree/HND in Accounting or a Finance related discipline (Second Class Upper Division / HND Upper Credit)
  • Minimum of 15 years relevant experience, 7 of which must have involved responsibility for managing internal control, audit and investigation in a similar company or other business within  the oil and gas  or banking/financial industry
  • Relevant professional certifications e.g. Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Certified Internal Auditor(CIA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and/or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • A postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline preferably Master’s degree.
  • Knowledge of relevant spheres of refined petroleum products trading, operations, sales, marketing and management

 

Job Title: Group Head, Treasury and Financial Control

Location: Nigeria

Job Description

  • Reporting to the GED, this position is responsible for financial reporting and liquidity management for the SBUs and the Group.
  • He/she will ensure optimal allocation of the group’s financial resources as well as complete and accurate maintenance of treasury/financial records in such a manner as to optimize the liquidity position of the group and mitigate financial, business and reputational risks.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Advise management and provide inputs on the funding and cash-flow implications of the group’s strategy, goals and plans
  • Manage the liquidity of the group and ensure that cash is readily available to meet the financial obligations on a need basis
  • Build and maintain relevant banking relationships to ensure availability of funds, secure favourable banking terms and rates and proper management of the accounts of the Group
  • Keep up-to-date with the industry’s current tax practices and policies.
  • Make recommendations to executive management on the formulation of strategic, long-term business plans to minimise financial risk.
  • Advise management on the judicious investment of surplus funds.
  • Advise executive management on changes in financial regulations, legislation as well as changes in competition and market trends.
  • Coordinate the corporate budget preparation process and support Departments in the formulation of cost management measures.
  • Provide financial advice on the group’s short, medium and long term cash/ funding/ risk situation to management
  • Develop and implement a robust and reliable financial reporting system for the Group
  • Generate statutory financial reports and statements for the group as at when due
  • Develop and manage relationships with relevant external bodies e.g. regulatory organisations in the downstream sector, auditors, solicitors, banks, etc.
  • Manage foreign exchange risks and interest rate exposures.
  • Review performance of financial service providers on a regular basis and take steps to discontinue high-risk relationships
  • Perform other functions as may be delegated by the Group Executive Director (GED)

Qualifications and Experiences

  • Minimum of a B.Sc. degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or any related discipline (Second Class Upper Division/ HND Upper Credit)
  • Minimum of 12 years relevant experience, 5 of which must have been in a management position of an organisation, interfacing with the executive team and financial partners
  • Relevant professional certifications e.g. Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) , Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria or any other recognised professional financial body
  • Experience of statutory financial reporting and knowledge of GAAP, IFRS
  • A postgraduate qualification in a  relevant discipline  would be an added advantage

 

Job Title: Group Head, Strategy and Corporate Performance Management

Location: Nigeria

Job Description

  • This role is responsible for setting priorities, strengthen operations, ensure that employees and other stakeholders are working towards common goals, establish agreement around intended outcomes/results and assess and adjust the organisation’s direction in response to a changing environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Drive the translation of the overall corporate strategy into the Group Strategy  Map and Balanced Scorecard
  • Drive organisational alignment by ensuring that all SBUs in the group are aligned with the strategy
  • Coordinate and ensure that strategy and strategic planning is linked to operational planning and budgeting processes
  • Explore proposed business opportunities on an on-going basis to ensure that they are in line with the goals of the Group/SBUs
  • Determine long term strategic objectives of the business in conjunction with executive management and communicate effectively to all management staff and stakeholders
  • Coordinate the timely preparation of functional strategies and plans across all units and departments in the organisation, to ensure the achievement of corporate goals and objectives.
  • Review and report on activities within the group and prepare comprehensive reports for presentation to Group Executive Director
  • Monitor and update the group’s business plans and ensure that planned activities are implemented successfully.
  • Track competitor activities, collates business and market intelligence and develop appropriate strategies to protect and enhance the group’s market share
  • In conjunction with the management of the SBUs, design SMART performance measures for each SBU
  • Evaluate SBUs’ performance on a periodic basis based on Balanced Scorecard and agreed performance measures, prepare corporate performance reports and make necessary recommendations for improvement
  • Perform other functions as may be delegated by the Group Executive Director

Qualifications and Experiences

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree (Upper Division) or HND(Upper Credit) in Business Management, the Sciences, Social Sciences or related disciplines
  • Minimum of 12 years cognate experience in a strategy-focused role, 5 of which should be at management level
  • A Master’s degree in relevant  discipline with a focus on strategy/policy formulation  would be an added advantage
  • Relevant professional memberships of relevant bodies or institutions in the oil and gas industry is an added advantage

 

Job Title: Group Head, Risk Management and ICT

Location: Nigeria

Job Description

  • To promote continuity in the group’s operations by ensuring business control policies and operational guidelines are in place thereby minimising exposure to potential risks related to business performance.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct regular assessments of the compliance and risk management culture of the group and submit reports to the GED.
  • Develop Key Risk Indicators (KRIs) for identified processes, products and services and communicate same to business units and the group.
  • Provide independent and objective assurance on the management of risks throughout the group
  • Plan, design and implement a robust risk management process for the group, ensuring there is a system in place to identify and analyze all major risks on a regular basis
  • Support business units through promotion of risk awareness, development of risk profiles, mitigation of risks and effective implementation of agreed action plans
  • Work with Departments to communicate and drive the group’s risk management, HSE, compliance objectives and strategies.
  • Conduct periodic compliance reviews, safety audits and statutory inspections of the group’s activities to ensure conformity with existing policies and procedures, and monitor subsequent adherence to the compliance action plan.
  • Monitor and assess operational risk via Heat Map analysis for Risk and Control Self-Assessment (RCSA), control self-assessments and Key Risk Indicators (KRI)
  • Organize Operational Risk Management sessions with Heads of Business Units and Support groups to ensure their buy-in
  • Develop Business Continuity Management framework for the group
  • Keep abreast of relevant laws, regulations and codes  of good business practices and incorporates them into the internal risk framework
  • Make recommendations and manage the process for acquiring relevant regulatory certifications
  • Interface with external regulatory bodies regarding issues resulting from such bodies and resolves accordingly
  • Identify regulatory, contractual requirements, organizational policies and standards related to information systems to determine their potential impact on the business objectives.
  • Design information systems controls in consultation with end users to ensure alignment with business needs and objectives.
  • Identify needed resources required to implement and operate information systems and safety controls at an optimal level.
  • Review information systems policies, HSE standards and procedures to verify that they address the group’s internal and external requirements.
  • Maintain the IT Disaster Recovery Plan including annual reviews.
  • Participate in IT projects and initiatives to bring pro-active risk management focus into solutions.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Group Executive Director

Qualifications and Experiences

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree(Second Class Upper Division)/HND Upper Credit in Actuarial Science, Computer Science with economics or a related discipline
  • Minimum of 12 years relevant experience in compliance, risk management and business controls and Information Technology in a similar company/industry, 5 of which must have been in a role as an operational risk manager of a financial institution or as the Risk Manager within the oil and gas industry
  • Relevant professional certifications e.g. Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL), Project Management Professional (PMP), Six Sigma Professional, Certified in Risks and Information Systems Control (CRISC),Certified Risk and Compliance Management Professional(CRCMP) or other relevant industry certification
  • Professional Membership of Global Association of Risk Professionals – Energy Risk Professional (ERP); Member, Institute of Risk Management (MIRM) or Certified Risk Professional (CRP)
  • A Master’s degree in a related discipline  would be an added advantage.

 

Job Title: Group Head, Corporate Services and Legal

Location: Nigeria

Job Description

  • She/he will be responsible for the overall management of the group’s secretarial duties, legal, regulatory and corporate communications

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Liaise with the Group Executive Chairman in preparing the agenda for all meetings of the Board of Directors and take minutes of proceedings at such meetings
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of policies and regulations that may affect the oil and gas industry and advise management on the implications for the brand
  • Monitor local and international media on issues relating to the industry and ensure prompt and favourable coverage of our projects and activities through maintenance of good working relationships with the media.
  • Manage litigations involving the group, drive and institute litigation strategies and practical legal solutions to disputes while upholding the group’s legal position and reputation
  • Develop and maintain internal communication strategy, delivering timely and effective communication throughout the group
  • Prepare press releases, manage press conference and leverage the opportunities therein.
  • Act as a spokesman of the group and present the group’s position on all issues at  public events as delegated by the GED
  • Review all contracts, MoUs, agreements and all documentation where the group has committed itself and highlight legal implications that need to be brought to the attention of the GED
  • Maintain contract compliance in line with the group policies and procedures, ensure issues are resolved and escalated when necessary.
  • Advise management on issues related to the group’s corporate reputation and recommend appropriate course of action
  • Lead in the development of legal policies, processes and procedures in line with the Nigerian law and the strategic objectives of the group
  • Perform other functions as may be requested by the Group Executive Director

Qualifications and Experiences

  • Minimum of B.L. Degree (Second Class Upper Division)
  • Minimum of 12 years cumulative experience in a Legal and Marketing/Corporate Communications role of a Group business with at least 5 years in a managerial capacity
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the requirements of a company secretary
  • Membership of Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN) or Institute of Chartered  Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA)
  • An LL.M or relevant post graduate degree would be an added advantage

Deadline: 25th February, 2019.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application Letter and CV to: priorityrecruitment19@gmail.com using the job position as email subject, for example: ‘Group Head, Treasury and Financial Control’.

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