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Job Openings in a Nigeria-based Investment Banking Firm

PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) Nigeria – Our client is a Nigeria-based investment banking firm. The business aims to use technology to provide financial solutions designed to meet the needs of private and public companies, investment funds, governments and their parastatals and individuals alike.

They are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Chief Information Officer

Reference Number: 130-PEO01125
Location: Lagos
Department: People & Change Nigeria
Job type: Permanent

Roles & Responsibilities

  • The role holder would be responsible for managing and directing the planning and implementation process of the enterprises IT systems to support the needs and operations of the business.
  • This will involve developing the vision and strategy for IT initiatives across the operating units of the firm in line with creating a collaborative, cost effective and service focused business.
  • In addition, the role holder is responsible for all aspects of the organization’s information technology and systems, including information and cyber security. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
    • Develop, implement and direct the company’s IT strategic plan to accomplish business goals and objectives.
    • Advise Executives and Management on information technology and provide status reports on technology initiatives.
    • Provide vision and leadership in all aspects of IT management and operations towards attaining the company’s current and future technology objectives.
    • Responsible for IT budgeting and financial planning to ensure cost improvement.
    • Set the company’s overall technology standards and practices.
    • Make recommendations as well as explaining technology solutions to Management.
    • Providing leadership and managing career development of direct reports.
    • Oversee the development, implementation and management/maintenance of the company’s information technology and security policies, procedures and guidelines.
    • Manage the day-to-day, overall information technology operations.
    • Overall responsibility for liaising between business functions and IT, coordinating technical information and plans.
    • Provide input on hiring decisions for technology staff.
    • Design, plan and implement a company wide disaster recovery plan.
    • Establish and oversee the implement short- and long-term departmental goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures.
    • Overall responsibility for the management and success of technology projects.
    • Oversee service management of vendors, outsourced operations and other third-party relationships.
    • Develop metrics for tracking performance implemented technology initiatives.
    • Assist in building relationships with external service providers and ensure creating appropriate service level agreements (SLAs)
    • Guide and manage the overall provision of Information Technology functions for the entire company
    • Provide strong leadership and ensure clear strategic objectives are in place
    • Support the implementation and facilitation of relevant workshops and training courses
    • Promote the bank’s’ core values and a strong team culture
    • Manage the day to day performance, learning and development of the team, including one on one feedback sessions and conduct performance appraisals.

Requirements
Skills & Competencies:

  • Broad knowledge of all aspects of IT in areas such as enterprise architecture, hardware support etc.
  • Strategic planning
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Tactical implementation abilities
  • Project management methodologies
  • Leadership skill in technology management
  • In-depth knowledge of company’s data requirement
  • State-of-the-art knowledge of information systems security

Generic Skills:

  • Initiative
  • Excellent judgment and planning abilities
  • Documentation skills
  • Taking ownership
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and evaluative skills
  • Good negotiation skill
  • Interpersonal Skill.

Supervisory Skills:

  • General managerial/ administration
  • Coaching/mentoring and team building
  • Conflict management
  • Leadership / Influencing
  • Organization and coordination skills

Qualifications & Experience
Qualifications:

  • A minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or a related discipline
  • Relevant master’s degree will be an added advantage.

Professional Membership:

  • Relevant professional certification in the areas of IT service management, IT governance, Enterprise architecture, Information systems security, Product and Project Management and other technical qualifications is an added advantage

Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years’ relevant experience, five (5) of which must involve project/product, application, infrastructure, security and digital strategy management within a Financial Services (Banking) Environment.
  • Relevant work experience in a Merchant Bank will be an advantage.

 

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

 

Job Title: Senior Associate – Capital Markets and Accounting Consulting Services

Reference Number: 125-NIG00239
Location: Nigeria
Department: Assurance
Job type: Permanent

The Job Profile

  • A career within Capital Markets Accounting Advisory Services, will provide you with the opportunity to be responsible for complex financial reporting issues around deals and other transformational events.
  • You will tackle clients’ needs with a solution-oriented approach that creatively addresses complex financial reporting problems for high profile transactions and you’ll have significant interaction with senior company management teams, bankers, lawyers and other advisers.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Provide IFRS technical accounting and business advice to a variety of clients.
  • Perform IFRS compliance review of financial statements.
  • Assist in capital market transactions such as reporting accountant engagements, IPO readiness assessments, business acquisitions accounting and advisory, group re-organisation and restructuring advisory, etc.
  • Assist with creating content for IFRS newsletters.
  • Preparation of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) financial statements for companies operating in different industries.
  • Lead engagement teams on financial reporting projects.
  • Provision of specialist support on technical IFRS areas including financial instruments, business combination, consolidation etc.
  • Provision of accounting advice to various clients on impact assessment of the adoption of new IFRSs
  • Act as an audit support consultant on financial reporting issues to audit teams on engagements spanning across various industries.
  • Conversion of financial statements from previous GAAP to IFRS.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with new and established clients.
  • Supervise teams and reports directly to senior staff.
  • Work and collaborate with colleagues across different lines of service on projects.
  • Coach and train less experienced staff.

Requirements

  • A good university degree
  • Good working knowledge and understanding of IFRS (minimum of 3 -5 years working experience with IFRS would be an advantage)
  • ACCA/ACA qualification (or equivalent)
  • Focused and initiative driven (required to maximise growth potential)
  • A passion for delivering exceptional client service
  • Good analytical and organisational abilities
  • A proven track record of establishing and maintaining strong relationships with clients
  • Effective communication skills when working at all levels
  • A demonstrated ability to take responsibility, work autonomously and use initiative, especially when working to tight deadlines
  • Strong team-working
  • Desire for continuous improvement
  • Good listening skill
  • A proactive approach to problem solving and delivering client solutions.

 

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

 

 

Deadline: 14th February, 2020

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