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Title Research Analyst at Cardinal Stone Partners Limited
Categories External Vacancies
Location Lagos
Job Information

Cardinal Stone Partners Limited is recruiting for the position of Research Analyst. Interested Members should forward their CVs to  clement.adewuyi@cardinalstone.com.

Key Functional Areas of Responsibility
 Create and maintain earnings, valuation and industry models leveraging skills in
accounting, finance and economics.
 Write research reports for initiations of coverage, analysis of data, earnings results, and
industry news.
 Interact with institutional investors, respond to requests for models and data analysis.
 Keep abreast of industry-related news flow. Analyze implications of news/industry
developments to companies under coverage.
 Develop and maintain relationships with investor relations personnel and management
of companies under coverage.
 Attend conferences and corporate earnings calls; utilize industry-specific data in support
of company coverage; review business and trade publications, annual reports and
financial filings.
 Assist internal sales and trading teams in the timely analysis of breaking news in the
sector.

Professional Skills & Qualifications
 The candidate will have a strong record of academic achievement from a top university
and some experience in a Financial Services capacity (1-2 years); prior Equity Research
experience not required, but a plus.
 Key skills required include financial modelling and analytical skills, writing, client
communications, attention to detail, and presentation delivery.
 Experience utilizing Excel for building/maintaining financial models and to analyze large
sets of data.
 CFA level 1 or 2 candidates will have an added advantage.
 Candidates are expected to be adaptable and have the ability to work well under
pressure. Must have a strong work ethic and be a self-starter.
 Must be a team player and work well with others in a collaborative setting.

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Title Advisory Specialist at Comercio Partners
Categories External Vacancies
Location Lagos
Job Information

Comercio Partners is recruiting for the position of Advisory Specialist. Interested Members should forward their CVs to steve.osho@comerciopartners.com.

Job Title: Senior Associate, Advisory
Department: Advisory Services
Reporting Line: Managing Partners
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Responsibilities: The primary responsibility is to provide transaction origination, execution, distribution and administrative support to the Head of Advisory which will cover Equity capital market, Debt Capital Market, Mergers and Acquisitions.

Other responsibilities include:
 Prepare transaction documents
 Prepare proposals to clients for new business
 Prepare returns to regulatory authorities
 Ensure adherence to department’s policies and procedures
 Master provisions of all relevant laws/regulations
 Assisting in building and maintaining accurate investor and transaction
database
 Handle day-to- day interface with clients and other parties involved in the
department’s transactions.
 Ability to retrieve data from a wide variety of data sources and interpret and
present accurate and dependable data
 Ability to develop sound, presentable models with integrity
 Ability to upload financial data into model templates with minimal errors in
line with standard financial principles & conventions
 ECM and DCM valuation utilising various methodology
 Assist in preparing transaction documents
 Assist in preparing pitch documents to prospective clients
 Keep abreast of new regulations and stay abreast of sector developments
globally, regionally and locally
 Maintaining proper filing records
 Understanding of transaction timelines and deliverables
 Client liaison where required
 Ensure that transactions are executed in line with the relevant rules and
regulations within the financial advisory internal procedures.
 Assist with special ad-hoc projects, presentations and initiatives as assigned.

Supervision: This role reports directly to Head Advisory.
Contacts: You will be required to liaise on a day-to-day basis with other groups/departments; Trading, Sales, Marketing & Strategy, etc.

Key Measures.

 Understanding and application of Financial Modelling
 Financial Statement Analysis
 Research & Data mining capabilities
 Business writing and presentation skills
 Transaction management support
 Record filing and management
 Strong analytical skills in financial statement analysis
 Excellent research capability, writing and presentation skills

Qualifications:

 First Degree from a reputable university
 A Masters degree would be an added advantage
 Good knowledge of the Nigerian Capital Market is essential
 Proficient use of Microsoft Office Suite
 Good presentation and communication skills

Other Requirements: Extended work hours when required and meet tight deadlines; Ability to
work with minimal supervision. Function in an environment requiring strict
adherence to deadlines (statutory and occupational)

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Title Financial Planner
Categories External Vacancies
End Date 2018-03-12
Location Lagos
Job Information

Reports to: Team Lead, Financial Planning

JOB PURPOSE

  • To offer appropriate financial planning for the well-being of the company’s internal and
    external clients, whilst maintaining the interests of the company.
  • To add value to a customer base via the provision of appropriate financial advice and selling
    appropriate financial products to customers, thereby meeting the clients unique financial
    needs.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE

  • Proactively render advice and sell products i.e. Banking (Referral), Investment, Insurance,
    Retirement, Fiduciary and Tax Planning.
  • Ensure that clients’ instructions are duly effected by applying all standard checks and controls in
    coordination with other departments.
  • Achieve a satisfactory level of knowledge of Premier Banking products and services by keeping
    up to date with related developments.
  • Strong understanding of economics and financial markets, focusing on the fixed income and
    equity space.

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

  • Establishes trust in all professional relationships.
  • Acts in the best interest of the client and the organizations in providing professional services.
  • Demonstrates ethical judgment.
  • Demonstrates intellectual honesty and impartiality.
  • Recognizes limits of competence and voluntarily seeks the counsel of and/or defers to other
    professionals when appropriate.

PRACTICE

  • Ensure strict adherence to “The Six Steps of Financial Planning“ process and documentation.
  • Develop and implement financial plans for individuals through interviews and data capturing.
  • Carry out analysis based on obtained data with the aim of providing solutions and advice to the
    client.
  • Recognize limits of competence and voluntarily seek the counsel of and/or defers to other
    professionals i.e. service providers when appropriate.

COMMUNICATION

  • The ability to listen to and verbally express ideas or facts in a manner which is transparent,
    consistent, fluent, with conviction and holds the attention of the audience both in a group and
    individually.
  • Ability to adjust language and terminology to the profile and the needs of the listener(s).
  • Deal effectively with objections and complaints.
  • Pay attention to needs, the expectation of clients and also ensure a clear understanding of these.

COGNITIVE

  • Demonstrates capacity to be proactive in interpreting Potential Clients/Clients thinking and
    behaviours.
  • Analyze and integrates information from a variety of sources to arrive at best solutions for the
    client.
  • The ability to be aware of and understand one’s emotions, personal strengths, development areas,
    values, needs and interests and how these affect others. This includes creating a good first
    impression, commanding attention and respect, conveying a strong sense of self-worth and
    capability.

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Marketing or related field of study.
  • Membership of a professional sales body will be an added advantage
  • At least 4-7 years sales and client relationship management
  • Ability to interact and negotiate with the clients to make prudent financial decisions for the
    benefit of the company
  • Customer focused & results oriented
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to pull together various resources to sell and deliver customer solutions
  • Good organizational and time management skills are highly desirable
  • Cooperative working style and strong communication skills are required, in order to develop
    and maintain effective working relationships both externally and internally
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Positive attitude to work and a team player.

 

Apply electronically with a detailed CV and a cover letter by sending an e-mail with the subject
Financial Planner” to directrecruit6@gmail.com, no later than March 12, 2018. Please note that only
short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Title Chief Financial Officer – Green Africa Airways
Categories External Vacancies
Start Date 2018-03-30
Location Lagos, Nigeria
Job Information

Green Africa Airways

We are looking for a finance leader who is excited about the possibility of a full cycle journey – from start-up to launch, scale and initial public offering. The Chief Financial Officer will be responsible for all financial and fiscal management aspects of Company’s operations. She/he would also provide strategic leadership and coordination in the administrative, business planning, accounting and budgeting efforts of the company. The Chief Financial Officer is accountable for the development of a financial strategy, metrics tied to that strategy, and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results. The CFO will report to the CEO and will have a direct access to the Company’s Board of Directors.

Some of the areas the CFO will broadly be responsible for include:

  • Strategic cash flow management
  • Strategic corporate financial planning, analysis & control
  • Managing investor, banking & lessor relationships (in conjunction with the CEO)
  • Fuel and foreign currency hedging
  • Capital market transactions
  • Insurance procurement
  • Lease negotiations (aircraft, real estate, etc.)
  • General corporate procurements
  • Data mining & analysis (market & customer research)
  • Internal & external audit process
  • Corporate financial reporting

Specific responsibilities would include:

Corporate Financial Health & Efficiency

  • Responsible for developing reliable cash flow projections and reporting mechanism that includes minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs of the company
  • Build a strong financial platform that will make it possible for Green Africa Airways to profitably deliver on its mission of providing affordable fares to customers
  • Oversee sound and cost-effective fuel and foreign currency hedges for the company
  • Lead Green Africa Airways’ budgeting and long-term financial planning process

Strategy

  • Serve as a senior thought partner to the CEO, other members of the management team and the Board of Directors
  • Provides strategic financial input and leadership on management decisions (e.g. growth, new markets, fleet financing, etc.)
  • Coordinate with other functional/departmental leaders to gain a strategic understanding of their respective initiatives and what would be the financial implications. The objective is to avoid silos and ensure that all departments are collaborating and driving towards the same set of goals

Series B Fundraising

  • Work with the CEO and other stakeholders to ensure a successful Series B round of financing for Green Africa Airways. Current target raise for the round is ~$100 million

Procurements

  • Oversee general corporate procurements to ensure that the company is getting the best value for all its purchases and company assets are well accounted for

Systems

  • Select, implement and improve systems and software platforms as appropriate
  • Manage treasury, finance, accounting and compliance functions with the necessary processes, systems, and internal controls to safeguard corporate assets
  • Serve as a key advocate for the use of technology to drive sound, efficient and timely corporate financial decisions

Talent Management

  • As one of the key officers of the firm, the CFO will be co-responsible for identifying, hiring, training, mentoring and promoting talents within the firm to ensure a robust succession planning

Financial Reporting & Compliance

  • Ensure compliance with all tax reporting requirements
  • Coordinates with appropriate legal counsel relating to financial and corporate governance compliance and risk assessment matters
  • Responsible for promptly and accurately filing all required financial reports with appropriate government and regulatory authorities
  • Oversee regular external financial auditing exercises for Green Africa Airways

Execution

  • Fanatical about getting things done and translating strategies into measurable action plans

Qualifications

  • Extensive senior level experience as a finance leader is required
  • Previous experience successfully leading capital raising efforts is a plus (though not required)
  • Prior experience successfully working in an emerging market with a challenging operating and regulatory environment
  • Strong systems, process, and best practices experience
  • Desire to live, work, and travel around Nigeria / West Africa for several years
  • Sound strategic mind with excellent analytical skills, including Excel modeling and data analysis
  • Flexible and adaptable to a changing environment; thrives in an entrepreneurial culture
  • Enthusiastic about the power of value air travel to create new possibilities both in terms of financial return and social impact
  • Genuine interest in mentoring and coaching high performing teams
  • Hard working and gritty to push through challenges
  • Love for an environment where down-to-earth humility, mutual respect and a good sense of humor are cherished

Compensation

Competitive package (including equity) that will further make this journey worthwhile.

Apply by sending your resume and cover letter to careers@greenafricaairways.com. In your cover letter, please state what excites you the most about becoming the CFO of Green Africa Airways, and what you think will be most challenging about it.

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Title Chief Financial Officer – CWG Plc
Categories External Vacancies
Job Information

Position Description: Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Basic Function: The chief financial officer position is accountable for the administrative, financial, and risk management operations of the company, to include the development of a financial and operational strategy, metrics tied to that strategy, and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results.

Principal accountabilities are:

Planning

1 Assist in formulating the company’s future direction and supporting tactical initiatives

2 Monitor and direct the implementation of strategic business plans

3 Develop financial and tax strategies

4 Manage the capital request and budgeting processes

5 Develop performance measures that support the company’s strategic direction

Operations

1 Participate in key decisions as a member of the executive management team

2 Maintain in-depth relations with all members of the management team

3 Manage the accounting, finance, investor relations, legal, tax, and treasury departments and other departments that could be assigned.

4 Oversee the financial operations of subsidiary companies and foreign operations

5 Manage any third parties to which accounting or finance functions have been outsourced

6 Oversee the company’s transaction processing systems

7 Implement operational best practices

8 Supervise acquisition due diligence and negotiate acquisitions

9 Manage and control the budget of initiatives and projects.

Financial Information

1 Oversee the issuance of financial information

2 Personally review and approve all regulatory financial fillings

3 Report financial results to the board of directors and shareholders

Risk Management

1 Understand and mitigate key elements of the company’s risk profile
2 Monitor all open legal issues involving the company, and legal issues affecting the industry

3 Construct and monitor reliable control systems

4 Maintain appropriate insurance coverage

5 Ensure that the company complies with all legal and regulatory requirements

6 Ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies

7 Report risk issues to the audit committee of the board of directors

8 Maintain relations with external auditors and investigate their findings and recommendations

Funding

1 Monitor cash balances and cash forecasts

2 Arrange for debt and equity financing

3 Invest funds

4 Invest pension funds

5 Monitor and ensure collection of ARs

6 Monitor and manage liabilities and payables to ensure best outcome for the company.

Third Parties

1 Participate in conference calls with the investment community

2 Maintain banking relationships

3 Represent the company with investment bankers and investors

Desired Qualifications: The candidate chief financial officer should have a master’s degree in accounting or business administration, or equivalent business experience and 10+ years of progressively responsible experience for a major company or division of a large corporation.  Should have experience in partnering with an executive team and have a high level of written and oral communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates with an MBA in Finance and the Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designations.

Working Conditions: Will work in an office environment. Extensive travel to company subsidiaries may be necessary, as well as for investor road shows. Supervises: Finance, Accounts, Treasury, Investor Relations

 

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Title Finance Director at Harambe
Categories External Vacancies
Job Information

Job Description

Overview:

Reporting to the CEO, the Finance Director will be responsible for the efforts, results, and success of the Organization’s financial planning and adherence to budgets. Further, the FD will be critical to the Organization’s fundraising success with responsibility for the financial components across all partnership and program proposals.

Core Requirements 
– Provide strategic financial recommendations to the CEO and Treasurer that when implemented translates to improved key financial ratios that are superior to the Organization’s comparable benchmarks;
– Grow external funds committed to the Organization by presenting a compelling budget and financial strategy backed by well documented, sound fiscal practices that earn the confidence of our partners;
– Directly manage and support a dedicated bookkeeper and ensure that all day-to-day accounting, budgeting, and annual filing matters are completed with impeccable professional and industry standards.

Responsibilities 
– Assist the CEO in long-term budgetary planning and the establishment of realistic fundraising targets with a keen focus on benchmarking against and learning from comparable Organizations;
– Take the lead in putting together the financial / budget component of all fundraising proposals;
-Identify the right indicators and financial KPIs to be measured within the context of the unique and specific goals and objectives. Thereafter take the lead in building the mechanisms that track Organizational performance through data-driven evaluations at the intersection of financial and social impact results;
– Actively participate in presentations and pitches to current and prospective program partners and other supporters of the Organization. As part of that effort, contribute well-articulated financial assessments and compelling budget plans, particularly as it relates to enhancing the CEO pitch to prospective financial donors;
– Create, monitor and ensure adherence to budgets for each Organizational program as well as overhead structures;
– Directly manage an external bookkeeper and oversee completion of daily accounting activities;
Take the lead in most accounts receivable and accounts payable matters;
– Liaise with external advisors, the CEO and Board of Trustees in monitoring the Organization’s financial practices’ compliance with statutory regulations and legislation;
– Seek out methods and practices and develop recommendations for enhancing the Organization’s account system, particularly as it relates to minimizing financial risk, and subsequently take the lead on the implementation of those recommendations;
– Maintain relationships and represent the Organization on financial matters with all program partnerships and Organizational donors.

Required Qualifications and Experience 
– Financial and business acumen for competently managing a multi-million-dollar budget with previous such experience;
– Advanced degree with at least 5 years of senior financial management experience, strongly preferred from the international non-profit sector;
– Strategic-minded with ability and enthusiasm to understand all aspects of the Organization;
– Proactive communicator both internally and externally, with a strong ability to develop and manage diverse relationships among a wide range of stakeholders;
– Unwavering integrity and commitment to Harambe’s mission and vision;
– Ability to handle high levels of pressure and critical decision-making in a rapidly growing, start-up like environment.
– Certified Public Accountant strongly preferred

Perks: 
– Ongoing professional development opportunities, including an annual stipend
– Comprehensive health coverage
– Frequent business travel opportunities
– International exposure
– A chance to change the world

Click on the link to apply https://angel.co/harambe-1/jobs/344647-finance-director

About Harambe: 
The Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance is a network of highly educated, principled, young African CEOs and entrepreneurial leaders known as Harambeans, who are scaling social and business ventures across sectors.

Our vision is to realize the potential of exceptional leaders and leverage their skills and passion to build a peaceful, prosperous and equitable Africa. Our goals are to propel the continent forward through high-growth entrepreneurship by identifying promising young African leaders and connecting them with access to markets, education, capital and support networks.

With the help of exceptional corporate partners, Harambe is now transitioning itself from an all-volunteer effort to a fully staffed and institutionalized entity. Harambe intends to write its next chapter by restructuring, expanding and scaling the value proposition to its members and the communities it operates in.

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Title Financial Sector Equity Research Analyst – Exotix Capital
Categories External Vacancies
End Date 2018-07-19
Job Information

Summary

Work closely with financial sector specialists in Lagos, Dubai and other international locations to prepare a high-quality global equity research product for consumption by large institutional investors based primarily in North America, Europe, and South-East Asia. The role is based in Lagos, but occasional travel to Dubai will be necessary.

Responsibilities and Duties

· Draft earnings notes, collate and analyze data for thematic cross-country and cross-sector reports.

· Update financial models in a timely manner following earnings releases.

· Develop, update and distribute financial sector weekly, monthly and quarterly reports.

· Prepare and distribute relevant news and data each morning for use by the sales and trading desks in Lagos, Dubai, London, Nairobi, and New York.

· Update investor marketing and other presentational material as needed.

· Help coordinate meetings between institutional investors and corporates. There will be opportunities to join these meetings from time to time.

· Actively participate in earnings calls with listed corporates.

· Distribute stock exchange notices and earnings updates to the global equities team.

· Other ad-hoc tasks.

Qualifications

· BSc. degree in a quantitative discipline.

· 1-2 years’ work experience or a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline.

· Good knowledge of and a strong interest in capital markets.

· Highly quantitative. Programming ability would be an advantage.

· Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, and Word.

· Proficiency in Bloomberg is preferred but not required.

· Team player, with strong written and verbal communication skills.

· Be able to take the initiative and meet deadlines under minimal supervision.

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Title Head of Financial Advisory
Categories External Vacancies
Job Information

An Investment Firm is in need of an individual with vast deal origination and Financial Advisory skills.

If qualified and interested, kindly send your CV with the job title as subject to invest@oscartemple.com. 

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Title Senior Associate – Executive, Corporate Finance and Advisory at Kedari Capital
Categories External Vacancies
Job Information

Job Title:                                Senior Associate – Executive, Corporate Finance, and Advisory

Department:                          Corporate Finance and Advisory Department

Job Objective:                        To provide financial advisory services and solutions for prospective investment opportunities and to generate funds for the company.

Reporting Relationship:        Reports to Head, Corporate Finance, and Advisory Department

Roles and Responsibilities

  • To provide financial advisory services and financial intermediation.
  • Project Management
  • Sourcing of Funds for Long-Term Projects
  • Business Generation
  • Supervision of Analysts
  • Supervise the Production of transaction documents relevant to the execution of assigned Projects.
  • Provide Support to Head Corporate Finance and Advisory
  • Developing financial skills of personnel in financial advisory services to include – business ideas validation i.e. financial modeling, business plan development, valuation advisory e.t.c. 

Key Performance Indicators

  • Number of viable opportunity areas identified
  • Number of new Projects introduced to Kedari Capital
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Standard of Documentation Produced
  • Percentage of new Projects /product or businesses developed on target
  • Percentage of revenue achieved from Projects
  • Funds generation for Kedari
  • Ability to Project Manage Transactions
  • Financial Modelling Skills

Competence Requirements (Generic & Core Skills)

  • Analytical thinking and Results orientation
  • Pro-activity  and Interpersonal Skills
  • Ability to work with a team
  • Good team leader/player
  • Relationship Management
  • Knowledge of the Capital Market
  • Must be willing to acquire professional qualifications in Capital Markets

Specification/ Qualification and Experience

  • Minimum of a first degree in a Numerate Discipline, Finance & Accounting or Economics with a 2.1 or Distinction.
  • MSc. or Professional Qualifications an advantage. (CFA preferred)
  • Must be able to Write and Speak excellent English
  • Evidence of Financial Modeling would be an Advantage
  • Minimum of 5 to 8 years experience in a Stock-Broking firm or Investment Banking Firm/Division of a Bank.

Apply by email to niyi.Idris@kedaricapital.com

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Title Analyst, Financial Advisory
Categories External Vacancies
Job Information

Title: Analyst, Financial Advisory

Reports to: Associate/Vice President/Team Lead

Job Summary: The candidate shall be responsible for supporting the Associates, Vice Presidents and Team Leads in originating and executing M&A, restructuring and other corporate finance transactions

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

• Working with the team leads and senior partners to deliver high-quality pitchbooks, proposals, and presentations

• Executing key aspects of financial advisory mandates with minimal supervision across various sectors. Required to ensure quality output including but not limited to teasers, financial models, valuation reports, business plans, information memorandum, and managing buy- and sell- due diligence

• Conduct relevant industry research and update database accordingly

• Monitoring macroeconomic environment, capital market conditions and relevant regulations/policies impacting various industries

• Handling administrative duties relating to the unit

• Participate in the management and development of the department by carrying out marketing and proposal efforts

• Developing financial models as required, preparing financial projections (Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Cash Flow Statement, etc.)

• Presenting financial analysis in a reader-friendly manner to highlight most important take-aways

• Provide market insights to the Executive management team, including financial trends, shareholder concerns, competitor actions, and any other factors that may be of interest.

Requirement

• Excellent computer skills and working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, including but not limited to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc

• Good knowledge of accounting and applied financial theory

• Ability to create a decent PowerPoint presentation and word documents

• Good writing, and communication skills

• Strong research and learning skills

• Strong analytical abilities, self-confidence, persistence, initiative, and persuasiveness

Education and Experience

• Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, a strong preference for a degree in accounting and/or finance related disciplines

• Master’s degree in a Finance-related course or Professional Qualification (ACA, ACCA, CFA) will be an added advantage

• Up to 2 years relevant experience in a financial advisory or consultancy firm.

If interested, send an email with the job title as subject and a CV attachment to bhorecruitment@gmail.com. 

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