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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 at Green Africa Airways
Categories External Vacancies
End Date 2018-04-30
Location Lagos
Job Information

About Green Africa Airways

Green Africa Airways is a value airline start-up based in Lagos, Nigeria. We firmly believe that the ease of movement of people, goods, and services is key to unleashing the economic potential of any country or region. Through safe, quality and affordable air travel, we seek to profitably be significant contributors to the economic development of Nigeria and the African continent. We love to think that we are in the business of creating a future full of possibilities in the region.

Green Africa Airways has received an Air Transport License (ATL) from the Nigerian government and recently commenced its AOC process. The new airline is backed with Series A capital by a Pan African Investment Fund based in New York with additional offices in Lagos and Nairobi. In anticipation of future capital need to weather any unforeseen externality and diligently fund growth, the new airline is also already working on its Series B round with a target raise of $100 million.

Green Africa Airways enjoys the advice of and access to some of the most senior leaders in the global aviation industry. Over the next decade or so, we hope to create the “Indigo airline” of Nigeria and “LATAM” of Africa in terms of impact, scale, and profitability.

Green Africa Airways promotes diversity and equal opportunities for all.  We aim to create an environment where our employees are treated fairly, irrespective of age, disability, gender, race, religion, and belief. We are committed to creating an environment where all employees feel welcomed and valued.

About the Role

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 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 modelling 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 good sense of humour are cherished

Compensation

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

Apply by sending your resume and cover letter to princesse.el@greenafrica.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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