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Financial Accountant – Standard Chartered Securities

Job Description

• Production of IFRS compliant financial statements reports of SCS Nigeria & Cherroots Nigeria.
• Co-ordination of audit of the financial statements by SCS N & Cheroots auditors
• Production of Management accounts in accordance with the SCB group standards and procedures, and other regulatory authorities’ requirements.
• Actively manage all costs line with the budgets, and SCB policies.
• Preparation of Regulatory Financial reports.
• Preparation of Financial Reports for Board meetings.
• Monitoring Regulatory ratios and compliance guidelines with regulators and give advance warnings on ratio’s that may move out or events leading to non compliance.
• Maintenance of an efficient and integrated accounting system with appropriate internal financial controls.
• To undertake periodic self-assessment on key controls to assess the proper functioning and adequacy of existing controls.
• Assist in co-ordinating, facilitating and promoting understanding of operational risk and in implementation and management of OR within the Department and in respect of SCS SA.
• Provide SCB N Finance Department support as required – will be further expanded when finalised.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

1.General Ledger Reconciliation’s and Controls
• Reconciliation of the SCS N & Cheroots GL accounts on monthly basis and attend to the action items during the same month.
• Responsible for maintaining general and sub – ledgers for SCS N & Cheroots on a timely basis and in a professional manner.
2. Management Accounting
• Preparation of multi- currency management accounts on a monthly basis.
3. Statutory Reports
• Overall responsibility for the preparation of annual IFRS compliant financial statements for SCS N & Cheroots on a timely basis.
• Co-ordinate audit of SCS N & Cheroots financial statements.
• Responsibility for preparation of tax computation, for co-ordination of review with Outsourced Tax Consultants for income tax,
• Preparation of Quarterly and Annual SEC returns,
• Prepare, file and remit VAT, WHT, PAYE and all statutory returns on timely basis at all times.
4. Budgets and Forecast.
• Prepare budgets SCS N & Cheroots Budgets.
• Preparation of forecasts for SCS N.
5. Cross Border Recharges and Payments.
• Ensure that Payments are supported by appropriate documentation before payment is made and that long outstanding CBRs are escalated to the CFO.
6.Operational Risk Management
• To report unit’s OR issues and losses to UORM
• To assist UORM in developing and updating of procedures, controls and monitoring plans for Operational Risk Management.
• Act as OR financial coordinator for the SCS N & Cheroots.
• To adhere to the agreed KCSA plans and approach
• To identify and report all exceptions on non compliance with standard controls
• To identify and report all weaknesses inherent in the standard controls
• To maintain proper record keeping on all KCSA related activities.
• RP for SCS N Finance, when unavailable.
• To maintain independence in the conduct of KCSA, i.e. not selecting and reviewing sample of self-performed transactions
7. Entity Administration
• Implementation of SCB Policies
• Co-ordinate Implementation of SCB Financial systems, PSGL and appropriate TP systems.
• Assist with Development “End of Day” plans for SCS N, co-ordinate the SCS N aspects of the plan.

Qualifications & Skills

• Degree in business field, ACA, ACCA, CPA or similar.
• Hands on experience in working in a computerized accounting environment
• Experience in business management.
• Experience in preparing Statutory Financial Statements in line with IFRS is an absolute pre-requisite.
• Experience in working in a multi currency finance/banking environment.
• Ability to interface at Senior Management level
• Experience in dealing with administrative issues
• Good interpersonal and communication skills
• Ability to develop and sustain teamwork
• Willing to work flexible working hours is a pre-requisite.
• High level management and analytical skills
• Experience in financial services sector preferred
• Ability to work unsupervised
• Self-starter

In compliance with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Act of 2004, all applicants should ensure that they have completed the mandatory NYSC programme. A discharge certificate will be required as evidence of completion of the programme. Where an exemption has been granted, a certificate of exemption will also be required.

Diversity & Inclusion

Standard Chartered is committed to diversity and inclusion. We believe that a work environment which embraces diversity will enable us to get the best out of the broadest spectrum of people to sustain strong business performance and competitive advantage. By building an inclusive culture, each employee can develop a sense of belonging, and have the opportunity to maximise their personal potential.

Company Description

Standard Chartered PLC is a leading international bank, listed on the London, Hong Kong and Mumbai stock exchanges. It has operated for over 150 years in some of the world’s most dynamic markets and earns more than 90 per cent of its income and profits in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. This geographic focus and commitment to developing deep relationships with clients and customers has driven the Bank’s growth in recent years.

With 1,700 offices in 70 markets, Standard Chartered offers exciting and challenging international career opportunities for around 85,000 staff. It is committed to building a sustainable business over the long term and is trusted worldwide for upholding high standards of corporate governance, social responsibility, environmental protection and employee diversity. The Bank’s heritage and values are expressed in its brand promise, Here for good.

Additional Information

Posted:
August 2, 2012
Type:
Full-time
Experience:
Not Applicable
Functions:
Finance 
Industries:
Banking, Financial Services, Investment Banking 
Employer Job ID:343015
Job ID:                 3493522
https://cgportal.global.standardchartered.com/psc/hrms/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRS.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB&Action=U
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FRSC Sacks 100 Marshals For Corruption -Job

The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Mr. Osita Chidoka, said on Wednesday that 100 officials of the commission have been dismissed from the service for corruption.

Chidoka made the disclosure in Port Harcourt while addressing officers and men of the commission as part of activities marking his tour of FRSC formations in the South- south.

The corps marshal, who was represented by the Deputy Corps Marshal in charge of Vehicles Administration, Mr. Danjuma Garba, warned that officials of the commission should shun corrupt practices or face sanctions.

“Bribe money is blood money,” Chidoka said.

He said the FRSC had zero tolerance for corruption and that the commission was known for its integrity.

Chidoka said that marshals should live within their income, advising against obtaining loans indiscriminately from banks or individuals.

The corps marshal said that his officials should rededicate themselves to saving the lives of citizens.

He said the constitutional mandate of the FRSC was to save lives and that marshals should rally round the FRSC’s management to realise the mandate.

He said the commission would intensify road patrol operations across the country.

“Response time should not be more than 20 minutes; go back to our tenet of saving lives; we must deliver in saving lives”, the News Agency of Nigeria quoted the FRSC boss as saying during the address.

How to Write a Professional CV that Wins Interviews

How to Write a Professional CV that Wins Interviews

Jobsite finds out how to write a professional CV that wins you an interview.

You’ve found the ideal job vacancy. Now you need the ‘how to’ guide to write your professional CV. Most people are aware of the standard professional CV build: employment history, qualifications, contact details – but which key ingredients impress employers and win a place on their interview shortlist?

“Before you start to write your professional CV, write down your ten greatest achievements,” says Peter Appleby, Managing Director of Appleby Associates. “This should help you get in the right mindset, which is a marketing mindset. Your achievements demonstrate your proven abilities and what you have to offer. You’re a product being sold to a company, and the goal of your professional CV is to communicate what you can do for them. By considering your achievements first, you won’t fall into the trap of describing your skills without offering evidence to substantiate them.”

Many jobseekers know the basics of how to write a CV, but they don’t build a professional CV that’s a real killer.Linking key skills and abilities with real-life achievements when you write your CV, such as awards or work successes, is a sure-fire way to impress, according to the employers we spoke to. “It’s important that everything you say about yourself on your CV is supported by concrete evidence,” says Harry Freedman, Chief Executive of Career Energy. “So when you describe your key skills and abilities, make sure you back up these claims. Your professional CV is the only thing potential employers will know about you before they meet you in person, so it has to be convincing and sell you strongly.” And how not to write a CV? One of the things employers tell us they hate the most is CV jargon, which loosely means describing yourself as ‘a highly dedicated worker, with excellent attention to detail’ without giving any real life examples of how you’ve already demonstrated these abilities. Always make sure you back up your claims with hard evidence.

Tailor your professional CV to fit your employer. You should never send an ‘identikit’ version to multiple employers by email. Recruiters really object to being spammed by cut and paste CVs. Instead, find out as much as you can about what your recruiters want from your professional CV beforehand. Employers can be very subjective in their preferences, even if they don’t realise it. For example, Noel Marshall of recruitment agency Finance Professionals, categorically states that a personal summary including hobbies and interests gives recruiters a flavour of your personality. Whilst headhunter Andrew Baber of Planning for People believes unequivocally that personal summaries are ‘white noise’ which no-one ever reads.

Almost every employer we spoke to emphasised the need to keep a professional CV as short as possible: no more than two pages long, with plenty of white space and a good font size. A ‘stuffed’ looking CV was rated as very unappealing by employers and a warning sign that the potential employee can’t prioritise. Your goal is to communicate clearly and quickly that you’re right for the job, and this means keeping text to a minimum. “Your professional CV is a document that must be inviting to read,” says Freedman, “which means making it very easy on the eye. There should be lots of white space and you should only write what’s really necessary.” Most employment vacancies are oversubscribed, so you won’t be thanked for adding to a recruiter’s workload by sending pages and pages of CV material for them to wade through.

Essential items are clear, accurate contact details (including your email address) at the top of each page of your professional CV, details of previous employment and your qualifications. According to ‘Why You? CV Messages to Win Jobs’ author, John Lees, who carried out detailed surveys of employers, for each of your previous jobs you should write a brief overview of your position, and then a separate paragraph listing the key skills demonstrated during your employment.

Lees also notes that the majority of recruiters prefer employment histories starting with the most recent first and appearing before a candidate’s qualifications. According to Lees, only a third of employers were interested in GCSE and A Level grades, and professional CVs that begin with school qualifications, or other irrelevant qualifications, were cited as very unappealing.

Good presentation is very important. “You should use plain, white A4 paper and a standard font such as Times New Roman or Arial,” says Appleby. “Absolutely no, shall we say, ‘artistic’ fonts.” Also proof read, double-check and triple-check for errors. Before you dismiss this as an obvious point you would be amazed how many ‘professional’ CVs employers receive with typos and spelling mistakes. According to a nationwide survey of recruitment professionals carried out by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation, 47% said that out of all the professional CVs they received, over half (50%) contained grammatical errors, with the worst offenders in the 21-25 year-old age group. For a recruiter with a mountain of professional CVs to work through, even one little error is a welcome reason to file an application in the pile marked ‘dustbin’.

Stand out from the crowd. If your research indicates your recruiter may favour a creative approach, don’t be afraid to be different. With three hundred black and white two-page CVs to get through, a cleverly creative approach can brighten an employer’s day. Examples which have made it through the door include a standard, professional CV coupled with a doll of the potential employee marketed as a super-hero with their employable qualities written on the box. Whilst one creative applicant seeking work with an events company put together an ‘invitation’ to employ her, complete with party poppers and streamers.

Perhaps most importantly, get a second opinion. “It’s a good idea to get a professional to look over your CV once it’s finished,” says Nick Rous, a career coach for Learn Direct. “Career coaches at Learn Direct can check your CV for free and make sure it’s correctly structured and includes the right amount of detail. A professional CV is not about cutting corners, get advice and take the time to do it properly.”

Business Development Vacancy

Job Description

Develop relevant knowledge, techniques and skills related to Company
Products. Plan and prioritize Company sales activities
Attend and Explain the customer/prospect contact towards achieving
agreed business aims, including costs and sales.
Maintain and develop existing and new customers through appropriate
propositions and ethical sales methods, and relevant internal liaison,
to optimize quality of service, business growth, and customer
satisfaction
Use customer and prospect contact activities tools and systems, and
update relevant information held in these systems. Attend and present
at external customer meetings and internal meetings with other company
functions necessary to perform duties with focus on business
development
Present weekly and monthly reports to management on all activities
Expected to source prospects and manage accounts effectively
Meet agreed sales target/quota across product type and timeline

Skills:

Understand of the internet, social media, digital media
Track record of advert sales
Great negotiation skills
Understanding of SEO, SEM and SMM
Excellent presentation and communication skills
Well groomed
Confident with a good business networking strategy

We will only consider candidates with proven sales experience in
Media, Advertising Agencies, Magazines, Newspapers, Online Marketing
Agencies, Web Development Companies

Remuneration

Comfortable Base Salary
Pension after initial 3-month satisfactory performance
Health Insurance after initial 3-month satisfactory performance

Please forward CVs to tope.ajayi@nigerianbulletin.com