• Career Opportunities in a World Class Law Firm

  • Posted on: 19 August, 2015 Deadline: 25 August, 2015
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  • A law firm with a mission of establishing itself as a leading and world class law and legal services firm in Nigeria is seeking to recruit enterprising individuals to fill immediate openings as part of the firm's on-going growth. Candidates are expected to be based in Abuja and have international work experience and or have worked in an international organisation. We also invite applications outside of these immediate openings for upcoming and future opportunities.

    We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

    Librarian

     

    Ref. Code: TLR 005

    Job Description

    • To ensure effective administration and maintenance of the firm's library and intellectual assets; responsible for acquiring & arranging the Firm's information resources/library and restoring the filing system of official documents.

    Requirements

    • Bachelor of Law degree (LLB) with a 2.1 minimum rating
    • Masters Degree in Library Science or any related discipline
    • Must be computer literate and conversant with the usage and application of e-library
    • Experience working in a Law library or legal environment or will be an added advantage
    • Minimum of 3 years relevant post NYSC experience preferably in a law firm
    • Aged 35 years and above.

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    IT Manager

     

    Ref. Code: TLR 004

    Job Description

    • To ensure effective administration and maintenance of all Information Technology systems, hardware and
      infrastructure; oversee the meeting of the overall technological needs of the firm by designing and implementing strategies to meet them.

    Requirements

    • Minimum of Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or any related discipline
    • Masters degree in Computer Science or any related discipline will be an added advantage
    • Relevant professional certifications, e.g., MCSA, CCNA, CISA, PMP or its equivalent
    • Experience providing service /help desk support and knowledge of finance solutions
    • Experience working in a law firm or legal environment will be an advantage
    • Minimum of 7 years relevant post NYSC experience.
    • Aged 32 years and above

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    Head of Finance and Accounts

     

    Ref. Code: TLR 003

    Job Description

    • To ensure effective management of the firm’s accounting and control function across the firm covering payables, receivables, tax, cost and management accounting; aimed at achieving reliable and accurate financial reporting.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Co-coordinates inter-dependent activities within the accounting function to ensure that the set goals, objectives and business strategy of the firm are achieved.
    • Provides input to the firm s budgetary process and the allocation of resources to the various activities and projects of the firm.
    • Prepares and submits in a timely manner, accurate financial reports to management such as accounts receivables and payables aging analysis, reconciliation statements, cash flows etc., and submits same to the Director of Operations for final approval and management decision.
    • Manages the monthly payroll computation and prepares the schedule for reviews and approvals.
    • Protects firm’s value by keeping information confidential.

    Requirements

    • Minimum of Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or any related discipline
    • Relevant professional certifications, e.g. CFA, ICAN, ACCA or its equivalent
    • Experience of statutory financial reporting and knowledge of accounting packages and IFRS
    • Minimum of 7-10 years relevant post NYSC experience’.
    • Aged 35 years and above

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    General Counsel

     

    Ref. Code: TLR 001

    Job Description

    • To serve as key legal advisor to the firm on all aspects of the business on major business transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and partnerships.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Advises on legal aspects of the firm s financing, including assessing and advising on current and future business structures and legal entities.
    • Carries out final reviews of legal advice, drafts and negotiation of a wide range of commercial agreements and contracts.
    • Counsels the Managing Partner and other senior management with respect to the legal implications of the Firm's major decisions, strategies and transactions.
    • Serves as a key advisor to the Managing Partner on issues of Firm governance, risk management, Firm growth, policy implementation, internal and external communications relating to sensitive matters, strategic planning, execution, and special projects
    • Ensures the dissemination of information to all relevant departments within the firm of all legal and regulatory compliance issues affecting the firm

    Requirements

    • Bachelor of Law degree (LLB) with a 2.1 minimum rating
    • Law School Certificate, 2.1 minimum rating
    • Masters Degree in Law (LLM)
    • Minimum of 7 (seven) years experience in a law firm that specializes in both litigation and corporate/commercial law practice
    • Experience, in Litigation, mediation and other Alternative means of Dispute Resolution Aged 35 years and above.

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    Director of Operations

     

    Ref. Code: TLR 002
    Location: Abuja

    Job Description

    • To oversee the day-to-clay activities of the firm and ensure that the firm’s operational goals are aligned with the overall strategy of the firm.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Oversees the creation of departmental strategic initiatives targeted at achieving the overall objectives and strategies of the support team
    • Provide leadership and oversight to the HR & Admin, IT and Finance functions, for a collaborative team to ensure that initiatives related to non-legal support services are result-oriented and aligned with the firm s mission, beliefs, and strategic goals
    • Lead and monitor the preparation of budgets, cashflows, final accounts and all other financial matters affecting the firm. Ensure timeliness, accuracy and compliance to leading practices.
    • Lead and support the HR & Admin department, also serving as a member of the recruitment and selection team for management positions
    • Responsible for overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of management staff within the areas of responsibility in accordance with the Firm s policies and procedures

    Requirements

    • Minimum of Master's degree in Management or any related field
    • Relevant certifications in leadership and strategic management
    • Must possess cognate experience in HR and Finance at, least a total of 5 years with a minimum of 10 years top management experience.
    • Aged 40 years and above

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV's to: jobs@toplawrecruitment.com with the job reference code as subject.

    Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. All other CV's should be sent using the reference code TLR 006.

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