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  • Posted on: 2 March, 2016 Deadline: 16 March, 2016
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    ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. We are a ‘not for profit’ organisation that offers qualifications and sets examinations to enable individuals to access the accountancy profession. ACCA monitors its accountants in all sectors and in all countries to enable them to reach a high level of competency and experience, creating the best accountants to deliver organisational growth.

    Business Relationship Manager


    Job description

    ACCA's reputation is grounded in over 100 years of providing accounting and finance qualifications. We complement our long traditions with modern thinking and aim to create value for the profession and the business community through standards and services which are innovative, relevant and of the highest possible quality

    We are currently recruiting for a Business Relationship Manager to join our team in Lagos, Nigeria on a 2 year fixed term contract.

    This is an exciting opportunity where you will directly impact ACCA's employer strategy by identifying, developing, managing and raising ACCA's profile with employers and members within the key identified sectors in Nigeria. Reporting to the Business Development Manager, Lagos, you will be responsible for building relationships with key influencers for the benefit of ACCA's global position.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Contribute to growth in ACCA's reputation, influence and size through delivery of ACCA's global employer strategy at the national office level
    • Target employers across the various sectors in Nigeria in the corporate, practice and public sectors, encouraging them to recognise and adopt ACCA as the professional accountancy partner of choice
    • Support effective key account management with employers that clearly differentiates ACCA from its competitors
    • Develop effective knowledge of employers to identify key employer trends and respond to those needs appropriately
    • Develop strategic partnerships with selected blue chip companies embedding ACCA in their training policies and global mobility strategies
    • Initiate and maintain relationships with key employers through face-to-face visits and other relevant communication channels
    • Co-ordinate and deliver effective employer-focused events in line with ACCA's Employer Engagement model and design and deliver a regular programme of events for ACCA Affiliates
    • Ensure that ACCA members are kept fully aware of ACCA practices and procedures including CPD requirements
    Desired Skills and Experience

    Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

    • Educated to degree level or equivalent, preferably within social sciences or marketing
    • Considerable and demonstrable experience in business development and marketing with a proven track record of key account management in an outward facing sales role
    • Experience working in the education sector would be advantageous though is not essential
    • Strong networking and relationship building skills with the ability to represent ACCA and influence people at all levels
    • In-depth knowledge of the professional business environment and / or professional membership body landscape within Nigeria
    • Excellent presentation skills with demonstrable experience in public speaking
    • Possess a clear disposition to strategic thinking and planning
    • Able to work independently and also as a team player
    • A proactive team player
    • An excellent communicator
    • Experience in the finance/accounting related sector is desirable
    • Excellent spoken and written English

    Additional Information:

    • This position will require regular travel throughout Nigeria, including overnight stays for a period of time

    Method of Application

    To apply, visit ACCA Career Page

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