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  • Posted on: 6 November, 2012 Deadline: 18 December, 2012
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  • The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is the apex regulator of the capital market in Nigeria. Our mission is to regulate a capital market that is dynamic, fair, transparent and efficient, contribute to the nation's economic development.

    Head of Internal Controls (headic@sec.gov.ng)

    The Head of Internal Control oversees the Budgetary Controls, Financial and Systems Audits Division of the Commission to ensure leading edge accounting and administrative controls and safeguard the Commission’s assets. The role ensures the identification of potential areas of risk management, implement control, governance frameworks, processes and liaise with functional heads to ensure enforcement of the policies across the Commission.

    Responsibilities:

    • Formulates, direct and co-ordinate the delivery of excellent internal audit services in alignment with the Commission’s corporate strategy and key objectives
    • evaluates and provides reasonable assurance that risk management, control, and governance systems are functioning as intended and will enable the organisation's objectives and goals to be met
    • Reviews the accuracy of financial records, promote operational efficiency and ensure adherence to policies and procedures.
    • Develops an internal control testing methodology and tests the existing internal controls that impacts the Commission’s internal control standards policy
    • Reviews and determines the adequacy of the operational system within the Commission and develops a remediation policy for addressing any identified control deficiencies
    • Examine procedures in existence to ensure that resources and assets of the Commission are safeguarded
    • Coordinates the verification of the Commission’s assets
    • Monitors the changes and current trends in internal controls and requirements for regulatory authourities and disseminates current requirements and roles for internal controls to staff
    • evaluates information security and associated risk exposures
    • Coordinates the review of accounting records to ensure proper records are maintained
    • Ensures all expenditure accrued are as provided for in budget, approved by authourised staff and within approval limits
    • Ensure contract price and prices of purchased items are reasonable
    • Review of financial statements as appropriate and liaise on regular basis with external auditors.

    Requirements:

    • First degree in Finance, Accounting and relevant professional qualifications (ACA, ACCA). Possession of advanced degrees is an advantage.
    • Minimum of 20 years experience in internal audit/finance
    • 10 years senior management experience
    • Leadership and people management skills
    • Deep knowledge of financial processes and strong analytical and systems/forensic audit skills
    • Operational audit background and track record of managing the finance/audit function of medium to large organizations in the private or public sectors
    • Strong IT skills 

    Internal Control / Internal Audit Professionals (ics@sec.gov.ng)

    Responsibilities:

    • Provide excellent internal audit services in alignment with the Commission’s corporate strategy and key objectives
    • Ensures the maintenance of a centralized inventory system
    • Ensures the accuracy of financial records
    • Assist in carrying out tests of existing internal controls that impacts the Commission’s internal control standards policy
    • Assist in reviewing and determining the adequacy of the operational system within the Commission
    • Lead team to verify Commission’s assets as scheduled
    • Lead team to review accounting records and ensure proper records are maintained
    • Ensure contract price and prices of purchased items are reasonable
    • Assist in reviewing financial statements before commencement of external audit.

    Requirements:

    • Minimum of 10 years internal audit experience
    • First degree in Finance, Accounting and relevant professional qualifications (ACA, ACCA) . Possession of advanced degree will be an advantage.
    • Very good knowledge of financial processes and strong analytical and systems/forensic audit skills
    • Operational audit background and track record of leading audit teams on assignment in medium to large organizations in the private or public sectors
    • Strong IT skills
    Head of Media (headm@sec.gov.ng) 

    The Media Division reports directly to the office of the Director General and is in charge of advising the Executive Management on all media related issues, moderate communication between the Commission and various media outlets such as news, print and social media.

    Responsibilities:

    • Formulate, direct and co-ordinate the delivery of excellent media support services in alignment with the Commission’s corporate strategy and key objectives
    • Develop and implement media strategies in support of the Commission’s strategies
    • Oversee the management and update of the Commission’s social media strategy.
    • Deliver engaging and successful social campaigns
    • Ensures media coverage of the Commission’s activities
    • Coordinates the preparation and roll-out of press releases
    • Organise media events and coordinate press conferences
    • Periodic processing and placement of special reports in the media
    • Coordinates daily review of news about the Commission, the capital market and the Nigerian economy
    • Create and maintain media contact lists, liaise with individuals and media outlets and develop and manage relationships with key media partners including news, print and social media.
    • Manage the day-to-day activities of the media team
    • Coordinate Management’s media exposure

    Requirements:

    • A good first degree in Mass Communication or other Social Sciences. (M.Sc/MBA preferred)
    • Minimum of 15 years relevant experience in media relations and management in the private or public sector, 5 years of which must have been at senior management level
    • Excellent writing skill
    • Very good communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills
    • Strong leadership and people management skills
    • Impeccable news, print and social media background
    • Membership of relevant professional bodies


    Office Manager (DGO) (omgr@sec.gov.ng)

    The Office Manager is responsible for organizing and coordinating office operations and procedures in the office of the Director General (DG) and ensures service provision is efficient and effective.

    Responsibilities:

    • Organise operations and procedures in the DG’s office
    • Responsible for preparing correspondences, reports, and materials for publications and presentations
    • Liaise with other agencies, organisations and clients
    • Set up accommodation and entertainment arrangements for Commission’s visitors
    • Maintain the DG’s calendar
    • Set up and coordinate meetings and conferences
    • Create, transcribe and distribute meeting agendas and minutes
    • Answer telephones and take messages as appropriate
    • Meet and greet clients and visitors
    • Maintain office records and ensure filling systems are up to date
    • Maintain and replenish inventory
    • Perform general clerical duties (photocopying, mailing, filling, etc)
    • Maintain hard copy and electronic filing system

    Requirements:

    • A University Degree in the Humanities. PGD/M.Sc. in communication is advantageous
    • 5 years relevant experience
    • Strong knowledge of secretarial and administrative procedures
    • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Offices (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and databases
    • Strong knowledge of customer service principles and practices
    • Ability to meet deadlines and delivering work to agreed timelines
    • Excellent verbal, reading and writing skills (English)
    • Typing skills averaging 50 wpm
    • Excellent attention to details
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
    • Diplomacy and discretion skills

    Protocol Officer (
    pofficer@sec.gov.ng) 

    The protocol Officer will handle the formalities and courtesies required to lubricate relationships between the executive office and other institutions. The officer will facilitate official visits of the Commission’s leaders to other organizations and ensure the smooth reception of the Commission’s dignitaries and visitors within and outside the country.

    Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for the preparation and servicing of the DG’s Meetings, Conferences. itineraries and ensure necessary logistics are in place.
    • Set up DG’s travel arrangements and make appropriate flight and land transport reservations for DG and other official guests
    • Manage the DG’s calendar and itinerary
    • Make appropriate hotel reservations for the DG, official guests and participants to meetings and Conferences.
    • Prepare on a regular basis, Commission stakeholders list and update with correct names, title, full addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses
    • Prepare information guidelines for executive visitors
    • Prepare and update profiles of all official visitors to the Commission and keep protocol related documents of historical value.
    • Liaise with the relevant offices of sister regulators / parastatals in organizing and servicing of meetings of common responsibilities.
    • In addition to the above, performs any other additional duties as may be directed

    Requirements:

    • A University Degree in the Humanities/Social Sciences. (M.Sc. advantageous)
    • 10 years relevant work experience in office management, protocol, public administration and/or any other relevant discipline.
    • Experience working with senior executives at international level
    • Excellent interpersonal, report writing and communication skills.
    • Knowledge of the African Union system will be an added advantage.
    • Computer Literacy (Word, Excel and PowerPoint, etc.)

    Sabbatical Program for: (
    sabbatical@sec.gov.ng
    • Lawyers (Corporate Law/capital market specialization)
    • Economists (Micro & Macro specialization)
    • Accountants/Finance Experts, and
    • Experienced Practitioners (stock broking, mergers & acquisition, etc)

    The Commission is searching for experienced academic and practicing professionals who have demonstrated capacity in research and practical areas of Capital Market/Financial Economics and who would like to take advantage of the SEC sabbatical program. The sabbatical program is for a one to two years program and is being re-introduced in the Commission to strengthen capacity in the core areas of Law, Economics and Finance.

    Requirements:

    • Formulate, direct and co-ordinate the delivery of excellent research work in chosen areas and in alignment with the Commission’s corporate strategy and key objectives
    • Ensures the accuracy of research publications to strengthen the capital market and economy
    • Develops internal research capacity in chosen discipline
    • Review and determine the adequacy of current research capacity within the Commission and develops a remediation policy for addressing identified gaps
    • Coordinates the publication of research journals and magazines in chosen disciplines

    Requirements:

    • First degree in Law, Economics, Finance, Accounting and relevant professional qualifications (ACA, ACCA, BL, CIS, etc). M.Sc./M.Phil./PhD is an advantage.
    • Minimum of 20 years relevant experience in any of the above discipline (including stock broking, wealth management, banking, etc)
    • Passion for Research
    • Strong technical skills in the above disciplines
    • Proven track record of conceptualising and executing own researches
    • Track record of conceptualizing, implementing and managing policy oriented researches
    • Track record of managing, supervising and mentoring researchers
    • Extensive publication records
    • Relevant IT skills
    • Entrepreneurial thinking
    • Leadership and people management skills

    Application: To apply for any of the positions, please submit the following to the email address specified for the relevant position:         

    • A cover letter stating reasons for seeking employment with the SEC  
    • A detailed and updated CV indicating your State of Origin, Local Government Area, Gender, Names and Contact Details (including e-mail addresses) of Three Referees.
    In addition candidates applying for sabbatical positions must submit a four page write-up stating their areas of interest and relevance to the work of the SEC, the capital market and the economy as a whole, objectives and goals to achieve within the sabbatical period.

    Deadline: Application closes six weeks fro the date of this publication
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