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  • Posted on: 17 May, 2019 Deadline: 31 May, 2019
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  • Nextzon Business Services Limited - Our client, a payment gateway solution provider with it headquarter in Abuja, Nigeria with a desire to scale up its services is seeking credible and experienced personnels to fill the vacant position below:

    Compliance Manager

     

    Reports to: Head Risk Management & Compliance

    Objective

    • To conduct reviews of all operating procedures, company controls and compliance measures to determine any potential hazards or breaches of conduct.

    Job Description

    • Key responsibilities of the unit include identifying and managing internal and external risks, regulatory compliance that pertains to the Fintech Industry, support strategic business decisions that will track financial transactions better, manage performance and control data, compliance, operations and disclosures, etc.

    Job Responsibilities
    Supervision:

    • Managing the day-to-day compliance monitoring and investigation activity in the team.
    • Working closely with the Head Risk & Compliance to build an effective and integrated compliance team.
    • Providing coaching and mentoring to staff undertaking compliance and enforcement activities and identify training gaps and interventions to enhance the unit’s capability.
    • Coordinating and /or leading cross-unit, inter-regional or cross-agency teams on specific operations / workstreams.
    • Being a leading subject-matter and technical expert, applying high-level analytical and investigative skills and specialist expertise to support decision making.
    • Providing robust advice and technical expertise to support effective strategic and business planning.
    • Ensuring effective communications occur both vertically and horizontally within the team.

    Work Program Management:

    • Maintaining an up-to-date understanding of the purpose and outcomes of the unit’s functions.
    • Contributing to the development of the unit’s strategy and outcomes.
    • Working closely with the Head of Department to co-ordinate the development of the team’s work programmes and operational practices, ensuring they reflect department’s strategy and are deliverable within the available resources.
    • Planning and managing day-to-day activities and projects, organising tasks to make the best use of time and resources, and focusing on key objectives and outcomes.
    • Contributing to ensuring that the unit’s policies and procedures reflect the intent of regulation, and represent current best practice.

    Compliance Monitoring & Analysis:

    • Undertaking reviews of reporting entities including analysing annual reports and other documentation and undertaking site visits where necessary to assess compliance in accordance with relevant procedures.
    • Producing compliance monitoring reports with appropriate recommendations, in accordance with relevant performance indicators.
    • Contributing to the identification, collection and sharing of intelligence related to people, events and organisations in the regulated sector and help ensure that staff actively collect, collate and disseminate intelligence related information within the team, across regulatory services, and where relevant to other regulatory and law enforcement agencies.

    Investigations:

    • Assessing complaints, intelligence and compliance monitoring information and making recommendations on whether investigations are required.
    • Carrying out investigations, or assisting the Investigations Unit, in accordance with relevant
    • processes and performance indicators.
    • Participating in and /or leading cross-agency and cross-functional investigations.

    Enforcement Action and Prosecution:

    • Making informed recommendations resulting in effective and proportionate interventions to address non-compliance.
    • Completing any sanction actions initiated in accordance with relevant processes and performance indicators.
    • Preparing quality prosecution and other court files in accordance with agreed templates, guidelines and timelines.

    Relationship Management & Communications:

    • Building effective relationships within the sector and with other stakeholders, such as industry groups and business consultants, to appropriately influence compliance.
    • Building effective working relationships with management and staff within the Risk & Compliance department, across the wider regulatory services group and with key partner agencies, in order to share information and contribute to a coordinated and consistent approach to the Anti Money Laundering (AML) regulations.
    • Preparing and delivering formal presentations to sector groups and actively take opportunities for informal education of reporting entities.
    • Providing sound and lawful advice and information across all regulated sectors.
    • Actively working to understand diverse business practices and cultures across a range of business sectors.
    • Appropriately influencing reporting entities to develop effective risk-based compliance programmes within their businesses.
    • Demonstrating sensitivity to business stakeholders where cultural differences or language barriers are present.

    Risk Management:

    • Identifying and actively managing business risks, reporting on risk and escalating action where appropriate.
    • Implementing effective problem-solving techniques to manage risk.
    • Contributing to the risk profiling of reporting entities and the (AML) sector risk assessments.

    Department's Contribution:

    • Participating in annual business and strategic planning processes.
    • Using resources responsibly for the benefit of the company and the department.
    • Participating in the department, unit and company’s development initiatives.
    • Undertaking appropriate professional development; maintain currency of professional expertise in order to maintain or build credibility.
    • Undertaking other tasks that the department may reasonably require
    • Contributing to the promotion and effective implementation of changes to policy and procedure for the benefit of the department.

    Key Interfaces:

    • Stakeholders (internal and external)
    • Government (all tiers of government)
    • Regulatory agencies
    • Community.

    Qualification & Experience

    • 1st and 2nd Degree in Commerce, Accounting/Finance or related disciplines
    • Membership for Institute of Internal Auditors or Internationally Recognised professional body.
    • 8 years’ experience in similar role.
    • Reliability, honesty, integrity and trust.
    • Experience with a Governance, Risk, and Compliance system (GRC) tool strongly preferred

    Additional requirements:

    • Proven experience as compliance manager
    • In-depth knowledge of the industry’s standards and regulations
    • Excellent knowledge of reporting procedures and record keeping
    • A business acumen partnered with a dedication to legality
    • Methodical and diligent with outstanding planning abilities
    • An analytical mind able to “see” the complexities of procedures and regulations
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Age range: 30 years and above
    • Gender: Not specific. Qualified women are encouraged to apply
    • Nationality: Must be a Nigerian

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    Assurance Manager

     

    Unit: Risk and Compliance Management
    Reports to: Head Risk Management & Compliance

    Unit Responsibility

    • Key responsibilities of the unit include identifying and managing internal and external risks, regulatory compliance that pertains to the Fintech Industry, support strategic business decisions that will track financial transactions better, manage performance and control data, compliance, operations and disclosures, etc.

    Job Responsibilities
    Business Continuity Management:

    • Contributing to the development and maintenance of the company’s business continuity management program including: development of tools and instructional guides.
    • Continuity planning and event management, development and facilitation of the company’s event exercises, relationship management with external vendors, development of corporate policy, standards, and guidelines.
    • Contributing to establishing and maintaining program processes and practices which effectively ensure that the company’s program remains current, and aligns with industry standards and practices as appropriate, and adequately covers general regulatory requirements.
    • Participating as an independent business continuity professional in support of various other initiatives to achieve the risk management objectives.

    Quality Assurance:

    • Implementing and maintaining of quality assurance processes and ensures compliance with the established standards. Also implementing necessary changes in controlled documents for quality control measures.
    • Managing corrective actions as well as preventative actions, but with emphasis on root cause analyses in order to ensure that the software/product issues are deterred from recurring once they are resolved.
    • Identification and reporting of bugs, issues, and defects in the company’s software.
    • Developing analytical reports, any changes in quality assurance processes, and any reports and recommendations for software/product management.

    Revenue Assurance:

    • Participating in business process changes that may affect the company’s ability to identify, monitor or collect revenue (e.g., new system implementations/upgrades, new product roll outs, etc.)
    • Continuously working to understand and mitigate losses to ensure the highest levels of revenue recognition.
    • Maintaining in-depth understanding of industry trends relative to revenue assurance practices. Promote quality assurance for all processes impacting revenue.
    • Partnering with Operations and other departments to design, develop and implement best practices to minimize revenue leakage.
    • Performing regular reconciliation and analysis of revenue streams
    • Monitoring collection processes for accuracy
    • Reconciling activity between network elements and billing
    • Creating queries and reports to support ongoing monitoring of initiatives as well as ad-hoc reports as required.
    • Developing key recovery metrics
    • Performing data manipulation and analysis using tools such as Business Objects, SQL and MS-Access
    • Understanding and aggregating revenue assurance activities across the business and ensure they are working effectively.

    Investigation & Internal Fraud:

    • Conducting objective, fair, thorough, unbiased and timely investigations into allegations of fraud, waste or abuse committed by clients against the company and vice versa.
    • Reviewing and researching evidence/documents to analyse the overall fact pattern of claim and synthesize data into a professional report with recommendations.
    • Preparing and coordinating field assignments to obtain relevant evidence and information.
    • Coordinating with defence attorneys to provide deposition strategies and use law enforcement resources for assistance.
    • Managing a large and varied case load effectively and efficiently to achieve positive results.
    • Preparing prosecution packages and restitution proposals

    Key Interfaces:

    • Stakeholders (internal and external)
    • Government (all tiers of government)
    • Regulatory agencies
    • Community

    Qualification & Experience (at a minimum)

    • 1st & 2nd degree in Computer Science, or any related discipline.
    • Recognised ICT certifications will be preferred.
    • 8 years of cumulative relevant experience in risk management/compliance/Audit role with good understanding of all aspects of Operational Risk Management within a financial technology environment.
    • Notable level familiarity with various IT platforms, operating systems and information security.
    • Strong project management and planning skills
    • Ability to write advanced SQL and analyse large data sets
    • Strong PC software application skills including spreadsheets, databases, word processing and presentation software
    • Advanced level experience in developing business objects reports
    • Experience in terms of assisting with the development and/or improvement of IT audit methodologies.

    Additional requirements:

    • Age range: 30 years and above
    • Gender: Not specific. Qualified women are encouraged to apply
    • Nationality: Must be a Nigerian

    Required Competencies:   

    • Confidence
    • Excellent technical skills
    • Good numerical skills and an understanding of statistics
    • Leadership skills
    • Planning and organisation skills
    • Communication and interpersonal skills
    • Problem-solving skills
    • Teamworking skills
    • IT skills.
    • Independent self-starter and flexible team player

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    Risk Assurance Analyst

     

    Reports to: Team Lead - Assurance unit

    Key Responsibilities

    • Identifying and managing internal and external risks, regulatory compliance that pertains to the Fintech Industry, support strategic business decisions that will track financial transactions better, manage performance and control data, compliance, operations and disclosures, etc.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Devising procedures to inspect and report quality issues
    • Monitoring all operations that affect quality
    • Supervising and guiding inspectors, technicians and other staff
    • Ensuring the reliability and consistency of product or service by checking processes and final output
    • Appraising customers’ requirements and making sure they are satisfied
    • Reporting all system malfunctions to maintenance department to ensure immediate action
    • Facilitating proactive solutions by collecting and analysing quality data
    • Reviewing current standards and policies
    • Keeping records of quality reports, statistical reviews and relevant documentation
    • Ensuring all legal standards are met
    • Liaising with external quality assurance officers during on-site inspections.
    • Collaborating with the Unit Head to develop effective strategies and test plans
    • Regularlyexecuting test cases (manual and/or automated) and analysing results in a timely manner
    • Generating logs to document testing phases and defects
    • Effectively reporting bugs and errors to development teams
    • Helping troubleshoot issues.
    • Follow-through and conduct post-release/post-implementation testing
    • Work with cross-functional teams to ensure quality throughout the software development lifecycle.
    • Maintenance of unit’s records for stakeholder’s future reference.
    • Compile reports of quality related issues raised in meeting for further attention.

    Key Interfaces:      

    • Stakeholders (internal and external)
    • Government (all tiers of government)
    • Regulatory agencies
    • Community

    Qualification & Experience (at a minimum)

    • 1st and 2nd Degree in Computer Science, Accounting/Finance or related disciplines
    • Must be computer savvy.
    • 4 years' experience in similar role.
    • Reliability, honesty, integrity and trust.

    Required Competencies:

    • Understanding quality assurance as well as technologies and systems.
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite programs, such as Word and PowerPoint, is necessary to produce documents, reports, and presentations
    • Good understanding of industry standards impacting inspection and quality control techniques and procedures
    • Strong oral and written communication skills for writing reports, making presentations, explaining quality improvement plans, and producing testing and quality assurance reports
    • The ability to detect issues and review every aspect of operationcalls for a keen eye for details.
    • Ability to work and participate in teams
    • Ability to analyse processes.

    Additional Requirements:

    • Age range: 30 years and above
    • Gender: Not specific. Qualified women are encouraged to apply
    • Nationality: Must be a Nigerian.

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    Internal Control Manager

     

    Report to: Head Risk Management& Compliance

    Job Summary

    • To improve the company’s efficiency and performance by ensuring preventive, detective and corrective measures are put in place to mitigate risk to the company

    Job Description

    • Key responsibilities of the unit include identifying and managing internal and external risks, regulatory compliance that pertains to the Fintech Industry, support strategic business decisions that will track financial transactions better, manage performance and control data, compliance, operations and disclosures, etc.

    Job Responsibilities
    Compliance Procedures.

    • Partnering with the field, finance, business/operations, IT and corporate process owners to help ensure ongoing compliance.
    • Driving cost reduction and efficiency of the company’s compliance activitiesincluding identifying efficiencies enabling the reduction of external audit fees, if applicable.
    • Coordinating the expectations of the external auditors.
    • Directing, managing, and conducting special and ad hoc information requests. Report results of findings to management.
    • Ensuring controls are appropriately aligned and reflected.
    • Managing the execution of the company’s strategy decisions
    • Acting as the central point of contact for all control objectives and ensuring execution by liaising with the CEO, executive management, and other shared office functions (e.g. finance, operations, technology, legal, and HR).

    Internal Assessment & Reviews:

    • Reviewing and refinement of key controls around significant financial processes and accounts.
    • Driving continuous improvement of the processes and procedures to ensure maximum efficiency and ongoing compliance.
    • Reviewing of deficiencies and monitoring of status of recommendation.
    • Evaluating data and trends to identify improvement opportunities and associated issues and risks, ensuring that proactive action is taken to address.
    • Communicating status to leadership.
    • Interacting with internal auditors on test execution and resolution of identified control failures.
    • Assisting in the development and implementation of policies and procedures. Ensuring compliance with policies and procedures.
    • Reviewing and evaluating work to ensure quality, timelines, and adherence to procedures.
    • Organising and scheduling all necessary resources to accomplish activities.

    Training and Development:

    • Establishing and communicate standardized practices with functions throughout the company.
    • Driving cross functional involvement in the company’s programs to ensure integration of IT controls.
    • Providing walkthrough training and guidance.
    • Overseeing personnel needs of the unit including selecting, coaching and training subordinates.

    Key Interface:

    • Stakeholders (internal and external)
    • Government (all tiers of government)
    • Regulatory agencies
    • Community

    Qualification and Experience (at a minimum)

    • 1st and 2nd Degree in Commerce, Accounting/Finance or related disciplines
    • Working knowledge of regulatory reporting.
    • Professional accounting or finance certification is compulsory
    • Basic knowledge of financial products (e. g. deposits, securities, derivatives, money market products, etc.).
    • 8 years’ experience in similar role.
    • Internal controls experience, and proven project management capabilities.
    • Reliability, honesty, integrity and trust.

    Required Competencies:

    • Well-developed literacy skills and ability to interpret and communicate complex technical information clearly and concisely, orally and in writing;
    • Problem solving, analytical and computer skills;
    • Team player;
    • Professional behaviour with good attention to detail and willingness to learn;
    • Excellent communication skills;
    • Ability to work under pressure and manage deadlines.
    • Initiative to find solutions and improve ways of working
    • Able to work unsupervised and outside defined scope of the role
    • Commercially minded
    • Accurate, thorough and reliable
    • Self-motivated, highly organised and methodical with attention to detail.
    • Great interpersonal skills
    • Enthusiastic and ambitious.

    Additional Requirements:

    • Age range: 30 years and above
    • Gender: Not specific. Qualified women are encouraged to apply
    • Nationality: Must be a Nigerian

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    Internal Control Officer

     

    Location: Abuja
    Reports to: Team Lead - Internal Control Unit
    Depart/Unit: Risk and Compliance Management

    Department/Unit Purpose

    • Key responsibilities of the unit include identifying and managing internal and external risks, regulatory compliance that pertains to the Fintech Industry, support strategic business decisions that will track financial transactions better, manage performance and control data, compliance, operations and disclosures, etc.

    Job Objectives

    • To conduct evaluations of the organization to assess risk and compliance with regulations

    Job Responsibilities

    • Evaluating policies and procedures, providing an analysis and recommending mitigation strategies as necessary.
    • Research and discern applicable legal and regulatory changes and assess the impact to the existing company policies and procedures.
    • Researching and evaluating proposed policy/procedure changes and recommendations to determine appropriateness. Also assessing the impact to the current and future company operations and/or policies and recommend mitigation strategies if gaps are identified.
    • Participating in regular risk assessments during each iteration of a policy and procedure review
    • Ensure that policies and procedures:
      • Are clear and concise
      • Accurately reflect current operational guidelines and compliance requirements
      • Adhere to style guide standards
      • Are appropriately approved
      • Are completed and published in a timely manner
    • Revising existing policies and procedures as well as develop new policies and procedures.
    • Drafting thorough, clear, and logical documentation, providing operational consistency among the company’s stakeholders minimizing company’s exposure to risk.
    • Producing written documentation that meets department style standards.
    • Delivering on documentations that addresses the full scope of the business request.
    • Creating documents in a timely manner to meet established deadlines.
    • Following the policy lifecycle process to ensure approval for all policies/procedures prior to publication.
    • Liaising with the Compliance, Legal, Audit, and other stakeholders to obtain feedback on policy/procedure development and revisions.
    • Facilitating resolution of stakeholder’s differences as necessary
    • Reporting on the status of open assignments
    • Understanding current business processes and develop a working knowledge to meet business needs.
    • Maintaining exceptions, controls, policies, standards, and procedures in the Governance, Risk, and Compliance system.
    • Assisting with special projects as assigned
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Key Interfaces:

    • Stakeholders (internal and external)
    • Government (all tiers of government)
    • Regulatory agencies Community

    Requirements
    Qualifications & Experience (at a minimum):

    • 1st and 2nd Degree in Commerce, Accounting/Finance or related disciplines
    • Membership for Institute of Internal Auditors or Internationally Recognised professional body.
    • 4 years’ experience in similar role.
    • Reliability, honesty, integrity and trust.
    • Ability to perform quantitative analysis to quickly identify key findings

    Required Competencies:

    • Knowledge of general Compliance and conversant with Internal Audit, Finance, and industry terminologies.
    • Ability to critically review policies in the broad context of the overall business, including an evaluation of risk/reward trade-offs, and the ability to anticipate future issues.
    • Ability to work independently and make sound decisions while meeting time sensitive deadlines
    • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships through strong interpersonal skills.
    • Effective time management skills.
    • Effective reasoning strategies to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
    • Ability to gain consensus among disparate groups.
    • Ability to communicate across all levels of the organization.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality of employee and company information.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Proficient in in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Outlook, and SharePoint.
    • Ability to run basic queries in databases such as Microsoft Access, Cognos, or Oracle Discoverer.

    Additional requirements:

    • Age range: 30 years and above
    • Gender: Not specific. Qualified women are encouraged to apply
    • Nationality: Must be a Nigerian

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    Compliance Officer

     

    Reports to: Team Lead - Compliance Unit

    Job Description

    • Key responsibilities of the unit include identifying and managing internal and external risks, regulatory compliance that pertains to the Fintech Industry, support strategic business decisions that will track financial transactions better, manage performance and control data, compliance, operations and disclosures, etc.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Helping to design and implement a robust and efficient compliance framework in accordance with local regulations and policies
    • Acting as the liaison officer for all compliance-related matters for management, external authorities and all stakeholders of the business
    • Supporting and advise the business specifically in the operation of a fund management function
    • Assessing the impact of new and change in policies on the company and its clients
    • Performing stringent due diligence and KYC on new clients
    • Preparing and present reports to management, outlining weaknesses and providing follow-up solutions.
    • Surveying and interpreting the regulatory, legal and broader risk landscape, both domestically and internationally.
    • Being the ultimate point of escalation for Anti Money Laundering issues.
    • Working with other heads of units across the business to establish and execute a world-class compliance framework, monitoring and training programme.
    • Monitoring, testing and reporting on the effectiveness of the programme.
    • Constantly driving for improvement in efficiency and risk management.
    • Championing and driving adoption of industry standard certifications, where appropriate.

    Key Interfaces:

    • Stakeholders (internal and external)
    • Government (all tiers of government)
    • Regulatory agencies
    • Community

    Qualification & Experience

    • 1st and 2nd Degree in Law/ Accounting/Finance or related disciplines
    • Minimum 4 years of relevant experience within Compliance roles.
    • Strong understanding of the local regulatory regime.
    • Independent, self-starter with excellent stakeholder management.
    • Reliability, honesty, integrity and trust.

    Required Competencies:

    • Well-developed literacy skills and ability to interpret and communicate complex technical information clearly and concisely, orally and in writing;
    • Ability to demonstrate capability for strategic thinking;
    • Ability to manage complex information and use initiative to improve performance by identifying and solving problems and issues;
    • Strong focus on and diligence about accuracy and detail;
    • Ability to plan, organise and prioritise effectively;
    • High integrity with a strong focus on confidentiality;
    • Sound analytical skills – identifying problems, analysing a range of requirements, developing options and formulating recommendations;
    • Ability to constructively challenge and influence others to affect change where needed;
    • Ability to balance regulatory and legal requirements with the day-to-day needs of the company to ensure robust and safe systems and effective risk management and compliance.
    • Ability to understand the whole business processes of the company.

    Additional requirements:

    • Age range: 30 years and above
    • Gender: Not specific. Qualified women are encouraged to apply
    • Nationality: Must be a Nigerian

    Method of Application

    Note: Successful candidates will be contacted within 2 weeks of application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Nextzon Business Services Limited career website on docs.google.com to apply

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