Job Positions at ARM Life Plc

ARM Life is the insurance subsidiary of Asset & Resource Management Company Ltd (ARM). Its parent company, ARM is one of the largest non-bank financial services firms in Nigeria with a focus on asset management. Established in 1994, ARM started operations as a traditional asset management company specialising in the management of quoted equities and fixed income securities.
We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

 

Job Title: Financial Accountant
Location: Nigeria
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Summary

  • Joint preparation of the monthly business reporting and annual financial statements for the Board and other key stakeholders-Joint preparation of the annual budget, including review and monitoring of the budget Contribute to the development and improvement of reporting and analysis to enhance management decision making Identification and implementation of key business and process improvements

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the preparation of the company’s monthly financial and management accounts.
  • Interfacing with Tax consultants, Pension Fund Custodians, PenCom and the external auditors of the company.
  • Responsible for third party (Bankers, Tax consultants, Pension Fund Custodians, PENCOM) liaison on behalf of the unit
  • Monitor and ensure adherence to Service Level Agreements by the Team and other parties
  • Ensure prompt postings of journal entries required for the preparation of management/financial accounts as well as other reports are completed and available for use
  • Responsible for Fixed Asset Management for the Company
  • Assist in preparation of the company’s budgets, analyzing results and providing explanations for variances.
  • Develop and implements systems and procedures for capturing financial transactions
  • Management of Company Income Tax and ensure efficient implementation of the tax policy
  • Manage and analyse the firm’s expenses and advise management on cost management
  • Responsible for coordination of the monthly performance reviews (MPR) for all business units.
  • Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaise with external auditors for annual statutory accounts.
  • Assisting in the enhancement of financial controls and the development of improved reporting systems via automation of operational processes.
  • Assist in the preparation of financials for board meetings.
  • Responsible for investigating areas where there are uncertainties in the completeness, accuracy and validity of information in the Balance sheet and Income Statement.
  • Responsible for analyzing and reporting related party transactions within the group.

Minimum Qualifications

  • University degree in Social Sciences or any relevant courses i.e Economics, Accounting etc.
  • ACA or ACCA qualified with minimum of 6years Accounting Experience within the Financial Services Industry or any of the Big 4 Professional Services.

Other Requirements
Required knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Experience with one or more of the following ERP financials applications from a functional design perspective is preferred (not essential): preferably Oracle
  • Group facilitation
  • Statistical analysis
  • Project Management
  • Ability and experience to help managers and teams document their current state and develop their future state, using tools like process mapping and other process improvement tools.
  • Practical approach to process/performance improvements, described and executed without jargon
  • Strong proficiency in PowerPoint and Microsoft Excel and other MS Office applications.
  • Ability to develop/help others develop PowerPoint presentations.

Generic Skills:

  • Strong technical accounting skills and knowledge of accounting standards
  • Advanced excel skills
  • High level of IT literacy and familiarity with Business Intelligence and ERP systems
  • Strong focus on continuous improvement and automation of financial processes
  • Attention to detail and ability to work as part of a team Excellent communication skills.

Supervisory Skills:

  • People relations
  • Strong organizational skills

 

 

Job Title: Primary Portfolio Manager, Senior FI Analyst
Location:
 Nigeria
Job Summary

  • The primary job function will entail performing quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the Fixed Income universe. The ideal candidate should be able to conduct fundamental and technical analysis with the aim making investment recommendations. The area of coverage would not be limited to domestic Fixed Income assets but extend to regional and global markets. It will be required from the candidate to provide assistance in the coverage of Equities, Private Equity and Infrastructure assets and actively participate with the generation of investment ideas and implementation.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Build quarterly Fixed Income model portfolios and regularly develop investment strategies based capital market expectations as well as current trends/themes. Prepare frequent credit reports on sovereigns and corporate.
  • Preparing and making regular presentations on the economy, industry trends, portfolio performance and market outlook to Executive Management, Investment Management Committee, Board of Trustees, Staffs, etc
  • Working closely and supporting business development team on client relationships and achieving business strategic objectives.
  • Anchor the auditing of the Investment Management team by external and internal auditors as well as regulators.
  • Build and maintain proprietary models to guide investment decision making.   Assist the Head, IM in implementing the recommended investment ideas and seek best execution from brokers.
  • Tracking portfolio performance & monitoring of implemented strategies
  • Responsible for the career development of assigned Graduate Trainees and Analyst

Required knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Knowledge of the local and global financial service industry dynamics including regulations, legislations and operating environment.
  • Understanding of nonbank financial service operations, policies and procedures.
  • Problem solving and analytical abilities inclusive of  statistics, data analysis and technical skills
  • Experience with automated financial systems, including a general ledger and financial reporting software (Bloomberg, Reuters, Hiport etc)
  • Good knowledge of MS Excel as an analytical tool and other MS Office Applications, including macro driven processes
  • High integrity level and good decision making ability.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Good communication, interpersonal, presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Selfmotivated with a strong drive, and commitment to achieving agreed objectives.

Supervisory Skills:

  • Client relations
  • Strong organizational skills

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of Six (6) years’ relevant working experience in Research, Investment Management and Trading (specializing in Fixed Income).
  • A First Degree in Economics, Accounting or Applied Sciences. Master Degree would be an added advantage.
  • Qualified Chartered Financial Analyst or a registered student for the CFA exams.
  • The candidate should have excellent modeling, writing, presentation, communication and interpersonal skills. Proficiency in the use of Bloomberg will be essential.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline: 4th August, 2017.

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