New Vacancies at Apata & Ascott Limited, May 2017

Apata & Ascott Limited, is currently seeking to employ suitably qualified candidates to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Investment Banking Strategy Consultant
Job Description

  • We are looking to hire high energy, experienced and innovative professionals with background in Investment Banking.


  • Gather, synthesize, analyze and present project data and findings.
  • Lead strategic planning, business analysis and other internal consulting projects that support high impact improvements that lead to profitable growth.
  • Developing international growth strategies, assessing and planning new product and market entry, strategic business deep dives, strategic investments, improving operational efficiency and effectiveness, setting technology and operations strategy, acquisitions/ divestitures, and designing cross company wide initiatives.
  • Execute creative analyses and provide insight to identify issues and arrive at recommendations.
  • Develop strategic presentations for both internal and external audiences.
  • Simultaneously work on multiple projects.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years experience in strategy consulting, investment banking, corporate strategy consulting, and project delivery.
  • Background in the Financial Services Industry preferably Investment Banking – Global Markets, Corporate Banking.
  • Knowledge of financial products (equities, fixed income, derivatives), processes (Collateral Management, trading, settlements, corporate actions, compliance, risk management and accounting).
  • Prior experience of working on consulting projects is desirable.
  • Experience in strategy, operations, process redesign, or systems design in a Capital market/financial services environment is highly desired.
  • Prior experience of working with product development teams across development life cycle stages – estimation, requirements detailing, functional specification, and testing is desirable.
  • CandidateS should have good understanding of industry trends, challenges, business and technology imperatives.
  • Solid understanding of financial modeling, valuation and presentation development.
  • Experience in capital markets – retail or institutional brokerage, wealth management, asset/investment management, stock exchange, clearing corporation, depository, transfer agency, fund administration, and custodial banking.
  • Strong capital markets background (operations, front, middle office and back office functions).
  • Excellent English communication skills (written & spoken) is required.

Job Title: Business Development Manager
Location: Lagos

  • Formulate strategies based on the company’s objectives.
  • Conduct market research and create target consumer profiles, their needs and requirements.
  • Take steps to measure, enhance, and enrich the position and image of the company.
  • Responsible for heading up company’s expansion in new markets as well as continued expansion among existing clients.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with existing clients and driving peak performance.
  • Finding prospects, following up on business opportunities and setting meetings
  • Preparing presentations, business plans and proposals introducing new product developments to prospective clients.
  • Studying integration of new venture with company strategies and operations. examining risks and potentials and estimating partners’ needs.
  • Coordinate deal requirements,negotiate contracts, integrate contract requirements with business operations and close deals.
  • Seeking opportunities for business development within a defined area or sector.
  • Writing reports and ensuring management are adequately briefed on portfolio status.


  • Minimum of 3 years experience with core background in Business Development.
  • A degree from any related field.
  • Proficiency across various social platforms and management tools.
  • Excellent business sense.
  • Good time management ability to beat deadlines.
  • Positive attitude and tenacious.
  • Core business negotiation strategies and skill required.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Good understanding of the principles of marketing.
  • The capacity to set and meet targets.

Job Title: Human Resource Assistant

  • B.Sc in HR or related field;
  • CIPM student membership/certification is an added advantage.


  • Minimum of 1 year relevant experience, with knowledge of due diligence and verification.

Job Title: Admin/Office Manager
Job Description

  • We are looking to hire an efficient Administrator to manage the administrative operations of the company.


  • Serve as the point person for office manager duties.
  • Schedule meetings and appointments.
  • Organize the office layout and order stationery and equipment.
  • Ensure that all items are invoiced and paid on time.
  • Manage contract and price negotiations with office vendors, service providers and office lease.
  • Manage office G&A budget, ensure accurate and timely reporting.
  • Provide general support to visitors.
  • Assist in the onboarding process for new hires.
  • Address employees queries regarding office management issues (e.g. stationery, Hardware and travel arrangements).
  • Maintain the office condition and arrange necessary repairs.
  • Partner with HR to update and maintain office policies as necessary.
  • Organize office operations and procedures.
  • Coordinate with IT department on all office equipment.
  • Plan in-house or off-site activities, like parties, celebrations and conferences.


  • Proven experience as an Office manager, Front office manager or Administrative assistant.
  • Knowledge of office administrator responsibilities, systems and procedures.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work.
  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (MS Excel and MS Outlook, in particular)
  • Hands on experience with office machines (e.g. fax machines and printers).
  • Familiarity with email scheduling tools, like Email Scheduler.
  • A creative mind with an ability to suggest improvements.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications to: [email protected] using the Position Title in the subject of the email, attach CV and motivation letter.

Application Deadline: 12th June, 2017.

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