Ongoing recruitment at Meristem Securities Limited, February 2017

Meristem Securities Limited is a leading capital market conglomerate offering investment management and financial advisory services to our clients, we are recruiting to fill the following vacant roles in our company.

Job Title:  Stockbroker
Job Description
The role is suitable for a person who is genuinely interested in serving Clients to grow their wealth through investment in equities. The role holder will be the face of the Company to the Clients, both existing and potential, by marketing the various suites of investment options available and see to the successful execution of mandates received from clients. The greatest aim of the role holder shall be to create happy customers.
Responsibilities
The responsibilities will include but not limited to the following:

  • Generate income and meet income target in line with the set-target determined at the beginning of an appraisal period.
  • Provide timely and value-adding investment advice to clients.
  • Maintain a cordial business relationship with all clients whilst ensuring regular communication with assigned clients.
  • Manage HNI and Institutional clients’ mandates to ensure they are promptly executed and error-free.
  • Implement and monitor effective customer relationship such that excellent customer service is achieved.
  • Ensure trades are executed in consonance with the NSE and SEC rules.
  • Effectively work with members of the team in handling all relationship management issues, such that all clients have access to more than one account officer at any given time.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 – 7 years’ experience in a strategic/similar position in the capital market segment of the financial sector.
  • A minimum of first degree in any Management Science/Social Science related discipline, preferably in Accounting, Economics or Finance.
  • Relevant professional qualifications will be an advantage. ACS is compulsory

Job Title:  Risk Management Officer
Job Description
A suitably qualified and experienced risk management professional with the ability to translate strategic and operational objectives into risk management priorities. This vital role is responsible for the review and continuous improvement of the risk management policy, strategy, framework and systems to achieve an integrated and strong risk management program and culture across the organisation.
Responsibilities
The main responsibilities of the position include:

  • Planning, designing and implementing an overall risk management process for the organisation
  • Risk assessment and evaluation; establishing and quantifying the organisation’s ‘risk appetite’, i.e. the level of risk that we are prepared to accept
  • Risk reporting in an appropriate way for different audiences, for example, to the board of directors so they understand the most significant risks, to business unit heads to ensure they are aware of risks relevant to their parts of the business and to individuals to understand their accountability for individual risks, as well as corporate governance involving external risk reporting to stakeholders
  • Carrying out processes such as purchasing insurance, implementing health and safety measures and making business continuity plans to limit risks and prepare for if things go wrong
  • Conducting audits of policy and compliance to standards, including liaison with internal and external auditors
  • Providing support, education and training to staff to build risk awareness within the organisation

Experience & Skill

  • At least, 5 years of experience on a similar position in the banking sector/financial services sector
  • A good first degree in Business Administration/Management Science/Social Science related discipline preferably in Accounting, Finance or Economics
  • Professional qualification e.g. FRM, will be an added advantage
  • The ideal candidate must be attentive to details, possess interpersonal and communication skills, able to negotiate skillfully, possess strong ethics and integrity

Job Title:  Strategy Officer
Job Description
The role of the strategy officer will be strategy development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation across all business units within the group.
Responsibilities
The main responsibilities of the position include:
Strategic

  • To interpret and ensure implementation of the group strategy
  • To coordinate strategic implementation across the group
  • To advise on strategic issues and strategy direction/redirection
  • Provide comprehensive periodic reports to top management on strategy implementation
  • Track industry trends, socio-political and economic events and global happenings and report on their impact n the strategic plans of the organization
  • Partnering with BU/Subsidiary heads to identify and prioritise business development and growth oppurtunities
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Operational

  • Internal data collection and processing
  • Survey and analysis
  • Weekly, monthly and quarterly performance reporting

Experience & Skill

  • A good university degree – preferably in social sciences, finance or accounting
  • Minimum of 3-5 years experience prefarably in a similar role
  • Professional qualification – ACA/ACCA/MSC/MBA
  • Analytical skill
  • Critical thinking skills

Job Title:  Legal and Compliance Officer
Job Description
The role of the Compliance and Legal Officer will be to provide compliance and legal services of the highest professional standards and facilitate the transactions of Meristem by giving proactive, business oriented and creative advice. Manage legal risk in order to make transactions viable and safe.
Responsibilities
The main responsibilities of the position include:

  • Provision of prompt legal advice as required on the Company’s legal/corporate structure, business and operations and transactions
  • Preparation, review, vetting and negotiation of the Company’s agreements with third parties and other contract documentation to ensure protection of company’s interest and due compliance and conformity with all aspects of applicable Laws
  • Company secretarial work and Governance overview for the company
  • Monitor organization-wide compliance with internal operational procedures
  • Maintain an up-to-date risk register and continuously review/ address the risks facing the SPV in order to proactively establish appropriate mitigating controls and monitoring mechanisms/ frameworks
  • Ensure prompt reporting of risk positions and provide advice on possible resolution of critical issues
  • Keep abreast of trends/ development taking place in the capital market
  • Interpretation of Legal agreements and interface with Legal Advisers
  • Ensuring all departments and stakeholders are delivering on assigned tasks
  • Flag any shortcoming noticed in the delivery of duties
  • Follow-up with discos to ensure they meet up with their reporting obligations
  • Legal documentation including Conditions Precedents and subsequent (CP and CS) of beneficiaries.
  • Provide report on status of beneficiaries CS after the CS due dates

Experience & Skill

  • University degree in Law
  • 1-2 years relevant experience in reputable law firm with bias for energy law

Job Title:  Performance Monitoring Analyst
Responsibilities
The main responsibilities of the position include:

  • Define and implement appropriate performance management framework to track and monitor facility repayment performance by all beneficiaries and ensure clear metrics, targets and accountabilities are established for all beneficiaries
  • Develop key performance indicators (KPIs) to monitor and measure performance of facility disbursed to approved beneficiaries
  • Conduct periodic data and information collection required for performance measurements from all beneficiaries in line with transaction documents, including organization of field visits as may be required
  • Ensure that all information is reliable and up-to-date
  • In line with approved KPIs, conduct detailed performance analyses based on the data and information received from beneficiaries and/ or field visit reports
  • Generate first draft of performance measurement reports indicating views, forecasts and recommendations on beneficiaries and industry sector issues
  • Ensure accuracy and integrity of all performance measurement reports
  • Implement an appropriate credit administration, measurement, monitoring and reporting process by establishing a system for the ongoing administration of the portfolio and monitoring the condition of individual credits
  • Implement a system for monitoring the overall composition and quality of the credit portfolio including the development and utilization of an internal risk rating system
  • Utilize information systems and analytical techniques that enable management to measure the credit risk inherent in all on- and off-balance sheet activities which may arise
  • Design and maintain automated performance management dashboard to aid performance measurement and reporting
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Experience & Skill

  • A good university degree preferably in Economics, Finance or Statistics
  • MBA, ACA, ACCA, CFA, ACS or similar qualification would be an advantage
  • 0-2 years relevant experience in executing research/data analysis

Job Title:  Operations Officer
Responsibilities
The main responsibilities of the position include:

  • Daily Execution of all Funds /Institutional Client’s Rollover/Booking, Termination, and Liquidation
  • Daily Posting of Money market and Fixed Income investments – Proprietary
  • Monthly Posting of Staff Monthly Investment contribution
  • Preparation of daily operations report
  • Update CRM on all completed payments
  • Update of register for payments and receipts
  • Monitors lodgment and clearing of all cheques
  • Process disbursement of staff loans and management of loan repayment schedules
  • Post and ensure update of account reports on Microsoft dynamic
  • Scanning and Filing of transaction documents
  • Weekly Preparation of mutual funds operations report
  • Generation of Staff Income (Monthly)
  • Coordination and generation of BSC report (Monthly)
  • Liaison with Banks on transactions
  • Confirmation of inflows to CRM

Experience & Skill

  • A good university degree preferably in Economics, Finance or Accounting
  • 2 years relevant experience in executing research/data analysis
  • Focused, self-driven individual with ability to work with little or no supervision

Job Title: Brand Management & Marketing Communications Officer
Job Description
The Brand Management Officer role is suitable for a highly creative and energetic Talent who loves to work in a team and can work independently. The incumbent will be the custodian of our brand, your aim is to tell the brand story and engage with the relevant target group by means of inspiring and delighting them. Under the Corporate umbrella, you will plan marketing communication in a way that key messages reach clients, potential clients, employees, business partners and all stakeholders. This includes end to end management for all communication channels, advertising, media, PR, AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!
Responsibilities
The main responsibilities of the position include:

  • Develop creative concepts and marketing strategies
  • Monitor customer touch points across all subsidiaries
  • Coordinate graphic designers to translate creative concepts into print, online and other collateral material
  • Develop content for promotional materials including direct mail pieces, print and electronic newsletters, web site and social media stories, media releases and other materials as needed
  • Build a strong and long term relationship with clients
  • Assist with customer attraction, retention and satisfaction activities
  • Providing support to customer service activities and contribute towards customer engagement and transactions across the group
  • Any other official duties as assigned by supervisor

Experience & Skill

  • A good university degree – preferably in Arts/Humanities
  • Minimum of 2 years experience prefarably in a marketing communications agency
  • Digital Marketing savvy
  • Good consumer and product awareness
  • Entrepreneurial and a flair for marketing
  • Strong Interpersonal skills
  • Result oriented
  • High sense of integrity and accountability
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong creativity and ideation skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Strong attention to details

How to Apply
If you feel you would be a good fit for any of these roles please send a detailed CV to careers@meristemng.com using the JOB TITLE AS THE SUBJECT OF THE MAIL.

Please note, only qualified candidates will be shortlisted and contacted.

Application deadline: 7th March 2017.

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