Assistant Secretary at First Bank of Nigeria (FBN)

First Bank of Nigeria is a Nigerian multinational bank and financial services company headquartered in Lagos. It is the biggest bank in Nigeria by total deposits and gross earnings.

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FBN operates a network of over 750 business locations across Africa, the United Kingdom and representative offices in Abu Dhabi, Beijing and Johannesburg set up to capture trade-related business between geographies.

Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply to fill the role of Assistant Secretary at First Bank of Nigeria (FBN).

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • Processing of prompt execution and sealing of agreements and documents.
  • Confirmation of Bonds and Guarantees.
  • Conducting legal research.
  • Assisting in attending to requests from and the welfare of Directors.
  • Assisting in rendering statutory returns for FirstBank and subsidiaries.
  • Assisting in attending to sundry requests to the Company Secretary Department from other Departments/SBUs in the Bank.
  • Liaising with the Centralised Administration Unit of General Services Department and the Foreign Banking Services Department for the processing of payments to Directors and for other departmental needs.
  • Liaise with external solicitors to file the Bank’s records at the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).
  • Preparation of extracts from the Sealing Register for consideration and ratification at FirstBank Board meetings.
  • Fire Warden for the Department.
  • Performing any other duty as may be assigned by the Company Secretary, Deputy Company Secretary and Assistant Company Secretary.

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Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Minimum Education: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B); Barrister at Law (B.L.;) Call to the Nigerian Bar.

Experience

  • Minimum experience:  3 years post call to bar.

KEY COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS

Knowledge

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Nigerian legal system.
  • Banking and Company laws and regulations.
  • Corporate governance principles.

Skill/Competencies

  • Customer Relationship Management   
  • Legal Advisory 
  • Legal Documentation 
  • Corporate Governance     
  • Stakeholder Management

Assistant Company Secretary

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • Assisting the Company Secretary in ensuring compliance by the Bank with applicable corporate governance codes, rules and regulations. 
  • Assisting the Company Secretary in attending to sundry requests from the Board and executive management for secretarial advice and guidance as well as in the resolution of sundry secretarial/regulatory issues.  
  • Assisting the Company Secretary in the administration of the electronic portal for the CBN Fit and Proper Persons Regime. 
  • Control of safe custody items deposited with the Company Secretary Department by other units within the Bank. 
  • Preparation and/or filing of statutory returns for the Bank, inclusive of the Bank’s Form of Statement under Section 733, CAMA. 
  • Providing financial control functions in the Department, including cost apportionment, review and adoption of Profit and Loss vouchers, call-over vouchers, Inter Branch Vouchers, etc. 
  • Compliance Officer for the Department. 
  • Other assignments and duties as may be assigned by the Company Secretary. 
  • As part of the Bank’s Information Security requirements, maintenance of the security of all Information entrusted to the staff and compliance with the principles and policies in the Information Security Handbook.
Qualifications and Requirements:

Education

  • Minimum Education: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B); Barrister at Law (B.L.;) Call to the Nigerian Bar.

Experience

  • Minimum experience:  7-9 years post call to bar.

KEY COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS

Knowledge

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Nigerian legal system.
  • Banking and Company laws and regulations.
  • Corporate governance principles.

Skill/Competencies

  • Customer Relationship Management   
  • Legal Advisory        
  • Legal Documentation  
  • Corporate Governance 
  • Stakeholder Management

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Deadline: August 16, 2023

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