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Latest Job Openings at Guaranty Trust Holding Company (GTCO)

Guaranty Trust Bank plc is a foremost Nigerian financial institution with vast business outlays spanning Anglophone West Africa and the United Kingdom.

The Bank presently has an Asset Base of over 2 Trillion Naira, shareholders funds of over 200 Billion Naira and employs over 10,000 people in Nigeria, Cote dIvoire, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Uganda, and the United Kingdom.

Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for Job Openings at Guaranty Trust Holding Company (GTCO)

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Employment Type: Full Time

Job Description:
  • The Portfolio Manager will focus on providing their clients with portfolios that are based on a successful investment strategy, with the primary goal of generating a sufficient return on investment.
  • The successful candidate for this position will possess a strong understanding of financial investment strategies and risk management techniques. 
  • As the job requires communication with clients and customers, exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills are required.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Majorly handle regulated fund portfolios
  • Determining acceptable risk levels for clients based on time frames, risk preferences, return expectations, and market conditions.
  • Take investment decisions in line with current financial market updates in order to maximize returns while also adhering to the guidelines in the Fund’s Trust Deed
  • Review of portfolio holdings from time to time for return optimization and also when there is any market news that can negatively or positively impact the portfolio
  • Monitor Fund asset allocation to avoid breach of allocation limit and re-balance when required
  • Close investment deals with counterparties.
  • Liaise with Trustees and Custodian
  • Organize quarterly Investment Committee meetings with the Fund’s independent members
  • Supervise and ensure the monthly and quarterly SEC reports are ready as at when due
  • Supervise and ensure the fact sheets are ready as at when due and other supervisory roles
  • Staying up to date with relevant investment and trading news, and economic trends.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Economics, or Finance, or other Business-related fields
  • 4 – 5 years of experience.
  • Detailed understanding of capital markets.
  • Excellent analytical skills and good mathematical knowledge, 
  • Proficient with the use of advanced statistical analysis software and capabilities (fluency in at least two of the following: SAS, R, Python, SQL, Salesforce)
  • Enthusiastic about economic and financial market trends
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to notice discrepancies in data.
  • Impeccable understanding of financial statements, spreadsheets, ratios, and concepts.

Relationship Sales Officer

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Job Description:
  • The Relationship Sales Officer handles the coordination of marketing activities of the Retail team as well as identification and conversion of prospects, optimization of existing relationships and maintaining service excellence.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Marketing of the various products and services
  • Build the client database comprising of both individual and corporate clients.
  • Provide up to date reports on all sales and marketing activities
  • Partake in the group liability drives, meeting a substantial subscription sum on all offerings.
  • Inter departmental engagements with relevant internal units to ensure seamless processing and execution of customer transactions/ requests
  • Identification of opportunities within customer’s business for the provision of banking services – generic and bespoke based on a high-level understanding of the customer’s needs.
  • Provide feedback and insight regarding existing key relationships and prospects engagements focused on improving services or exploiting opportunities.
  • Win transaction mandates from customers focused on driving balance sheet growth and execution of fee earning transactions.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business Administration, or other business-related fields
  • Master’s degree and or MBA will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in asset management firms.
  • Excellent analytical skills and good mathematical knowledge, Strong proficiency in MS Office and general computer use.
  • Ability to effectively manage competing deadlines for projects in a high-pressure work environment, with varying degrees of supervision.
  • Relationship management, negotiation and good presentation skills.
  • Impeccable understanding of financial statements, spreadsheets, ratios, and concepts.

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Fund Operations Officer

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Job Description:
  • The Fund Operations Officer handles the day-to-day fund operations and full administration of all actual and potential clients of the business, as well as the key contact point for fund administration.
  • S/he will execute fund trading-related orders for clients and prepare fund accounts and related reports to regulatory bodies.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure prompt processing of client’s requests within agreed timelines; this includes subscriptions, and redemptions.
  • Liaise with investment managers for provision of cash for clients’ withdrawal and forward to funds account for payment to clients.
  • Monthly reconciliations – ensuring all public funds registers are up to date by the responsible officer.
  • In-house Registrar Function – e.g. banker’s confirmation verification, nominal transfer approvals, conversion to estate account etc. The dispatch takes necessary documents to bank and other external parties required for the completion of these tasks.
  • Ensure dividends/interest payments schedule for public funds are done as at when due.
  • Completion monthly & quarterly SEC Report
  • Liaise with Funds Accounting Unit for clients’ inflows and payments to ensure an up–to-date valuation of All Funds.
  • Liaise with professional bodies, regulatory parties, and other stakeholders to ensure business activities are adhered to.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or other Business-related fields
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in asset management firms.
  • Excellent analytical skills and good mathematical knowledge, Strong proficiency in MS Office and general computer use, SQL/relational databases.
  • Ability to effectively manage competing deadlines for projects in a high-pressure work environment, with varying degrees of supervision.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to notice discrepancies in data.
  • Impeccable understanding of financial statements, spreadsheets, ratios, and concepts.

Funds Accounting Manager

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Job Description:
  • The Funds Accounting Manager must foster the GTCO’s mission to invest with integrity, prudence, and skill to meet the financial objectives of those we serve by ensuring that the investment portfolios are accounted for in conformance with applicable accounting standards.
  • In addition, this candidate must ensure that all income and cash flows are collected/disbursed and reinvested timely, investments are appropriately safeguarded, transactions executed timely, and accurately utilize industry best practices within an appropriate internal control framework.​

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare timely and accurate Net Assets Values, yields, distributions, and other fund accounting output for subsequent review
  • Daily Postings of unit holders’ subscriptions and redemptions
  • Computation and analysis of daily Equities Mark to Market.
  • Daily booking, breakage and liquidation of financial instruments (Treasury Bills, Commercial papers, Equity, Fixed deposit)
  • Preparation of daily bank reconciliation statements
  • Reconcile various accounts, or reviewing reconciliations prepared by others, and promptly researching and correcting any variances.
  • Preparation of periodic SEC report for all funds.
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts for the mutual funds
  • Identify exceptions and problems affecting accounting records and prices, communicating same to management, and assisting in their resolution.
  • Participation in the fiscal year- end audit process and provision of information to auditors as required.
  • Reconciliation of inter-company settlements for all mutual fund products.
  • Preparing, reconciling and distributing reports to/from marketing, separate custodians and investment management.
  • Participation in regular rotation of trade processing and other accounting processes to prepare the fund accounting system for the next day.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Economics, or Finance, or other business-related fields
  • Strong preference for a Chartered Accountant
  • 4 – 5 years of experience.
  • Detailed understanding of capital markets.
  • Excellent analytical skills and good mathematical knowledge,
  • Proficient with the use of advanced statistical analysis software and capabilities (fluency in at least two of the following: SAS, R, Python, SQL, Salesforce)
  • High interest in and enthusiastic about economic and financial market trends
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to notice discrepancies in data.
  • Impeccable understanding of financial statements, spreadsheets, ratios, and concepts
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Financial Control Officer

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Job Description:
  • The Financial Control Officer is responsible for all aspects of financial management, including corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, budget and forecasts preparation, as well as development of internal control policies and procedures.
  • S/he will also be responsible for establishing the Financial Reporting Controls Framework (FRCF) for the IFRS financial statements, statutory and tax reporting.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design, assess, implement and monitor a robust Financial Reporting Controls Framework (FRCF), governance and methodology
  • Identify, assess, document and monitor business processes (including financial systems) that affect financial reporting
  • Lead, document and report on risk assessment of the business processes in respect of materiality & tolerances misstatements in financial reporting, including establishment of risk ratings for use in Group reporting
  • Develop policies for controls and control objectives for core financial reporting processes
  • Work with process owners to scope, design, and implement controls to address key risks and ensuring design adequacy and operating effectiveness of financial controls
  • Prepare and manage the ongoing quarterly and annual reporting process
  • Actively seek uniformity and automation of controls through efficient use of financial systems and innovative technology to enhance and continuously improve the design and effectiveness of controls, including efficiencies in documentation, assessment, and testing of controls
  • Coordinate with internal and external auditors to ensure the effectiveness of the controls are tested and the resolution of any audit findings
  • Coordinate and direct the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts and report variances
  • Prepare and publish timely monthly financial statements
  • Manage and comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or other business-related fields
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in asset management or banking operations of which three years’ must be in financial control
  • ICAN/ACCA certification an added advantage
  • Understanding of accounting and financial processes including risk and financial controls
  • Analytical skills and a high level of attention to detail
  • Excellent Communication skills and perfect command of the English language.
  • Ability to effectively design and present information to senior management
  • Strong analytical skills. Detail oriented and ability to work and interpret figures and other financial information.

Institutional / Wholesale Manager

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Job Description:
  • The Institutional/Wholesale Manager is responsible for identifying opportunities and developing relationships with Institutional investors and investment consultants in assigned institutional market channels.
  • The candidate will work both strategically and operationally to maintain and continue to build on our wholesale distribution.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Define and implement wholesale/institutional strategy to establish marketing goals, monitor business results/metrics and adapt sales strategies and tactics accordingly
  • Analyse markets and competition, and propose short, mid and long-term plans for wholesale growth
  • Promote institutional investment capabilities, and sell investment solution to institutional clients, taking individual ownership of, and accountability for, sales pipeline and pipeline opportunities.
  • Leverage relationship with existing institutional/wholesale clients by developing and executing proactive, creative, and ongoing contact initiatives
  • Maintain and deepen market presence and franchise recognition
  • Provide intelligence on market trends and client product demands to internal teams including management and product development team.
  • Conduct effective presentation for potential customers.
  • Provide up to date reports on all sales and marketing activities.
  • Ensure team complies with company policies, procedures, and business ethics codes.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Business Administration, or other business-related fields
  • Master’s Degree and or MBA will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in asset management firms.
  • Excellent analytical skills and good mathematical knowledge, strong proficiency in MS Office and general computer use.
  • Relationship management, negotiation and good presentation skills.
  • Impeccable understanding of financial statements, spreadsheets, ratios, and concepts.

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Internal Control Officer

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Job Description:
  • The Internal Control Officer is responsible for designing, developing, and implementing internal control reviews and procedures regarding the organization’s process, systems, accounting structures, and projects.
  • This candidate will work in partnership with all stakeholders to ensure that potential risks and controls are adequately identified, measured appropriately, and recommendations implemented.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • To plan, organize and carry out the internal controls function including the preparation of an audit manual and audit plan
  • Evaluate compliance with existing policies and procedures, identifying and proposing modifications as needed
  • Conduct periodic reviews of the effectiveness of the internal control system to ensure the integrity of the system, improve them and propose value-added recommendations.
  • Collaborate with business and process owners to implement and monitor remedial actions that result from internal control audits, and drive the effective implementation of corrective actions
  • Deliver adequate and timely action plans and monitor progress to address and resolve identified control deficiencies.
  • Develop, execute, and monitor adequate internal control over financial reporting (ICFR) in line with best accounting practices and identifying appropriate risk and mitigation strategies
  • Monitor and ensure all system user accounts/privileges are approved with proper system access parameters in line with their respective level of information access for their job functions
  • Work with stakeholders to ensure that controls are fully embedded in the design of processes and systems
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or other business-related fields
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in asset management, real estate, or banking operations of which three years’ must be in internal control
  • ICAN/ACCA certification an added advantage
  • Understanding of accounting and financial processes including risk and financial controls
  • Analytical skills and a high level of attention to detail
  • Excellent Communication skills and perfect command of the English language.
  • Strong analytical skills. Detail oriented and ability to work and interpret figures and other financial information.

Risk & Compliance Officer

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Job Description:
  • The Risk & Compliance Officer will oversee the risk management and compliance functions to identify, measure, assess, and mitigate internal and external risks that may hinder the organization from achieving its strategic objectives.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design a robust risk management strategy, set risk appetite levels, and further define risk limits
  • Monitoring of various fund risk, and ensuring appropriate controls and mitigants are in place
  • Rendition of reports to the Security and Exchange Commission and various rating agencies
  • Advocate and support the culture of informed risk-taking and heighten awareness and use of advanced risk management practices through training programs and coaching
  • Monitoring of portfolio reports for all mutual fund’s investment, to ensure alignment with risk limits and mark to market rates.
  • Liaise with regulators, trade associations, and various compliance forums for awareness into industry trends.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable regulations to avoid sanctions and fines for regulatory breaches
  • Oversee the creation and dissemination of risk reports to relevant stakeholders
  • Coordination of audit exercises and ensure the timely closure of audit recommendations.
  • Training staff members on AML/CFT and other regulatory subjects.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business Administration, or Legal (Master’s Degree is an additional advantage)
  • Local and international certifications in risk management is an added advantage
  • Experience in the use of ERP accounting software packages
  • Good analytical & problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

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