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Job Vacancies 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, and the United Kingdom, and representative offices in Abu Dhabi, Beijing, and Johannesburg are set up to capture trade-related business between geographies.

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

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • Responsible for executing the corporate finance activities of FirstBank Group, including mergers & acquisition, capital optimization and investment management.  
  • Coordinate the credit ratings process of the group to ensure the Group’s credit rating is achieved and maintained.


  • Promote policies, processes, and guidelines to enhance corporate finance, capital management, ratings and investment activities of FirstBank Group.
  • Execute inorganic growth plans (M&A, partnerships, etc) of FirstBank Group.
  • Prepare the valuation of investments opportunities as well as optimization of same for value accretive purposes.
  • Execute the end-to-end management of capital across all group entities, including ICAAP.
  • Ensure compliance with the Group Capital Management Framework.
  • Execute capital raising of all forms, including Tier I and Tier II.
  • Support the actualize the allocation of capital as required to optimize shareholder value.
  • Manage the Bank’s portfolio of investments to optimize returns
  • Plan the evolution of the Bank’s credit rating.
  • Facilitate the Bank’s credit rating process to achieve set target credit rating.
  • Facilitate all other corporate finance activities of operating entities in FirstBank Group.
  • Coordinate all relevant management, board and regulatory approvals for capital raising corporate finance decisions and investments of the FirstBank Group.
  • Track performance of corporate finance activities post acquisition to quantify value accretion gained.
  • Provide insight on the financial performance of potential targets and expected value accretion from transactions.
  • Recommend optimal transaction structures for corporate finance transactions for the Firstbank Group.
  • Track activities required to ensure target rating is obtained once achieved.
  • Prepare reports and presentation to engage the Management Committee (MANCO) and Board of Directors on potential targets and transaction opportunities.
  • Perform periodic scanning of the industry for corporate finance and investment opportunities.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • First Degree in Accounting, Economics or related discipline.
  • Strong preference for postgraduate degree or other professional qualification.
  • CFA, ACA, ACCA, CPA , MBA.   


  • Minimum of 10 years working experience in corporate finance, investment banking and capital management in Financial Services or related industry.
  • 6+ years of proven track record in Financial Analysis, Financial accounting and reporting.


  • Professional accounting qualification such as CPA, ACCA, ACA, CPA, MBA or its equivalent plus at least 10 years post qualification years’ experience, with relevant / specific banking experience. 
  • Broad understanding of banking practice.
  • Excellent knowledge of financial analysis and financial accounting.


Business Partner, Business Performance Monitoring

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:

Prepare and present periodic reports at least monthly to SBUs/SRF at performance review sessions. Examples of such reports include Balance Sheet Review, Product Analysis, OPEX Analysis, Opportunities & Initiatives, etc.

  • Support and participate in the monthly performance review session with SRF Executives, to discuss the monthly
  • performance review presentation, issues (including cost apportionment, account remapping etc.)
  • Prepare and facilitate monthly/quarterly performance review sessions and hold robust performance dialogues with SBUs and SRFs
  • Monitor and analyze income allocated to SBU and ensure the correctness and completeness of performance reports, including costs, revenues, volumes and products.
  • Perform monthly balance sheet, income statement variance analysis.
  • Provide periodic competitive analysis for business unit
  • Participate in budgeting exercise to ensure adequate inputs and sensible assumptions by the SBU and budgeting teams
  • Identify and ensure full coverage of all individuals in SBU in scorecard and monthly performance dashboard preparation
  • Identify and collate appropriate data for scorecard generation
  • Generate and communicate scorecards to all individuals in the SBU
  • Drive adoption of issue management via the bank’s Helpdesk platform
  • Monitor staff movement, ensure account re-mapping within SBU and correct any errors or irregularities
  • Facilitate the resolution of all account mapping related issues and other inter-SBU disputes relating to ownership, income, value-chain, collaboration, cross-sell.
  • Educate BM/RMs on performance reports, strategic initiative, including new initiatives, dashboards and other reports
  • Assist the Business Partner Leads in resolving conflicts arising from scorecards, MIS, expense control, budget of SRF/SBU’s
  • Facilitate enlightenment/training sessions on scorecards and other performance initiatives.
  • Facilitate inter-departmental engagements between SBUs and SRFs as may be required to drive business process efficiency or performance improvement
  • Identify and implement process effectiveness and efficiency improvement initiatives
  • Maintain the Security of all Information entrusted to the staff.



  • Knowledge of banking operations, banking services/products, business processes, and performance management principles.
  • Knowledge of Process Design and Implementation principles.
  • Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting, and performance measurement systems.


  • Ability to analyze financial and operational data, and prepare performance reports, statements, and financial projections.
  • Work requires professional written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and concurrently manage several projects.
  • Ability to work with others and in teams
  • Ability to facilitate engagement at middle management level.
  • Good problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Apply strategic thinking to explore and adapt to planning and organizing situations/activities.
  • Ability to hold self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely and cost-effective results, and accept responsibility for mistakes.

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Qualifications and Requirements:

Minimum Education:

  • First Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Science or Engineering.
  • Master’s Degree/Professional certification in Accounting or Finance.


Minimum Experience:

  • Experience in MIS (Management Information System).
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office suite, MS access, SQL, etc.
  • Experience in Finance or Accounting.
  • 10 years’ industry experience and at least 5 years in a MIS, Finance or accounting role.

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Deadline: September 15, 2023

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