Senior Officer, Securities Services Operations at Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria

Standard Chartered Bank – We are a leading international bank focused on helping people and companies prosper across Asia, Africa and the Middle East. To us, good performance is about much more than turning a profit.  It’s about showing how you embody our valued behaviours – do the right thing, better together and never settle – as well as our brand promise, Here for good.
 
We’re committed to promoting equality in the workplace and creating an inclusive and flexible culture – one where everyone can realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation. This in turn helps us to provide better support to our broad client base.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Officer, Securities Services Operations

Job ID: 2200002611
 Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Job: Operations
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Permanent

Role Responsibilities

  • Ensure exchange control documentation are in place for all repatriation
  • To ensure adherence to regulations around Foreign Exchange, its sourcing and utilization
  • Repatriation of equity, fixed income and corporate action proceeds
  • Registration, tracking and reconciliation of CCIs in respect of foreign clients investments
  • Following up with Clients to ensure fx deals booked are promptly utilized
  • Processing of Inflows and initiating request for CCIs
  • Assist the Client Service Manager in providing quality responses to client queries on Local Exchange promptly
  • To ensure all CCI confirmation requests are responded to timely
  • To ensure daily CCI reconciliation (Securities and Cash) and escalation of exceptions to the Head of Securities Services Operations
  • Be cost-effective
  • Optimize utilization of resources
  • Ensuring clients’ interest are fully protected and delivering value added services to clients in accordance to established procedures, regulations & laws and also Group business need.
  • To manage service delivery in accordance with the business plan and in close liaison with sales and product partners.
  • To assist the Local Exchange Manager on the day to day processing of Investment inflow, repatriation, regulatory reporting, MIS and other duties as may be assigned.

Reporting:

  • Keep the Manager Exchange control, Head of Securities Services Operations, CIO and UORM advised of financial and any extraordinary developments.  Ensure essential returns/reports are properly completed

Security Management:

  • Direct and review inspection/internal control reports and seek loss avoidance, with due regard to the costs and risk control procedures.  
  • Co-ordinate and communicate all matters relating to the development and management of security, ensure that effective business continuity plans and emergency management procedures exist, and to certify adequate protection of staff, assets and property.  
  • In the event of necessity investigate fraud, loss and other irregularities. Take measures to prevent drug money laundering, computer and communications security as per guidelines

Compliance:

  • In conjunction with Country Compliance Officers, Head of SS operations and Chief Information Officer, Nigeria ensure, without fail, that unit is in compliance with the Bank’s rules and local laws

Quality Service:

  • To ensure the highest levels of Customer Service and proactively seek improvements to meet customer needs and requirements and where opportunities arise to exceed them.

Risk Management:

  • Manages and directs Operational Risk Management and Controls for the Custody service to ensure that the unit achieves a minimum audit rating of 2 or better.

Reporting:

  • Ensure Timeliness, Responsiveness, accuracy and be Pro-active in handling transaction processing

Competitor Benchmarking:

  • To benchmark customer service with the market (which includes all appropriate service providers in the service industry) and competitor pricing in the custody business and determine ways of achieving leadership

Fraud and Money Laundering Risk:

  • To ensure awareness amongst staff, adherence and implementation of the Group AML Standards and Country e CDD Policies
  • The ability to quickly assess a situation and decide on an appropriate course of action and the ability to implement that decision in a pressurized work environment compounds the level of complexity and In terms of providing this support areas covered include policies, procedures and processes in relation to DRP/ BCP/ BIA/ KRI and KCSA

Employees and agents:

  • Support local office to ensure implementation of local HR policies, including appointment, career planning and development of staff and succession planning in the area under responsibility.

Audit and Investigations:

  • Ensure that appropriate remedial action is taken in response to audit findings

Projects and Additional Tasks:

  • Any projects or additional tasks assigned by HOSS, Nigeria

Process – Exchange Control:

  • Ensures effective control and compliance with Operating Procedures.
  • Meets clients’ specific requirements as per their Standing Instructions, SLA, specific instructions and internal standards
  • Work with other team members to achieve optimum output through guidance and monitoring.

Key Stakeholders
Internal:

  • Head of Securities Services Operations:
  • Head of Financial Markets Operations
  • Head of Cash Management
  • Head of Legal
  • Service Management
  • Group Product Managers
  • Group Network Services Managers
  • IS Project Manager
  • Audit Manager
  • Global Market
  • Global Markets Operations – Hub
  • Client Journey Line Managers
  • Risk & Control
  • Country Finance
  • Corporate and Financial Institutions

External:

  • Central Bank of Nigeria
  • Local Banks and Financial Institutions
  • External Auditors
  • Securities and Exchange Commission
  • CSCS
  • FMDQ

Job Requirements
Our Ideal Candidate:

  • Knowledge of all SSO related applications
  • Sound knowledge of risk control and reporting
  • In-depth key knowledge of SSO products and local market practices.
  • Sound analytical and business process knowledge
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Bachelors’ degree with at least 3year experience in securities services operations.
  • Generally independent, but subject to limitations as per job description and restricted to group and local policies and procedures.
  • Ability to work within a multi-function, multi-discipline team environment with strong influencing and stakeholder management skills.

Application Closing Date
11th March, 2022 at 12:59:00 AM

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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