Job Summary

The incumbent will be responsible for directing the Treasury activities of the Countries in the Region including the effective management of the funding and liquidity, banking relations, foreign exchange and interest rate risks, trade finance, credit risk and insurance arrangements.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 7 years

Job Description/Requirements

Critical Deliverables /Core Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Defines and implements the strategies, plans, policies and procedures to manage the Treasury function of the region.
  • Implements the Group’s funding and liquidity strategy
  • Effectively manages bank and debt capital markets relationships.
  • Identifies and mitigates key Treasury risks including foreign exchange risk, market risk, counterparty risk, interest rate risk, and funding /liquidity risk.
  • Drives the improvement in the management of cash and borrowings across the region including countries without regional cash management systems.
  • Provides input into the financial risk management aspects of the commodity trading activities.
  • Manages all regional investments, day-to-day cash management, cash flow forecasting and all electronic banking systems.
  • Conducts ongoing negotiation of all regional borrowing, bank relationship management, bond raising and issuance.
  • Assesses and implements the active hedging programme in accordance with group policy
  • Establishes and develops relationships with group finance, tax, legal and other central departments.
  • Build relationships with banks and lenders, and lead the debt financing aspect of the capital structure.

Education, Experience, Knowledge and skills

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or equivalent
  • Professional qualification – ACCA/CIMA would be an added advantage
  • MBA from a top-tier programme would be an added advantage
  • At least 7 years of working experience in Banking and/or development sectors within Africa, especially in the treasury function or capital markets
  • At least 5 years in a senior management role
  • Managing multiple aspects of treasury within a financial services organization
  • Knowledge of development finance: project and corporate finance, including credit analysis skills to enable informed interaction with External and Internal Stakeholders
  • Knowledge of Foreign Exchange and Money Market trading and an understanding of arbitrage opportunities.
  • Understanding of banking and legal systems
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles of Treasury operations and management from both a practical and ethical point of view
  • Sound knowledge on risk associated with treasury management
  • Knowledge of the relevant legislative frameworks.
  • Demonstrated experience in capital raising/financing
  • Good familiarity with accounting policies and tax principles for the financial services industry
  • Ability to ensure all governance and compliance requirements are met with the aim to eliminate potential inappropriate and corrupt practices.
  • Strategic thinking - ability to assist in the development of strategies to achieve organizational goals.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as effective presentation skills and the ability to express complex concepts in business terms.
  • Demonstrated experience in influencing key internal decision makers including the CFO, Executive Management, Board and various lines of business and appropriately create and communicate a balance of risk and return
  • Extensive experience in asset liability management, transfer pricing and developing and executing various funding plans.
  • Extensive experience in treasury accounting including FX, liquidity, and cash flow (local and International)
  • Strong experience of hedging
  • Strong understanding of the financial markets and the required instruments
  • Multi-currency treasury management experience including experience with swaps, foreign currency contracts and other treasury instruments
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills with a “can-do” attitude

 Deadline for submission of interest is 19th November 2021

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