Head of Operations job at Airtel Nigeria
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Vacancy title:
Head of Operations

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Telecommunications , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

Jobs at:

Airtel Nigeria

Deadline of this Job:
30 April 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Nigeria , Lagos , West Africa

Date Posted: Friday, April 22, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Job Type Full Time
Qualification MBA/MSc/MA
Experience 10 - 15 years
Location Lagos
Job Field Administration / Secretarial
Level: Mid-Senior

Job Purpose
Airtel SmartCash PSB wishes to recruit a suitable candidate for the role of Head of Banking Operations. This position is responsible for Overseeing transaction operations, operations finance and general banking operations of the SmartCash PSB.

Responsibilities includes managing:
Transactions / Settlements
Managing Bank and Channel reconciliation
Revenue Assurance function
Channel Reconciliation and commissions
Treasury Operations
Digital Channels
Banking Operations is one of the largest divisions in SmartCash PSB and has diverse responsibilities, including correctly settling and recording millions of transactions per day, identifying and mitigating all operational risks, developing strong client relationships and partnering with technology to realize the full potential of Payment Banking
Provide documentation to support system design, testing and training. Assist with the management of customer expectations and customer interactions and participates in team quality management initiatives.
Responsible for all aspects of managing department personnel including hiring, training, coaching and development, performance appraisals, counseling, etc. Managing team of operation professionals and grooming them for the career progressions.

Key Responsibilities
Banking Operations:
Handling banking operations related to determining financial objectives, preparing & implementing systems, policies & procedures for streamlining the Banking Operations.
Managing TAT on transactions and COs control with zero errors.
Assumes responsibility for ensuring the efficient and effective Bank Operations
Stays abreast of latest technological advances and process improvements in bank operations.
Researches, analyzes, and performs due diligence, and then makes recommendations for improvements in work processes, cost containment, etc.
Works closely with other divisions and departments of the bank to ensure effective delivery and support of products and services.
Assumes the overall responsibility for developing, updating, and implementing changes to the operational components of the Business Continuity Plan.
Preparing & presenting various weekly/monthly MIS reports pertaining to process and productivity.
Implement Controls in transaction postings
Ensure accurate GL report
Handling treasury operations

Assessments and Handling Clients:
Analyze and understand the impact of any new requirements on existing businesses
Works closely with partners / vendors in leading system implementations that affect department functions.
Coordinates with partners/ HODs/ vendors to ensure that outside contractual services are provided as per agreements. Analyzes vendors to assure price, quality, and service
Define and implement new business processes as a result of the change portfolio
Assessing needs of channel/ partners/ customers /clients and accordingly charting out viable finance portfolio after considering financial, legal and technical aspects.
Performing the functions of assessing creditworthiness of clients and taking adequate steps to ensure receipt of payments and recovery of debts.
Handling high value fraud cases / defaulters / insolvent clients.
Manage customer experience, complains and resolution
Develop seamless experience for customers
Ensure distribution agents are fully support and resolve agent related operational issues

Manage Transactional Operations/ Service Expenses within budgets:
The role enables the candidate to engage with various groups within the Firm in Finance, Risk, Legal, Compliance and IT to ensure smooth operations of business with various Operations Risk and Control initiatives currently underway
Identify opportunities and implement initiatives and reduce service expenses
Identify, implement and seek gains by driving productivity and improvement in various customer service functions including partner controlled operations.
Risk Management:
Managing risks and implementing effective mechanisms to mitigate them.
Monitor risk management policies and procedures to ensure that program and organizational risks are minimized
Advise the organization's leadership on appropriate insurance coverage for the organization and the Board of Directors
Responsible for departmental compliance, loss control, affirmative action, and audit initiatives. Stays current with appropriate compliance updates.
Monitoring key control and performance indicator statistics on an ongoing basis and acting on key control / performance issues identified.
Analyzing risk appetite of an individual for providing them apt investment solutions, ensuring that that solutions provided match the risk profile.

Project Management Accounting:
Maintain financial records for each project in a manner that facilitates management reports
Ensure that accurate and timely financial statements are prepared in accordance with contract agreements with funders
Provide accurate and timely reporting on the financial activity of individual projects

Information Technology:
Evaluate the need for new technology to meet the organization's financial data processing, control, and reporting requirements
Advise on appropriate technology that meets the organization's information requirements and financial resources

Educational Qualification, Experience & Competencies
Education and Certification:
Relevant Professional Certification/Membership
Work Experience:
A Minimum of 10 - 15 years post-NYSC experience in Banking Operations.

Skills and Competencies:

Financial acumen

Creative / innovative approach towards customer/partners delight
Ability to influence, control and negotiate
Strong analytical skills
Attention to detail
Ability to collaborate and network
Intense customer focus
Six Sigma or Strong project management skills
Project management experience
Risk, testing, compliance, or audit experience
Effective ability to influence, drive change and resolve conflicts
Knowledge of Mobile Money various products, systems, and channels
Strong banking operation experience
Agency banking operations

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 120

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure

Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

Head of Operations
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We therefore do not discriminate against applicants on the basis of, among others, their race, disability, their race, disability, religion or gender.
All employment opportunities are decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Nigeria
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 30 April 2022
Duty Station: Lagos
Posted: 25-04-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 25-04-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 25-04-2065
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