Thursday, 16 January 2020

Latest Jobs at Aza Finance

Aza Finance (Formerly Known as Bipesa) is an established provider of currency trading solutions which accelerate global access to frontier markets through an innovative infrastructure.
We are recruiting to fill the positions below:
Job Title: Assistant Manager, Treasury Operations

Location: Lagos
Job type: Full-time
Job Summary
  • In this role, you will be responsible for executing & monitoring all treasury operations and customer transactions in our bank accounts and other partners platform. You will work closely with treasury team to ensure all transactions are well settled and proper record keeping.
  • As the Assistant manager, you will manage Aza’s treasury operations team creating thought leadership and enhance efficiency in the department. Also, you will manage our partnership through direct and indirect relationships in day-today operations.
  • You’ll work closely with various stakeholders within the company including Traders, Infrastructure, Account Management and Finance.
Responsibilities
  • Approve customer payments in various portals (BP website, bank platforms, payment processors).
  • Work with the traders and account management team to process closed deals.
  • Ensure timely reconciliations of all the accounts across all our bank partnerships and support accounting team with any reconciliation research/work closely with the accounting department to resolve reconciliation issues.
  • Manage reports preparations as per regulatory requests/ Provide transaction documentation to our bank partners.
  • Ensure payments requests and treasury processes are executed according to policies & procedures.
  • Identify treasury operations risks and propose and implement controls.
  • Monitor MTO transactions and ensure proper reconciliations and feedback for queries raised.
  • Provide support to customer support by ensuring quick feedback on quires raised.
  • Follow up on customer inquiries regarding payment issues.
  • Any other duty as assigned by the Line Manager.
Requirements
  • 5 years of experience in Treasury operations
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Fluent in English. French and Spanish will be added advantage
  • Solid MS Excel skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Detail oriented and analytical
  • Basic understanding of accounting principals
  • Ability to perform at a high level in a fast environment
Benefits
  • Competitive salary.
  • Global / regional network / exposure in FinTech / Blockchain industry.
  • One of the hottest, fastest scaling startups in Africa.
  • Casual work environment.
  • Great work-life balance.
  • We value autonomy.
  • Opportunity for growth for all our employees.



Job Title: Trading Associate
Location: Lagos
Job type: Full-time
Job Summary
  • AZA is seeking a highly talented and motivated Trading Associate who is looking to take a position in a fast-paced company. The Trading Associate is responsible for currency trading, operations, pricing and settlement of trades. This is an exciting opportunity to help Africa’s leading digital currency startup build a brand in East and West Africa. Move with AZA, Move with Africa.
  • This is an exciting opportunity to help take Africa’s leading digital FX company to the next level.
Responsibilities
Pricing:
  • Make a market in several currency pairs.
  • Pricing of retail clients in several currency pairs.
  • Monitor competitor pricing.
  • Work with sales team to maximize price effectiveness vs. profitability.
  • Ensuring all trades are booked in the website and enhancing smooth settlement with the counter-parties.
  • Sending rates to clients and updating rates and margin on the website.
  • Booking all treasury trades and ensuring that they are recorded in the respective reports.
  • Reconciling the treasury front office and the operations margin, volumes and COS report.
Liquidity Management:
  • Assist in managing float across dozens of accounts in 10 currencies.
  • Project cashflows and provide analysis of cash movements.
  • Managing relationships with trading counterparties.
  • Carefully monitor capital controls, intercompany flows, and any other factors that inhibit ability to move funds freely.
Analysis/ Forecasting:
  • Help report margin on a daily basis.
  • Analyze the direction of customer flows.
  • Monitor the bank rates and black-market rates.
  • Full life cycle trade responsibilities, build pre-trade analysis, execution, funds allocation and settlement across multiple strategies, brokers and banks.
Risk Management:
  • Quantify risks of multiple African currency balances.
  • Make recommendations to improve trading procedure (reduce risk, increase efficiency, maximize profitability).
  • Provide recommendation for automation, risk mitigation, or any other policies and procedures.
Requirements
  • University Degree
  • Deep experience in trading and treasury, ideally Foreign Exchange, Minimum 2years
  • Ambitious and passionate professional
  • Persistent and goal-oriented with a mindset to get the job done
  • Highly detail oriented and analytical
  • Excellent interpersonal, communications (written and oral), presentation, and listening skills
  • Quantitative individual with a love for numbers and data analysis
  • Creative problem solver with the ability to work independently with minimal guidance
Benefits
  • Competitive salary.
  • Global / regional network / exposure in FinTech / Blockchain industry.
  • One of the hottest, fastest scaling startups in Africa.
  • Casual work environment.
  • Great work-life balance.
  • We value autonomy.
  • Opportunity for growth for all our employees.



Job Title: Compliance and Due Diligence Analyst
Location: Lagos
Job type: Full-time
Job Summary
  • A key element of our AML compliance program is the management of our third-party population and the execution of effective client due diligence procedures on our business partner community.
  • The Compliance and Due Diligence Associate will be responsible for reviewing new business/MTO customer sign ups as part of KYC process and ensuring prompt approvals.
Key Responsibilities
  • Driving the implementation and execution of our compliance processes for the selection, onboarding and monitoring of our third-parties, in line with the group-wide policies and procedures and relevant legal requirements (4MLD, PSD2, etc.)
  • Applying risk assessment procedures to appropriately identify and manage AML risks
  • Suggesting and implementing – in close cooperation with the senior compliance management officer – adequate mitigation measures to reduce the AZA’s AML risk exposure
  • Performing regular on-site visits at our business partner’s premises as part of the global due diligence and monitoring framework
  • Liaising and coordinating all activities with all relevant business counterparts
  • Providing training on Third-Party management and Compliance in general to both, internal and external stakeholders
  • Sharing experience and suggestions with the HoD to continuously improve the effectiveness of the Third-Party Management CDD processes
  • Maintaining records and a complete and up-to-date documentation
  • Creating and tracking metrics on due diligence activities to achieve accountability and to ensure that all compliance policies, procedures and tools are effectively communicated and strictly followed.
Competencies:
  • Process-oriented; ability to run sustainable due diligence procedures
  • Strong ability to spot compliance issues and correspondingly strong ability to provide solutions or paths to resolution; problem-solver attitude.
  • Working knowledge of laws and regulations, including 4th Money Laundering Directive, Payments Services Directive 2, U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, UK Bribery Act, data privacy rules & regulations.
  • Capable of working independently and collaboratively.
  • Strong organizational skills, with ability to handle many complex issues simultaneously, prioritizing and effectively managing time.
  • Strong analytical skills, including ability to manage highly sensitive matters and information with discretion and excellent judgment.
  • Ability to work across functions, cultures, and organizational hierarchy.
  • Strong project management skills, to include managing and prioritizing multiple concurrent projects, and reporting progress and risks to colleagues and senior management.
  • Attention to detail, including documentation, record-keeping, and tracking.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate complicated information in an understandable and engaging way.
  • Ability to influence and build followership with associates at all levels
Requirements
  • Bachelor`s degree in Business or Law and minimum of 2 years’ experience in Third Party Compliance / Third Party due diligence in the Financial Services environment
  • Excellent knowledge of business ethics, integrity codes, and the Corporate Guidelines for Business Partners
  • Excellent level of interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with others and liaise between internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent organizational, planning and follow-up skills and the ability to meet critical deadlines quickly and reliably
  • Excellent attention to detail, analytical ability and creative problem-solving skills
  • Strong oral, written and presentation communication skills in French and English
  • Strong negotiation and persuasive communication skills
  • Willingness to travel – domestic and international (<25%)


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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