Opening At Discovery Cycle Professionals [6 Positions] - Jobs in Nigeria

Opening At Discovery Cycle Professionals [6 Positions]

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28 Nov, 2016

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Discovery Cycle Professionals (A Division of Discovery Cycle Limited) is a global network of experienced academics and consultants assembled to provide world-class knowledge-based services globally. DCP has diverse experience across different professional fields and offers a wide-range of multi-disciplinary professional services. DCP has its headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria. Over the years, DCP has developed a wide range of multi-disciplinary professional services covering both the private and public sectors of the economy through the “DCP Ecosystem”.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

Job Title: Junior Accountant
Location:
Abuja
Position Start Date: Immediately
Reports to: Chief Finance Officer
Job Type: Full Time
Job Field: Accounts & Finance

Main Function

  • The Junior Accountant is responsible for the general accounting function including preparing journal entries, maintaining balance sheet schedules and ledgers and account and bank reconciliations.
  • Also involved in assisting with monthly closings and account analysis and supporting the senior accountant in carrying out the responsibilities of the accounting department.

Role Responsibilities

  • Prepare journal entries
  • Complete general ledger operations
  • Monthly closings and preparation of monthly financial statements
  • Reconcile and maintain balance sheet accounts
  • Draw up monthly financial reports
  • Prepare analysis of accounts as requested
  • Assist with year-end closings
  • Administer accounts receivable and accounts payable
  • Prepare tax computations and returns
  • Assist in preparing budgets and forecasts
  • Assist with payroll administration
  • Monitor and resolve bank issues including fee anomalies and check differences
  • Account/bank reconciliations
  • Review and process expense reports
  • Assist with preparation and coordination of the audit process
  • Assist with implementing and maintaining internal financial controls and procedures
  • Act as a liaison for vendors, sales agents and marketers to reconcile any billing discrepancies
  • Update financial data in databases to ensure that information will be accurate and immediately available when needed

Other Responsibilities:

  • Assist with other accounting projects
  • Any other duties suitable to task and commensurate with ability.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • 2 years related work experience.
  • Hands-on experience working with general ledgers.
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and practices, finance principles and financial reporting.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work effectively.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills is required.
  • Prior experience in an ICT-based environment is highly desirable.
  • Problem solving, stress management and time management skills are required.
  • Proficient at using ERP systems and Microsoft office software: World Wide Web (internet), MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
  • Proficiency in relevant accounting software.
  • Excellent record keeping and documentation skills are required.
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal laws regarding accounting, finances and taxation.

Key Competencies:

  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Planning and organizing
  • Scheduling and monitoring
  • Communication skills
  • Problem analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Initiative
  • Team work
  • Confidentiality.

Application Closing Date: Friday, 2nd December, 2016.

 

Job Title: Chief Finance Officer (CFO)
Location:
Abuja
Position Start Date: Immediately
Location of Job (UNIT): Tax, Audit & Risk Advisory
Number of Subordinates: 1
Reports to: Managing Director

Main Function

  • The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is accountable for the administrative, financial, and risk management operations of the company, to include the development of a financial and operational strategy, metrics tied to that strategy, and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results.

Role Responsibility
Planning:

  • Assist in formulating the company’s future direction and supporting tactical initiatives
  • Monitor and direct the implementation of strategic business plans
  • Develop financial and tax strategies
  • Manage the capital request and budgeting processes
  • Develop performance measures that support the company’s strategic direction

Operations:

  • Participate in key decisions as a member of the executive management team
  • Maintain in-depth relations with all members of the management team
  • Manage the accounting, human resources, investor relations, legal, tax, and treasury departments/units
  • Oversee the financial operations of subsidiary companies and foreign operations
  • Manage any third parties to which functions have been outsourced
  • Oversee the company’s transaction processing systems
  • Implement operational best practices
  • Oversee employee benefit plans, with particular emphasis on maximizing a cost-effective benefits package
  • Supervise acquisition due diligence and negotiate acquisitions

Financial Information:

  • Oversee the issuance of financial information
  • Personally review and approve all Form filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Report financial results to the board of directors

Risk Management:

  • Understand and mitigate key elements of the company’s risk profile
  • Monitor all open legal issues involving the company, and legal issues affecting the industry
  • Construct and monitor reliable control systems
  • Maintain appropriate insurance coverage
  • Ensure that the company complies with all legal and regulatory requirements
  • Ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies
  • Report risk issues to the audit committee of the board of directors
  • Maintain relations with external auditors and investigate their findings and recommendations

Funding:

  • Monitor cash balances and cash forecasts
  • Arrange for debt and equity financing
  • Invest funds
  • Invest pension funds
  • Third Parties:
  • Maintain banking relationships
  • Represent the company with investment bankers and investors

Qualifications

  • BSc in Accounting or Finance, MBA and/or CPA highly desirable
  • 10+ years in progressively responsible financial leadership roles.
  • Professional qualifications and/or a Master’s degree in Business, Marketing or related fields is an added advantage.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills is required.
  • Prior experience in an ICT-based environment is highly desirable.
  • Problem solving, stress management and time management skills are required.
  • Proficient at using Microsoft office software: World Wide Web (internet), MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
  • Excellent record keeping and documentation skills are required.
  • Written and spoken fluency in English is required.

Personal Attributes:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization and with staff at remote locations essential.
  • Strong problem solving and creative skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses.
  • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation.

Application Closing Date: 2nd December, 2016.

 

Job Title: (IT) Information Technology Manager
Location:
Abuja
Position Start Date: Immediately
Reports to:Head of IT
Job Type: Full Time

Role Responsibilities

  • The IT Manager would provide support for the Abuja office.
  • State Office computer equipment and network infrastructure to ensure stable operations.
  • S/he will implement new IT solutions to improve business efficiency and productivity and will maintain/support implemented systems to ensure high.
  • Perform installations of operating systems, layered products, and third party products for multi-user computer systems that host corporate applications, databases and websites.
  • Assist and perform software installations and upgrades as required.
  • Provide IT training on a periodic basis to service providers.
  • Perform daily and periodic backups of all data on the servers.
  • Ensure communication channels are enhanced effectively.
  • Ensure timely updates to Server and Client Systems.
  • Study and apply Security patches and other updates or service packs as required.
  • Provide on-going training to end-users and update of user manuals.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Continuously update website information to ensure it is relevant.
  • Ensure safe and proper custody and maintenance of company assets.
  • Any other duties suitable to task and commensurate with ability.

Qualifications

  • BS/BA Degree in Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science or its recognized equivalent with 3 – 5 years.
  • Or MS/MA Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science or its recognized equivalent, and 1 – 3 years.
  • Candidate must possess Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and/or Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certifications.
  • Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is an advantage.
  • Experience with a multi-site network (at least 3 sites) with a minimum of 200 users is highly desirable.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills is required.
  • Prior experience in an ICT-based environment is highly desirable.
  • Problem solving, stress management and time management skills are required.
  • Proficient at using Microsoft office software: World Wide Web (internet), MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
  • Written and spoken fluency in English is required.

Application Closing Date: Friday, 2nd December, 2016.

 

Job Title: Head of Sales and Marketing
Location:
Abuja
Position Start Date: Immediately
Number of Subordinates: 5
Reports to: Managing Director

Job Summary
The Organization is involved in the development, sale and distribution of airtime and other high quality products. It is also expanding its operations into software development, telecommunications and Utilities. Thus, the Company maintains and manages a robust airtime sales agent’s network using innovative electronic distribution channels.

Role Responsibilities
Strategic planning and implementation:

  • Lead the development and implementation of the Company’s marketing strategy ensuring alignment to the overall business plan to sustain business growth and profitability.
  • Formulate business strategies responsive to changes in market environment.
  • Formulate and implement the public relations, branding and customer service strategy that will portray a good image of the company at all times and enhance customer service standards.
  • Reporting and representation of the sales and marketing function in senior management and board committees.

Sales and Marketing Management:

  • Review and approve regional sales and marketing activities to ensure attainment of business plan objectives.
  • Monitor the business, sales and activity plans in line with the approved budget.
  • Monitor competitor activities for competitive advantage.
  • Accountable for market analysis, brand support and positioning.
  • Review business investment proposals from the regions, in liaison with the management team.
  • Provide leadership in sales and product portfolio extension or reduction to meet profitability targets.

Client Relationship Management:

  • Lead the sales and marketing team to achieve customer retention by providing efficient customer service.

Financial Management:

  • Formulate and plan the department’s annual budget within the context of the Company’s overall budget.
  • Develop, implement and monitor the sales and marketing (income and expenditure) budget to ensure it is within approved limits.
  • Provide accurate financial information for the sales and marketing department to senior management to monitor performance.
  • Ensure that all consumer and network sales, debtors and margins meet budgeted targets.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Continuously update website information to ensure it is relevant.
  • Ensure safe and proper custody and maintenance of company assets at the retail and consumer outlets.
  • Any other duties suitable to task and commensurate with ability

Qualifications

  • University degree in Business, Marketing or other related field is required.
  • Professional qualifications in Sales and Marketing and/or a Master’s degree in Business, Marketing or related fields is an added advantage.
  • Five (5) years’ work experience in a related field is required.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills is required.
  • Prior experience in an ICT-based environment is highly desirable.
  • Problem solving, stress management and time management skills are required.
  • Proficient at using Microsoft office software: World Wide Web (internet), MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
  • Excellent record keeping and documentation skills are required.
  • Written and spoken fluency in English is required.

Application Closing Date: Friday 2nd December, 2016.

 

Job Title: Human Resource/Business Development Executive
Location:
Abuja
Position Start Date: Immediately
Location of Job (UNIT): Management Division
Reports to: Managing Director

Summary

  • The HR/Business Development would be in charge of building market position by locating, developing, defining, negotiating, and closing business relationships.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate human resource management activities of an organization to maximize the strategic use of human resources and maintain functions such as employee compensation, recruitment, personnel policies, and regulatory compliance.

Role Responsibility

  • Administer compensation, benefits and performance management systems, and safety and recreation programs.
  • Identify staff vacancies and recruit, interview and select applicants.
  • Allocate human resources, ensuring appropriate matches between personnel.
  • Provide current and prospective employees with information about policies, job duties, working conditions, wages, and opportunities for promotion and employee benefits.
  • Perform difficult staffing duties, including dealing with understaffing, refereeing disputes, firing employees, and administering disciplinary procedures.

Business Development roles and responsibilities:

  • Identifies trendsetter ideas by researching industry and related events, publications, and announcements; tracking individual contributors and their accomplishments.
  • Locates or proposes potential business deals by contacting potential partners; discovering and exploring opportunities.
  • Screens potential business deals by analyzing market strategies, deal requirements, potential, and financials; evaluating options; resolving internal priorities; recommending equity investments.
  • Develops negotiating strategies and positions by studying integration of new venture with company strategies and operations; examining risks and potentials; estimating partners’ needs and goals.
  • Closes new business deals by coordinating requirements; developing and negotiating contracts; integrating contract requirements with business operations.
  • Protects organization’s value by keeping information confidential.

Qualifications

  • BSc in Business Administration, MBA, MSC is highly desirable
  • 5+ years in progressively responsible leadership roles.
  • Professional qualifications and/or a Master’s degree in Business Admin/Human resources or related fields is an added advantage.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills is required.
  • Prior experience in an ICT-based environment is highly desirable.
  • Problem solving, stress management and time management skills are required.
  • Proficient at using Microsoft office software: World Wide Web (internet), MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
  • Excellent record keeping and documentation skills are required.
  • Written and spoken fluency in English is required.

Application Closing Date: 2nd December, 2016.

 

Job Title: Head of (IT) Information Technology
Location:
Abuja
Position Start Date: Immediately
Number of Subordinates: 1
Reports to: Managing Director
Job Type: Full Time

Role Responsibilities

  • The IT Assistant would provide support for the Abuja office.
  • Maintaining and updating the fault management systems throughout the Incident lifecycle.
  • Troubleshoot and analyze application and database logs and configuration files.
  • Integrate Virtual Top Up application with third-party applications/dependencies such as SMSC (Short Message Service Centre), intelligent network (IN).
  • Provide network documentation
  • Processing of client change requests
  • Involved in proactive bug detection and analysis (root cause/scenario/workaround/fix)
  • Automating manual processes using 3rd party tools, applications
  • Actively involved in front end, non-technical back office, administrative and financial administrative system setup
  • Ensure faults are escalated and resolved within the client’s contracted Service Level
  • Involved in data reconciliation activities with third-party applications/solutions
  • Drawing up and defending change plans at change control board (CCB) meetings
  • Unix shell scripting and Windows Batch Scripting
  • Proactive Monitoring of client networks
  • Perform System DR (Disaster Recovery) failover operations
  • Write SQL queries to generate report for the business in order for them to take important business decisions
  • Troubleshoot network connectivity issues between Virtual Top Up servers and third party servers
  • Proactive system monitoring.
  • Excellent communication skill in English.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Continuously update website information to ensure it is relevant.
  • Ensure safe and proper custody and maintenance of company assets.
  • Any other duties suitable to task and commensurate with ability.

Qualifications

  • BS/BA Degree in Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science or its recognized equivalent with 6 years.
  • Candidate must possess Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and/or Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certifications.
  • Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is an advantage.
  • Experience with a multi-site network (at least 3 sites) with a minimum of 200 users is highly desirable.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills is required.
  • Prior experience in an ICT-based environment is highly desirable.
  • Problem solving, stress management and time management skills are required.
  • Proficient at using Microsoft office software: World Wide Web (internet), MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
  • Written and spoken fluency in English is required.

Application Closing Date: Friday, 2nd December, 2016.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates MUST submit the following documents; A current resume or curriculum vitae (CV) listing all previous job responsibilities and a cover letter to: [email protected]

Note

  • Please reference the job title and location on the cover letter and resume /CV.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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