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Business Partner, Business Performance Monitoring at First Bank of Nigeria Limited

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First Bank of Nigeria Limited (FirstBank) is Nigeria’s largest financial services institution by total assets and gross earnings. With more than 10 million customer accounts, FirstBank has over 750 branches providing a comprehensive range of retail and corporate financial services. The Bank has international presence through its subsidiaries, FBN Bank (UK) Limited in London and Paris, FBNBank DRC, FBNBank Ghana, FBNBank Gambia, FBNBank Guinea, FBNBank Sierra-Leone and FBNBank Senegal, as well as its Representative Offices in Johannesburg, Beijing and Abu Dhabi.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Business Partner, Business Performance Monitoring

Job Identification: 889
Location: Lagos
Job Schedule: Full time

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepare and present periodic reports at least monthly to SBUs/SRF at performance review sessions. Examples of such reports include Balance Sheet Review, Product Analysis, OPEX Analysis, Opportunities & Initiatives, etc.
  • Support and participate in the monthly performance review session with SRF Executives, to discuss the monthly performance review presentation, issues (including cost apportionment, account remapping etc.)
  • Prepare and facilitate monthly/quarterly performance review sessions and hold robust performance dialogues with SBUs and SRFs
  • Monitor and analyze income allocated to SBU and ensure the correctness and completeness of performance reports, including costs, revenues, volumes and products.
  • Perform monthly balance sheet, income statement variance analysis.
  • Provide periodic competitive analysis for business unit
  • Participate in budgeting exercise to ensure adequate inputs and sensible assumptions by the SBU and budgeting teams
  • Identify and ensure full coverage of all individuals in SBU in scorecard and monthly performance dashboard preparation
  • Identify and collate appropriate data for scorecard generation
  • Generate and communicate scorecards to all individuals in the SBU
  • Drive adoption of issue management via the bank’s Helpdesk platform
  • Monitor staff movement, ensure account re-mapping within SBU and correct any errors or irregularities
  • Facilitate the resolution of all account mapping related issues and other inter-SBU disputes relating to ownership, income, value-chain, collaboration, cross-sell.
  • Educate BM/RMs on performance reports, strategic initiative, including new initiatives, dashboards and other reports
  • Assist the Business Partner Leads in resolving conflicts arising from scorecards, MIS, expense control, budget of SRF/SBU’s
  • Facilitate enlightenment/training sessions on scorecards and other performance initiatives.
  • Facilitate inter-departmental engagements between SBUs and SRFs as may be required to drive business process efficiency or performance improvement
  • Identify and implement process effectiveness and efficiency improvement initiatives
  • Maintain the Security of all Information entrusted to the staff.

Required Qualification
Minimum Education:

  • First Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Science or Engineering.
  • Master’s Degree/Professional certification in Accounting or Finance.

Minimum Experience:

  • Experience in MIS (Management Information System).
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office suite, MS access, SQL, etc.
  • Experience in Finance or Accounting.
  • 10 years’ industry experience and at least 5 years in a MIS, Finance or accounting role.

Key Competency Requirements
Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of banking operations, banking services/products, business processes, and performance management principles.
  • Knowledge of Process Design and Implementation principles.
  • Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting, and performance measurement systems.

Skill/Competencies:

  • Ability to analyze financial and operational data, and prepare performance reports, statements, and financial projections.
  • Work requires professional written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and concurrently manage several projects.
  • Ability to work with others and in teams
  • Ability to facilitate engagement at middle management level.
  • Good problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Apply strategic thinking to explore and adapt to planning and organizing situations/activities.
  • Ability to hold self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely and cost-effective results, and accept responsibility for mistakes.

Application Closing Date
18th August, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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