Company Secretary / Head, Legal at Sky Capital and Financial Allied International Limited (SIFAX Group)


  2020-09-23
  Unspecified

Sky Capital and Financial Allied International Limited is the financial services arm of SIFAX Group. It was established as an investment firm to offer wealth creation opportunities through a unique blend of traditional investment management and alternative investment services. We enable businesses to thrive, and help our clients to maximize their returns whilst realizing their most important goals.

Sky Capital is poised to become a company uniquely equipped to achieve set out objectives and be reputable for quality research, investment expertise and value-added services with excellent customer centric approach to clients locally and internationally. Our hallmark is to strategically position ourselves to take advantage of growth opportunities within Africa and major international markets on behalf of our clients. Our team of professionals with expertise in investment management are instrumental to business growth and establishing cordial relationships with our clients whilst attracting and retaining quality clientele.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Company Secretary / Head, Legal

Location: Victoria Island – Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Role Summary

  • The Company Secretary/Head Legal is responsible for providing expert legal advice and management of the company secretariat in line with best practices, monitor strict compliance with the corporate governance codes of the regulatory agencies as well as the relevant legislations and reporting requirements of the financial industry.
  • The Company Secretary/Head Legal will organize meetings of shareholders and the board and will equally provide advice to the board on matters of ethics, corporate governance, practices and culture whilst also communicating the board’s decisions to relevant stakeholders timeously.

Job Functions
Company Secretarial Duties;

  • To ensure that all procedures regarding meetings are followed and that the requirements of the CAMA and the Articles of Association are complied with
  • Responsible for taking minutes of meetings of the board, its committees and general meetings and shall be present at these meetings
  • Responsible for executing instructions of the board and must see that other officers execute the instructions of the board
  • Responsible for managing all correspondence and communication with shareholders
  • Responsible for share registration matters affecting the company
  • Communicate board decisions to the management
  • Obtain board’s approval on matters that are reserved for the directors before implementation
  • Advise the directors generally on matters of procedure and best practice
  • Responsible for ensuring that the company complies with the rules and requirements of regulatory bodies
  • To take custody of and maintain statutory registers of the company
  • To ensure that there is proper use and safe custody of the company seal
  • Responsible for notifying the regulatory authorities of appointments within the company and other announcements regarding the company
  • In conjunction with the chairman, to ensure board meetings are conducted properly
  • To handle other administrative functions that may be referred to him by the board
  • To actively supervise the legal officer in every regard towards optimising resources.

Legal Advisory Duties;

  • To notify the company of the various laws, rulings and regulations of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to ensure full compliance and to prevent liabilities
  • Ensuring compliance with statutory regulations, applicable legislations, agreements and legal issues affecting the organisation with emphasis on liaison with the appropriate regulatory authorities
  • Responsible for providing legal advisory services on a broad spectrum of issues to the company
  • Drafting and vetting a wide range of legal documents on behalf of Sky Capital Limited
  • To ensure that all legal and regulatory compliance issues are addressed
  • Responsible for the overall management and supervision of activities of the company’s legal department;
  • Negotiating a wide range of commercial transactions on behalf of the company;
  • Ensuring proper and necessary legal policy formulation and implementation for the company;
  • Supervising external Solicitors on litigations involving the company;
  • To actively supervise the legal officer with a view to optimising resources and producing results
  • Document management and monitoring all company contracts and SLAs also ensuring compliance with SLAs and contract terms
  • Ensuring accountability in all contracts and SLAs including reviews and negotiations
  • Ensuring assessments of the contracts and SLAs and mitigation of risk
  • Contracting visibility and awareness communication and commitment management
  • Prepare a legal and regulatory compliance checklist and check for 100% compliance
  • Monitoring changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environment and taking appropriate action
  • Offer dispute resolution advice including matters of recovery claims and actions
  • Liaising with external lawyer representing the company in any form of dispute
  • Provide legal advice on the relevant laws and regulations as it concerns the business of the company and its affiliates
  • Handle and manage all litigation matters
  • Ensure legal documentation of transaction executed by the company and its affiliates
  • Performs such other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned or delegated by the MD/ED.

Qualification and Experience Required

  • Must have an LL.B, B.L
  • LL.M will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in same role in a reputable financial firm
  • ICSAN certification will be an added advantage
  • Full understanding of the legal framework, contractual issues, governance issues, and labour laws across Africa will be an added advantage
  • Experience supporting company executives and preparing relevant documentation for the board.
  • Experience in financial industry and process of financial risk management
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Access and Outlook
  • He or She must be member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)

Core Competencies:

  • Good understanding of strategic marketing challenges and ability to develop appropriate plans
  • Knowledge in both theoretical and practical aspects of project management
  • Excellent leadership, negotiation, marketing, planning and organisational skills
  • Excellent relationship management and strategic networking skills at the highest level in the private and public sectors
  • Sound knowledge of global trends in the financial services and business development industry
  • Good international exposure to trainings, seminars and workshop
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Advanced financial management skills
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Efficient team management skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good attention to details with high level of accuracy
  • Strategic vision, result orientation, live the values of the company, team management, people development
  • Experience in commercial law/corporate practice with knowledge of contract law, disputes and litigation, compliance, corporate governance, intellectual property and data privacy
  • Sound knowledge of Nigerian legal system and other industry best practices
  • In€depth understanding of company internal operations and structure
  • Excellent administration skills and secretarial administration
  • Effective decision making, planning and organising, team work, communication, presentation skills, influencing & negotiation, big picture thinking, innovation, change management, and good use of initiative

Other Working Conditions

  • Must be willing to travel to anywhere for the purpose of business prospecting within and outside the country
  • Flexible working hours

Deadline: 28th September, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send a detailed Cover Letter stating why you are best fit for the role and attach their updated Resume / CV to: jobs@sifaxgroup.com using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

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