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  • Posted: Dec 10, 2019
    Deadline: Dec 10, 2019
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  • Equity Bank Limited (The "Bank”) is incorporated, registered under the Kenyan Companies Act Cap 486 and domiciled in Kenya. The address of the Bank’s registered office is 9th Floor, Equity Centre, P.O. Box 75104 - 00200 Nairobi. The Bank is licensed under the Kenya Banking Act (Chapter 488), and continues to offer retail banking, microfinance a...
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    Financial Accountant

    In line with enhancing career progression of staff and to support the business growth, Equity Investment Bank is looking for an experienced Financial Accountant to monitor all financial data, prepare accurate financial statements and will be responsible for running all the accounting, admin and financial activities of EIB. Reporting to the Head Equity Investment Bank the successful candidate will be tasked with:

    • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual accounts and statutory accounts including board reports
    • Gathering, analyzing, monitoring, interpreting, forecasting and reporting financial data
    • Preparing weekly cash flow statements, and controlling expenditure and cash flow
    • Ensuring fund administrator reporting is accurate, on time, and reflective of wider business insights
    • Completing NAV calculations for the EIB Collective Investment Scheme
    • Manage monthly and quarterly tax returns
    • Organize internal and support in external audits
    • Approval of invoices, journals and payments
    • Prepare budgets (for the entire company and by department)
    • Monitor and report on accounting discrepancies
    • Conduct detailed risk analyses to assess potential investments and advise on estimates for project funding
    • Creating and managing KPI reports
    • Assessing the economic performance, conduct peer review and identify financial and market trends
    • Creating commercial plans in collaboration with the management team
    • Researching new investment opportunities and developing financial models
    • Improving financial compliance and growth with initiatives and policies
     Job Requirement
    • Proven work experience as a Financial Accountant or similar role
    • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel and accounting software
    • Excellent math & statistical analysis skills with an attention to details
    • In-depth understanding of business bookkeeping procedures
    • Solid knowledge of accounting regulations
    • Time-management abilities and deadline oriented
    • Confidentiality
    • BSc degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant field
    • Additional certification (e.g. CPA, ACCA, CIMA, CFA) is a strong plus

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    Regulatory Compliance Officer

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    Job Details

    In line with enhancing career progression of staff and to support the business growth, we seek to recruit a senior well-qualified, experienced, self-driven, highly motivated and passionate candidate to fill the following position within the Legal Department.

    Reporting to the Senior Regulatory Compliance Manager, the Regulatory Compliance Officer role is to ensure that the operations and business transactions follow all relevant laws, regulations and internal policies.  He/she will support their line manager by ensuring there is compliance with laws & regulations across the bank operations.  He/she is expected to be informed on local & international laws and regulations, ensuring comprehensive reviews are carried out and guiding business on implementation.

    • Undertake gap analysis to determine regulatory gaps and recommend and advise on appropriate regulatory gaps in the bank policies;
    • Ensure compliance with regulatory risk guidelines and best practices;
    • Provide information required to facilitate engagement of Management with Regulators
    • Ensure regulatory requirements are logged and tracked to conclusion
    • Ensure staff are educated and trained on the latest regulations including assisting with development and delivery of a comprehensive training program on regulatory matters
    • Facilitate effective and constructive sharing of knowledge and best practice on Compliance issues within the team
    • Prepare Executive and Board risk reports for review by line manager
    • Prepare reports intended for consumption by the regulator and other external users;
    • Regularly advise line manager on key regulatory lapses in the business;
    • Support compliance change oversight, reporting and governance
    • Establish close working relationships with Business to ensure support on compliance policies and framework
    • Data privacy management 
    • A Bachelor’s degree in Law. A professional certification in accounts or company secretarial would be an added advantage.
    • Minimum of 2 years’ relevant experience.
    • In-depth knowledge of regulatory environment and key regulatory guidelines

    Essential Knowledge

    • Broad range of experience in the financial services industry
    • Sound knowledge of regulatory environment and applicable laws and regulations
    • Experience in setting and rolling out compliance policies
    • Ability to synthesize and articulate key regulatory gaps, identify deficiencies in compliance programs and highlight areas of improvement
    • Knowledge in data generation, interpretation and giving important insights into data

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    Senior Regulatory Compliance Manager

    Description

    In line with enhancing career progression of staff and to support the business growth, we seek to recruit a senior well-qualified, experienced, self-driven, highly motivated and passionate candidate to fill the following position within the Legal Department.

    Reporting to the Head of Legal & Statutory Compliance, the Senior Regulatory Compliance Manager role is  to ensure that the operations and business transactions follow all relevant laws, regulations and internal policies. He/she will support the business to achieve its goals and objectives by ensuring compliance with laws & regulations across the bank operations. He/she is expected to be informed on local & international laws and regulations, ensuring comprehensive reviews are carried out and guiding business on implementation.

    • Provide leadership and coordination in the implementation of an effective legal compliance program
    • Undertake gap analysis to determine regulatory gaps and recommend and advise on appropriate regulatory gaps in the bank policies;
    • Regularly update key stakeholders on regulatory initiatives and the impact on their business
    • Ensure compliance with regulatory risk guidelines and best practices;
    • Facilitate engagements between the Bank and Regulators including responding to regulatory requests
    • Ensure regulatory requirements are logged and tracked to conclusion
    • Ensure staff are educated and trained on the latest regulations including assisting with development and delivery of a comprehensive training program on regulatory matters
    • Facilitate effective and constructive sharing of knowledge and best practice on Compliance issues within the team
    • Prepare and/or review Executive and Board risk reports
    • Review reports intended for consumption by the regulator and other external users;
    • Advise Management on regular basis on key regulatory lapses in the business;
    • Take the lead in compliance change oversight, reporting and governance
    • Establish close working relationships with Business to ensure support on compliance policies and framework
    • Data privacy management

    Qualifications

    • A Bachelor’s degree in Law. A professional certification in accounts or company secretarial would be an added advantage.
    • Minimum of 6 years’ relevant experience.
    • In-depth knowledge of regulatory environment and key regulatory guidelines  

    Essential Knowledge

    • Broad range of experience in the financial services industry with a focus on regulatory compliance risk management
    • Sound knowledge of regulatory environment and applicable laws and regulations
    • Experience in setting and rolling out compliance policies
    • Ability to synthesize and articulate key regulatory gaps, identify deficiencies in compliance programs and highlight areas of improvement
    • Knowledge in data generation, interpretation and giving important insight into data.

    Key Critical Competencies

    • High level of analytical skills with attention to detail
    • Problem-solving skills with the ability to analyze complex information to identify the key issue/action and drive resolution.
    • Excellent organizational skills, ability to use initiative and work with minimum supervision while ensuring that Management are fully informed at all times
    • Ability to communicate effectively and confidently, orally and in writing, with stakeholders at all levels of seniority including external stakeholders
    • Ethical Leadership skills, including the ability to manage risk, compliance and control activities
    • Flexibility to balance the compliance requirements with commercial objectives without compromising achievement of the highest standards of compliance
    • Strength of character and personal presence to be able to influence senior management and operate effectively at senior levels both internally and externally
    • Proven ability to analyze complex business issues and identify, design and implement effective practical recommendations.

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    Scrum Master

    Description

    In line with enhancing career progression of staff and to support the business growth, we seek to recruit a senior well-qualified, experienced, self-driven, highly motivated and passionate candidate to fill the following position within the IT Department.

     Reporting to the Head of Architecture and DevOps Governance, the successful candidate will be assigned the below duties: 

    • Facilitate the development process, working closely with product and development teams
    • Encourage, support and guide continuous improvement of the team, its products and processes
    • Resolve conflict through arbitration, negotiation, reasoned discussion, or escalation
    • Emphasize code quality through small, focused user stories and assist teams with a hands-on approach from inception to delivery of work
    • Ability to use agile methods in a flexible manner that includes project management, adapting to the needs of the organization and creatively problem solving
    • Challenge, coach and guide the organization using agile and lean principles and ceremonies (e.g. sprint planning, backlog prioritization)

    Qualifications

    • 2-3 years of experience as a Scrum Master, Project Leader or Project Manager. Preference will be given to candidates who have Scrum Master Certification
    • Bachelor’s degree in computing or related field
    • 2+ years relevant experience with Agile
    • Competent with JIRA or equivalent tools
    • Experience with large-scale application development

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    Developer

    Description

    In line with enhancing career progression of staff and to support the business growth, we seek to recruit a senior well-qualified, experienced, self-driven, highly motivated and passionate candidate to fill the following position within the Administration Department

    Reporting to the Head of Development, the developer will serve as the subject matter expert for the technologies and solutions used in the development of the business applications .

    The developer will works closely with project managers, team lead and business analysts in defining requirements/stories for system functions. Provides vision, expertise and technology-based solutions in long range planning in the area of systems design. Utilizes in-depth knowledge of technological alternatives and business requirements to recommend solutions that are user friendly, efficient and scalable. Ability to communicate in group settings as well as ability to collaborate within team and cross teams.

    • Work closely with stakeholders to provide product solutions and technical oversight for multiple concurrent projects, including sharing expertise on standards, guidelines, and design best practices for the solution based on industry accepted practices.
    • Choosing the system architecture and each individual component of this system at a high level
    • Choosing the technologies for the implementation of each component and connections between the components
    • The developer will serve as the subject matter expert for the technologies and solutions used in the development of the business application.
    • The developer will work closely with project managers, team lead and business analysts in defining requirements/stories for system functions. Provides vision, expertise and technology-based solutions in long range planning in the area of systems design. Utilizes in-depth knowledge of technological alternatives and business requirements to recommend solutions that are user friendly, efficient and scalable. Ability to communicate in group settings as well as ability to collaborate within team and cross teams.
    • Ensure that the solution is in line with the architectural review and Code-review
    • Ensure that the solution developed is in line with the coding standards.
    • Expert understanding of object oriented programming and multi-threaded languages.
    • Expert understanding of design patterns, object construction, and deployment strategies for multi-tiered applications.
    • Translate workflow steps into business process activities and nested processes.
    • Tailor user experience screens for each process activity to enable end-users to interact with multiple internal/external systems through a single interface
    • Work with other developers and stakeholders to create and maintain a robust framework to support the mobile and web apps
    • Build proof of concept examples or graphical simulation software. Then maintain product test software and demos for training purposes.
    • Maintain and improve the performance of existing software
    • Design and update software database
    • Test and maintain software products to ensure strong functionality and optimization
    • Recommend improvements to existing software programs as necessary
    • Expert understanding of object oriented programming and multi-threaded languages, J Developer and Java Integrations.
    • Ability to define and implement business processes at workplace.
    • Expert understanding of design patterns, object construction, and deployment strategies for multi-tiered applications.
    • Develop software applications according to the technical documentation and designs provided by the Business Analysts
    • Performs Unit testing level regression tests throughout the application development life-cycle.
    • Ensures that code revisions are maintained in the Group’s source code repository.
    • Maintains a coding style that conforms to that specified by the Lead, Software Developer.
    • Ensure (as much as is possible) that applications are developed using an Object-Oriented programming language with appropriate coding segments descriptions. This would facilitate easier maintenance for all applications developed by another developer.
    • Develop release documentation for completed and tested applications/solution preparatory to go live.
    • Collaborates with the Business Analyst to develop operational/technical/support documentation for end users where applicable
    • Ensures that the application is ready for the User Acceptance Test (UAT) as per the test plan developed by the Business Analysts.
    • Participate in the UAT for the application developed.
    • Ensure that all software defects reported during the UAT are corrected before Go-Live.
    • Carry out routine maintenance to applications as the need arises on the development environment only and make patches available for production as may be required.
    • Submit the administrative username and password of all applications systems developed to the Team Lead, Strategic Control unit. This should include database access usernames and passwords.
    • Constantly update technical knowledge and skills by attending in-house and/or external courses, reading manuals and accessing new applications.
    • Plan, prioritize and manage workloads and project schedules
    • Perform Other duties / Special Projects as assigned

    Qualifications

    • 4+ years of software development and design experience
    • 4+ years of experience in managing a large software development
    • A minimum of four years in a professional senior technical role such as technical
    • lead, team lead, architect, or other hands on leadership role ideally for a major
    • consultancy or system integrator.
    • Ability to develop solution architecture designs
    • Experience of developing Services Orientated Architectures (SOA)
    • Knowledge of Enterprise Architecture methodologies such as TOGAF or the Equivalent
    • High level knowledge of Oracle Fusion Middleware (BPEL, BPM, OSB, BAM, OSR, OER) products.
    • High level knowledge of SOA frameworks, and web services integration via SOAP, XML, XSL, XSLT, XPATH, XQuery, WSDL, Java, etc.
    • Expertise in relational database concepts and database management systems.
    • Formal training and/or certification in an Enterprise Architecture framework and Project Management methodology
    • Proven ability to translate complex business needs into technical solutions.
    • Proven experience in software design and object oriented programming languages such as Java, Perl or Python.
    • Exposure to SQL Server, PostgreSQL or Oracle Database and MySQL experience highly desirable
    • Solid experience in using design patterns, distributed paradigms, modeling techniques such as UML.
    • Experience leading development teams and providing technical direction and leadership.
    • 3+ years of middle tier, component based application development (Java, C# ) or Open Source development
    • Knowledge of business objectives, IT policy, Service Management and IT Security Management.
    • In-depth hands-on experience with Windows and Microsoft Office Suite.

    Skills Competencies

    • Strong conceptual and analytical skills - demonstrating outside-the-box problem solving skills
    • Outstanding communication skills and the ability to work well within a team environment and within tight deadlines.
    • Thrive in diversity. Succeed in an organization that actively promotes networking and mentorship among all communities
    • Proven experience working with business and technical staff with competing priorities, in particular, conflict resolution, mediating opposing viewpoints and solution negotiation.
    • Extensive experience in the design, development, implementation, support, and administration of major information and technical systems. Includes, solid software development life cycle (SDLC) experience.
    • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills in business analysis, systems design, technical design and specification and implementation of major information and technical systems.
    • Demonstrated broad knowledge of new technologies, development practices, architecture methodologies, and software quality practices.
    • Demonstrable experience to manage a team undertaking the design, development, implementation, support, and administration of major information and technical systems.
    • Join a team that develops software to provide solutions for the ever-growing volume of banking industry. Our customer-based approach enables passionate Java and python developers to impart, in essence this role will entail passion and obsession in developing robust systems which will be used by hundreds of expert operators, analysts and administrators worldwide.

    Strategic Alignment

    • Strategic business acumen and understanding of organization strategy and ability to design information systems to delivery that strategy
    • Experiencing in assessing a broad range of information solutions and products particularly document management, collaboration and content management.
    • Excellent communication skills with ability to explain technical concepts to lay audiences. Some experience of with working with board level stakeholders.
    • Self-starter with the ability to appropriately priorities and plan complex work in a rapidly changing environment
    • Results oriented with ability to produce products that deliver organizational benefit
    • Strong critical thinker with problem solving aptitude.
    • Team player with experience leading and collaborating cross-team to ensure successful delivery of solutions.
    • Good analytical and problem solving skills.
    • Good project management skills.
    • Basic Accounting Knowledge

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    POS Technical Lead

    In line with enhancing career progression of staff and to support the business growth, we seek to recruit a senior well-qualified, experienced, self-driven, highly motivated and passionate candidate to fill the following position within the IT Department.

    The ideal candidate will be required to design and support payment solutions on Digital distribution Channels to support the strategic initiatives of the Bank by working with stakeholders e.g. Business, Payments service providers, Aggregators, Payment schemes etc. as and when required and ensure compliance with payment association standards (VISA/MasterCard/UnionPay International, JCB etc.)

    • Evaluation and assessment of technical requirements for systems implementation or requiring enhancements.
    • Performing systems upgrades, updates when they are due and collaboration of vendors
    • Management of system resources, application tuning/optimization and performance monitoring
    • Supporting and Developing Retail Banking Channels Products with Customer focused Service
    • Payments Card Systems (PCI) acquiring management, project management and user support on Terminal (POS) & business applications.
    • Knowledge of Operational risk management i.e. AML and KYC principles.
    • Agency Banking systems support
    • Vendor negotiation and contract management
    • Project management
    • Adherence to Change management and governance frameworks
    • Provide second level support for issues raised by system users
    • Ensure compliance with Payment Association Standards and provision of reports to end users
    • Support improvement and delivery of new products/services
    • Integration of E-commerce solutions/platforms
    • Development & Installation of POS software and terminals to merchant outlets
    • Customer support and evaluation of Bank channels for possible improvements
    • Maintenance of records, documentation and inventory of terminals, and supported solutions provided to merchants
    • Maintaining the required system configuration and parameterization by ensuring that change control procedures adherence.
    • Establish and maintain sound backup and recovery policies and procedures
    • Support of the merchant acquiring infrastructure
     Job Requirement
    • Bachelor’s Degree IT/Computer Science/Business Information Technology
    • Professional Certificate in related field e.g. ITIL/Oracle/Linux/EMV/SIX SIGMA etc.
    • Digital channels support (ATM/POS/Mobile/E-Banking/e-commerce) with at least 5 years’ experience in a Busy IT environment, Experience with Payment schemes (VISA/MC/UPI/JCB etc.)
    • Problem-solving, Attention to detail, Communication skills, Organization, Programming, IT Security and Banking    .

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