Treasury & Markets, Credit Rating Process Management and Balance Sheet Analytics

Job Description

Vision & Purpose

 The role is to help the Bank to achieve its mission “stimulating a consistent expansion of and diversification of African trade so as to rapidly increase Africa’s share of global trade, while operating as a first class, profit oriented, socially responsible financial institution and a centre of excellence in African trade matters”. This will be by managing optimally, on a daily basis the Bank’s credit rating process and the post-ante assets and liabilities analytics whilst making sure that the bank is on top of the assets and liabilities. 

Nature & Scope

 The nature and scope of the job is to support the Treasurer’s function This role is, basically, an analyst role. The analyst will work in the middle-office function within treasury to own and champion Credit Rating Process, Asset Liability Management analysis, and the post-ante Balance Sheet analytics. The primary responsibilities of the analyst include the preparation of liquidity forecasts for stress testing, the development of liquidity assumptions, ad-hoc analysis related to the liquidity impact of Bank’s initiatives and working with other functions to prepare the credit ratings book. 

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Credit rating process strategy management
  • Credit rating drivers modelling, monitoring and reporting
  • Credit rating process planning and budgeting
  • Credit rating process meetings preparations
  • Credit rating process balance sheet analytics
  • Credit rating relationship management

Personal Specification

Skills,  Knowledge and Attitude
  • A first degree in a relevant discipline i.e. accounting, financial management, economics, numerical or other related disciplines and a postgraduate degree in a relevant field. Recognised professional certification in a relevant field may be acceptable in lieu of a post graduate degree; 
  • Recognised Professional Qualification in Treasury [AMCT, CTP (US), ACT’s Cert. in International Treasury Management, ACT’s Cert. in Cash Management, ACT’s Cert. in Risk Management, ACT’s Cert. Financial Mathematics & Modelling etc] or Accounting (ACCA, CIMA, CPA or Equivalent) will be a strong added advantage; 
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting for treasury activities i.e. International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) 
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience working in a treasury function either in a corporate institution, preferably in the financial services industry; 
  • Solid grounding in financial systems database methodologies and financial modelling; 
  • Solid experience in working with Treasury Management Systems; 
  • Operational experience in a financial department with significant systems exposure; 
  • Previous experience in a treasury environment and solid understanding of treasury operations; 
  • People and project management; 
  • Knowledge of treasury, debt capital markets, financial instruments and structures; 
  • Advanced Excel skills and computer literacy (e.g. SQL, Crystal Reports); 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of the Bank’s other working languages is an added advantage (French, Arabic and Portuguese); and 
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including ability to organize and manage human resources from varied cultural backgrounds to attain goals 



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