STRUCTURED TRADE FINANCE ANALYST (WITH CORE TRADE FINANCE COMPETENCIES)

  • Plot 5A, Pinnock Beach Estate, Jakande, Lekki, Lagos, ng
  • Full-time

Company Description

About Oasis Africa Consulting:

We are a leading Human Capital management organization, delivering value to our Clients in Nigeria and across Africa. We offer services in areas such as; Recruitment & Assessment (Talent Sourcing), Staff Outsourcing (Talent Outsourcing), Learning & Development (Training) and Advisory.

Our consultants possess in-depth experience and knowledge in services that we offer, thereby translating to our thorough approach in service delivery.

About the client:

Our client is a prominent investment Banking outfit in Africa. Its headquarters is in Lagos, Nigeria. 

Job Description

Job Title: Trade Finance Analyst

Division: Project & Structured Trade Finance

Reports to: Team Lead, Structured Trade Finance/M&A

Location: Lagos

SUMMARY:

Reporting directly to the Team Lead, Structured Trade Finance/M&A, the job holder will work primarily on Trade/Structured Finance transactions. The job holder will also be involved in transactions originating from other desks within Investment Banking, such as Capital Markets and Financial Advisory.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Identify and execute key supply chain finance solutions such as invoice/receivables discounting, securitized/collateralized debt and syndicated loans.

Provide financial advisory services to identified clients using our trade finance and structured finance products.

Review of credit applications and documentation to ensure completeness and accuracy.

Analyse credit requests, financial statements and properties/assets to determine viability of the credit, feasibility, risk of granting such credit and computation of repayment schedules.

Perform client due-diligence as well as fundamental financial, business analysis and valuation of companies.

Prepare credit assessment/deal memorandum for credit committee approval.

Monitor performance of facilities.

Maintenance of Insurance database.

Manage day-to-day information flow with clients and third-parties in a transaction execution setting.

Research and prospect trade finance targets within specified sectors.

Stay current on legislations governing Trade Finance within the Client’s jurisdiction

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

–     First degree or its equivalent from a reputable tertiary institution.

–     Minimum of three (3) – five (5) years cognate experience in  trade finance

–     Appropriate post-graduate or professional qualifications such as an MBA, CFA, MSC in Finance, ACCA or ACA would be beneficial

Additional Information

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Experience/Skills/Competencies Requirements:

Sound knowledge of trade finance products, techniques and commodity markets.

Strong competence in availing credit facilities 

Strong communication and business writing skills

Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects and in teams

Can-do drive and spirit

Significant level of maturity and the ability to work in a team interfacing with top company executives and senior management

Highly organized, with the initiative and ability to work with limited supervision

Analytical and attentive to detail

Process management abilities

Enthusiastic, Positive and hardworking attitude

Exceptional computer modelling/Excel spreadsheet / Powerpoint/ Word skills