Jobs at Securities and Exchange Commission

 The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is the apex regulator of the capital market in Nigeria. Our mission is to regulate a capital market that is dynamic, fair, transparent and efficient, contribute to the nation's economic development.


Application: To apply for any of the positions, please submit the following to the email address specified for the relevant position:       

A cover letter stating reasons for seeking employment with the SEC  A detailed and updated CV indicating your State of Origin, Local Government Area, Gender, Names and Contact Details (including e-mail addresses) of Three Referees.
In addition candidates applying for sabbatical positions must submit a four page write-up stating their areas of interest and relevance to the work of the SEC, the capital market and the economy as a whole, objectives and goals to achieve within the sabbatical period.

Deadline: Application closes six weeks from the date of this publication

    Head of Internal Controls (headic@sec.gov.ng)
    The Head of Internal Control oversees the Budgetary Controls, Financial and Systems Audits Division of the Commission to ensure leading edge accounting and administrative controls and safeguard the Commission’s assets. The role ensures the identification of potential areas of risk management, implement control, governance frameworks, processes and liaise with functional heads to ensure enforcement of the policies across the Commission.
    
    
    Responsibilities:
    Formulates, direct and co-ordinate the delivery of excellent internal audit services in alignment with the Commission’s corporate strategy and key objectives
    evaluates and provides reasonable assurance that risk management, control, and governance systems are functioning as intended and will enable the organisation's objectives and goals to be met
    Reviews the accuracy of financial records, promote operational efficiency and ensure adherence to policies and procedures.
    Develops an internal control testing methodology and tests the existing internal controls that impacts the Commission’s internal control standards policy
    Reviews and determines the adequacy of the operational system within the Commission and develops a remediation policy for addressing any identified control deficiencies
    Examine procedures in existence to ensure that resources and assets of the Commission are safeguarded
    Coordinates the verification of the Commission’s assets
    Monitors the changes and current trends in internal controls and requirements for regulatory authourities and disseminates current requirements and roles for internal controls to staff
    evaluates information security and associated risk exposures
    Coordinates the review of accounting records to ensure proper records are maintained
    Ensures all expenditure accrued are as provided for in budget, approved by authourised staff and within approval limits
    Ensure contract price and prices of purchased items are reasonable
    Review of financial statements as appropriate and liaise on regular basis with external auditors.
    
    
    Requirements:
    First degree in Finance, Accounting and relevant professional qualifications (ACA, ACCA). Possession of advanced degrees is an advantage.
    Minimum of 20 years experience in internal audit/finance
    10 years senior management experience
    Leadership and people management skills
    Deep knowledge of financial processes and strong analytical and systems/forensic audit skills
    Operational audit background and track record of managing the finance/audit function of medium to large organizations in the private or public sectors
    Strong IT skills


    Location: Not Specified
    Experience: 20 year(s)
    Course of Study: Accounting
    Required Grade:  Not Specified




    Internal Control / Internal Audit Professionals (ics@sec.gov.ng)
    Responsibilities:
    Provide excellent internal audit services in alignment with the Commission’s corporate strategy and key objectives
    Ensures the maintenance of a centralized inventory system
    Ensures the accuracy of financial records
    Assist in carrying out tests of existing internal controls that impacts the Commission’s internal control standards policy
    Assist in reviewing and determining the adequacy of the operational system within the Commission
    Lead team to verify Commission’s assets as scheduled
    Lead team to review accounting records and ensure proper records are maintained
    Ensure contract price and prices of purchased items are reasonable
    Assist in reviewing financial statements before commencement of external audit.
    
    
    Requirements:
    Minimum of 10 years internal audit experience
    First degree in Finance, Accounting and relevant professional qualifications (ACA, ACCA) . Possession of advanced degree will be an advantage.
    Very good knowledge of financial processes and strong analytical and systems/forensic audit skills
    Operational audit background and track record of leading audit teams on assignment in medium to large organizations in the private or public sectors
    Strong IT skills


    Location: Not Specified
    Experience: 10 year(s)
    Course of Study: Accounting
    Required Grade:  Not Specified



    Head of Media (headm@sec.gov.ng)
    The Media Division reports directly to the office of the Director General and is in charge of advising the Executive Management on all media related issues, moderate communication between the Commission and various media outlets such as news, print and social media.
    
    
    Responsibilities:
    Formulate, direct and co-ordinate the delivery of excellent media support services in alignment with the Commission’s corporate strategy and key objectives
    Develop and implement media strategies in support of the Commission’s strategies
    Oversee the management and update of the Commission’s social media strategy.
    Deliver engaging and successful social campaigns
    Ensures media coverage of the Commission’s activities
    Coordinates the preparation and roll-out of press releases
    Organise media events and coordinate press conferences
    Periodic processing and placement of special reports in the media
    Coordinates daily review of news about the Commission, the capital market and the Nigerian economy
    Create and maintain media contact lists, liaise with individuals and media outlets and develop and manage relationships with key media partners including news, print and social media.
    Manage the day-to-day activities of the media team
    Coordinate Management’s media exposure
    
    
    Requirements:
    A good first degree in Mass Communication or other Social Sciences. (M.Sc/MBA preferred)
    Minimum of 15 years relevant experience in media relations and management in the private or public sector, 5 years of which must have been at senior management level
    Excellent writing skill
    Very good communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills
    Strong leadership and people management skills
    Impeccable news, print and social media background
    Membership of relevant professional bodies


    Location: Kano
    Experience: 15 year(s)
    Course of Study: Mass Communication
    Required Grade:  Not Specified


    Accounts Assistants (5 Nos):
    The Accounts Assistants will be located in each of the five programme states providing financial management and accounting support at the state. S/he will work with the State Manager for costing and disbursement of funds and the Finance and Admin Manager and National Accountant for general coordination of programme funds from the states.
    S/he will operate an effective cash management system, maintain good records of all accounting books and prepare periodic financial reports to the programme head office.
    The ideal candidate will coordinate all office running costs including petty cash, disbursements as well as management of all payment to Consultants.
    
    Qualification: The ideal candidate must have a minimum of a first degree or its equivalent in Accounting, Auditing or any related discipline. S/he must have a minimum of 3 years' hands-on experience in accounting or auditing in any organization. A strong
    knowledge and hands-on use of Microsoft spreadsheet (Ms. Excel) and other computerized accounting soft-wares is essential for this position. The ideal candidate must have good inter-personal and communication skills. Previous experience in a similar donor-funding environment will be an added advantage.


    Location: Not Specified
    Experience: 3 year(s)
    Course of Study: Accounting
    Required Grade:  Not Specified


    Office Manager (DGO) (omgr@sec.gov.ng)
    The Office Manager is responsible for organizing and coordinating office operations and procedures in the office of the Director General (DG) and ensures service provision is efficient and effective.
    
    Responsibilities:
    Organise operations and procedures in the DG’s office
    Responsible for preparing correspondences, reports, and materials for publications and presentations
    Liaise with other agencies, organisations and clients
    Set up accommodation and entertainment arrangements for Commission’s visitors
    Maintain the DG’s calendar
    Set up and coordinate meetings and conferences
    Create, transcribe and distribute meeting agendas and minutes
    Answer telephones and take messages as appropriate
    Meet and greet clients and visitors
    Maintain office records and ensure filling systems are up to date
    Maintain and replenish inventory
    Perform general clerical duties (photocopying, mailing, filling, etc)
    Maintain hard copy and electronic filing system
    
    
    Requirements:
    A University Degree in the Humanities. PGD/M.Sc. in communication is advantageous
    5 years relevant experience
    Strong knowledge of secretarial and administrative procedures
    Strong knowledge of Microsoft Offices (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and databases
    Strong knowledge of customer service principles and practices
    Ability to meet deadlines and delivering work to agreed timelines
    Excellent verbal, reading and writing skills (English)
    Typing skills averaging 50 wpm
    Excellent attention to details
    Strong analytical and problem solving skills
    Diplomacy and discretion skills


    Location: Not Specified
    Experience: 5 year(s)
    Course of Study: Humanities
    Required Grade:  Not Specified




    Protocol Officer (pofficer@sec.gov.ng)
    The protocol Officer will handle the formalities and courtesies required to lubricate relationships between the executive office and other institutions. The officer will facilitate official visits of the Commission’s leaders to other organizations and ensure the smooth reception of the Commission’s dignitaries and visitors within and outside the country.
    
    Responsibilities:
    Responsible for the preparation and servicing of the DG’s Meetings, Conferences. itineraries and ensure necessary logistics are in place.
    Set up DG’s travel arrangements and make appropriate flight and land transport reservations for DG and other official guests
    Manage the DG’s calendar and itinerary
    Make appropriate hotel reservations for the DG, official guests and participants to meetings and Conferences.
    Prepare on a regular basis, Commission stakeholders list and update with correct names, title, full addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses
    Prepare information guidelines for executive visitors
    Prepare and update profiles of all official visitors to the Commission and keep protocol related documents of historical value.
    Liaise with the relevant offices of sister regulators / parastatals in organizing and servicing of meetings of common responsibilities.
    In addition to the above, performs any other additional duties as may be directed
    
    
    Requirements:
    A University Degree in the Humanities/Social Sciences. (M.Sc. advantageous)
    10 years relevant work experience in office management, protocol, public administration and/or any other relevant discipline.
    Experience working with senior executives at international level
    Excellent interpersonal, report writing and communication skills.
    Knowledge of the African Union system will be an added advantage.
    Computer Literacy (Word, Excel and PowerPoint, etc.)


    Location: Not Specified
    Experience: 3 year(s)
    Course of Study: Not Specified
    Required Grade:  Not Specified




    Sabbatical Program for: (sabbatical@sec.gov.ng)
    1. Lawyers (Corporate Law/capital market specialization)
    2. Economists (Micro & Macro specialization)
    3. Accountants/Finance Experts, and
    Experienced Practitioners (stock broking, mergers & acquisition, etc)
    The Commission is searching for experienced academic and practicing professionals who have demonstrated capacity in research and practical areas of Capital Market/Financial Economics and who would like to take advantage of the SEC sabbatical program. The sabbatical program is for a one to two years program and is being re-introduced in the Commission to strengthen capacity in the core areas of Law, Economics and Finance.
    
    
    Requirements:
    Formulate, direct and co-ordinate the delivery of excellent research work in chosen areas and in alignment with the Commission’s corporate strategy and key objectives
    Ensures the accuracy of research publications to strengthen the capital market and economy
    Develops internal research capacity in chosen discipline
    Review and determine the adequacy of current research capacity within the Commission and develops a remediation policy for addressing identified gaps
    Coordinates the publication of research journals and magazines in chosen disciplines
    
    
    Requirements:
    First degree in Law, Economics, Finance, Accounting and relevant professional qualifications (ACA, ACCA, BL, CIS, etc). M.Sc./M.Phil./PhD is an advantage.
    Minimum of 20 years relevant experience in any of the above discipline (including stock broking, wealth management, banking, etc)
    Passion for Research
    Strong technical skills in the above disciplines
    Proven track record of conceptualising and executing own researches
    Track record of conceptualizing, implementing and managing policy oriented researches
    Track record of managing, supervising and mentoring researchers
    Extensive publication records
    Relevant IT skills
    Entrepreneurial thinking
    Leadership and people management skills


    Location: Kano
    Experience: 2 year(s)
    Course of Study: Economics
    Required Grade:  Not Specified