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Banking Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya - Co-operative Bank

Finance Business Partner

Are you looking for an employer who promotes individual excellence and mutual respect in a team-driven culture with a key focus on social empowerment? The Co-operative Bank of Kenya, “The Kingdom Bank” is the place for those looking to new horizons.
We are looking for a commercially-focused and self-driven experienced professionals who will be the key liaison and a trusted financial advisor to the business areas in supporting the strategic growth of the business through the provision of financial analysis, profitability analysis and the analysis of sales performance.
We are looking for professionals who combine finance expertise with business acumen, who constructively challenge the business and provide valuable insight to ensure optimal decision making outcomes.
·         Drive performance improvement and ensures excellent execution of business initiatives by providing insight and advice in areas such as sales force effectiveness, customer and portfolio profitability, pricing strategy and cost control.
·         Establish and manage relationships with business area, gaining an in depth understanding of the business areas and its financial information needs thereby adding value to the business area.
·         Provide input on budgeting and forecasting, challenge cost and revenue drivers within sales meetings and make suggestions to help improve the performance of the business.
·         Drive business performance through high quality actionable analysis, financial commentary and other communication channels.
·         Proactively challenge decisions/proposals using business and commercial knowledge and aid the business in understanding of key economic factors and cost drivers.
·         Embed performance measurement of financial and non-financial indicators (KPIs), identifying opportunities for the development of management reports to meet business needs. Develop and report financial and other performance measures (metrics) required by the division.
·         Guide and help develop the financial business cases for all investment projects undertaken by the division and to guide in the monitoring of benefits by gathering data and calculating costs, benefits and returns.
·         Provide support and analysis on a range of technical issues in connection with the financial metrics/analytics e.g. variance/trend analysis (actuals vs budget) makeup of specific costs etc.
·         Challenge plans to commit costs, identifying areas for cost efficiency and managing the speedy delivery of benefit.
·         A degree preferably in Business, Finance or Commerce. CPA (K) or pursuing final stage qualification desired.
·         Experience – 3 years and above in Accounting, financial and/or management reporting and Business Analysis with 2 years’ additional experience in business partnering is preferred .
·         Experience in carrying out quantitative & qualitative analytical performance reviews on revenue, cost and bank products coupled with a strategic perspective and ability to apply analytics.
·         Good knowledge of the  finance policies, budgeting guidelines and cost management procedures as well as the Banking Act .
·         Strong communication skills coupled with good negotiation, presentation, facilitation and influencing skills.
·         Grounded in strong analytical and modelling capability to ensure support the wider business performance and insight as required.
·         High level of understanding of the direct relationship between actuals, functional strategy and delivery to targets.
·         General awareness of the current business trends and practices and good understanding of the financial services industry.
·         Experience – 3 years and above in Accounting, financial and/or management reporting and Business Analysis. Experience in business partnering is preferred .

How to Apply
If you fit the profile, then apply today! Please forward your application enclosing detailed Curriculum Vitae to indicating the job reference number FBP/FD/2018 as the subject of your email by 26th March, 2018.We are an equal opportunity employer.

Card Payments & E-Channels Support Manager
To support business growth, the Bank is looking for a talented and highly motivated individual to be part of our ICT team supporting Card & E Channels.
Are you well experienced in Electronic Payments and E-commerce technical environment? Do you possess hands-on Experience on Payment & E-Channels systems? Consider this position at Co-operative Bank of Kenya.
Reporting to Head Card and E-Channels within ICT Department the role holder will ensure that all Payment and E-Channels Systems are efficiently managed by observing proper maintenance and administration, uptime as well as system security to deliver business results and delightful customer experience. The role holder will also provide technical support and solutions to all system related issues and liaise with vendors to resolve.
·         Ensure that all payment and E-Channel systems are available for use at all times i.e. uptime and efficiency to deliver business results and a delightful customer experience.
·         Provide solutions to all system related problems or failures.
·         Participate and carry out system implementation, rollouts and upgrades and ensure maintenance of the required system configuration, parameterization and change control procedures.
·         Ensure that business systems are protected and secure and that policies, procedures and guidelines for information processing and outputs are well documented, details available and well understood.
·         Perform systems configurations to ensure generation and maintenance of audit trails for any changes occurring in sensitive databases are captured and secured
·         Contribute to the department’s achievement of a “Satisfactory” rating in both internal and external audit by performing your role to the required standards and adhering to all internal processes and procedures as per relevant manuals, policies and regulations of the bank. Ensure generation and maintenance of audit trails for any changes occurring in sensitive databases are captured and secured.
·         Ensure that all risk management requirements within your remit are addressed and where necessary escalated through the available defined channels.
·         Strict adherence to all regulations, statutes, standards, practices and all internal processes and procedures as per the relevant manuals and comply with all relevant external legislation and regulations with regard to Compliance requirements.

·         A Bachelor’s degree in an ICT related field from a recognized university. Possession of a master’s degree will be an added advantage. ITIL certification for service management is desired.
·         At least 3-5 years’ management experience in a competitive Electronic Payments and E-commerce environment.
·         Hands on Experience on Payment & E-Channels systems that is POS, ATM, Salary processing systems and E-commerce and Cashless Transaction processing system). Knowledge of Electronic Card processing and payments is desired.
·         Knowledgeable in Windows and Linux/IBM operating system as well as database skills in including Oracle RDMS,MSSQL,MYSQL -E
·         Possess knowledge in Web service technologies like REST API,SOAP(XML),JSON etc. –E
·         Logical, analytical and investigative mind, together with creative abilities with an ability to handle complex information with accuracy and attention to detail.
·         Strong problem-solving skills with high mathematical aptitude.
·         Good team working and interpersonal skills to enable working closely with staff at all levels throughout the organization, including managers and IT specialists.
How to Apply
If you are confident that you fit the role and person profile and you are keen to add value to your career then please forward your application letter enclosing detailed Curriculum Vitae to the job reference number CPSM/SSD/2018 by 26th March, 2017.
We are an equal opportunity employer.

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