BUSINESS SPECIALIST-VACANCY AT BRITISH INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT

BUSINESS SPECIALIST

by Emmanuel Urua
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Job Description

The candidate will have a direct reporting line to a Business Integrity Manager and a dotted reporting line to the Coverage Director for the region, who will provide input to performance review and evaluation.

Responsibilities

  • Lead on integrity due diligence for individual investments particularly in our Industries, Technology and Services (ITS) pillar, providing written and oral analysis of the business integrity risks and corporate governance gaps to investment teams and senior management;
  • Undertake business integrity related research and due diligence for pipeline investments and engage with external consultants where required;
  • Monitor for integrity issues in specific parts of our investment portfolio, managing relationships with portfolio companies or funds;
  • Provide integrity-focused capacity building to investees, such as advice and support;
  • Ensure that identified risks are reported, monitored and where necessary escalated to the BI Manager and/or BI Director or Compliance
  • Foster strong and effective relationships with BII’s investment teams, as well as other operational teams;
  • Support in the development of anti-corruption, anti-money laundering and/or counter terrorism-financing, sanctions compliance and anti-fraud controls to help improve business integrity outcomes at investees;
  • Work with investees to strengthen corporate governance, including board and oversight structures, risk governance frameworks and reporting channels

Qualification

  • Significant experience in identifying, assessing and addressing financial crime and integrity risks, preferably within private equity or investment banking, and involving clients in Africa across a wide range of sectors e.g. manufacturing, technology, consumer services.
  • Experience in conducting financial crime focused research / due diligence, both remotely and onsite;
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, aspects of the UK regulatory requirements on anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing (AML/CFT), and/or anti-bribery and corruption;
  • Experience in the development and delivery of financial crime prevention solutions and controls in a wide range of scenarios;
  • Experience of developing and managing client relationships;
  • Experience in developing and evaluating financial crime compliance programmes and risk assessment frameworks;
  • University degree and preferably a postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline;
  • Experience developing and/or delivering BI-focused training sessions and related materials;
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, including in distilling complex or sensitive topics for strategic audiences.

Desirable/Technical Skills

  • Knowledge of controls and techniques in one or more of anti-money laundering, anti-corruption, counter terrorism financing, sanctions, and/or fraud prevention;
  • Experience in at least one or more of the following:
  • developing anti-corruption solutions and/or applying adequate procedures in line with the UK Bribery Act;
  • identifying appropriate governance and internal controls to manage fraud and third-party risks
  • business integrity risk management in intermediated structures (e.g. private equity or venture capital funds)
  • Detailed knowledge of and experience with international legislation or standards to address money laundering, terrorist financing, and/or corruption;
  • Detailed knowledge of legal and regulatory regimes relevant to financial crime compliance in BII’s target geographies;
  • Knowledge of internal controls/internal audit and/or corporate governance best practice at corporates.
  • Competency in one or more languages relevant to BII’s target geographies would also be an advantage.

Location: Lagos State, Nigeria Hybrid.

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