Monday, November 8, 2010

Career Opportunities at GTAssurance

Investment Analyst

Ref no: AAML 004

Group: Systems and Control Group
Reporting to:  Group Head - Systems and Control Group.
Location: Lagos State.


  • Coordinate and carry out periodic audit exercises
  • Carry periodic asset verification exercises
  • Periodic scrutiny of ledger account transaction and balances
  • Perform payroll review
  • Liaison with External Auditors, where the need arises
  • Reconciliation of bank accounts allotted
  • Validation of entries in AIMS, AimsFriendly and other applications used by the Company
  • Reviews Company's monthly production with financial statistics.
  • Evaluate existing processes and controls for weaknesses, and make recommendations where necessary
  • Carry out fraud and necessary investigations, when the need arises
  • Carry out System assurance
  • Internal Audits

A 1st degree in Accounting or any other related discipline
ACCA, ICAN qualification will be an advantage

Audit Experience in an international firm of accountants
Excellent use of Microsoft suite
Excel, Word, etc
The ability to motivate a team
Initiative and enthusiastic
Excellent communication and people skills
Good planning and organisational skills
The ability to work calmly under pressure
How to Apply

Email CV to or forward covering letter with an up to date cv, to:

Human Resources
Guaranty Trust Assurance plc
Plot 928, Bishop Aboyade Cole street
Victoria Island, Lagos.

Job Title: Unit Head -" Health Management Services

Reports To: Head; Corporate Business Group

Job Objective: To establish the company as a dominant player in the team’s industry sector via the development and management of vibrant corporate clientelle base.
The critical direction is to lead the Company to achieve not lower than a number 1 position nationwide in terms of Corporate market share by 2012.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Primarily market and sell Oraclemed International Health Plan and other ancillary services to institutional clients in both the private and public sectors.
  • Markets and sells all other GTAssur’s products and services to corporate clients in the Professional and Allied Services sector of the economy.
  • Participates in Product development, repackaging and customization as it relates to the specific business sector.
  • Provides market intelligence for product improvement/development to relevant team in the company
  • Leads the Team’s relationship management activities.
  • Responsible for the growth of client base in the sector.
  • Identifies and establishes business relationship with potential clients in the Team’s industry sector
  • Ensures prompt preparation of accurate quotations in instances where recourse to GOG & LHOG is not necessary.
  • Responsible for the preparation of proposals.
  • Reviews pre and post call memos.
  • Prepares and presents the Team’s Monthly Performance Report.
  • Responsible for the preparation and monitoring of the Team’s budget.
  • Reviews weekly and monthly activities report.
  • Provides leadership and strategic direction for Team members.
  • Ensure the adequate development of the Team members and self 
  • Responsible for reconciliation of customers accounts on a monthly basis.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of company’s service excellence standards
  • Carries out any other assignment that might be delegated by the Group Head from time to time

Required Skills and Competencies

  • Good oral communication and professional writing skills
  • Good knowledge of financial markets and institutions
  • High proficiency in use of IT and technology
  • Excellent interpersonal and team building skills
  • Analytical and strategic planning skills
  • Very good selling and relationship management capabilities
  • Above average insurance technical underwriting knowledge
  • High moral and ethical values
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Good understanding of financial statement analysis and reporting   

Company Secretary & Group Head, Legal

This position reports to the Chief Client Officer

Overall Job Objective
To perform the duties of the Company Secretary by acting in accordance with the law regarding this position and working closely with the Board and Executive Management.  Specifically, the individual will ensure that the company complies with the law on running a company in Nigeria as well as ensure compliance with good corporate governance practices in matters relating to the Board.
The successful candidate will also manage the Legal Team and have an oversight function of the Claims Group.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities
Company Secretary Responsibilities
  • Organizing, preparing agendas for, and taking minutes of board meetings and annual general meetings (AGMs)
  • Preparation of some of the board papers on behalf of Executive Management
  • Maintaining statutory books, including registers of members, directors and secretaries
  • Dealing with correspondence, collating information and writing reports, ensuring decisions made are communicated to the relevant company stakeholders
  • Contributing to meeting discussions as and when required, and advising Board and Executive management on the legal and governance implications of proposed policies
  • Monitoring changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environment, and taking appropriate action
  • Liaising with external regulators and advisers, such as lawyers and auditors
  • Developing and overseeing the systems that ensure the company complies with all applicable codes, as well as its legal and statutory requirements, especially with regards to NSE, NAICOM and SEC
  • Issuing share certificates and recording transfers of shares
  • Filing of documents at the Companies Registration Office including changes of registered office, changes of directors and/or secretary and their particulars
  • Ensuring that documents are filed with the Registrar of Companies within the prescribed time limits such as the company's annual and other returns
  • Communicating with the company's members and notifying the members of meetings of the company, details of proposed resolutions to be considered at meetings, circulating them with copies of the annual financial statements
  • Delivering copies of special resolutions and certain other resolutions passed by the company
  • Publishing statutory notices
  • Administering share transfers
  • Ensuring that the board's decisions are properly communicated
  • Custody of the company seal
  • Ensuring the company has its name in legible lettering, outside each place at which it conducts business
  • Ensuring that the company's letterhead bears the appropriate details

Legal Advisor

  • Responsible for advising the company on all business matters
  • Responsible for liaising with security agencies on behalf of the company and its staff
  • Advise company on legal disputes
  • Advise company on appropriate legal principles especially as it regards interpretation of insurance policies and claims adjustment
  • Arrange and attend pre-trial conferences
  • Attend court sessions on behalf of the company when necessary
  • Build relationships with our external solicitors.

·         Claims

  • Oversee the activities of the Claims Team
  • Ensure that the company’s claims administration processes comply with best practice
  • Ensure adherence to the approved Claims policies and procedures
  • Contribute to the development of policy wordings

Skills and Specifications
  • Should have the deep knowledge of corporate regulatory environment, company rules/laws and board practices/norms.
  • Must have good communication and relationship management skills.
  • Must be able to schedule meetings with company legal advisors and board of directors.
Education and Qualification
  • Must be a graduate of Law, LLM is desirable but not essential
  • An MBA or SMP/AMP is also desirable but not a pre-requisite
  • Should have ICSA Qualifications
  • Minimum 10 years work experience.  It is desirable for the candidate to have spent some years in the position of a Company Secretary.


Reports To: Unit  Head - Management Accounts

Job Objective: Financial Accounting And Analysis

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Taxation Computation
  • Review of other debtor, Loss Adjuster and Third Party Claimant ledgers.
  • Weekly reconciliation of Finance to relevant underwriting figures.
  • Preparation of Monthly Management  Report (MMR)
  • Salary schedule review and update of soft copy to the bank
  • Partake in the preparation of financial statements
  • Preparation of financial models
  • Preparation of monthly profitability report (MPR)
  • Presentation of the MPR
  • Monthly review of Domiciliary Accounts
  • Commission payment
  • Preparation of FINSTAT Highlights and other financial analysis as required
  • Responsible for the opening of ledger accounts.
  • Verification of all expenses before payment is made.
  • Participation in yearly budget exercise
  • Take minutes at MPR
  • Pre and post audit review(internal and external)
  • Information gathering  for the Insurance industry
  • Carry out other duties that may be delegated from time to time by the Unit Head

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