Database Administrator, Credit Analyst, Treasury Sales Dealer, Relationship Managers (Business Assets), ICT Project Manager, Head of Business Assets at Fina Bank

On Monday, November 4th, 2013

Fina Bank is poised for rapid growth in the near term. 

To support this growth strategy we are looking for a dynamic, focussed, motivated and result oriented individual to fill in the following position in our Treasury Department.

Treasury Sales Dealer

Ref: TRY/2013

The Job

Reporting to the Manager Treasury, the person will be responsible for advisory and marketing treasury products to the Bank’s customers.

Key roles and responsibilities will include:

  • Leading marketing/ sales of existing Treasury products;
  • Development & sales of new treasury products to the Bank’s customers;
  • Working in coordination with other business units to market treasury products to existing clients, and to seek new customers;
  • Achieve FX revenues from customer transactions in line with financial target within the strategic plan;
  • Cross-sell Bank’s products to customers; and
  • Training  other Bank staff members on treasury products and services;
Knowledge and Skills requirements:
  • Minimum qualification is a graduate degree from a recognised university;
  • Good sales & negotiation skills;
  • 4 years banking experience 2 of which should preferably have been in treasury products;
  • A general knowledge of other bank products in particular, trade and structured trade finance;
  • Strong ability to manage relationships;
  • Ability to work in a dealing room environment;
  • Be able to use own initiative and take decisions with authority and confidence;
  • Have a high ethical and moral code;
  • Show effective marketing and influencing skills; and
  • Strong communication skills.

Relationship Managers (Business Assets)

Ref: RM/2013

The Job

Reporting to the Head of Business – Assets, the jobholders will be responsible for client relationship management and developing the Bank’s existing asset client base of corporate customers, and for growing new asset corporate clients along with an expansion in funded and non-funded corporate business volumes.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Identifying fresh sales leads and exploiting business opportunities to grow customer base with concurrent growth in Bank assets;
  • Marketing Bank asset products to new and existing customers;
  • Cross selling of Bank’s products including trade finance products;
  • To ensure increased earnings, facility utilization and usage of Bank’s various products and services to maximise revenue;
  • Maintaining a good loan book with increased profits and reduced non performing accounts;
  • Maintaining customer relations to facilitate growth in customers base and increase retention of existing clients by ensuring quick turn-around time on relationship service delivery;
  • Managing risks and internal controls and ensuring that the necessary steps are taken to measure, monitor and control these risks;
  • Managing and developing allocated team members performance ;
  • Preparation of asset facility proposals; and
  • Preparation and maintenance of all relevant reports.
Knowledge and Skills Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a business related field. Finance, Risk, Credit, Marketing or Accounting qualifications will be an added advantage;
  • Strong business development and relationship management skills;
  • Strong analytical, credit and numerical skills;
  • Good understanding and application of Banking regulations, guidelines, policies, processes and procedures (at least 5 years’ experience in Relationship Management within a bank);
  • Good presentation and communication skills;
  • Attention to detail and a results oriented individual;
  • Must have the ability to work within strict deadlines and limited supervision; and
  • Must have strong leadership skills and be a team player

ICT Project Manager

Ref: IT/2013

The Job

Reporting to the Head of Information Technology, the jobholder will be responsible for overall planning, management, co-ordination, implementation, control and on-going evaluation of various ICT projects, ensuring consistency with Bank’s ICT strategy, commitments and goals.

Key roles and responsibilities include:

  • Planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation  of ICT projects;
  • Work with the business teams in defining requirements, interface between business and vendors, assisting business in test cases definition and User Acceptance Testing;
  • Providing direction and support to the ICT projects team;
  • Managing procurement for the projects in collaboration with Bank procurement department and in accordance with Bank’s procurement policy;
  • Responsible for key deliverables within agreed timelines, budget, scope and quality;
  • Liaison with various vendors on various applications; and
  • Liaison with system users to understand user related problems and guide them to solutions, if that does not require any application modifications.
Knowledge and Skills requirements:
  • Bachelors degree in computer Science;
  • Project Management qualification: Project Management Professional (PMP) or PRINCE II certification will be an added advantage;
  • Knowledge and hands on experience in Oracle database management, including writing PL/SQL scripts reports will be preferred;
  • 6-8 years’ experience with at least 3-4 years in a commercial bank;
  • Good interpersonal and communication – verbal and written skills;
  • Ability to work within strict deadlines and limited supervision;
  • Problem solving, analytical and negotiation skills; and
  • A good appreciation of banking Operations.

Head of Business Assets

Ref: HBA/2013

The Job

Reporting to the Managing Director, the jobholder will be responsible for growth and management of the Bank’s assets book in line with Bank’s overall strategy and will provide leadership to the Bank’s business teams for business growth in corporate/ mid-corporate market segment in Kenya.

Key Responsibilities;

  • Lead and manage the Bank’s business strategy, which targets the mid-corporate/corporate segment for assets growth;
  • Aggressively market existing loan and trade finance products to the Bank’s target market segment, leading and motivating a team of corporate relationship managers;
  • Maintain and develop the Bank’s existing portfolio of clients;
  • Maintain high credit quality standards for both existing and prospective borrowing customers;
  • Develop and implement appropriate action plans to increase market share and revenue to the desired level;
  • Optimise Bank’s revenue through various mix pricing parameters with special focus on sources of non-interest revenue;
  • Maintain and inculcate high standards of integrity and ethics in dealing with existing clients, prospective clients, the business assets team, other colleagues, regulators, and other stakeholders;
  • Formulate, drive, measure, and manage the Business–Assets team’s sales performance strategy; and
  • Network across the broader stakeholder group (Uganda and Rwanda, in addition to Kenya), to leverage and identify business opportunities.
Knowledge and Skills requirements:
  • A business-related university degree;
  • A minimum of 10 years banking experience with at least 6 years experience in a senior relationship management position in a Bank;
  • Strong business development and relationship management skills;
  • Knowledge of banking regulations, guidelines, policies and procedures;
  • Well-developed problem-solving, credit, analytical and numerical skills;
  • Superior leadership and people management skills;
  • Good presentation and communication skills;
  • Attention to detail and orientation towards achieving results; and
  • Ability to work within strict deadlines and with limited supervision.

Database Administrator

Ref: I.T/2013

The Job

Reporting to the IT Manager, the person will be responsible for providing technical support across all I.T systems in the Bank.

Key roles and responsibilities will include:

  • Configuration, troubleshooting, performance tuning and management of database systems;
  • Designing and implementing redundant systems, policies, and procedures for disaster recovery and data archiving to ensure effective protection and integrity of data assets;
  • Developing, managing and testing back-up and recovery plans; ensuring that storage, archiving, back-up and recovery procedures are functioning correctly;
  • Writing database documentation, including data standards, procedures and definitions for the data dictionary (metadata);
  • Responsible for change control, version control, access control, input/logic inspection control, security and integrity of data, documentation, back-up archiving and segregation of duties/roles and procedures where necessary;
  • Commissioning, installing and configuring new applications and customising existing applications in order to make them fit for purpose;
  • Troubleshooting any database and application related issues;
  • Controlling access permissions and privileges;
  • capacity planning;
  • Liaison with various vendors on various I.T applications;
  • Liaison with system users on their various needs;
  • Preparation of various I.T reports; and
  • Other I.T administrative duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Knowledge and Skills requirements:
  • Bachelors degree in computer science;
  • 2-3 years’ experience, preferably in a financial institution;
  • Skilled in configuration, troubleshooting, performance tuning and management of database systems;
  • Expert knowledge of database administration, hardware/software, programming, systems analysis, and related systems;  experience with mission critical and OLTP applications preferred;
  • Process oriented and able to develop and follow documentation related to the required work;
  • Ability to interact with users of all levels to assist with difficult technical tasks;
  • Experience in Oracle database, including writing PL/SQL scripts reports;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written;
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision; and
  • A good appreciation of banking Operations.

Credit Analyst

Ref: CA/2013

The Job

Reporting to the Head of Credit/Head of Business Assets, the job holders will be responsible for analyzing, reviewing, monitoring as well as making recommendation to the Management on each credit proposal, in accordance with the CBK Risk Management Guidelines and the Bank’s Credit Policy.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Review and make recommendations to the head of the department, relating to all new facilities, reviews, excesses requests, risk grading and pricing matrix for clients on credit proposals;
  • Extensive analysis of financials of the borrowers in their Balance Sheet, Profit & Loss accounts, Cash Flow & Funds Flow statement, satisfactorily establishing their financial credentials;
  • Ensure critical risk monitoring for loan Portfolio, highlighting specific action points for accounts in excess/over approved limits, and loans in arrears;
  • Daily review of the overdraft referral list and loan arrears report and factoring the same in the analysis (for the existing customers);
  • Prepare and check offer letters in line with the approval terms and conditions;
  • Should be able to work with tight delivery schedules to ensure quick turnaround-time; and
  • Lucid and error-free presentation, with minimum supervision, tying up all risk mitigants.
Knowledge and Skills requirements:
  • Degree in Business / Finance; or Accounting qualifications;
  • 3 – 5 years experience in banking out of which 2- 3 years should be as a credit analyst;
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to interpret the information in a precise and meaningful manner to help management in decision making;
  • Good understanding and application of Banking regulations, guidelines, policies, processes and procedures;
  • Keen on quick turnaround time and must have the ability to work within strict deadlines and with diverse teams;
  • Attention to detail, high levels of accuracy and good report writing skills;
  • Good in number crunching with analytical bent of mind;
  • Good communication skills (both oral and written); and
  • Results oriented individual.
If you can demonstrate your ability to fill the above positions, please submit your application along with your detailed CV stating your current position, remuneration, email, and telephone contacts to [email protected]
Please quote reference number on the subject field and the position you are applying for. 
Only applications that reach us on or before 15th November 2013 will be considered. 

Address your application to:

Head of Human Resources,
Fina Bank Limited,
P.O Box 20613-00200,


Note: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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