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Manager, Enterprise Risk Management

  • Job Type Full Time
  • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience 8 years
  • Location Lagos
  • Job Field Finance / Accounting / Audit&nbsp

Job Summary

  • United Nigeria Airlines is a fast-growing commercial airline operator based in Nigeria. We are looking for a talented Risk Manager to join Team United Nigeria. If you’re eager for your next challenge, United Nigeria Airlines is a great place to grow your career. You’ll be glad you applied to United Nigeria for the role of a Risk Manager.
  • The Enterprise Risk Management Department of United Nigeria develops and communicates the risk policies and processes for the Company. It develops and implements the risk models and controls involving market, credit, operational and regulatory risks, ensures that internal controls are operating effectively, and provides research and analytical support to the enterprise. The Risk Manager must have excellent quantitative and analytical skills, along with the ability to apply those skills across a variety of business processes.


  • Designing and implementing overall risk management processes and strategies for the company;
  • Performing a risk assessment: Analyzing current risks and identifying potential risks that are affecting the company including the financial impact on the company when risks occur;
  • Performing a risk evaluation: Evaluating the company’s previous handling of risks, and comparing potential risks with criteria set out by the company such as costs and legal requirements;
  • Establishing the level of risk, the company is willing to take
  • Developing a risk matrix in terms of probability of occurrence and severity of consequence;
  • Preparing risk management and insurance budgets
  • Risk reporting tailored to the relevant audience, the board, management and financiers and regulatory agencies.
  • Advising the board of directors about the most significant risks to the business;
  • Ensuring that business heads understand the risks that might affect their departments;
  • Ensuring that staff understand their own accountability for individual risks;
  • Explaining the external risk posed by corporate governance to stakeholders
  • Creating business continuity plans to limit risks;
  • Implementing health and safety measures, and purchasing insurance
  • Conducting policy and compliance audits, which will include liaising with internal and external auditors;
  • Maintaining records of insurance policies and claims
  • Reviewing any new major contracts or internal business proposals
  • Building risk awareness amongst staff by providing support and training within the company
  • Performs any other duties that may be assigned by the COO/ED

Required Skills/Abilities:

The following skills will be required:

  • Analytical skills and an eye for details
  • Commercial awareness
  • Numerical skills
  • Planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to understand broader business issues
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • his is a senior position in the Company.

The Risk Manager reports directly to the CEO and to the Board of Directors as may be necessary.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Strong commercial awareness.
  • Strength in problem-solving, issue-resolution, ability to work in a deadline-driven work environment, attention to detail, and ability to multitask.
  • Strong leadership and team-building skills
  • Strong negotiator
  • Strong levels of numeracy and analytical ability
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Understanding of the airline sector
  • Microsoft Word / Excel / PowerPoint skills.
  • High-level English skills, both written, oral and aural
  • Must be smart enough to take critical decisions within a very short time limit
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software
  • Thorough and meticulous with extreme attention to detail.
  • Proactive team player.
  • Self-motivated, tenacious, uses initiative and problem solver.
  • Able to work without supervision, prioritize and manage workflow without ongoing  guidance.
  • Work to tight deadlines with a ‘can-do’ attitude.
  • Strong communicator both to internal stakeholders and external suppliers

Experience & Qualification

  • A Minimum of 8 years requisite experience in enterprise risk management in a large organization. Experience in the Aviation industry will be an advantage.
  • A degree in the following subjects is not vital but can be included in a job description:
  • Risk Management
  • Management or Business Studies
  • Finance or Economics
  • Accounting
  • Science
  • Statistics
  • Engineering

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Method of Application

Job Summary

  • The financial controller performs effective risk management and plans the organisation’s financial strategy. 
  • The ideal candidate must be well-versed in all aspects of financial systems, controls and management ranging from accounting to broad investment and banking operations.
  • The candidate will be an excellent leader with strong interpersonal and communication skills. He or she must be a highly motivated, result-oriented manager able to work under pressure.

Key functions:

  • Participating in executive management and making decisions on the running of the company;
  • Setting up and managing the financial and accounting functions of the airline;
  • Driving the company’s financial planning; Maintaining systems and controls
  • Performing risk management by analysing the organization’s liabilities and investments;
  • Raising and managing funds from various local and international sources to meet the capital and investment needs of the airline
  • Managing cash and liquidity risks;
  • Ensuring regulatory financial, tax and reporting


  • Drive the company’s financial planning, budgeting, controls and company growth
  • Perform risk management by analyzing the organization’s liabilities and investments
  • Decide on investment strategies by considering cash and liquidity risks
  • Ensure cash flow is appropriate for the organization’s operations
  • Overseeing Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Tax, Treasury, Payroll, Financial and Management Accounting functions.
  • Supervise all finance personnel (controllers, treasurers, accounting officers, analysts )
  • Manage vendor relationships and procurements
  • Prepare reliable current and forecasting reports
  • Set up and oversee the company’s finance IT systems
  • Ensure compliance with the law and company’s policies
  • Develop and manage relationships with investors and financiers
  • Ensure efficiency of the company’s operations including advising on best practices to increase the bottom line
  • Overseeing commercial decision-making from tender analysis, margin analysis, pricing analysis etc
  • Ensure compliance with tax laws and other regulatory financial requirements including auditing
  • Ensure full and timely financial reporting by international financial reporting standards

Recruitment, training, mentoring and development of staff in the department and company on financial-related matters.

Experience & Qualification

  • 10+ Proven experience as finance officer/chief account or relevant role in a senior financial managerial position with a proven record of success
  • In-depth knowledge of corporate financial law and risk management practices
  • Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods
  • Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods
  • Proficiency in the use of MS Office and accounting software
  • Ability to strategize and solve problems
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Extensive relationships in the financial system
  • Knowledge of the aviation industry
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • An analytical mind, comfortable with numbers
  • CPA/ACCA/ACA is required
  • BSc/BA in Accounting, Finance or relevant field; MSc/MBA is a plus



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