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Date Posted

May 18, 2015


Cardinal Stone

Job Title

Chief Operating Officer At Cardinal Stone

Job Type



We are a non-bank financial institution, providing services in Financial Advisory, Capital Raising, Investment Management and Share Registration to a diverse base of investors and business owners with strong interest in Nigeria and the broader West African economic region. We are registered by the Nigerian Securities & Exchange Commission to operate as an Issuing House, Fund Manager, Broker/Dealer and Registrar.

Chief Operating Officer

Job Specification

Overvier of Role 

CardinalStone Partners is an investment and asset management firm based in Nigeria. Over the past 7 years, we have built a strong reputation and track record in Asset Management, Investment Banking, Principal Investments and Securities Trading.  CardinalStone is seeking a well qualified, highly-motivated individual to serve as Chief Operating Officer, with oversight of all of the Company’s Business Support functions.

The core responsibility of the COO will be to ensure superior operational performance across all business support functions, in line with the broader goals of the CardinalStone Partners Group, while anticipating, identifying and planning for changing organizational needs


Areas of oversight and role

 §  Human Resources Management: Oversee and guide the Human Resources Manager to drive recruiting, performance evaluation, salary administration, employee relations, benefits administration, and other human resource management functions

§  Legal: Work closely with the Head of Legal and Company Secretary to ensure that all regulatory requirements and company secretarial functions are carried out appropriately, and handle additional legal issues as they arise

§  Information Technology: Works closely with the Head of IT to oversee technology systems design and development, other systems management functions, as well as the overall IT infrastructure

§  Administration:  Oversee the Administrative team, with responsibility for facilities management, front desk operations, the Company’s fleet, and other office administration functions

§  Branding: Oversee the brand manager, and be the ultimate custodian of the Company’s  marketing, communications, branding, and client and community outreach activities


§  Special Projects: Direct responsibility for one-off special or cross functional projects that may arise



 Person Specifications/ Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelors degree from a top tier university. Degrees with an analytical/numerical leaning preferred. Post-graduate degree such as MBA is an added advantage
  • 7+ years of work experience, with at least 3 years of experience managing teams. Experience in operational management roles preferred, with cross-functional experience and responsibility developing and implementing organizational processes
  • Financial services industry experience preferred
  • Experience in a middle-office role in a financial services, management consulting or other client-service firm will be a strong advantage

General Competencies

General Competence 

  • Strategic thinking and strong execution skills
  • Strong analytical and critical reasoning skills
  • Exceptional Project Management skills
  • Project Planning, Reporting & Control
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, maturity and ability to build and lead effective teams
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word

Year of Experience

5-10 year


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