SENIOR MANAGER, ISSUERS (Securities & Exchange Commission)

Job Purpose:

To ensure that issuers of securities to the public conduct their activities in accordance with Securities Laws and Regulations.

Major Accountabilities & Responsibilities:

  • Review securities Offer Documents in line with Securities Industry Act, 2016 (Act 929), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Regulations 2003, L.I. 1728, and Companies Act 2019 (Act 992).
  • Review applications for Takeovers and Mergers and other forms of business combinations in line with SEC Code on Takeovers and Mergers, 2008 and the Companies Act 2019 (Act 992).
  • Monitor securities offerings and business combination activities and processes to ensure compliance with securities laws and regulations and produce project closure reports.
  • Lead post-offer review of issuers of securities to ensure terms and conditions of the offers as contained in offer documents are complied with.
  • Review Annual Financial Reports and Interim financial Statements of listed companies to ensure compliance with Securities Regulations and Accounting and Auditing Standards.
  • Conduct on-site review of issuers with securities listed on the main exchange and the GFIM of the Ghana Stock Exchange using risk-based approach to ascertain compliance with the Companies Act 2019, Act 992, SEC Regulations 2003, L.I. 1728 and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
  • Conduct investigations into accounting malpractices or misreporting by public companies where the Commission so suspects.
  • Liaise with the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICAG) on matters of accounting and auditing standards.
  • Review Corporate Governance structures/processes of public companies and measure compliance with:
    • The SEC Code of Corporate Governance for companies with securities listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange,
    • the Companies Act, 2019 (Act 929) and the Securities Laws and Regulations.
    • Develop market guidance notes for the implementation of Act 929 and SEC Regulations for streamlining market practices.
    • Play a lead role in the preparation of annual work plan of the department and quarterly performance review of same.

Minimum Educational & Professional Qualification

  • Minimum of Master’s Degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Mathematics or any relevant field.
  • A Qualified Member of a Professional Body such as CA, ACCA, CIMA, CFA and in good standing with a minimum of 9 years post qualification experience.
  • A minimum of twelve (12) years post Bachelor’s-Degree relevant work experience, four (4) of which must be in a managerial level in a reputable organization.

Technical, Managerial & Behavioural Competencies Required

  • Knowledge in Accounting Principles, International Auditing Standards (ISAs) and Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
  • Ability to analyse and interpret financial statements of public companies for profitability, solvency and going-concern purposes.
  • Working knowledge of the securities market.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office tools.
  • Excellent management, problem-solving and writing skills.
  • Ability to take initiatives, innovate, exercise sound judgement and take responsibility for actions.
  • Ability to work with direct reports to achieve departmental goals and must have good temperament.
  • Be hardworking, result-oriented and time conscious.
  • Have strong ethical and professional skills.

Qualified and interested candidates should kindly apply through this link by submitting a cover letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae including contact telephone numbers and email addresses of two referees.

CLOSING DATE: 25th March, 2022.  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


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