Business relationship manager

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Job Summary

ACCA is the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. We're the world's most forward-thinking professional accountancy body. Since ...

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description

ACCA is the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. We're the world's most forward-thinking professional accountancy body. Since we were founded in 1904, we have expanded to over 1400 staff in 55 countries, meaning we’re a truly global organisation. Our people enjoy a working environment that is dynamic, human and connected, and have a strong focus on creating value for our students and members.

Job Description

  • The Business Relationship Manager, Nigeria, will directly impact ACCA’s employer strategy by identifying, developing, managing and raising ACCA’s profile with employers/members in key identified sectors in Nigeria. 
  • The role will be responsible for building relationships with key influencers for the benefit of ACCA’s global position.

The Job

  • To directly contribute to growth in ACCA's reputation, influence and size through the delivery of ACCA’s global employer strategy at the national office level.
  • To target employers across the various sectors in Nigeria in the corporate, practice and public sectors, encouraging them to recognize and adopt ACCA as the professional accountancy partner of choice.
  • To support effective key account management with employers, universities and high schools, that clearly differentiates ACCA from its competitors.
  • To develop effective knowledge of employers, to identify key employer trends, and respond to those needs appropriately.
  • To develop strategic partnerships with selected blue chip companies, embedding ACCA in their training policies and global mobility strategies.
  • Initiate and maintain relationships with key universities through face-to-face visits and other relevant communication channels
  • To co-ordinate and deliver effective university-focused events, in line with ACCA’s recruitment strategy and design and deliver a regular programme of events for ACCA new and existing students through the Universities
  • Ensure that ACCA students and members are kept fully aware of ACCA practices and procedures regarding exams for students and CPD for members.

The Person

  • The successful candidate will use his/her strong personal and presentation skills to engage with local stakeholders at their most senior levels. S/he will be adept at building and maintaining relationships, and communicating clearly both orally and in writing.
  • S/he will be expected to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the professional business environment in which ACCA Nigeria operates.

S/he should have/be:

  • A Degree with a strong background in Business Development and Marketing, with at least 4-5 years of work experience preferably with a proven track record of key account management
  • Excellent presentation, analytical, networking and relationship building skills with the ability to present ACCA appropriately and influence people at all levels
  • Possessing a clear disposition to strategic thinking and planning
  • Able to work independently and also as a team player
  • Able to work independently, contributing to team goals
  • A proactive team player
  • An excellent communicator
  • Experience in the finance/accounting related sector is desirable

The Perks

And in working with us, you’ll enjoy:

  • Exposure to a global environment
  • Fantastic opportunities to develop your career
  • Flexible benefits package including Private Healthcare (Family Cover), Excellent Company Pension Scheme.

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