Trading Associate

AZA Finance is an established provider of currency trading and cross-border payment solutions which accelerate global access to frontier markets through an innovative infrastructure. By leveraging cutting edge technology in our flagship products, AZA is able to significantly lower the cost and increase the speed of business payments to, from and across frontier markets.

Our API product provides both wholesale currency purchase and retail settlement via our robust API while our Web-Based platform is our B2B over-the-counter product that caters to businesses with wholesale currency needs, especially those paying partners and suppliers.

Our partners utilise our hybrid financial infrastructure and deep local knowledge to manage liquidity and send payments to dozens of bank networks, mobile money operators and payments aggregators across Africa. Licensed by the UK’s FCA and the Bank of Spain, AZA is a market-maker in every major African currency. AZA was founded in 2013 and now has offices in Nairobi, Lagos, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Kampala and Dakar.

Job Description

Company Summary

AZA Finance is the largest non-bank in Africa and an established provider of Payments, FX and Treasury providing cross-border payment solutions which accelerate global access to frontier markets through an innovative infrastructure. By leveraging cutting edge technology with our proprietary technology, AZA Finance is able to significantly lower the cost and increase the speed of business payments to, from and across frontier markets.

Our API product provides both wholesale currency purchase and retail settlement via our robust API while our Web-Based platform is our B2B over-the-counter product that caters to businesses with wholesale currency needs, especially those paying partners and suppliers.

Licensed by the UK’s FCA and the Bank of Spain, AZA Finance is a market-maker in every major African currency. AZA Finance was founded in 2013 and now has offices in Nairobi, Lagos, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Kampala, Accra, Durban and Dakar.

Job Summary

AZA is seeking a highly talented and motivated Trading Associate who is looking to take a position in a fast-paced company. The Trading Associate is responsible for currency trading, operations, pricing and settlement of trades. This is an exciting opportunity to help Africa’s leading digital currency startup build a brand in East and West Africa. Move with AZA, Move with Africa. This is an exciting opportunity to help take Africa’s leading digital FX company to the next level.

  • Ambitious and passionate professional
  • Persistent and goal-oriented with a mindset to get the job done
  • Highly detail oriented and analytical
  • Excellent interpersonal, communications (written and oral), presentation, and listening skills.
  • Deep experience in trading and treasury, ideally Foreign Exchange, Minimum 2 years
  • ACI Dealing certification-a plus
  • Quantitative individual with a love for numbers and data analysis.
  • Creative problem solver with the ability to work independently with minimal guidance.

What we are looking for:

  • Make a market in several currency pairs, while monitoring competitor rates, bank rates and black-market rates.
  • Liaise with the sales and account management team to maximise price effectiveness, net margin and ensuring profitability
  • Market analysis and publishing of rates to client and internal stakeholders
  • Booking all treasury trades and ensuring that they are recorded in the respective reports.
  • Float management across accounts in multiple currencies, cash flow projection and analysis of cash movements
  • Managing relationships with specific trading counterparties.
  • Monitoring capital controls, intercompany flows and any other factors that inhibit ability to move funds freely.
  • Full life cycle trade responsibilities, build pre-trade analysis, execution, funds allocation and settlement across multiple strategies, brokers and banks.
  • Quantify risks of multiple African currency balances.
  • Make recommendations to improve trading procedures (reduce risk, increase efficiency, maximise profitability).
  • Provide recommendations for automation, risk mitigation or any other policies and procedures.
  • Great career development opportunities in a fast growing Fintech Company
  • Ownership: All team members are empowered to bring ideas and make a difference in a dynamic and casual work environment
  • A competitive salary at every stage of your growth
  • Workplace pension contributions
  • 24 days statutory paid annual leave in addition to local public holidays, plus an extra day for birthdays. Including 4 days for Christmas/New Year break
  • Company funded private medical insurance: dental, medical, and optical services coverage based on your jurisdiction
  • 2x-3x Group life insurance based on your jurisdiction
  • Performance bonus & Equity Incentives Plan
  • Growth: Access to a personal growth budget (FTEs/PERM Only)
  • Mentor & Buddy Program
  • Complimentary breakfast, snacks & drinks
  • Team Building and Happy Hours Events
  • employee mental health support
  • A One-Time Work from Home Allowance
  • Employee Referral Program

AZA is an equal opportunity employer and will consider every qualified applicant for employment. AZA does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

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