Finance Assistant wanted in Abuja – Apply Here: Salary Salary: NGN 5,431,443 per annum. Date: 13-Oct-2021
Location: Abuja, Sub Saharan Africa, NG
Company: British Council
The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language. We work in two ways – directly with individuals to transform their lives, and with governments and partners to make a bigger difference for the longer term, creating benefit for millions of people all over the world. We help young people to gain the skills, confidence and connections they are looking for to realise their potential and to participate in strong and inclusive communities. We support them to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications. Our work in arts and culture stimulates creative expression and exchange and nurtures creative enterprise. We connect the best of the UK with the world and the best of the world with the UK. These connections lead to an understanding of each other’s strengths and of the challenges and values that we share. This builds trust between people in the UK and other nations which endures even when official relations may be strained. We work on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2019-20 we connected with 80 million people directly and with 791 million overall, including online and through our broadcasts and publications.
The post holder will be responsible for managing and ensuring financial processes of all FCR programmes within the justice, security and conflict sector are implemented as per the British Council and EU driven policies and providing support to the Finance Manager and assistance to programme teams to specifically support the payment and invoicing process as required.
Main accountabilities but not limited to the following:
The appointed candidate will have the following accountabilities, responsibilities and main duties:
- To support timely processing of invoices to designated workshops, meetings and events according to stated requirements.
- Support processing of payments and reconciling records according to agreed time standards for same.
- Support maintenance of Abuja office cash imprest and support in parking and posting of Petty cash transactions on to SAP.
- Audit travel, procurement and workshop expenses as may be directed by the Finance Manager, keeping and recording items in Finance Safe.
- Support printing, filing, scanning and updating of finance related documents.
- Support all payment and processing functions of the finance team.
- To assist in taking on responsibilities to support the Programme finance team where necessary and practical.
- Ensure professionalism is demonstrated in own work area and that customer / client needs and perspectives are reflected in own behaviours and focus.
- To support the embedding of continuous learning and improvement into the team.
- To proactively share best practice and learning across the wider EU programmes team.
- To seek to understand the interdependencies and connections that programme office has with other organisations and manage such relationships within own work area.
- To ensure personal development on IT skills for wider administrative assistance.
- Other administrative workAs with any business that experiences peaks and troughs of activity, there is likely to be a need to work outside office hours from time to time.Role specific knowledge and experience:
The successful candidate will need to possess the following requirements:
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Minimum of 1-year experience in a project finance environment.
- Experience of working on SAP
- Experience of positive contribution to change
- Experience of working as part of a successful team/function.
- High levels of personal effectiveness and the ability to focus on achieving deadlines.
- In depth knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting procedures is a must along with high degree of concentration and an ability to identify accounting discrepancies.
- Ability to maintain and update accounting spreadsheets, journal logs to ensure that it is compliant with organizations rules and regulations, and any other relevant legislation.
- Ability to handle high volumes of financial data and information and should be well acquainted with ways of storing and retrieving it whenever there is any need.
- Evidence of continuous professional development in ACA/ACCA/CPA Professional Accounting qualifications
- Experience of working in a Full Cost Recovery (FCR) project
- Experience of operating in a complex, multi-cultural context
- Computer skills – A good knowledge of Microsoft Office suiteFurther Information
Pay band: 4
Salary: NGN 5,431,443
Contract type: One-year fixed term contract
Alternative locations the role could be based: Nigeria
Essential Requirements– Role holder must have existing rights to live and work in the country the role is based.
Closing Date – 19 October 2021 applications will close 23:59 Nigeria Time
A connected and trusted UK in a more connected and trusted world.
The British Council is committed to a policy of equality and to valuing diversity and is keen to reflect the diversity of the societies in which we work at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.
The British Council has Disability Confident Employer Status. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role. Applicants are encouraged to highlight any specific requirements or adjustments needed to enable participation in the recruitment process.
The British Council is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults who we work with.
We believe that all children and adults everywhere in the world deserve to live in safe environments and have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse, maltreatment and exploitation as set out in article 19, UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) 1989.
Appointment to positions where there is direct involvement with vulnerable groups will be dependent on thorough checks being completed; these will include qualification checks, reference checks, identity & criminal record checks in line with legal requirements and with the British Council’s Safeguarding policies for Adults and Children.
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