Finance Officer at British Council Nigeria


The British Council is looking for suitably qualified and experienced individual to fill the post of Finance Officer. This person must have the right to work in Nigeria.

Job position: Finance Officer

Location: Lagos

Reports To: Assistant Finance Manager

The British Council is looking for suitably qualified and experienced individual to fill the post of Finance Officer. This person must have the right to work in Nigeria.

Purpose of job:

To support the delivery of the financial and business processes and systems.

To contribute to the development of British council Nigeria as an innovative and high performing country operation. To model the values and principles of an integrated operation and to ensure that we are aligned with the British Council regional and global priorities.


Context and environment: (e.g. dept description, region description, organogram)

Nigeria is the British Council’s largest operation in SSA with offices in 4 cities from Port Harcourt in the south to Kano in the north.

It delivers activity in all our Strategic Business Units, (Arts, English, Education and Society), and operates with both internal and external resources.

This post will play a support role in our resources/finance team.

Accountabilities, responsibilities and main duties:
(including people management and finance)

To provide support on Business processes with respect to audit/year end activities, trial balance/GL analysis and reconciliations.
To support the procurement process through monitoring of the vendor creation/amendment procedures and to provide assurance concerning the validity of potential vendors.
To assist in revenue management by timely collection, recording on SAP and reconciliation of all aspects of revenue.
To manage the payment process to high standards so as to ensure that all systems are working accurately, to time and meet BC corporate standards
To provide advice and direct support to other business teams to enable them complete their tasks on time and to ensure value for money impact for activities.

Application Closing Date
4th April, 2013
How to Apply
Read through the Finance Officer Role Profile Download and complete the . To help you understand and complete the application form, read through the ‘How to complete the application’ document . Listed within the role profile document, you will find a number of listed ‘behaviours’ and ‘skills and knowledge’. Evidence against those criteria’s will need to be provided in your role application form. To help you understand those criteria’s, we have provided a ‘behaviours’ and ‘generic skills’ dictionary at the top of this page.

Completed application forms should be submitted via email to Hposts@ng.britishcouncil.org. Only applications received on the British Council application form will be considered and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The British Council is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity and Diversity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.

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