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Finance Assistant - Abuja, Nigeria
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Pay band: PB 4/ Location: Abuja, Nigeria/ Contract type: Fixed Term (3 years)/ Requirements: Applicants must have the existing legal status to live & work in Nigeria/ Closing date and time: 11 August 2019 (23:59 UK Time)

The British Council SSA has a new opportunity for a Finance Assistant in Nigeria.

The Role:

Finance Assistant Abuja 

The Role Purpose:


Reporting to the Finance Manager and the Country Finance Team, the Finance Assistant 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.


Role Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Evidence of continuous professional development in ACA/ACCA/CPA Professional Accounting qualifications advantageous
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in a project finance environment
  • Experience of working on SAP
  • Experience of working in a Full Cost Recovery (FCR) project advantageous



Please refer to the role profile for a full list of the role responsibilities/accountabilities and person specification.

Please follow the links for relevant document to support your application:

Finance Assistant Abuja - Role Profile.pdf
British Council Behaviours.pdf
British Council Core Skills.pdf


Closing date for applications is 11 August 2019 (23:59 UK time)

In your application form, please clearly explain how you meet the essential and desirable skills, qualification and experience criteria mentioned in the person specification section of the role profile. This will help us determine your fit for the role and increase your application's chances of success.

About us:

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.  We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work in over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society.  Each year we reach over 20 million people face to face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications.

Our Equality Commitment:

Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. 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 is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks.

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