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Finance Officer, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Sub Saharan Africa
Country / Territory
Dar es Salaam
Job Category
Pay Band
Pay Band 4
Vacancy Description
2 years Fixed Term contract, pay band 4, no gender restriction, must have pre-existing rights to work in Tanzania, closing date is October 17th, 2016 at 10:00AM
Purpose of the job
To support British Council Finance operations in Tanzania and make a key contribution to ensuring and maintaining a high level of finance control and compliance in the areas specifically accountable for.

Context and environment
This post will be part of Business Systems Support (BSS) team, providing financial services to programmes, teaching centre and the exams team.  The post will report to the British Council Tanzania Finance Manager and work closely with BSS team and support them in carrying out financial procedures and ensuring compliance with corporate policies.

The British Council acknowledges our duty of care to ensure a healthy and safe place to work for our staff, customers and visitors. We aim to achieve this through compliance with the safety laws in each of the countries in which we operate. We aim, where practicable, to follow UK standards, guidance and codes of good practice where these offer enhanced standards of health and safety.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion  Policy (EDI) commits us to ensuring that there is no unjustified discrimination in the recruitment, retention, training and development of staff on the basis of age, disability, gender including transgender, HIV/AIDS status, marital status including civil partnerships, pregnancy and maternity, political opinion, race/ethnicity, religion and belief, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, spent convictions, trade union activity or membership, work pattern and on the basis of having or not having dependants or any other irrelevant grounds.

All employees of the British Council must adhere to the Corporate Health & Safety, EDI and Child Protection policies and the Code of Conduct.

Accountabilities, responsibilities and main duties
The postholder will be accountable for providing financial support for the BC operation in Tanzania.

The postholder will be responsible for:
 -  Providing support to the Finance Manager in completing bank reconciliation as per the corporate policy
 -  Keeping all off-system cheques to a minimum and ensure details are sent to shared services team (hub) as per the corporate guideline
 -  Completing straight to bank payments and cheque payments
 -  Ensuring  journals are raised immediately after issuing cheques Eg Exam refunds 
 -  Completing income reconciliation for Exams as per corporate policy
 -  Completing reconciliation for vendors
 -  Ensure all cash journals are parked and posted daily
 -  Providing support to the Finance Officer in posting month end journals before the period is closed
 -  Manage the petty cash process and reconciliation.

Key relationships 
 -  All members of BSS team 
 -  British Council Tanzania Management Team and department heads, all British Council Tanzania staff
 -  Key financial sector contacts including Standard Chartered Bank, TRA, Ministry of Finance
 -  Suppliers and partners
 -  Other key contacts to be agreed 

BC Core Skills.doc
BC Behaviour.pdf