Central Planning & Analysis Lead
Middle East North Africa (MENA)
Country / Territory
Flexible Location
Flexible Location
Job Category
Pay Band
Locally appointed Grade F
Vacancy Description
Contract Duration: Indefinite Location: Egypt or Morocco Pay Band 7/F (locally appointed) Salary in Egypt: 28,494 EGP / month + medical insurance Salary in Morocco: 20,000 MAD / month + medical insurance Closing date: 16 November 2019

Role Purpose

To support the Regional Head of Central Planning and Analysis in providing professional guidance on financial planning and analysis and providing assurance on the underlying business financial performance. 

The post holder will be responsible for planning, forecasting, analysing and interpreting long - and short - term financial and operational plans through management reporting, analysis and interpretation of financial trends, impact assessment in conjunction with the Regional Head of Central Planning in order to enable informed decisions.

This post will be part of the Central Financial Planning & Analysis team that may be dispersed across the region. The roles will be split into teams which support various countries within a Cluster. There are 3 clusters across the Region

Function Overview

The Finance function is structured along functional lines with the aim of embedding the ‘three lines of defence’ model at its heart, clearly separating the financial control (first line) and risk and assurance (second line) functions, ensuring the integrity of our results and the strength of our controls.  

This will allow the organisation to focus more easily on business decision making, strategic planning, budgeting and forecasting on the basis of accurate monthly results.

This is a critical advisory role where effectiveness is dependent on ability to influence.  Personal confidence and credibility is required to ensure advice is seriously consider by senior members of the Regional team.

For more information regarding role requirements, British Council core skills & behaviours, kindly refer to the documents attached below;

Role Profile
British Council Core Skills
British Council Behaviours

Additional Information: 
  • If you are interested in this vacancy, kindly submit your application by 16 November 2019
  • Candidates applying from Egypt will remain in their location
  • Candidates applying from Morocco will remain in their location
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