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Financial Planning & Analysis Lead, West Africa Cluster - Lagos or Abuja
Sub Saharan Africa
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Pay Band 7
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Pay band: 7 / Post Duration: Indefinite / Eligibility: Right to live and work in Nigeria / Location: Lagos or Abuja / Deadline for application: 12 September 2017 (23:59 UK Time)

We have an exciting opening for full time employment as a Financial Planning and Analysis Lead, overseeing the West African Cluster with British Council Nigeria.


The role


It’s a Mid Management role and will see the post holder charged with 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 in order to enable informed decisions – sounds like you?


What we are looking for?


Passionate finance individual with


·         Minimum 2 years of experience in Operational financial management and or management accounting.

·         Demonstrable record of delivering results within a complex international structure and reporting to tight deadlines.

·         Advanced excel skills including pivot tables

·         ERP systems experience

Essential skills required to be successful in the role include:


·         Analysing Data and Problems

·         Communicating and Influencing

·         Managing risks

·         Financial analysis

Starting salary: NGN 9,178,045 gross


Why should you apply?


Equality, Diversity & Inclusion: As a cultural relations organisation, diversity and inclusion is at the core of what we do. We provide a work environment that does not tolerate unlawful discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups based on the basis of age, gender disability, religion or ethnicity. If you are an applicant with special needs, we guarantee you an interview if you meet the essential criteria.

A Learning Organisation: Working with British Council offers a unique opportunity to gain experience and develop skills in intercultural relations. With offices in over 100 countries of the world, we are a modern rapidly changing organisation with worldwide influence and impact through our work in Arts, Education and Society.

Our values: We live and work by our values of integrity, mutuality, creativity, professionalism and valuing people. Our work environment is therefore one of trust, empowerment, mutual respect and flexibility where you are encouraged to voice your opinions and contribute to our cultural relations work. Our policies for Raising concerns, anti-bullying and harassment, health and safety and Child Protection guide our effort to offer a positive inclusive working environment.

Work/Life Balance: At British Council, we recognise that individuals are the driving force behind our work. As a result, we encourage staff to strike a work/life balance by committing to working smart and making time for personal activities. We do this by offering a number of flexible working options.


Relevant documents to support your application process include:

Financial Planning & Analysis Lead, West Africa.pdf
BC Behaviours.pdf
BC Core Skills.doc

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. The closing date is 12 September 2017 at 23:59 UK Time

Note that you should only fill out the application after thoroughly reading through the ROLE PROFILE & GUIDANCE NOTES. There’s some important information you don’t want to miss.


The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria. British Council appointments are contingent on thorough checks. In the UK, and where appropriate systems exist overseas, these include Criminal Records checks.