Job description/person specification
Job title Exams Finance Officer Department/office Exams, Lagos Nigeria
Job holder vacant Job code NG/LG/H/ESO/045
Job type Full Time Pay band H/Band 4
Line manager Country Exams Manager Post-related Starting Salary 2,120,865
To support the Examination Services team in Nigeria in delivering an effective and efficient
business by providing financial services working closely with CEM and the Nigeria Finance
Team based in Lagos. To support the wider work of BC Nigeria by ensuring best finance
practice is shared with Finance Teams across the country.
Job aim To contribute to the the development of BC Nigeria as an innovative and high performing
country operation. To model the values and principles of an integrated operation and to
contribute to BC’s regional strategy.
Number of staff managed As line manager As countersignatory
Duty and standards – measurable in terms of time, cost, quality or quantity. Please note this list is
not to be regarded as exclusive.
Working within the Finance Team, to ensure that all exams Finance functions are accurately and effectively
managed and this includes:
To support CEM on accurate reporting of exams income and expenditure. This includes managing
1 Duty (40%) revenue collection and expenditure, checking and preparing payment of invoices in conjunction with
other Exams Services Officers; assisting ESOs with preparing daily, monthly, sessional and annual
exams income reconciliations; preparing cash flow requirements for Nigeria, preparing monthly
deferred income reports and preparing annual examinations accruals. Monthly attention to clearing
the debtors lists in Sterling and Naira.
To meet British Council Essential Finance standards and according to agreed time frames with
individual exam boards and E&E
Accurate posting of data on FABS
Meeting standards required under the FCCF
Accurate prepration of data for quarterly forecasting
Monthly reconciliation of EXFP and SAP systems
Providing support to CEM on data management and trend analysis
Debtors are managed to tolerable levels.
To support the CEM and ESM in the compilation of the EXFP/GPS Plans for Nigeria and in submitting
2 Duty (30%) timely and accurate financial returns to English & Exams in London. This includes analysing the
performance of individual exams products and offices in Nigeria with a view to enhancing overall
financial performance. Carry out monthly FCCF profiling of examinations financial report by product,
by volume and by location to highlight exceptions for management action.
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As per standards laid down by English & Exams and Essential Finance
Accurate quarterly forecasting and data inputting on EXFP/SAP
To monitor income and business targets providing trend analysis
Management of reconcilitiation issues following FCCF guidelines
All data and financial analysis completed on time and against agreed schedule
Business targets are met
To support CEM/ ESM on building and managing efficient and effective systems and processes for
3 Duty (15%) the exams business in Nigeria. This includes conducting reviews into the effectiveness of current
systems, putting forward proposals for rationalisation and simplification. Carry out bi-annual review of
exams income collection/recording/reporting process and of examination delivery process.
To ensure compliance with British Council EQS and individual exam boards requirements.
To meet internal audit standards for compliance
Standards To liaise with the SSA region on business processes
To meet business targets
Training and support
4 Duty (10%) To provide relevant financial training and support to staff within the All Nigeria exams team to ensure
effective delivery of tasks to required standards
To meet Essential Finance and Essential Personnel standards
To provide appropriate training to meet staff development and efficiency needs
Professional and Personal Development
5 Duty (5%)
Agree own personal development plan with Line Manager and review it twice a year
Minimum of 6 days development over a period of 12 months
As specified in job plan objectives
Managers should select competencies from the Organisational Skills Profile and should use no more than 8 for recruitment and
All criteria will be used for
If a criterion is to be used for
Criteria: behavioural competencies performance management
selection, please state here
(assign levels), skills, knowledge Essential (E) or purposes.
how it will be measured (e.g.
experience, and specialist desirable (D). Indicate here (Y or N) if a application form, interview,
qualifications. criterion is to be used for performance evaluation
recruitment and selection.
1 Achievement (Level 2) E Yes Application, Interview
2 Analytical Thinking (Level 2) E Yes Application, Interview
3 Customer Service Orientation (Level 2) E Yes Application, Interview
4 Team Working (Level 2) E Yes Application, Interview
Accountancy Graduate or related field
5 E Yes Application, Interview
(First degree or equivalent)
Job Families: technical skills,
knowledge and experience
Minimum 3 years professional
6 E Yes Application, Interview
Professional accountancy qualification
7 E Yes Application, Interview
Demonstrable experience of and
8 proficiency in using EXCEL and other E Yes Application, Interview
Any special requirements of the job, including any legal requirements e.g. restrictions on employment, occasional
unsocial hours, flexible working, passport status.
Occasional unsocial hours may be required
Version amended by PU at 09.20 on 04/09
Version amended by PU at 09.20 on 04/09