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Finance Assistant At Teacher Development Programme (TDP)

Date Posted: 14/Oct/2013
Deadline: Not Specified


We are a £1.1 billion management, engineering and development consultancy with 15,000 staff and a global reach spanning six continents. Our network of 170 principal offices in 140 countries gives us local market insight backed by world class expertise to deliver excellence for every client. 

The Teacher Development Programme (TDP) is a six-year UK government funded programme designed to provide strategic technical assistance at Federal level in up to 6 Lead States on teachers’ skills improvement. It aims ultimately at improving student learning. 
The Education Sector Support Programme in Nigeria (ESSPIN) is a six-year UK government funded programme designed to provide strategic technical assistance to support education reform at Federal level in up to 7 Lead States. 
The Finance Assistant will be responsible for the day-to-day support of management of finances within Abuja in accordance with Cambridge Education’ systems and procedures and consistent with the client’s requirements. The Finance Assistant will receive an induction in Abuja to ensure that s/he is fully conversant with Cambridge Education (CE) systems and procedures.

Job Description


• Support the internal administrative functions of the finance unit; 
• Support and guide Programme Officers on the preparation of payment vouchers and ensuring that payment voucher has adequate and relevant supporting document; 
• Support Programme Officers in ensuring that appropriate account codes are used and expenditure are charged to the correct expenditure budget line; 
• Support and facilitate timely retirement of advances to programme staff; 
• Support workshop activities on disbursement of fund and timely retirement of workshop advances; 
• Administer the Programme petty cash fund, reconciliations and subsequent postings into the accounting platforms; 
• Support the DFMs and FOs in ensuring payment for goods and services are made to suppliers and service providers as and when due; 
• Ensure an efficient tracking process for all document sent to the finance unit up to the stage of filing and ensure the security of finance documents; 
• Provide support to the DFMs and FOs during the fixed asset verification exercise and periodic reviews of accounting records; 
• Work closely with the admin staff to ensure proper administration of items of consumables and store items; 
• Ensure invoice received are reconciled with the amount posted in the accounts; 
• Support the Finance Officers in the preparation of forecast, budget and monthly returns; 
• Establish good and considerate working relationships with all staff within the programme, demonstrating respect for their own roles and responsibilities. 

Note: This job description reflects the present requirements of the post. As duties and responsibilities change and develop the job description will be reviewed and be subject to amendment in consultation with the post holder.


Candidate Specification

Essential competencies/skills 

• Excellent financial management/ accountancy skills; 

• Good IT skills and confidence/proficiency in all Microsoft packages, and the ability to master CE in-house financial management system, FiFi; 

• Attention to detail and accuracy; 

• Ability to think ahead and produce accurate; 

• Willingness to be flexible and respond in a timely manner to support colleagues in Abuja head office and State Offices when the need requires; 

• May undertake periodic travel to State Offices for financial team meetings. 

Required academic/professional qualifications, training and experience 

• Educated to BSc or equivalent with minimum of two years working experience; 

• Previous experience working in a large donor funded programme is an added advantage; 

• Ability to work as a member of a team

Method of Application

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