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Finance Officer At Eacher 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 6 Lead States. 

The Finance Assistant will be responsible for the day-to-day 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


• Work in accordance with the project accounting handbook to administer programme funds at Abuja level; 

• In consultation with the National Programme Manager and the Deputy Finance Manager, produce regular rolling quarterly and monthly forecasts and submit monthly site returns to the Deputy Finance Manager in Abuja to feed into the monthly reconciliation and invoicing processes; 

• Maintain up-to-date project accounts on the system to ensure that timely, accurate and appropriate information is available to the programme management team; 

• Liaise with administrative and technical teams to ensure accurate forecasting and prompt disbursal and reconciliation of expenditure; 

• Supervise preparation of all payment vouchers, journal vouchers and cheques and ensure the timely settlement of all undisputed sub-contractor invoices;

• Support the disbursement of fund for workshop and related activities, and the reconciliation of such disbursement 

• Monitor expenditure and advise the National Programme Manager and Deputy Programme Finance Manager of potential issues with regards to forecasting, disbursement or accounting; 

• Maintain a petty cash register and supervise the imprest accounts for Abuja based staff; 

• 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

Required academic/professional qualifications, training and experience 

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

• Relevant professional qualification (i.e. ACCA, CIM, etc.) is an added advantage; 

• Previous experience working in a large donor funded programme; 

• Ability to work as a member of a team.

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