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Finance Assistant At The Teacher Development Programme (TDP)

Date Posted: 23/Jul/2014
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 and in up to 6 Lead States on teachers’ skills improvement.
It aims ultimately at improving student learning.
The Finance Assistant will be responsible for the day-to-day management of finances within the state office in accordance with Cambridge Education’ systems and procedures and consistent with the client’s requirements.
The Finance Assistant will receive an induction 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 state level;

In consultation with the State Team Leader
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 State Team Leader
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 state 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

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 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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