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Exams finance officer

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Summary:

Job deadline: November 11, 2020
Job title / Position title: Exams finance officer
Duration of contract : 1year Fixed Term Contract (renewable)
Contract type: Fixed Term
Languages: English
Job ID: 629165201

Section: Introduction

About us:   The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust. We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.   The opportunity:   This is a good opportunity to assist the country exams team with administration and financial management of exams products, programmes and projects. You will carry out day-to-day duties pertaining to exams operational finance and financial data analysis for planning.

Section: Responsibilities / Duties

You will be accountable for: Financial Duties    
  • Monitor running cost expenditure (including devolved budgets) against agreed budgets; perform weekly/monthly line item checks Identify any discrepancies in the financial reports
  • Validate & process all Off-line Payments before submitted to Financial Controller.
  •  Park/post Transfer & Refund payments on SAP and reviewing supporting documentation to ensure it is done according to exams refund policy and Exams internal refund process.
  •  Ensure the correct WBS’s and GLs are used to post expenses and Income. Responsible for parking/posting corrective journal entries where necessary
  •  Debts over 30 days are chased and up-to-date information maintained according to Debtor Policy.
  •  Preparation & post monthly accruals, support preparation of cash flow forecasts, and planning and forecasting exercise
  •  Prepare Exams Income reconciliation reports and ensure they are completed on time and in the format assigned comparing the expected income to the cash collected.
  •  Identify exams bank income both GBP and local currency and take appropriate steps to match and maintain the Business Partner Account
  •  Create board PRs on SAP and ensure P2P compliance within exams team, work closely with PO releaser and Market Place to ensure all transactions are in line with procurement policy & Controls.
  • Validate ESO’s confirmation on each examination board invoice against schools registration report, and sales Invoices sent to schools in order to make the mirroring between income & Expenditure
  •  Make GR for examination board PO lines on the system based on the above-mentioned process & after getting the confirmation of receiving the service from the operational officers
  • Match the board fee invoices with the sales invoices issued to the customers to make sure that the related income has been collected before processing the board fee invoices
  •  Scan Board fee invoices & send it to HUB team in order to be IR-ed & paid on its due date
  •  Filling all examination boards POs, invoices & supporting documents for further P2P process audit.
  • Report & Process all Exams Board Fee accruals on SAP after verifying with operational Managers Finance Manager & according to approval limits in DA.
  •  Report & Process All Exams Agency income/Board fee accruals on SAP according to the agreed process for these kinds of expenditures.
  •  Validate discount / free places transactions during preparing reconciliations to ensure all exams discount are in line with discount policy.
  •  New customers creation/amendments requests.
  •  Provide support to the Egypt Finance and Exams teams in all of the above areas, as directed by Exams Finance Manager.
  •  Review and issue the monthly VS Payroll.
    Risk Management and Audit  
  • Support in internal and external audit review by furnishing appropriate documentary evidences, approvals and explanations within close timelines.
  • Assist in the implementation of audit recommendations.
  •  Ensure compliance with finance policy.

Section: Requirements: Education / Experience / Languages / other requirements:

About You (essential requirements for the role):    We are looking for someone who has English language skills at B2 level along with a degree/diploma in finance/accounting or a related field. You should have at least 2 years of experience in finance and a good understanding of financial accounting and reporting.   Desirable requirements for the role   Arabic language skills will be a desirable requirement along with experience of financial management in an ERP environment with functional use / knowledge of SAP. A part qualification with a recognized accounting body will be beneficial.

Section: Extra information 

Equality Statement   The British Council is committed to a policy of equality and to valuing diversity and is keen to reflect the diversity of the societies in which we work at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies. The British Council has Disability Confident Employer Status. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role. Applicants are encouraged to highlight any specific requirements or adjustments needed to enable participation in the recruitment process. The British Council is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults who we work with.   We believe that all children and adults everywhere in the world deserve to live in safe environments and have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse, maltreatment and exploitation as set out in article 19, UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) 1989.   Appointment to positions where there is direct involvement with vulnerable groups will be dependent on thorough checks being completed; these will include qualification checks, reference checks, identity & criminal record checks in line with legal requirements and with the British Council’s Safeguarding policies for Adults and Children.     If you have any problems with your application please email [email protected]

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