Finance Support Officer (03/23 YAO), Agent de soutien financier (03/23 YAO), Yaoundé, The British Government

Finance Support Officer (03/23 YAO), Agent de soutien financier (03/23 YAO), Yaoundé, The British Government

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

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Job Category

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Operations and Corporate Services)

Job Subcategory


Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)

Main purpose of job:

Facilitate and report on how the British High Commission (BHC), Yaoundé, spends its annually allocated budget, adhering to strict guidelines and cash handling policies.

Roles and responsibilities:

Contribute to the monitoring of how the BHC budget is being spent monthly to ensure that funds are spent where agreed.

Spot any potential issues e.g. If we need additional funding. The BHC uses a bespoke monitoring system on which training (both on the job and formal) will be provided

Contribute to the forecasting of the BHC’s annual and quarterly spending, and chase other sections for their inputs

Ensure timely reconciliation of CCC and GPC expenditure

Work with CSM to produce monthly briefing and report for HC and DHC on financial status of the BHC

Ensure that cash imprests are monitored in line with the BHC’s guidelines for handling, receipting and recording cash transactions.

Monitor BHC credit card spend and reconcile receipts

Monitor and report on BHC local accounts ensuring that all balances and transactions are made within the FCDO guidelines.

Assist in managing the BHC asset register and ensure that BHC assets are properly accounted for and valued as per FCDO guidelines

Work, and sometimes negotiate, with Manila and Pretoria Hubs to secure best outcomes for the BHC

Assist with estates management tasks such as inventory and utility monitoring and providing cover for absent members of the Corporate Services Team

Resources managed:

This role involves considerable cash handling

Official laptop and mobile

Essential qualifications, skills and experience

A minimum of three (2) years of progressively responsible work experience in finance, budget, accounting, programme, administrative services or related areas.

Degree in  Business Administration, Social Sciences, International Relations, Program Management, Finance, or any other relevant degree.

Experience managing budgets.

Oral and written communication and customer service skills

Strong ethics, with an ability to manage confidential information

Flexibility and adaptability

Excellent organisational skills and the ability to multitask

The ability to be proactive and take initiative

Ability to handle time-sensitive tasks

Excellent numerical skills

IT literacy, especially in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)

Language requirements:

Language:  English and French

Level of language required: Proficient

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

Good Communication skills

Prior experience in financial reporting processes

Required behaviours

Seeing the Big Picture, Changing and Improving, Making Effective Decisions, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Working Together

Application deadline

27 January 2023


Administrative Officer (AO)

Type of Position

Fixed Term

Duration of Post

24 months





Location (City)


Type of Post

British High Commission


XAF 612,859 per month plus XAF 60,996 Housing Allowance plus XAF 32,844 Transport Allowance

Start Date

1 March 2023

Other benefits and conditions of employment

Learning and development opportunities:

Staff induction, on-the-job opportunities and a wide range of UK Civil Service/FCDO International Academy e-courses

Additional information

Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.

The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.

Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Yaounde are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Cameroon.

All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct visa/work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant permit.

The responsibility lies on the successful candidate to;

1.Obtain the relevant permit

2.Pay the fees for the permit

3.Make arrangements to relocate

4.Meet the costs to relocation

Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.

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