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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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Operations and Corporate Services)
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
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: English and French
Level of language required: Proficient
Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
Good Communication skills
Prior experience in financial reporting processes
Seeing the Big Picture, Changing and Improving, Making Effective Decisions, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Working Together
27 January 2023
Administrative Officer (AO)
Type of Position
Duration of Post
Type of Post
British High Commission
XAF 612,859 per month plus XAF 60,996 Housing Allowance plus XAF 32,844 Transport Allowance
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
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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