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The exams finance officer is charged to Carry out day-to-day activities pertaining to exams financial operations and financial data analysis for planning activities. Assist the country exams team and core finance teams with administration and financial management of exams products, programmes and projects.
Management of Finance Policies
- Responsible for month-end preparation and reconciliation of bank statements.
- Responsible for preparing income reconciliation of exams product.
- Maintain cash controls and reconcile the general ledger, including preparation of journal summaries.
- Responsible for various financial reports, thereby ensuring transactions are correctly recorded and entered in the computerized accounting system (SAP).
- Responsible for correcting and posting journal entries on SAP.
- Ensure that steps related to vendor payments are carried out smoothly, whereby payment is deposited into bank account followed by a monthly reconciliation.
- Responsible for reconciliation of timesheets of invigilation staff and processing payroll for venue staff.
- Review and follow-up on aged debts with relevant business streams.
- Prepare refund journals when required and maintain refund log.
- Create Purchase Order as per business need and according to Procurement policy.
- Prepare month end pack (Accrual/Deferral).
Support with Internal and External Audits
- Support internal audit process required by UK and external audit required by local authorities (including tax audit); ensure that all auditable finance factors are in line with the audit recommendations.
- Liaising with various parties (local/ UK/ external) in relation to audit data collection/ queries.
- Responds to auditor's queries and requests in professional and timely manner.
Relationship & Stakeholder Support
- Ensure attention to detail both with data entry and with checking invoices Liaise with stakeholders and supplies, keeping track of expenditure and ensuring value of money.
- Co-ordinate with GSD to resolve issues or queries.
Risk and Compliance
- Managing information created and received in compliance with the British Councils information management standards, policies, the UK data protection Principles, and local legislation.
- Follows agreed corporate risk management processes and procedures when delivering services (e.g. child protection, security policies, financial protocols, anti-fraud measures) to protect the interests of the BC and its customers at all times.
About You (essential requirements for the role):
- University Degree and/or equivalent professional experience
- Strict adherence to British Council financial regulations
- Strict adherence to deadlines
- Multi-tasking and ability to prioritise tasks.
- Excellent organisational and administrative skills
- High level of flexibility
- Energetic team player with a passion for action and results.
Desirable requirements for the role
Professional certification i.e. CA, CPA, ACCA (desirable)
experience in risk and compliance environment
- Role: Exams Finance Officer
- Number of positions: 1
- Pay Band: BRC-4-H
- Department: English and Exams (Finance)
- Location: Beirut, Lebanon
- Language Requirements -English at Proficiency Level B2 and Arabic at Proficiency Level B1
- Contract type: One Year Renewable Fixed Term Contract - Local
- Closing date: 8November 2023(23:59 West African Time)
- Other: This role is open to candidates who haveright to work and live in the role location.
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