British Council Vacancy for Financial Planning and Analysis (FPA) Analyst Nigeria

Financial Planning and Analysis (FPA) Analyst Nigeria
RegionSub Saharan AfricaCountry / TerritoryNigeriaLocationLagosDepartmentFinanceJob CategoryFinancePay BandPay Band 6Vacancy DescriptionPay band: 6 (Locally engaged contract) / Post Duration: Indefinite / Eligibility: Pre existing legal status to live and work in Nigeria / Location: Lagos / Deadline for application: 12 March 2020 (23:59 UK Time) 

The British Council in Nigeria is currently recruiting for a Financial Planning and Analysis (FPA) Analyst in Lagos. 

The Role Purpose:
To support the Financial Planning and Analysis Lead for Nigeria in running the annual budgeting process, as well as managing cash flow forecast models, variance analysis, and other financial performance tools; providing assurance to the business on the underlying business financial performance.   

The post holder will be greatly involved in analysing and interpreting long and short term financial and operational plans through management reporting, analysis and interpretation of financial trends, impact assessment in conjunction with the Nigeria FP&A lead in order to enable informed decisions.   

The role will support all Strategic Business Units (SBUs) and Business Support Services in Nigeria as directed by the Financial Planning and Analysis Lead. 

Role Requirements:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English 
  • Degree level education
  • Part qualified with a recognized accounting body ACCA, CPA, ACA, CIMA or equivalent professional accountancy qualification advantageous
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in operational financial management and or management accounting
  • Experience in finance planning, analysis, financial modelling and management reporting 
  • Delivery of results within a complex international structure and reporting to deadlines 
  • Working in virtual teams 
  • Advanced excel skills including pivot tables, VBA’s, macros, VLOOKUP, etc 
  • SAP knowledge desirable 

Please refer to the role profile for a full list of the role responsibilities/accountabilities and person specification. 

Please follow the links for relevant document to support your application: 

FP&A Analyst Role Profile.pdf
British Council Behaviours.pdf
British Council Core Skills.pdf

Closing date for applications is 12 March 2020 (23:59 UK time)

Please note due to tight timelines on this role the below dates are to be noted:

19 March – Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a Technical Assessment
25 March – Interviews 

In your application form, please clearly explain how you meet the essential and desirable skills, qualification and experience criteria mentioned in the person specification section of the role profile. This will help us determine your fit for the role and increase your application’s chances of success.

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 UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work in 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. 

Our Equality Commitment:

Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. 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.