Financial systems and controls
Maintains an effective and efficient system of internal controls which comply with British Councils corporate standards.
Financial systems and processes effectively aid operational programme delivery and are compliant with client Head Contract requirements and corporate British Council standards.
Financial policies and guidelines are regularly reviewed to ensure they continue to be implemented appropriately.
Ensures that all financial records and accounts are compiled on a timely basis and that audit requirements are considered in day to day project delivery. The audit trail is visible, transparent and maintained by all members of the team.
Ensures invoices are raised in accordance with the programme plan and collected in accordance with the agreed payment terms.
Lead on monthly monitoring and reconciliation of the contract budget and work with the project team to identify and report risks and issues.
Financial planning & Reporting
Detailed annual and quarterly programme budgets are prepared in line with Head Contract requirements; multi-annual planning budgets are revised to accommodate contractual changes.
Lead on financial planning, (re)forecasting, cash flow, reporting and analysis, working with the Project Team to ensure accurate, timely and complete financial management of the project budget on SAP meeting British Council standards and compliance.
Preparation of yearly financial reports; client reporting formats and conditions complied with and internal corporate financial processes are undertaken on time and to standards specified
Ensures internal audit receives a satisfactory rating at minimum; facilitates and leads the programme team preparation for external audits; leads the programme management response to audit recommendations.
Audited accounts summary prepared in sufficient time for presentation in Annual Report and for presentation to Programme Governance bodies.
Ad-hoc periodic reports for budget holders, senior management and donors prepared to standards required.
Financial support is provided to the project team to facilitate value for money analysis.
Additional ad hoc financial reporting on the programme as required.
Ensures corporate Financial Control and Compliance Framework (FCCF) and Enterprise and Risk Management Framework (ERMF) are followed and meetings are held in line with the corporate standard and schedule.
Ensures process owners understand the framework requirements and report risk adequately and effectively; undertakes supervision, coaching and mentoring of process owners and ensures that appropriate trainings are held at the right time.
Support Team Leader in the completion of the Management Control Checks.
Manages information created and received in compliance with the British Councils information management standards, policies, UK data protection principles and local legislation.
Fluency in English is essential
Fluency in French is a strong advantage
Professional qualification in finance and/or accounting (e.g. ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA) is essential
Project level financial management for donor funded project (at least 2 years)
Operating successfully in large development project teams
Managing partners and sub-contractors in delivering programme objectives and activities
Stakeholders relationship management
Contract and procurement management
Knowledge of granting procedures, NGO financing, foreign donations rules and regulations
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