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  • Posted on: 24 November, 2014 Deadline: Not Specified
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    The British High Commission urgently needs to recruit an officer to work in the Corporate Service Accounts Office, within the BHC Abuja. The position is being offered only on a temporary basis on contract until the end of March 2015. The post is graded at A2 (L) level, no other benefits, medical, pension, gratuity are included however the salary will be adjusted accordingly and subject to the successful applicants experience.

    A2 (L) Corporate Service Accounts Assistant/Cashier


    The main role and responsibilities will be to provide support to the LE II Accountant during the continuing period of transition following the transfer of many accounts responsibilities to the Corporate Service Centre in London as a result of the Corporate Service Regionalisation programme.

    The successful applicant will need to be available to start work on or around 1 December 2014.

    Duties will include but are not limited to the following:

    •             Accounts Section Cashier – responsibilities include management of the cash account, making and receiving payments to members of staff, other UK Government Department’s etc. Reconciliation of the cash account. Compiling and submitting weekly debt reports.
    •             Preparing and inputting data for the monthly staff payroll, preparing cheques for payment to suppliers etc internet banking
    •             General administrative duties, scanning documents, file management etc

    Experience, Skills and Competences:

    •     Strong oral and written communication skills in English.
    •     Cash management
    •     Highly organised, able to take initiative and to work accurately within deadlines and with limited supervision.
    •     A good working knowledge of ICT skills (e.g. MS Word) in general and strong Excel skills (e.g. use of formulas, producing graphs etc.).
    •     Attention to detail and be comfortable working with figures and financial processes.


    •     Knowledge of the Prism Accounting system (although training in this will be provided for those who do not).
    •     Previous Corporate Service and or accounts management experience
    •     Good customer service skills

    Method of Application

    Candidates must have the right to work in Nigeria and provide evidence of this with their applications.

    Applications should be sent in hard copy to:

    Human Resources Assistant
    British High Commission Abuja
    19 Torrens Close

    Or by e-mail to:

    Deadline for Applications: 12 Noon Tuesday 25 November. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.  Telephone applications will not be accepted.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    The British High Commission is an equal opportunity employer. Applications are welcomed from all suitably qualified individuals irrespective of race, gender or disability.  All applications will be treated on merit basis through fair and open competition.

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