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  • Posted on: 15 September, 2016 Deadline: 30 September, 2016
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    The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. We create international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide.

    We work in more than 100 countries and our 7000 staff – including 2000 teachers – work with thousands of professionals and policy makers and millions of young people every year by teaching English, sharing the Arts and delivering education and society programmes.

    Head of Finance


    Are you comfortable with a highly visible senior role during a period of substantial organisational change and want to be part of a multicultural organisation with dynamic teams spanning six continents? Then please read on.

    Welcome to the British Council, the UK’s cultural relations organisation. We create international opportunities for the UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide. 

    We have teams and offices in six continents and over 100 countries bringing exciting international opportunities to life, every day. Each year we work with millions of people, connecting them with the United Kingdom, through our work in English, the Arts, Education and our ways of living and organising society. We have over 75 years’ experience of doing this. 

    We are looking for a dynamic, customer- centric individual to join and lead our Finance team. If you are interested in working with us to fulfll our vision, then please read through the information below.

    The Role 

    Head of Finance – Nigeria (Senior Management) 

    The Head of Finance will have responsibility for all aspects of strategic and operational finance in Nigeria. S/he will lead the development and delivery of the Nigeria Finance strategy working with the country, regional and corporate teams. 


    You will be responsible for:

    • Leading of the finance function; ensuring the finance strategy delivers growth through new business operating model
    • Ensuring compliance with local tax authorities and regulatory bodies while conforming to British Council’s financial control standards.
    • Business development and growth; leveraging potential for business growth through high quality financial modelling  and commercial costing and pricing strategies

    The Person

    We are looking for someone with:

    • About ten (10) years’ experience in commercial or not-for-profit organisation
    • Experience managing multi-location teams in international, multi-cultural organisations.
    • Strong communication skills
    • Knowledge of Nigerian Tax and reporting regulatory requirements.
    • A “can do” attitude and preparedness to roll-up their sleeves and make things happen.
    • Please refer to the role profile for more information on the role, its responsibilities/accountabilities and person specification.

    Please follow the links for relevant document to support your application

    Role Profile Head of Finance Nigeria.doc

    BC Core Skills.doc

    BC Behavious.pdf

    As part of the recruitment exercise, shortlisted candidates will undergo a test of English proficiency; IELTS (International English Language Testing System). You will require an International passport to be able to register for the test. 

    Closing date for applications is 30th September, 2016 (23:59 UK time) 

    Note that you should only fill out the application after thoroughly reading through the ROLE PROFILE & GUIDANCE NOTES. There’s some important information you don’t want to miss.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to British Council career website on to apply

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