Finance Change Manager Vacnacy at British Council Nigeria

Finance Change Manager Vacnacy at British Council Nigeria

British Council Nigeria is currently recruiting to the position of Finance Change Manager (FCM) to design and deliver a change management programme in Lagos. The FCM will be reports to the Country Director.

Purpose of role:
Design and deliver a project to improve financial management, compliance and integrity in Nigeria including:
  • Development of all supplier processes in an undeveloped supplier environment.
  • Development of procurement policy and practice and staff procurement capacity.
  • Development of strong financial control systems and strong management of risk.
  • Achievement of value for money on all Nigeria transactions.
  • Achievement of compliance with corporate governance systems and policies.
Context and environment:
  1. Nigeria is one of two Tier One country directorates in SSA with growing exams, FCR and partnership operations delivered in 4 locations. Nigeria presents a challenging financial management environment in which there has been long term difficulty in achieving high standards of integrity and compliance with systems and processes.
  2. This post will manage a change project to improve practice, to innovate effective controls and embed a strong compliance culture in all our financial and resource management processes.
  3. The postholder will need to learn about and work with all our activity streams in order to identify and implement solutions which support the various businesses whiel maintaining high standards of integrity and compliance.
  4. The job aim is to deliver a project that enhances control over resources and procurement , makes a step change in management of risk, without adding nugatory levels of bureaucracy to the operational teams that will be supported.
Accountabilities, responsibilities and main duties:
  • The postholder will be accountable to Country Director Nigeria.
  • The postholder will be responsible for the successful leadership and development of financial and resource management processes and systems in Nigeria to high levels of integrity and compliance, across all streams of activity.
Specific duties will include:
  • Work with Facilities functions to develop credible supply lines and vendor management systems for all key material groups including quality supplier appraisal and due diligence ensuring the absence of conflicts of interest and other potential malpractices between procurers and vendors.
  • Working with the Finance functions to ensure high standards of compliance with payment procedures.
  • Working with Programme teams to ensure high standards of procurement are developed and maintained, and to improve standards of control and compliance with purchase order management.
  • Working with the HR functions to ensure that all staff are effectively inducted and trained to deliver resource management processes to high standards of integrity and compliance, as appropriate to their role.
  • To develop systems that support the achievement of value for money in a high risk, undeveloped, supplier environment.
  • To liaise with regional finance functions and internal audit to periodically review and evaluate the achievement of change and improvement in resource management to a sustainable high standard, and to review achievement of clearly articulated milestones in the journey to compliance.
  • To work with the Compliance Assurance Manager to put in place appropriate controls to safeguard the organisations’ resources against fraud and malpractice, and to support operational teams in the effective delivery of their programmes.
  • To develop and manage financial (FCCF) and non-financial (ERMF) risks systems in the Nigeria operation, and provide assurance of effective risk management procedures in the operation.
Key relationships:

  • Senior Leadership Team in Nigeria
  • Regional Finance Team based in Nairobi
  • Internal Audit
  • FCR teams by contract
  • Exams team
  • Grant and partnership teams.
  • All vendors on Nigeria ASL
Qualifications, Experience, Skills and Knowledge
  1. Finance and or accounting qualified.
  2. Previous experience and knowledge of corporate governance policies and practice
  3. Previous experience of managing change
  4. SAP expertise
  5. Training and communicating change effectively
  6. Business management & development (Level 3)
  7. Communications (Level 3)
  8. Financial planning & management (Level 3)
  9. British Council systems, policies and standards (Level 3)
Important Date
The application submission is closed on 2nd May, 2013.

How to apply?
Interested persons should click here to apply online

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