Vacancy: Finance Intern at British High Commission

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Job Category

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)

Job Subcategory 

Finance (Finance Intern)

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities) 

The main purpose of job: To assist the Accounts Department in all department-related functions.

Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve?:

  • Data capturing off all Electrical, plumbing, building and renovation expenditure on all BDHC properties.
  • Assist in handling of daily cash  transactions ( payments and receipts)
  • Liaising with the Procurement  department on invoices processed in the accounts department
  • General filling for  Accounts section and Procurement section
  • Assisting the  accountant with all other issues

Essential qualifications, skills, and experience  

First degree in finance or Accounting

Required competencies

Changing and Improving, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace, Demonstrating Resilience

Application deadline: 8 February 2019

Grade: Internship (Finance Intern)

Type of Position: Fixed Term

Duration of Post: 6 months

Region: Africa

Country/Territory: Nigeria

Location (City): Lagos

Starting monthly salary: N135,419

Start Date: 15 March 2019

Additional information  

Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening.

  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • The British Deputy High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Nigeria.
  • All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct visa/work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant permit.

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The responsibility lies on the successful candidate to;

Obtain the relevant permit

Pay fees for the permit

Make arrangements to relocate

Meet the costs of relocation

  • The British Deputy High Commission does not sponsor visas/work permits except where it may be local practice to do so.
  • Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.
  • Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-service-competency-framework Please note: AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates
  • Please log into your profile on the application system on a regular basis to review the status of your application.


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