Accountant at BBC World Service

The BBC, is the leading international broadcaster in Africa reaching a weekly audience of more than 100 million on Radio, TV, Digital (language sites and, Mobile and Social Media. We broadcast to Africa in English, Hausa, Somali, French, Kinyarwanda/Kirundi, Kiswahili & Arabic. We are committed to broadcasting to and from the continent in a style that meets the demands of our growing audience and as well as our language services, our presence in the region is also defined by our bureaux, special correspondents and bilingual reporters.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: AccountantJob Reference: BBC/TP/788768/22845Location: LagosContract Type: Permanent - Full Time Job Category: Business/FinanceBusiness Unit: News - W2020Reports to: Finance ManagerJob IntroductionThe International Bureaux (IB) team supports all News Group bureaux. The Accountant reports the Finance Manager, Lagos Bureau.You will report to the Finance Manager for the running of the Lagos Bureau finances. You will be assisting the Finance Manager in running the finance management of the Nigerian Bureaux, in line with the BBC financial guidelines and local legislation. You will deputise for the Finance Manager, as required.The key task of this role is to provide efficient functioning of the office finance, and to give reliable support to the editorial activity of the Nigerian Bureaux by assisting in the finance area for all divisions, in compliance with the strategic priorities of all parts of the business.In doing so, the post holder will have to work with International Bureaux Finance (IBF), IB teams and the International HRBP. Role ResponsibilityAssist in payroll preparation.Responsible for operating the advances process and ensuring that appropriate authorisations are in place and records maintained.Assist in managing BBC’s taxes profile, i.e. ensuring all taxes are properly recorded, paid and reported.Assist the Finance Manager in preparing monthly financial reports, bank reconciliations and petty cash reconciliations.Co-ordinating with staff on travel and other expenses and providing guidance on filing of expense claims etc as per BBC policies.Ensuring that filing and record keeping is appropriate and in line with the Bureaux Finance Manual and local requirements.Assist in the implementation and maintenance of a strong financial control environment, and ensure agreed processes are followed.Complying with policies and procedures in line with IBF guidelines.Assist the Financial Manager in preparing all financial statements; including Management Accounts, statutory accounts, recording each transaction in an appropriate and timely manner in an accounting system.Being the custodian of petty cash and required to prepare all records and statements relevant to cash management. Includes;Recording office expenditure and managing the budget;Responsibility for obtaining prior approval from Line Manager & Authorising Manager in advance, before incurring any expenditure.Maintaining a proper cashbook along with all filing of statements, receipts and documents supporting the expenses.Filing a monthly statement on the prescribed format on a timely basis. 

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