Purchase-to-Pay Officer at British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for Purchase-to-Pay Officer at British Council

Job Specifications:

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Pay band: 4
Contract type: Fixed Term- 9 months with possible extension
Department: BSS

Job Description:

  • We have two vacant position for two Programme Purchase-to-Pay Officers to provide accurate and timely administrative support to the British Council’s Justice, Conflict and Security (JCS) programme teams in the areas of Purchase Order management of consultants payments and reimbursements, and consultants invoices management including facilitating organisations.

Main Accountabilities But Not Limited to the Following

  • Ensure that corporate procurement policy and external financial regulations are met in all aspect s of the role.
  • Check that the consultant invoices submitted by the technical teams comply with signed consultant contracts.
  • Purchase Order creation and Goods receipting of Consultants and Facilitating Organisations’ transactions. – ensure 100% accuracy of POs created; standardisation of relevant Goods Receipt Notes such as signed timesheets and invoices and completeness of necessary supporting documents relevant for Goods Receipting.
  • Follow up with the technical team on timely receipt of accurate consultants ‘original invoices.
  • Resolve discrepancies in invoices submitted and ensure sound communication with the technical teams and relevant consultants.
  • Support the year end accruals process for consultants and facilitating organisations by collating all required documents, in collaboration with the Technical/Finance Teams.
  • Support the year end accruals process for consultants and facilitating organisations by collating all required documents, in collaboration with the Technical/Finance Teams.
  • Follow up with the finance team where there are delays in consultant and facilitating organisations payments.
  • Gather data on feedbacks from consultants and facilitating organisations, technical teams and the finance team.

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Qualifications and Requirements:

  • University Degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2-years Administrative experience in procurement and/ or finance
  • Experience of working as part of a successful team/function

Essential Requirements
The successful candidate will need to possess the following requirements:

  • Basic IT skills including word and excel

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience of operating in a complex, multi-cultural context

Additional Information

  • Role holder must have existing rights to live and work in the country the role is based

N5,431,443 per annum.

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Deadline: September 19, 2021

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