View Vacancy - Accountant & Corporate Services Officer A2 (10/21 DKR)

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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Operations and Corporate Services)

Main Purpose of Job:

This is a critical role in a busy Embassy. The jobholder will be responsible for ensuring that Corporate Services delivers financial and resource management to a high standard. He/she will respond to the financial requests of all UK government departments using the Embassy platform with support from the Corporate Services Manager. He/she will ensure all processes are compliant with the financial benchmarks set by the UK government.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Accounts Payable and Accounting Information for Cash and Bank Transactions at Post 60%

  • Work with budget holders and staff to enhance compliance with the Global Transaction Processing Centre (GTPC) procedures including correctly accounting for spend and reducing the risk of fraud.
  • Manage all payments, reconciliation and maintenance of vouchers/receipts.
  • Monitor Post’s official bank account to ensure sufficient balances are maintained.
  • Timely and accurate preparation of the NPA (monthly accounting report).
  • Manage the relationship between the Embassy and the bank.

Procurement/Compliance 15%

  • Support teams to improve their financial and compliance scores (FPCI), by monitoring purchase orders and invoices for potential issues.
  • Monitor GPC transactions.
  • Administrative support for tendering exercises.

General Administration and HR 15%

  • Logistical support for recruitment e.g. post adverts locally, set up interview facilities.
  • Ensure all contributions are up to date at all times with IPRES and Caisse de Securite Sociale.
  • Collate payroll data for FCDO country based staff for submission to the pay and benefits team.
  • Review staff terms and conditions to ensure they are in line with local labour law.
  • Any other tasks from senior management.

Team Support 10%

  • COVID response officer


Resources Managed (Staff and Expenditure)

Corporate Services travel and entertainment budget / cash and other office assets – Telephones


  • Degree in Accounting/Finance
  • Experience of administrative work and office management.
  • Language: English and French
  • Strong organisational skills are essential for this role and the ability to multi-task and manage your time effectively in order to meet tight deadlines.
  • Experience of managing resources is also key.
  • Experience of procurement
25 January 2022
Administrative Officer (AO)
Fixed Term, Fixed term, with possibility of renewal
36.5 hours
12 months
British Embassy
XOF 809,760 paid 13 times per year plus XOF 20,800 Transport allowance paid 12 times per year
1 March 2022
28 April 2023

Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):

Mandatory courses

Other opportunities:

The British Embassy provides in house training courses through the year, and offers training courses at regional hubs in Pretoria and London.

Working hours:

Monday to Thursday 0800am -1630pm and Friday 0800am -12.30pm

  • 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 Embassy will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • Employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary may have their salaries reduced by the equivalent local income tax amount.
  • Information about the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Competency Framework can be found on this link: Please note:  Job grade AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
  • All applicants must be legally able to work in Senegal with the correct visa/status or work permit.

  • The successful applicant will demonstrate that they meet the requirements under Senegal law to work in Senegal.

  • The British Embassy in Dakar is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.

  • Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy in Dakar is subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Senegalese employment law.

  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted

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This opportunity is closed to applications.