Exams Finance Officer
British Council
Karachi, PK
3d ago

The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language.

We work in two ways directly with individuals to transform their lives, and with governments and partners to make a bigger difference for the longer term, creating benefit for millions of people all over the world.

We help young people to gain the skills, confidence and connections they are looking for to realise their potential and to participate in strong and inclusive communities.

We support them to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications.

Our work in arts and culture stimulates creative expression and exchange and nurtures creative enterprise. We connect the best of the UK with the world and the best of the world with the UK.

These connections lead to an understanding of each other's strengths and of the challenges and values that we share. This builds trust between people in the UK and other nations which endures even when official relations may be strained.

We work on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2019-20 we connected with 80 million people directly and with 791 million overall, including online and through our broadcasts and publications.

Location : Karachi

Department : Examination

Contract type : Fixed Term Contract

Role Purpose

  • Carry out day-to-day activities pertaining to exams financial operations activities and financial data analysis for planning activities.
  • Assist the country exams team and core finance teams with administration and financial management of exams products, programmes and projects.
  • Provide support in day-to-day activities pertaining to taxation administration for the Exams department.
  • Main Accountabilities / opportunities / challenges for this role :

  • Responsible for nation-wide exams revenue recognition and recording journal entries in SAP
  • Prepare periodic revenue reconciliation reports for each exam product and give revenue assurance against exam conducted with sign off from management.
  • Responsible for preparing and executing monthly and yearly closing procedures by posting revenue and expenditure accruals and deferrals in the period of activity.
  • Ensure period end results are in line with plan / forecast and provide variance analysis where required.

  • Ensure financial transactions and documents are recorded in files and folders with appropriate indexing and naming for management reporting and audit tracking.
  • Support in internal and external audit review by furnishing appropriate documentary evidences, approvals and explanations within close timelines.
  • Manage accounts receivable and aged debt recovery by invoicing, tracking and maintaining follow-up correspondence with various local and international business partners for any exam conducted on credit.
  • Process board invoice payables to UK exam boards by performing invoice reconciliation and verification in coordination with exams operations teams.
  • Process exams refunds to candidates along with other off-system vendor payments by correctly following existing SOPs and ensure due diligence.
  • Responsible for preparing and submitting Cash Flow Forecast on a monthly basis, along with explanations of variance with actuals and possible reasons for re-forecasting future months in order justify adjustments made.
  • Process petty cash replenishments for out-reach offices and monitor cash reserves.
  • Support in monthly computation of direct / indirect taxes and preparation of tax package for reporting
  • Support in preparation of tax refunds annual corporate tax and monthly sales tax returns.
  • Support in ensuring timely tax reporting, tax provisions and other internal or external tax related requirements
  • Provide support to Financial Controller in setting up and reporting applicable FCCF controls and period end checklist.
  • Key Relationships :

  • Responsible for CiCo and BOSS to record attendance
  • Supporting Investigations emerging from Test Day activities
  • Reconciling exam materials and papers received at the venue according to Compliance standards and requirements and to escalate any discrepancies.
  • Checking the receipt of sufficient and adequate test day resources, (e.g. process guides, stationery, branding / signage / technical equipment speaking test / hand scanners).
  • Ensures timely payment of Venue staff and Examiner payments
  • Responsible for ensuring timely checking of speaking test recordings, scanning and submitting of exam papers to meet requirements for marking.
  • Working with Children

  • Knowledge and understanding of child development and its impact on behavior.
  • Knowledge and understanding of child transitions.
  • Knowledge and understanding of legislation and ethics surrounding confidentiality and security of information.
  • Ability to work in a way that promotes the safety and well being of children.
  • A connected and trusted UK in a more connected and trusted world.

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