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Finance & Administrative Assistant

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Job Introduction

We are looking for a Finance & Administration Assistant to join the International Bureaux Management team in providing reliable and consistent support to News Group’s international bureaux. BBC News Group employs approximately 950 staff in 70 international bureaux that provide multimedia services to a global weekly audience of over 300 million in English and 27 languages. The bureaux react to breaking news, provide news updates and analysis and produce live programme output around the clock, every day of the year.

Role Responsibility

You will report in first instance to the International Bureau Manager, Abuja for the day-to-day running of the Lagos Bureau’s administration and finances. You will support administration and financial affairs for all parts of BBC News group in Nigeria.


You will be supporting financial controls, the administration of strategic initiatives, and best practice in the Lagos Bureau and will work closely with the Africa Bureaux Editor and the Editor, BBC Hausa Service, providing proactive financial support for planning and deployment decisions, as well as providing purchasing assistance. You will also have support from and close contact with the International Bureau Manager, Abuja and the International Manager responsible for the Africa & Middle East region to ensure best practice in the BBC’s compliance with local regulations governing such areas as financial, tax, media and employment law.

The Ideal Candidate

You will need to have excellent planning and organising skills with the ability to produce timely and accurate information and reports as well as the ability to work methodically and systematically and have a positive 'can do' attitude even when working under pressure and to tight deadlines. You will be working with a wide range of people, for which you will need excellent communication skills, patience and tact and be able to take the appropriate action when dealing with enquiries. You will be required to work independently as well being able to work within a creative and professional team.  You will also need to have sound experience/practical knowledge of operating IT packages and systems including advanced in Microsoft Office and accounting packages.


Proven experience in a similar role, working in a busy office environment and excellent written and spoken English are essential, while working knowledge of Hausa language would be an advantage.

Package Description

Job title: Finance & Administration Assistant

Contract: Permanent

Working Hours: 17.5 hours per week

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are very important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

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