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Finance & Administration Assistant

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

International News is at the heart of the BBC.  BBC News Group employs approximately 1600 staff in 70 international bureaux around the world.  It provides multimedia services to a global weekly audience of over 300 million in English and 40 other languages around the clock, every day of the year. 

The bureaux react to breaking news, provide news updates and analysis and produce live programme output.  In a highly competitive market, delivering to both UK Licence Fee payers and commercial partners, BBC News services must be reliable and consistent.

The International Bureaux [“IB”] team supports all BBC News Group bureaux globally. We are now looking for an experienced Finance and Administration Assistant to join our friendly IB team in Lagos.

Role Responsibility

The successful candidate will report to the Hub Bureau Manager for the day-to-day running of the Lagos Bureau’s finances and administration. You will be responsible for the supervision of the financial and administrative affairs for all parts of BBC News in Lagos and will support the BBC Abuja Bureau as required.

In this fast paced and varied role your duties will include reviewing and submitting invoices and expenses, supporting HR duties such as new joiner/leaver administration, organising the logistics of job interviews and employee training courses and other general administrative tasks.

The Ideal Candidate

You will need to have excellent planning and organising skills with the ability to produce timely and accurate reports, as well as the ability to work methodically and systematically. You will be working with a wide range of people, for which you will need excellent communication skills, patience and tact. 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, Excel and accounting packages.

Proven experience in a similar role, working in a busy office environment is essential, as is a fluent understanding of written and spoken English.

For further information on this role please read the full job description. You can download this by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.


Package Description

Local terms and conditions apply

Continuing Contract

Role based in Lagos, Nigeria

Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in Nigeria.

About the Company

Reinventing the BBC for the next Generation

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC.  We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles.  The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief.  And we promote flexible working opportunities where operational needs allow.  

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here.


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