Careers

africapractice welcomes professionals at all stages of their career. Students or recent graduates join as Associate consultants, whilst experienced professionals can join as Consultants, Senior Consultants, Associate Directors or Directors, depending on their skill set and level of experience.

If you are an outstanding individual who wishes to work within an organisation committed to growth and development in Africa, then we are interested to hear from you. Please view our current vacancies.

Position: Administration Assistant  

Location: London

Line manager: Director, Finance, dotted line to Group HR Manager

Type of contract: Part-time, 3 days a week

 

The company

africapractice is an Africa-focused consulting firm that provides risk advisory, public affairs and strategic communications services to public and private sector clients. With offices in London, Johannesburg, Botswana, Dar es Salaam, Nairobi, Lagos, Accra, Conakry and Casablanca, africapractice is uniquely positioned to assist our clients to identify, evaluate and pursue opportunities in Africa.

We advise clients on political, regulatory, reputational and operational issues across Africa. We help our clients to identify and assess risks and opportunities and to develop and manage commercial strategies that deliver sustainable, profitable, high impact investments.

 

The position

africapractice is seeking a talented individual to join our finance and HR teams on a part time basis. The role involves the daily management of finance and office administration.

 

Responsibilities

Finance Administration;

  • Customer billing, invoicing and credit control
  • Maintain all bookkeeping activities, spreadsheets and database management
  • Support with regular bank reconciliations and statement reconciliations
  • Make payments and manage petty cash
  • Implement finance policies in the hub
  • Assist with all accounting activities
  • Update payment schedules

Administration:

  • Provide support to the teams for travel or work visas arrangements, flight/hotel bookings.
  • HR support: employees’ records, insurances, implementation of HR policies (annual leave, sick leave)
  • Answer incoming calls, greet clients, visitors and contractors
  • Support with/create templates, letter creation, filing and other general office duties
  • Assist with meetings, including preparation of documents
  • Maintain the office and the facilities including liaising with cleaners, repair of fixtures, fittings and equipment - managing the smooth running of the office
  • Manage stationery replenishment, purchase of office supplies, deal with contractors, suppliers and deliveries
  • Ensure that health and safety measures are implemented and maintained
  • Any other ad-hoc admin duties related to management support, Finance, HR and the office

 

File Maintenance & File Management

  • Client Contracts
  • Supplier contracts
  • Employment contracts and employees’ records
  • Maintain office databases, subscriptions and records

Role Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Business Management, Finance or Accounting
  • 3 years’ experience in a similar role in large private sector organisation(s).
  • Clean Driving license
  • Possess a considerate level of business acumen and the capacity to effectively work with executives, suppliers, on behalf of the Finance and HR Manager.
  • Extremely professional, sound independent judgment, strong organisational and project management skills, and the ability to be flexible as priorities and needs change.
  • Proactive, self-reliant, creative thinker, problem solver and able to manage multiple projects.
  • High level of negotiation and organisational skills.
  • Outstanding communication skills, both oral and written.

Highly Desirable Skills

  • High proficiency in Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Excel
  • Highest ethical standards, confidentiality and personal integrity.

If Interested please send us a detailed CV, together with a cover letter specifying your suitability and availability. Send the application to hr@africapractice.com  with the reference “APUK AA” by COB 21/08/2019.

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