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Skills Outside School Foundation

Finance Intern

  • Job Type     Full Time
  • Qualification         BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience          None
  • Location         Abuja
  • Job Field           Finance / Accounting / Audit  , Internships / Volunteering 


The Skills Outside School Foundation is seeking a Finance intern whose primary function includes:

Finance – budgeting, Accounting and book keeping, expense tracking & management, and other finance duties.

The Officer will get to work directly with a wide range of stakeholders at all levels – staff, management, trustees, external stakeholders, consultants, service providers/vendors, partners and other entities/individuals.

The Officer needs to understand and have a good grasp of the organizational structure, policies, procedures and operations in depth.

The duties and responsibilities are highlighted below:

  • Manage the preparation of the budget
  • Recommend changes to implement and update financial policies and procedures
  • Prepare and reconcile financial statements
  • Establish and maintain vendor accounts
  • Ensure transactions are properly recorded and entered into the computerized accounting system
  • Document income and expenditure
  • Manage requests for extra-budgetary expense
  • Prepare income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statements
  • Manage annual audit process with auditors
  • Maintain financial files and record
  • Analyse expenses and present findings on a monthly basis to the board
  • Present financial statements for the annual report.
  • Other Finance-related roles.




The Finance Intern should demonstrate competence in all of the following:

  • Ethical Behaviour: Understand ethical behaviour and business practices, and ensure that own behaviour and the behaviour of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.
  • Relationship Building: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization particularly with current partners and sponsors; Command a professional image.
  • Effective Communication: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner including by phone with several stakeholders; Articulate the foundations’ mission, program objectives with relevant stakeholders.
  • Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the organization and to create new opportunities.
  • Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.
  • Decision Making: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization; Proactively take actions necessary to produce results and able to work independently/with little guidance.
  • Organization: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, Monitor the progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities.
  • Planning: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.
  • Problem Solving: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.
  • Strong strategic, analytical, and project management skills: demonstrated ability to take responsibility for a diverse number of activities and to complete them in a timely manner with limited supervision; deadline driven, and able to manage multiple projects and engagements simultaneously.
  • Strong attention to detail and editing skills
  • Self- Management: Is self-directed, eager to meet and exceed objectives, and excited to take on more responsibility;


  • A university degree in Accounting, Finance, business administration, business management or a related field of study.
  • A year experience in a Finance-related role.
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Proficiency in cloud software applications (Skydrive, DropBox, Google Docs)


Physical Demands (The nature of physical effort leading to physical fatigue) – The Finance Intern will have to spend long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers, which can cause muscle strain. The Officer may also have to do some light lifting of supplies and materials from time to time.

Sensory Demands (The nature of demands on the incumbent’s senses) – Sensory demands include use of the computer, which may cause eyestrain and occasional headaches.

Mental Demands (Conditions that may lead to mental or emotional fatigue) – The Finance Intern will have to manage a number of requests and situations at one time. Stress may be caused by the need to complete tasks within tight deadlines.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: [email protected] using the position as subject of email.


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FP&A Manager at Gousto

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FP&A Manager


About Us

Gousto is on a mission to become the UK’s favourite way to eat dinner!

Delicious recipes, precise ingredients & a dollop of adventure, delivered to your door. We have invested into our technology, data capability and our product to ensure the customer is at the heart of what we do. Every aspect of our business is powered by our passion.

Whether it is innovation through our recipe development, building algorithms to optimise our recipe box journey or devising strategies to reduce plastic and food waste, all of our teams play a part in our amazing growth in the UK!

Our DREAM? To be the most-loved way to eat dinner, and for every meal to leave the planet better off. Gousto is changing how people shop, cook and eat food at home. It’s an incredibly exciting time to join our team!

Who you are?

You are an energetic, curious and friendly professional excited about the opportunity to join a developing team in a high-growth business.

Your past experience involves P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow forecasts in a multi site environment including in depth variance analysis and reporting of this to senior management.

You are motivated by being able to adapt to ever changing business needs

You have in depth experience in scenario modelling, financial modelling and long term forecasting for a high growth company.

You have experience with FP&A systems and ideally have had exposure to a FP&A system specific implementation. You have extensive business partnering experience and demonstrable experience leading cross-functional initiatives across the wider business.

You enjoy owning projects, implementing new processes and driving change throughout a business – you view change as an opportunity to further your personal development and find performing the ‘status quo’ frustrating.

What you’ll do

You will be seen as a leader in the Financial Planning team which owns all forward looking finance aspects of the business.

With the support of the team, you have full ownership and accountability for, but not limited to, all of the below:

  • Quarterly forecasting and annual budgeting
    • Implementation of a quarterly forecasting process, leading the annual budget and working with all stakeholders to ensure on time, high quality deliverables.
  • Financial Modelling and corporate finance support
    • Owning and developing existing financial models to ensure production of timely insight to the business and the Board and accurate business forecasts for capex and cash as well as long-term plans.
    • Provide analysis to support key business initiatives and M&A work, including company valuations.
  • Processes and Systems implementation
    • Developing, documenting and implementing scalable FP&A processes and controls to support significant company growth.
    • Ownership over implementation of a robust FP&A system to support company growth
  • Monthly BAU Analysis and Reporting
    • Ownership of monthly management accounts including KPI reporting in addition to the P&L, BS and Cash Flow Statement. In depth understanding of trial balance prepared by the Financial Control team and reporting this to the Leadership team.
    • Ownership of scenario modelling and latest view communications to the leadership team – finger on the pulse of the business P&L and in depth analysis of any changes.
    • Ownership of Weekly Trading – working with wider business to understand initiatives and how these will drive value for the customer and the business.
    • Working with financial control and tribe finance teams on variance analysis across the P&L for actuals, forecasts and budgeted numbers and reporting findings to wider business and management teams.
    • Ownership of Gross and Net Margin analysis and reporting by location.
  • Business Partnering
    • Acting as a Business Partner advising, challenging and building rapport with senior stakeholders.
    • Delivering functional insight to identify and support opportunities for operational efficiency and drive operational planning.
    • Provide commercial insight and analysis on ad hoc business initiatives.
  • Management of relationships with
    • Finance leadership team for all matters of financial planning that need raising to the Leadership team and the board.
  • Team
    • Thought leadership in relation to the development of the team structure and team members in a high-growth, highly-changing environment.
    • Consider future requirements as the company scales



  • Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA)
  • Minimum 2 years PQE
  • Proven Finance/ FP&A/ Commercial finance experience
  • Excellent financial modelling skills
  • Strong Excel, Google Sheets and ERP skills
  • Excellent numerate and computer skills
  • Analytical ability and logical approach
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Organisation and time management skills


  • Sale event experience


  • Holidays – 25 days of holiday (plus bank holidays) increasing by a day each year up to 30 days
  • Option to buy additional days of annual leave up to a total of 30 days
  • Discounted Gousto boxes – 40% staff discount on Gousto boxes and 25% for your family and friends plus your first box free
  • Dr Gousto Healthcare via Babylon Health
  • Access to Gousto Academy training courses
  • Gym Membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Pension
  • Quarterly team socials and mixed team events
  • Coffee/ Tea, fruit and ice cream provided every single day to keep you fresh
  • Friday socials – Wine, beer and soft-drinks

Equal opportunity

We are hugely committed to equality of opportunity in all areas of the company. We employ over 20 nationalities and think it’s deeply important to have both genders represented in all functions and levels. All individuals will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of age, disability, gender, pregnancy and maternity, marital status, race, religion or sexual orientation.

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Finance Manager at Gousto

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Finance Manager

Finance and Legal


Here at Gousto, we are on a mission to become the UK’s favourite way to eat dinner!

Delicious recipes, precise ingredients & a dollop of adventure, delivered to your door. We have invested into our technology, data capability and our product to ensure the customer is at the heart of what we do. Every aspect of our business is powered by our passion.

Whether it is innovation through our recipe development, building algorithms to optimise our recipe box journey or devising strategies to reduce plastic and food waste. All our teams play a part in our amazing growth in the UK!

Our DREAM? To be the most-loved way to eat dinner, and for every meal to leave the planet better off. Gousto is changing how people shop, cook and eat food at home. It’s an incredibly exciting time to join our team!

Factory Finance Manager

We have an exciting opportunity within the team for a new Finance Manager to join our Commercial Finance Business Partnering team, partnering Supply and Operations!

Working within the cross-functional tribe team that we call SUPPLY, the Commercial Finance Business Partnering team works closely with all parts of the business to drive commercial decision-making across the supply and operations space.

As part of the Commercial Finance Business Partnering team, you will report directly into the Head of Finance for Supply & Operations as the Factory Finance Manager for the new site we’re building in Thurrock. You will work closely with the Supply & Operations teams as well as the rest of the Finance and Analytics team.

In the initial period for this role, you will be involved in the key strategic projects that will evolve our single site operation into a multisite operation, focusing on the set-up and launch of our factory based in Thurrock. When the new factory opens in Thurrock in summer 2021, you will be responsible for the financial business partnering for the site’s operation. Your success will be measured by hitting quarterly OKRs, by team engagement (own direct reports and colleagues), and by impact across the wider business.

Your impact will be huge in driving the business forward and we’re excited to see you:

  • Be the business partner for the Thurrock set-up project, supporting the team to set up our new site by Summer 2021
  • Be the finance business partner for key strategic factory CapEx, managing the reporting, insight, and forecasting for these budgets.
  • Develop and design multisite financial processes and reporting requirements to enable successful and consistent processes in all of our sites
  • Fully embed yourself in the Supply Tribe, to become the go-to person for Thurrock site financial business partnering
  • Challenge the Thurrock Operations and Supply teams to move the needle on KPIs, and perform in line with expectations
  • Work with the Supply Tribe and Finance Team to ensure the wider impacts of future proposition changes are assessed and taken into account for the operation in Thurrock
  • Take the lead on commercial analysis and insight for the Thurrock operation, enabling the Thurrock Management Team to make key strategic decisions, and deliver the Budget
  • Drive forecast accuracy for Thurrock budgets and KPIs, sharing a reliable forecast and action plan on a weekly/monthly basis with senior management, and proactively identifying and addressing key risks
  • Lead the Thurrock annual budget and quarterly reforecast processes
  • Support Head of Finance for Supply & Operations with multisite strategic projects


Who you are!

  • CIMA/ACCA Qualified.
  • Successful, proven experience in relevant, similar finance roles
  • Excellent communicator, with the ability to succinctly summarise complex financial information in an easy-to-understand manner for stakeholders of any level / function.
  • Ability to build great relationships with people from across the business.
  • Self-starter, with a real bias for action.
  • Curious and proactive. We seek to understand problems deeply and are proactive and fast in anticipating future needs (business and customers). Speed and clarity matter!
  • Tremendously ambitious: Think big. The opportunity is what you decide to make it. We want brave individuals who question “how can we?” and inspire the rest of the business to do the same.
  • Strong commercial and analytical mindset, which supports you in prioritising your work, as well as prioritising what’s right for our customers.
  • Leadership experience. Either as the manager of a team or via cross-functional projects where you drove change across the business.
  • Resilience. We want a confident individual that pushes through in the toughest of times. Reflection, resistance and purpose is what will move you and the team forward.
  • The “go to” person when it comes to solving complex problems in the simplest way possible.

Nice to haves:

  • Experience working with a tech/food industry – working alongside product to deliver meaningful outcomes for customers that move metrics
  • Past experience in a fast scaling startup/scaleup.

What’s it like working at Gousto?

All of us are responsible for the success of Gousto. Our guiding values – dream, deliver and care – show our commitment to innovation, our ambition to hit goals at speed, and our deep respect for the people we work with.

Our Values!


Be confident in your curiosity: think big, aim high and respectfully stand up for what you believe in.


We look for effective answers that will have a real impact, take initiative to solve problems and have a healthy impatience for change.


We care about our colleagues, customers and suppliers – they are key to our success – and about where our food comes from, the quality of our ingredients and our impact on the environment.


At Gousto we are constantly looking to evolve our benefits for our people. Employees at Gousto are the key ingredient to our success and growth!

Our offices are ergonomically tested for comfort, noise levels and ensuring we have different spaces to collaborate in. Not to mention daily coffee, tea, fruit and ice creams (vegan options too!). We have weekly Friday socials ranging from team updates, birthday celebrations, meet ups and more! Soft drinks, beer, wine and more snacks included! (Well we do love food)

Ping pong, gaming events, running clubs to pub clubs, wellbeing days and quarterly people events are just a few of the initiatives in place. With more to be announced in 2020!

All Gousto employees are offered a benefits package of:

  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays) – You can buy up to 5 days extra holiday!
  • A holiday day added each year (up to 30 days)
  • 40% Gousto discount
  • Your first Gousto box FREE
  • 25% Gousto discount for friends and family
  • Gousto Academy training courses
  • Free food & recipes from the test kitchen
  • Gousto stash – hoodie, notepad, mug

For the full Gousto list of benefits just get in touch and we can share all the details!

Equal opportunities

Whether it is creating diversity in our recipes or building new teams, we care about our people and the opportunities they have at Gousto.

We are committed to equality of opportunity across our organisation. At all levels we promote equality, ensuring our people are consistently treated in a fair and equal manner.

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Job Summary

Carries out maintenance on Electrical plant equipment and monitoring of power generation and consumption.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Cable glanding, connections, termination of transformers and electric motors.
  • Monitoring of power consumption and reporting daily.
  • Maintenance of switchboard panel, 6.6kv bus panel, NGR panels.
  • Illumination work
  • Shift operations
  • Electrical installation and maintenance work.
  • Motor repairs and overhauling.
  • Trouble shooting skills.
  • Other jobs as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Any other assigned responsibilities.
  • Ensure compliance with ISO Standards.


Education and Work Experience

  • School Cert (Preferable WASC/SSCE) + 10 Years’ Working Experience
  • Trade Test II + 8 years experience
  • Trade Test I + 5 years experience
  • ND (Electrical/Electronic Engineering)

Skills and Competencies

• Ability to handle basic electrical tools and instruments properly.


  • Private Health Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Training & Development
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Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as the primary contact for IT related issues to end users in DCP plants and manage IT service management helpdesk.
  • Provide first-level support on all IT related issues and escalate more technical problems to appropriate second-level/ expert support teams within the Group IT function.
  • Follow-up with second-level/ expert support teams to ensure prompt resolution of escalated faults/ requests and handle inbound and outbound communication between end user and expert support teams.
  • Communicate resolution of faults to end-user/ fault/request initiator.
  • Log all requests/ issues unto the service centre database and perform regular trend analysis of issues and requests.
  • Assist in developing and administering training programmes for end users e.g. on relevant self-help tips.
  • Provide input to relevant IT teams on possible enhancements to existing systems/ products, based on user queries/ feedback
  • Administer internal customer satisfaction surveys.
  • Keep abreast with new end user technologies and apply knowledge to DCP.
  • Manage user accounts, passwords and permissions.
  • Prepare and submit periodic management reports to the Plant IT Coordinator.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Plant IT Head.


BSc/HND Computer Science + 3 years experience

Certified IT Professional (CISCO, MSCE, COMPTIA -A+ )

Skilled in software configuration and hardware installations


  • Private Health Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Training & Development
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