April 20, 2024

The British Council is the UK’s worldwide organisation for cultural relations and academic alternatives. We create pleasant data and understanding between the individuals of the UK and different nations. We do that by making a optimistic contribution to the UK and the nations we work with – altering lives by creating alternatives, constructing connections and engendering belief.

We work with over 100 nations the world over within the fields of arts and tradition, English language, schooling and civil society. Each 12 months we attain over 20 million individuals face-to-face and greater than 500 million individuals on-line, through broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we’re a UK charity ruled by Royal Charter and a UK public physique.

We are recruiting to fill the place beneath:

Job Title: Consultant – Regional Financial Accountant SSA (South Africa / Rwanda / Nigeria)

Location: Lagos
Department: SSA Finance
Contract Duration: 12 months
Language necessities: Strong written and oral English communication expertise.

Role Purpose

  • The British Council seeks an skilled finance marketing consultant throughout the Finance Function in Sub Saharan Africa to help the Regional Financial Controller with the end-to-end accounting course of throughout the operation; together with month and 12 months finish shut, and ensures constant, correct and strong monetary accounting processes consistent with accounting practices and company insurance policies.

Main Accountabilities

  • Support the Regional Financial Controller in managing the monetary month finish course of together with pre-closing and month finish closing steps, upkeep of accounting information, evaluate and monitoring all accounting transactions and changes (accruals, deferrals, and provisions), intercompany accounting, and making certain applicable use of those consistent with accounting guidelines.
  • Review handbook journals to make sure accuracy and compliance with related insurance policies.
  • Review regional trial steadiness and steadiness sheets, and make required changes to make sure correct, full, and well timed monetary report for the area.
  • Review all related accounts and be certain that that is accomplished to company requirements.
  • Support the evaluate and submission of quarterly monetary management & compliance framework (FCCF) returns for SSA.
  • Supporting subsidiaries in cluster on post-stabilisation section.
  • Manage nation / cluster monetary management the place there are absences (e.g., because of exits or absences).
  • Coordinate and handle regional monetary management conferences documentation actions and following up the supply as deliberate.
  • Supporting subsidiaries in cluster on post-stabilisation section.
  • Coordinate and handle regional monetary management conferences documentation actions and following up the supply as deliberate.
  • Manage nation / cluster monetary management the place there are absences (e.g., because of exits or absences).

Requirements
Minimum Requirements:

  • Qualified Accountant – ACA, ACCA, CFA – with at the very least 3 years of expertise post-qualification OR Graduate of Finance, Economics, Business Administration or different associated fields.

Role Specific Knowledge and Experience:

  • Excellent management and communication expertise
  • Able to relay advanced monetary data in an easy-to-understand means
  • Minimum of three years post-qualification expertise in a related managerial / consultancy publish OR minimal of seven years’ expertise in monetary administration / management / consultancy function at nation, cluster, or regional degree.
  • Experience in managing a various crew or group of stakeholders in a number of areas.
  • Experience of an ERP system.
  • Experience gained working in comparable function inside a revenue or not-for-profit organisation.
  • Experience in managing / delivering finance change or enchancment tasks
  • Desirable is sensible publicity to SAP or comparable accounting answer, expertise of managing finance for donor-funded tasks or expertise working with a Big-4 accounting agency.

Application Closing Date
twenty seventh July, 2023 (23:59 Central Africa Time).

How to Apply
Interested and certified candidates ought to:
Click here to apply online

Note: Role holder should have current rights to reside and work in Nigeria.

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