British Council Job Vacancy For Finance & Resources Assistant (Maternity Cover)

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The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.   We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. 


 
Regional operating context - Sub Saharan Africa (SSA): 

By 2050 the population of Sub Saharan Africa will be 2 billion people, with the majority living in an urban environment. The region is predicted to have a middle class the size of Europe. 70% of the population is under the age of 25, and this demographic will grow at 15% year on year for the next 10 years. Generally the region is becoming more politically stable. There are on average 50 elections each year, many of which are more open and transparent than before. The majority of countries in SSA are developing economies. Gender inequality remains and life for women and girls on the continent remains challenging. 
 

The Role:
 

Finance & Resources Assistant

The successful candidate will be responsible for processing of invoices and petty cash payments in Ghana, including support for month and year end close, and ensures consistent, accurate and robust financial accounting processes in line with accounting practices and corporate policies. The role will also provide support for the resources function in Ghana office. This is a supporting role in the Financial Controlling and Accounting process which is a key function in the new organisational structure emerging from the Financial Transparency recommendations.. .

Role Requirements:

  • Diploma or Degree level qualification in accounting OR relevant work experience
  • Minimum of 2 years post grad work experience in a procurement officer or procurement support role
  • Highly organised and deadline oriented
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.

 

Please refer to the role profile for more information on the role responsibilities/accountabilities and person specification

 
Kindly follow the links for relevant document to support your application: 

  
 
Finance & Resources Assistant (Maternity Cover).pdf

British Council Behaviours.pdf


British Council Core Skills.pdf
 

Closing date for applications is 6 December 2018 (23:59 UK time)

Note that you should only fill out the application after thoroughly reading through the ROLE PROFILE & GUIDANCE NOTES.

About us:

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.  We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work in over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society.  Each year we reach over 20 million people face to face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications.

Our Equality Commitment:

Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks.

 

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