British Council Job Vacancy for Exams Accountant – South Africa

About the Job:
The Finance function is structured along functional lines with the aim of embedding the ‘three lines of defence’ model at its heart, clearly separating the financial control (first line) and risk and assurance (second line) functions, ensuring the integrity of our results and the strength of our controls.

Role purpose:
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.The post holder will be responsible for the end to end accounting process for Exams in South Africa, including month and year end close, and ensures consistent, accurate and robust financial accounting processes in line with accounting practices and corporate policies.

Main Accountabilities:

To complete all financial tasks required for the financial month-end pre-closing steps across Exams in South Africa, including maintenance of Exams accounting records and provide support as required for the financial month-end closing steps;
Maintain financial records as per corporate policy and internal audit as well as providing support as required to the Exams accounting transactions and adjustments (accruals, deferrals and provisions), including Inter-company accounting.
The post holder will provide support as required with manual journals for Exams and off-system payments requests ensuring accuracy and compliance with relevant policies.
Assist with Exams income identification and reconciliation of all relevant accounts and ensure that this is completed to corporate standards.
Support the Exams income reconciliation process by extracting relevant reports.
To assist Senior Accountant with provision of information to internal / external auditors including assisting in the implementation of audit recommendations.
He/She is expected to complete Exams daily cash reconciliations and shall be responsible for ensuring integrity of cash collection process.
Responsible for ensuring integrity of customers refund process and ensure compliance with treasury policy.
Occasionally and when required, the post holder may be required to:

Assist Senior Accountant with preparation of local Tax submissions and other statutory returns, complete Travel & Expenses audits as per policy addressing issues in a promptly manner as well as submit relevant documents to local bank as requested including bank mandates updates.

Regional and Functional Team Working:

He/She shall be expected to contribute to ensuring policies, procedures and systems are delivered with integrity.
Work closely and effectively as part of the regional and global finance teams and to actively support equality and diversity and work to the British Council’s EDI policy at all times.

About the Job:

The Finance function is structured along functional lines with the aim of embedding the ‘three lines of defence’ model at its heart, clearly separating the financial control (first line) and risk and assurance (second line) functions, ensuring the integrity of our results and the strength of our controls.

Role purpose:
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.The post holder will be responsible for the end to end accounting process for Exams in South Africa, including month and year end close, and ensures consistent, accurate and robust financial accounting processes in line with accounting practices and corporate policies.

Main Accountabilities:

  • To  complete all financial tasks required for the financial month-end pre-closing steps across Exams in South Africa, including maintenance of Exams accounting records and provide support as required for the financial month-end closing steps;
  • Maintain financial records as per corporate policy and internal audit as well as providing support as required to the Exams accounting transactions and adjustments (accruals, deferrals and provisions), including Inter-company accounting.
  • The post holder will provide support as required with manual journals for Exams and off-system payments requests ensuring accuracy and compliance with relevant policies.
  • Assist with Exams income identification and reconciliation of all relevant accounts and ensure that this is completed to corporate standards.
  • Support the Exams income reconciliation process by extracting relevant reports.
  • To assist Senior Accountant with provision of information to internal / external auditors including  assisting in the implementation of audit recommendations.
  • He/She is expected to complete Exams daily cash reconciliations and shall be responsible for ensuring integrity of cash collection process.
  • Responsible for ensuring integrity of customers refund process and ensure compliance with treasury policy.
  • Occasionally and when required, the post holder may be required to:
  1. Assist Senior Accountant with preparation of local Tax submissions and other statutory returns, complete Travel & Expenses audits as per policy addressing issues in a promptly manner as well as submit relevant documents to local bank as requested including bank mandates updates.

Regional and Functional Team Working:

  • He/She shall be expected to contribute to ensuring policies, procedures and systems are delivered with integrity.
  • Work closely and effectively as part of the regional and global finance teams and to actively support equality and diversity and work to the British Council’s EDI policy at all times.

If you would like to see full details and understand more about this post then please see the documents below:
Accountant (Exams) – South Africa.docx
BC Behaviour.pdfBC Behaviour.pdf
BC Core Skills.pdf

Further  details:

If you are interested in the post and feel that you are suitable for the role, then we would really like to hear from you. Please apply by 18 October 2017 (23:59 UK Time)

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, and finance as a function is absolutely committed to this.

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. In the UK, and in other countries where appropriate systems exist, these include criminal records checks.

Further details:

If you are interested in the post and feel that you are suitable for the role, then we would really like to hear from you. Please apply by 18 October 2017 (23:59 UK Time)

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, and finance as a function is absolutely committed to this.

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. In the UK, and in other countries where appropriate systems exist, these include criminal records checks.