Accountant (Maternity Cover) Lagos Island

Published date: 12/18/2017
  • Location: Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria


Sub Saharan Africa







Job Category


Pay Band

Pay Band 4

Vacancy Description

Post is Pay band 4/Fixed Term contract/Maternity Cover - 6months/open to internal and external candidates/post is in Lagos/Applicants must have the right to work and live in Nigeria. Closing date: 29th December, 2017 (23:59 UK Time).

We’ve an exciting opening for a fixed term employment as an Accountant (Maternity Cover) with British Council Nigeria.

The role

This role is for a fixed term and as a maternity cover. The post holder will be a member of a team of accountants responsible for the end to end accounting process in Nigeria including month and year end close, and ensures consistent, accurate and robust financial accounting processes in line with standard accounting practices and corporate policies. This is a supporting role in the Financial Controlling function which is a key function in the new organisational structure emerging from the British Council’s Financial Transparency Project.

What we are looking for?

Passionate finance individual with

· Bachelor’s degree in any numerate course of study.

· At least would have passed Skills level in an on-going certification with a recognised accounting board.

· Minimum of two years’ experience in an active and challenging accounting environment with proven and demonstrable technical accounting skills.

Essential skills required to be successful in the role include:

* Analysing Data and Problems (Level 1)

* Communicating and Influencing (Level 2)

* Managing Finance and Resources (Level 1)

* Planning & Organising (Level 1)

* Managing People (Level 1)
* Financial Reporting & Analysis (Level 1)
* Professional Accounting Standards (Level 1)
* Transactional Accounting & Closing (Level 1)

Why should you apply?

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion: As a cultural relations organisation, diversity and inclusion is at the core of what we do. We provide a work environment that does not tolerate unlawful discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups based on the basis of age, gender disability, religion or ethnicity. If you are an applicant with special needs, we guarantee you an interview if you meet the essential criteria.

A Learning Organisation: Working with British Council offers a unique opportunity to gain experience and develop skills in intercultural relations. With offices in over 100 countries of the world, we are a modern rapidly changing organisation with worldwide influence and impact through our work in Arts, Education and Society.

Our values: We live and work by our values of integrity, mutuality, creativity, professionalism and valuing people. Our work environment is therefore one of trust, empowerment, mutual respect and flexibility where you are encouraged to voice your opinions and contribute to our cultural relations work. Our policies for Raising concerns, anti-bullying and harassment, health and safety and Child Protection guide our effort to offer a positive inclusive working environment.

Work/Life Balance: At British Council, we recognise that individuals are the driving force behind our work. As a result, we encourage staff to strike a work/life balance by committing to working smart and making time for personal activities. We do this by offering a number of flexible working options.

Relevant documents to support your application process include:

Role Profile - Accountant
BC Behaviours.pdf
BC Core Skills.doc

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. The closing date is 29 December 2017 at 23:59 UK Time.

Tests will be conducted in Lagos and Abuja only while Interview will be in Lagos.

Note that you should only fill out the application after thoroughly reading through the ROLE PROFILE & GUIDANCE NOTES. There’s some important information you don’t want to miss.

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria. British Council appointments are contingent on thorough checks. In the UK, and where appropriate systems exist overseas, these include Criminal Records checks.

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