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Accountant - Lagos and Abuja
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The posts are Pay band 4/Indefinite contract/open to internal and external candidates/post is in Lagos and Abuja/Applicants must have the right to work and live in Nigeria. Applicants should CLEARLY indicate preferred location. Closing date: 13 August 2018 (23:59 UK Time).

 We’ve two exciting openings for full-time employment for Accountants - Lagos and Abuja with British Council Nigeria.



The role


It’s a junior role and will see the post holders be members of a team of accountants responsible for the end to end accounting process in Nigeria including month, quarter and year-end close. The role holders will ensure consistent, accurate and robust financial accounting experience in line with generally accepted accounting principles and corporate policies. This is a support role within the Financial Control function. – sounds like you?


What are we looking for?


Passionate finance individual with


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

·  Fully qualified with a accounting board e.g ACCA, ACA etc

·  Experience of an ERP system. 
-  Proven accounting experience. 
-  Highly and deadline oriented. 

Essential skills required to be successful in the role include:


·    Analysing Data and Problems (Level 1)

·    Communicating and Influencing (Level 2)

·    Planning & Organising (Level 2)

·    Using Technology (Level 2)
-    Managing Risk (Level 1)
-    Planning & Organising (Level 1)
-    Managing People (Level 2)
-    Financial Reporting and Compliance (Level 1)
-    Professional Accounting Standards (Level 1)


Why should you apply?


Equality, Diversity & Inclusion: As a cultural relations , diversity and inclusion are 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 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 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 13 August 2018 at 23:59 UK Time

Tests and Interviews will be conducted in Lagos and Abuja only. Applicants should CLEARLY indicate preferred location. 

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 of UK society at every level within the . 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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