Accountant - Colombia
Region
Americas
Country / Territory
Colombia
Location
Bogota
Department
Business Support Services
Job Category
Finance
Pay Band
Locally appointed Grade H
Vacancy Description
Pay Band H / Location: Bogota, Colombia / Contract: Indefinite / Salary: 2.959.000 COP plus benefits / Post holder must have the right to work in Colombia.
 
Details

ABOUT THE JOB 
In this role you will support the end to end accounting process in the country, including month and year end close, and ensures consistent, accurate and robust financial accounting processes in line with accounting practices and corporate policies. 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.

WHAT SHOULD YOU HAVE 
You should have proven Finance and/or accounting experience at least 3 years; excellent excel and Microsoft office management; be highly organised and deadline oriented; hold a high level of accuracy and attention to detail; ability to operate in English at CEF level B1.

ABOUT YOUR BEHAVIOURS OR COMPETENCIES  
As we all know, performing successfully in a post requires more than a suitable academic and working background; therefore, we are looking for you to demonstrate the behaviours that are key to our organisation, such as: Making it happen, Working together, Being accountable, Shaping the future, Connecting with others, Creating shared purpose.

WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY? 
Because you will be joining an organisation that 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. 

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.  This will allow the organisation to focus more easily on business decision making, strategic planning, budgeting and forecasting on the basis of accurate monthly results. 

WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION? 
Role Profile Accountant
British Council Behaviours
British Council Core skills

HOW TO APPLY?  
Click on the apply button and follow the instructions. 

WHAT IS YOUR DEADLINE?
If you are interested, please make sure to apply before the closing date: August 21, 2019 at 23:59 UK time.

HOW LONG DOES THIS PROCESS TAKES?  
After reviewing applications, you can be shortlisted for an interview or not, in either case we will notify you.  After the 1st interview, there could be a second interview stage or assessment. Once that is done, the panel makes a decision, we run a reference check process and then an offer is extended. In every stage we provide feedback via e-mail. Thanks so much for your patience!    

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 the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities,building connections and engendering trust.

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. 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.

The British Council believes that all children have potential and that every child matters - everywhere in the world. The British Council affirms the position that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in article 19, UNCRC, 1989.