Financial Controller
South Asia
Country / Territory
Job Category
Pay Band
Locally appointed Grade G
Vacancy Description
Contract: Indefinite, Band G | Region: South Asia | Country: Nepal | Location: Kathmandu | Department: BSS
This role is responsible for 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.


The Nepal Operation

The British Council has been working in Nepal since 1959, starting with a Library at Kantipath and now offering services in 5 cities across Nepal. The main activities are Teacher Training, administration of Examinations, school leadership and links with UK schools empowerment projects for women and girls Arts and skills and civil society projects. From September 2019 the operation will be split between a commercial Exams operation and the existing Grant/FCR activity. 

Accountabilities, responsibilities and main duties: 
  • Complete all financial tasks required for the financial month end process, being accountable to the Lead Financial Controller for the pre-closing and month end closing steps, including maintenance of accounting records
  • This role will also be responsible for carrying out all accounting transactions and adjustments (accruals, deferrals and provisions), including Intercompany accounting, income reconciliation ensuring appropriate use of these in line with accounting rules
  • Preparation of local Tax submissions and other statutory returns to Lead Financial Controller for approval.
  • Support in identifying issues and resolution in relation to financial accounting matters
  • Produce periodic reports relating to financial accounting for the operation as requested by Lead Financial Controller and assist in the implementation of audit recommendations.

To apply and be successful in the role, you will need experience of:
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a senior role.
  • Experience of working with a diverse team.
  • Experience of working with an ERP system
  • Qualified accountant

If you are interested to apply, for further information, please see the documents below:

British Council Behaviours
BC Core skills
Role Profile

Closing date:  UK time: 23:59, 16 September 2019

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity. British Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all of its partners to share this commitment. 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.