Erasmus + Financial Controller
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Pay Band 8
Vacancy Description
Pay band: Pay Band 8 Location: UK - Cardiff Contract type: Permanent Requirements: Candidates must have the right to work in the UK Closing date and time: Sunday, 9th of December 2018

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


We work in over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society.  Each year we reach over 20 million people face to face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications.


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.


The opportunity:


This role will manage the end to end accounting process across the Erasmus+ Programme including month and year end close, and ensures consistent, accurate and robust financial accounting processes in line with accounting practices and corporate policies.


You will have line management responsibilities for 4 team members, ensuring these individuals provide effective/compliant/timely financial services and advice/information for the Erasmus+ Programme.


You will be manging the financial month end process for Erasmus+. You will be accountable to the UK Financial Controller for the pre-closing and month end closing steps, including maintenance of accounting records. You will review and monitor all accounting transactions and spreadsheet, ensuring data quality of both EPlusLink data and SAP data.

for further information, please refer to the job role profile.


What we require of the successful candidate:


-          You will have qualified experience in a relevant managerial post

-          You will have experience of managing a diverse team or group of stakeholders in multiple locations

-          You will have experience of an ERP system

-          It is essential you are a qualified accountant with some post qualification experience

-          Experience of working with SAP


If you would like to understand more about this post then please see the documents below:



BC Core Skills.pdf



32 days paid annual leave (excluding bank holidays) (pro rata)

Generous Defined Benefit Civil Service Pension Scheme

Interest Free Travel Season Ticket Loan


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 Sunday 9th of December, 2018 (23:59)

We are looking to interview for this position on either the 13th, 14th or 17th of December.


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. 


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.