Senior Finance Manager, Hub Shared Business Support Services, Beijing (CHI-1731-2)
Region
East Asia
Country / Territory
China
Location
Beijing
Department
Finance
Job Category
Finance
Pay Band
Pay Band 8
Vacancy Description
Contract: IDC | Location: Beijing, China | Salary: Pay band 8/E | Start Date: As soon as possible | Deadline for Applications: 01 May 2019 (23.59 UK time)
 
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Senior Finance Manager, Hub Shared Business Support Services, Beijing (CHI-1731-2)

 

ABOUT US

The British Council has had a presence in China since 1943, and since 1979 we have been operating as the Cultural and Education Section of the British Embassy in Beijing and the Cultural and Education Section of the Consulate-Generals in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chongqing, and Wuhan. In 2017 we opened our first English centre in Mainland China, based in Nanjing.

 

Our work in China is of great importance to the global British Council operation, both politically and commercially. With more than 750 staff across our offices in China, we operate a wide range of programmes in English, exams, arts, and education in partnership with local authorities and partners.

 

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING AND WHY

You will provide strategic leadership on the development of the Shared Service Centres (SSC) to provide cost effective and efficient finance processes to support the Region’s rapid growth. You will lead on delivery of business focused transaction accounting and shared finance services of GSS Finance to customers in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan as well as to ensure that finance hub services are delivered to the quality and targets outlined in the Service Level Agreement with the country or Regional management.

 

WHAT IS INTERESTING ABOUT IT

You can take pride in the fact that you will be part of a team that enables the British Council to meet its objectives and gives all our customers an exceptional experience. You will also be able to join regular professional development, training and skills programmes to develop your experience and skills.

 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

To be successful in the role you will have professional accountant qualification or university degree preferably in Accounting, Finance or related fields. It is also essential that you have strong experience in Finance function with SAP accounting and Shared Services Operations Communications.

 

NEXT STEPS

 

For more information please see Role profile and  British Council Generic Behaviours

 

This is an interesting, absorbing role where you can work to support us building awareness of the British Council in delivering to the needs of our customers.

 

ABOUT THE BRITISH COUNCIL

 

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.

 

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 try and avoid unjustified discrimination, recognizing discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights.

 

All staff worldwide is required to ensure their behavior is consistent with our policies.

 

The British Council is a full member of Keeping Children Safe (KCS) and has achieved level 1 child safe certification. We believe that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in article 19, UNCRC, 1989 and that every child matters - everywhere in the world. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks including criminal record checks, in line with legal requirements.