Senior Accountant, China (CHI-FIN-0025)
Region
East Asia
Country / Territory
China
Location
Beijing
Department
Finance
Job Category
Finance
Pay Band
Pay Band 6
Vacancy Description
Contract: 6 months fixed term | Location: Beijing, China | Salary: Pay band 6 (from RMB 12,000 per month) | Start Date: As soon as possible | Deadline for Applications: 16 September 2019 (23.59 UK time)
 
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Senior Accountant, China (CHI-FIN-0025)

 

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT/TEAM

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. 

We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Last year we reached over 80 million people directly and 791 million people overall including online, broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

 

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING AND WHY

Reporting to Finance Controller, you will deliver the financial accounting transactions for China, one of 14 countries in the East Asia region division of the British Council. You will ensure that the financial process and internal control deliver the end to end accounting requirements reporting in line with accounting practices, corporate policies, and local statutory, accounting and tax compliance regulations.

 

WHAT IS INTERESTING ABOUT IT

This role offers excellent opportunity to gain expertise and experience at a senior accountant level in the country in an environment which demands knowledge and expertise in local accounting standards and opportunity to work with peers and colleagues in the cluster, regional and global finance team.

 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

To be successful, you will have relevant qualifications in finance or accounting with experience working in a diverse environment. Knowledge in SAP would be advantageous.

 

 

Our work makes a lasting difference by building more inclusive societies and supporting people’s prospects.

 

Together, we can do more.

 

NEXT STEPS

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

 

 

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.

 

KINDLY TAKE NOTE

While various measures have been put in place by the government to help curb pollution in China, there are still potential health issues associated with the poorer air quality. The British Council does its utmost to provide a working environment that minimises employees’ exposure to pollutants, however, anyone wishing to work in the cities of Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou or Chongqing should be aware of the situation.