Accountant (Maternity Cover) - Lagos, Nigeria
Region
Sub Saharan Africa
Country / Territory
Nigeria
Location
Lagos
Department
Finance
Job Category
Finance
Pay Band
Pay Band 4
Vacancy Description
Pay band: 4/ Location: Lagos, Nigeria/ Contract type: Fixed Term (until June 2020)/ Requirements: Applicants must have pre-existing right to live and work in Nigeria/ Closing date and time: 27 October 2019 (23:59 UK Time)
 
Details

The British Council SSA has an exciting opportunity for an Accountant in Nigeria.

 

The Role:

Accountant

The Role Purpose:

The post holder is a maternity cover and will be a member of a team of accountants responsible for the end to end accounting process in Nigeria including month, quarter and year end close. The role holder will ensure consistent, accurate and robust financial accounting experience in line with generally accepted accounting principles and corporate policies. This is a support role within the Financial Control function.

Role Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any numerate course of study
  • Fully qualified with a recognised accounting board e.g ACCA, ACA etc desirable
  • Shortlisted candidates will either demonstrate they have met the required standard through presentation of an agreed English language certificate or will be required to take the APTIS test and demonstrate a B1 level of English proficiency
  • Proven accounting experience
  • Experience working with SAP desirable

 

 

Please refer to the role profile for a full list of the role responsibilities/accountabilities and person specification.


Please follow the links for relevant document to support your application:

Role Profile - Accountant - Nigeria.pdf
British Council Behaviours.pdf
British Council Core Skills.pdf



Closing date for applications is 27 October 2019 (23:59 UK time)


In your application form, please clearly explain how you meet the essential and desirable skills, qualification and experience criteria mentioned in the person specification section of the role profile. This will help us determine your fit for the role and increase your application's chances of success.

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.

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.