Project Finance Manager- Accra
Region
Sub Saharan Africa
Country / Territory
Ghana
Location
Accra
Department
Education & Society
Job Category
Project Management
Pay Band
Pay Band 6
Vacancy Description
Pay Band:6/G/ Location: Accra, Ghana (West Africa Cluster) / Contract Type: Fixed Term- 10months/ Applicants must have the legal right to work & live in Ghana/ Closing date: 23.59 (UK time) on the 10 December 2018.
 
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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 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. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. 



Geopolitical/SBU/Function overview:

British Council Ghana has been in operation since 1943. Our main office is situated in Accra with a small operation in Kumasi. Over the 70 years, we have established a good reputation for cultural relations and educational services. Our relationship with government, corporate organizations and the academia is strong and we continue to take advantage of these partnerships to expand our reach and impact. We occupy a major place in the English Language assessment market in Ghana and plan to expand this work even further. With one of the world’s largest extractive sectors and buoyant businesses, we have started taking advantage of the significant opportunities for partnership funding, especially in the area of skills for youth. We will continue to explore these further.

The Role:
Project Finance Manager

The successful candidate will support the project in matters of financial administration, procurement and grant disbursement. As part of the country finance team, He / She will work closely with the Senior Accountant who will support and advice on issues related to setting up and incorporating the project with the existing financial and administration systems

All duties and responsibilities will be in line with British Council’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Child Protection and other overarching corporate policies, and will include:

 · Provide financial support to the project manager ensure accurate Income Recognition & Treasury
· Carry out due diligence on all vendor invoices prior to scanning to Global Service Desk (GSD)
· Participate in monthly review of Year to Date balances of Trial Balance and to ensure that Month on Month movements have been analysed and exceptional movements investigated and explained or escalated as appropriate. 


Role Requirements:

· 
Financial Management and Analytical Skills (with high levels of personal effectiveness and the ability to focus on achieving deadlines).
·  At least, three (3) years’ experience in an accounting environment with proven and demonstrable technical accounting skills, including understanding and interpretation of financial data.
·   Computer skills – A good knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, particularly advanced MS Excel knowledge.

 

Please refer to the role profile for more information on the role responsibilities/accountabilities and person specification

Follow the links for relevant document to support your application: 
 
Project Finance Manager- Accra.pdf

British Council Behaviours.pdf
British Council Core Skills.pdf
 

Note that you should only fill out the application after thoroughly reading through the ROLE PROFILE & GUIDANCE NOTES.

Closing date for applications is 10 December 2018 (23:59 UK time)
 

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.