Accountant - Botswana, South Africa & Namibia
Sub Saharan Africa
Country / Territory
Job Category
Pay Band
Pay Band 6
Vacancy Description
Pay band: 6 (Locally engaged contract) / Remuneration: BWP 21,679 per month / Post Duration: Indefinite / Eligibility: Pre - existing right to live and work in Botswana / Location: Gaborone / Deadline for application: 10 December 2018 (23:59 UK Time)

The British Council in Botswana has an exciting opportunity for an Accountant that will be responsible for Botswana, South Africa and Namibia.    

The role holder will be based in Gaborone, Botswana.

This role is responsible for the end to end accounting process in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana, including month and year end close, and ensures consistent, accurate and robust financial accounting processes in line with accounting practices and corporate policies. This is a supporting role in the Financial Controlling and Accounting process which is a key function in the new organisational structure emerging from the Financial Transparency recommendations.

The Role:
Accountant – Botswana, South Africa and Namibia

The Opportunity:

The post-holder will (across operations in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana):

Complete all financial tasks required for the financial month-end pre-closing steps and provide support as required for the financial month-end closing steps.

Assist Senior Accountant in closure of financial year to corporate standards.

Maintain financial records as per corporate policy and internal audit.

Provide support on accounting transactions and adjustments (accruals, deferrals and provisions), including Intercompany accounting.

Provide support as required with manual journals and off-system payments requests ensuring accuracy and compliance with relevant policies.

Role Requirements:

Finance Graduate with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar / accountant role

Chartered Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CFA)  advantageous

Proven accounting experience

Working experience of an ERP system

Extremely organised and deadline driven

High level of accuracy and attention to detail

SAPS experience advantageous

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

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

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

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

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

Candidates who do not align their work experience and skills with the Role Profile and Guidance Notes will not be shortlisted.

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.