Risk and Compliance Analyst_West Africa - Ghana
Sub Saharan Africa
Country / Territory
Job Category
Pay Band
Pay Band 6
Vacancy Description
Pay band: 6/ Location: Accra, Ghana/ Contract type: Indefinite/ Requirements: Applicants must have a right to live and work in Ghana/ Closing date and time: 22 September 2019 (23:59 UK Time)

The British Council SSA has an exciting opportunity for a Risk and Compliance Analyst in Ghana.

The Role:

Risk and Compliance Analyst

The Role Purpose:

The post-holder is accountable for Financial Risk Responses, supporting the implementation of and monitoring the adherence to, Finance policy and process in the cluster, providing a critical part of the feedback loop to Regional Head Risk and Compliance.  They will proactively analyse the control environment, identify hot spots and ‘trouble shoot’ as needed.  They will make recommendations to Regional Head Risk and Compliance for remediation and drive through change to meet required standards.  They will also lead on counter-fraud planning and initiatives within their cluster, working closely with the central counter fraud team.

Role Requirements:

  • University degree in a relevant area, preferably Accounting, Auditing or Finance
  • Risk Management qualification desirable
  • English language certificate or will be required to take the APTIS test and demonstrate a B2 level of English proficiency
  • Minimum of 3 years of qualified experience in a relevant role


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:  

Risk and Compliance Analyst_West Africa - Role Profile.pdf
British Council Behaviours.pdf

British Council Core Skills.pdf

Closing date for applications is 22 September 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.

Please note, you are not able to upload your CV or include your CV in your application. Please fill in all relevant information from your work history on the British Council Application form in order for the recruitment team to review. 

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.