The British Council is the world’s leading cultural relations organization and creates opportunities for people in the UK and worldwide to understand each other, to work together and learn from one another. We see this as crucial to building secure, more prosperous and sustainable futures for us all. We build trust and understanding between different countries and cultures and develop strong international links that are of benefit to people in Britain and the rest of the world.
We’ve an exciting opening for full time employment as Accounting Assistant with British Council Nigeria.
It’s a junior role and will see the post holder supports the delivery of the financial and business processes and systems in line with corporate standards; undertake specific work within the Finance Team and contribute to improving functional efficiency – sounds like you?
What we are looking for?
Passionate finance individual with
· Minimum of one year experience spent in an accounting environment.
· Minimum of OND (upper credit) in any numerate course of study.
· Demonstrable ability to plan own work over short timescales for routine or familiar tasks and processes.
· Ability to use office software and British Council systems to do the job and manage documents
Essential skills required to be successful in the role include:
· Analysing Data and Problems (Level 1)
· Communicating and Influencing (Level 1)
· Managing Finance and Resources (Level 1)
· Planning & Organising (Level 1)
Why should you apply?
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion: As a cultural relations organisation, diversity and inclusion is at the core of what we do. We provide a work environment that does not tolerate unlawful discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups based on the basis of age, gender disability, religion or ethnicity. If you are an applicant with special needs, we guarantee you an interview if you meet the essential criteria.
A Learning Organisation: Working with British Council offers a unique opportunity to gain experience and develop skills in intercultural relations. With offices in over 100 countries of the world, we are a modern rapidly changing organisation with worldwide influence and impact through our work in Arts, Education and Society.
Our values: We live and work by our values of integrity, mutuality, creativity, professionalism and valuing people. Our work environment is therefore one of trust, empowerment, mutual respect and flexibility where you are encouraged to voice your opinions and contribute to our cultural relations work. Our policies for Raising concerns, anti-bullying and harassment, health and safety and Child Protection guide our effort to offer a positive inclusive working environment.
Work/Life Balance: At British Council, we recognise that individuals are the driving force behind our work. As a result, we encourage staff to strike a work/life balance by committing to working smart and making time for personal activities. We do this by offering a number of flexible working options.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. The closing date is 02 October 2017 at 23:59 UK Time.
Tests will be conducted in Lagos and Abuja only while Interview will be in Lagos .
Note that you should only fill out the application after thoroughly reading through the ROLE PROFILE & GUIDANCE NOTES. There’s some important information you don’t want to miss.