Accountant - Sudan and South Sudan Khartoum The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language. We work in two ways directly with individuals to transform their lives, and with governments and partners to make a bigger difference for the longer term, creating benefit for millions of people all over the world. We help young people to gain the skills, confidence and connections they are looking for to realise their potential and to participate in strong and inclusive communities. We support them to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications. Our work in arts and culture stimulates creative expression and exchange and nurtures creative enterprise. We connect the best of the UK with the world and the best of the world with the UK. These connections lead to an understanding of each other's strengths and of the challenges and values that we share. This... builds trust between people in the UK and other nations which endures even when official relations may be strained. We work on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2019-20 we connected with 80 million people directly and with 791 million overall, including online and through our broadcasts and publications.
Accountant Sudan & South Sudan
To support the end to end accounting process in Sudan and South Sudan 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.
Main accountabilities but not limited to the following:
Reporting to the Senior Accountant in Sudan the postholder will have the following responsibilities covering South Sudan and Sudan: The post-holder will complete all financial tasks required as part of the period end closing activities, supporting the Senior Accountant, budget managers and SBU leads on accurate and complete financial close during period end. You will provide support as required on accounting transactions and adjustments (accruals, deferrals and provisions), including Intercompany accounting. You will also assist Senior Accountant on the implementation of the Income Recognition and Reconciliation Tool in assigned locations i.e. Sudan Responsible for ensuring integrity of cash collection process. Assist the Senior Accountant with periodic tasks contributing to our FCCF (Financial Control and Compliance Framework) and end of month/end of year deliverables are completed accurately and on time. Ensure that the payroll exercise satisfies legal obligations and internal audit requirements. Ensure salaries are paid accurately and on time every month. Raise FI journal to record payroll related payments and breakdown of entries appropriately (using consistent conventions, and as they would appear on bank statement to enable the Hub to complete reconciliation). Management of petty cash Contribute to ensuring the policies, procedures and systems are delivered with integrity. Work closely and effectively as part of the regional and global finance teams.
Role specific knowledge and experience:
The ideal candidate should be skilled in Financial Planning and Management Accounting and also in the following areas: Highly organised and deadline oriented. High level of accuracy and attention to detail. Proven accounting experience. Experience of an ERP system.
Pay band: 4
Contract type: Fixed Term- 2-years FTC
Alternative locations the role could be based: Khartoum Sudan
The successful candidate will need to possess the following requirements: Bachelors degree in any numerate course of study 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.
Desirable requirements Part qualified with a recognised accounting board e.g ACCA, ACA, CPA etc Experience working with SAP
Closing Date 15 July 2021 applications will close 23:59 Nigeria Time
Additional Information: Role holder must have pre-existing rights to live and work in the country the role is based. The British Council will not facilitate/sponsor visa applications and work permits.
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Accountant - Sudan and South Sudan Khartoum British Council Khartoum