British Council Recruitment 2021 | Accountants at the British Council

British Council Recruitment 2021 – British Council is now seeking applications from suitably qualified and experienced Nigerians to fill the Job vacancies below; Please Note that the recruitment guidelines, qualifications, requirements, and other relevant updates will be posted here free.
We are recruiting to fill the following job position below:

 British Council Recruitment 2021

 British Council is seeking to employ suitable and qualified applicants to fill the position of Accountants. The Position is based in Nigeria.

Role Type: Advisory, Policy, and Expertise
Pay Band: PB4-H
Duration: Fixed Term (Six Months)

Role Purpose

  • This role is for a fixed term and as a maternity cover.
  • The post holder will be a member of a team of accountants responsible for the end to end accounting process in Nigeria including month and year-end close and ensures consistent, accurate and robust financial accounting processes in line with standard accounting practices and corporate policies.
  • This is a supporting role in the Financial Controlling function which is a key function in the new organizational structure emerging from the British Council’s Financial Transparency Project.

Main Accountabilities
The post-holder will (across operations in Nigeria):

  • 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.
  • Maintain financial records as per corporate policy and internal audit
  • Provide support as required 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.
  • Assist with the reconciliation of all relevant accounts and ensure that this is completed to corporate standards.
  • Assist Senior Accountant with the preparation of local Tax submissions and other statutory returns.
  • Complete Travel & expense audits as per policy addressing issues in a prompt manner.
  • Assist Senior Accountant with the provision of information to internal/external auditors.
  • Assist in the implementation of audit recommendations.
  • Complete daily cash reconciliations.
  • Responsible for ensuring the integrity of the cash collection process.
  • Responsible for ensuring the integrity of customers’ refund process.
  • Support the income reconciliation process by extracting relevant reports.
  • Ensure compliance with treasury policy.
  • Submit relevant documents to the local banks as requested including bank mandates updates.

Regional and Functional Team Working:

  • 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.
  • Actively support equality and diversity and work to the British Council’s EDI policy at all times.

Key Relationships For British Council Recruitment 2021

  • Regional Financial Accounting team
  • Shared Services Centre
  • Corporate Finance
  • Country admin team
  • SBU Leads and Project Teams
  • Country Customer Services team


  • Bank relationship manager
  • Tax authorities

Qualifications For British Council Recruitment 2021

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any numerate course of study.


  • Fully qualified with a recognized accounting board e.g ACCA, ACA, etc

Assessment Stage:

  • Shortlisting

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English – Shortlisted candidates will either demonstrate they have met the required standard through a presentation of an agreed English language certificate or will be required to take the APTIS test and demonstrate a B1 level of English proficiency.
  • Assessment Stage – Shortlisting and interview

Role Specific Knowledge & Experience

  • Highly organized and deadline oriented.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Proven accounting experience.
  • Experience in an ERP system.


  • Experience working with SAP

Assessment Stage:

  • Shortlisting and/or Interview

British Council Core Skills For British Council Recruitment 2021

  • Analyzing Data and Problems (Level 1): Is systematic – Breaks down problems into a list of tasks to be done and decides on appropriate action.
  • Communicating and Influencing (Level 2): Relates communications to circumstances – Displays good listening, writing and speaking skills, setting out logical arguments clearly and adapting language and form of communication to meet the needs of different people/audiences.
  • Managing risks (Level 1): Follows good practices – Demonstrates understanding of risk management policies and procedures and records of following them.
  • Planning and Organising (Level 1): Is methodical – Able to plan own work over short timescales for routine or familiar tasks and processes.
  • Managing People (Level 2): Supervises a small team – Supervises a small team of people doing similar jobs to deliver short term tasks to agreed quality and time standards.
  • Financial Reporting and Compliance (Level 1): Understand and apply general compliance standards. Understand the core elements of financial statements and reports.
  • Professional Accounting Standards (Level 1): Apply accounting principles to accurately record financial transactions and maintain appropriate supporting documentation.
  • Transactional Accounting and Closing (Level 1): Understand and apply the British Council’s accounting practices. Understand and apply account reconciliations.

British Council Behaviours for British Council Recruitment 2021

  • Being Accountable (Essential): Delivering my best in order to meet my commitments.
  • Connecting with Others (Essential): Making regular opportunities to understand others better.
  • Making it Happen (Essential): Delivering clear results for the British Council.
  • Working Together (Essential): Establishing a genuinely common goal with others.
  • Creating Shared Purpose (Essential): Communicating and engaging picture of how we can work together.
  • Shaping the Future (Essential): Looking for ways in which we can do things better.

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