British Council Recruitment 2021

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for British Council Recruitment 2021/2022.

The British Council in Sub-Saharan Africa has an opportunity for an experienced Human Resources professional to support country operations in Ghana, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Cameroon. The postholder will be responsible for providing British Council staff based in the West Africa Cluster with advice and services on a range of HR issues and support the achievement of operational goals.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Accountant – Ghana, and Cameroon

Accountant – Ghana, and Cameroon
Pay band: 4/H

Post Location: Accra, Ghana

Department: Finance

Contract type: Locally Engaged

Duration: 1- Year Fixed Term Contract (with possibility of renewal)     

Role Purpose:

The post holder will be responsible for the end-to-end accounting process in Ghana and Cameroon 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 supporting role in the Financial Controlling and Accounting process.

Main opportunities/challenges for this role:

The Accountant Ghana will:

  • complete all financial tasks required as part of the period end closing activities, supporting the Senior Accountants, budget managers and SBU leads on accurate and complete financial close process.
  • provide support as required on accounting transactions and adjustments (accruals, deferrals, and provisions), including Intercompany accounting.
  • responsible for reviewing and scanning of invoices within the delegated Category and thresholds, ensuring invoices are supported by relevant supporting documentation.
  • be responsible for the processing of approved off system payment and refund requests, ensuring accuracy and compliance with relevant policies.
  • assist with reconciliation of all relevant accounts and ensure that this is completed to corporate standards.
  • assist Senior Accountant with preparation of local tax submissions and other statutory returns i.e. Working on remittances of VAT, PAYE, WHT and Social Security deductions monthly.
  • Work with regional and functional team to contribute to ensuring policies, procedures and systems are delivered with integrity.
  • Work closely and effectively as part of the regional and global finance teams.


  • Fluency in written and spoken English (Shortlisted candidates will either demonstrate they have met the required standard through the presentation of an agreed English language certificate or will be required to take the APTIS test and demonstrate a B1 level of English proficiency).
  • HND Accounting/BSc. Accounting, or bachelor’s degree in finance-related areas.


  • Fully qualified with a recognized accounting board, e.g. ACCA, ACA etc
  • Experience working with SAP
  • Experience of same role in a non-for-profit sector.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should CLICK HERE to apply.


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