As our next Senior Accountant you will be responsible for supporting the end to end accounting process in Botswana, Malawi, Mauritius and Mozambique, including month and year-end close. You will ensure consistent, accurate and robust financial accounting processes in line with accounting practices and corporate policies. In this role, you will manage a team of accountants who may be based in multiple locations.


Location South Africa/Botswana/Malawi/Mauritius/Mozambique (flexible location - candidates can be based in any of these locations)
Closing date Friday 27 October 2017

Role overview

What Should You Have 

You should have proven accounting, financial reporting and compliance experience. In addition, you must have experience applying accounting principles to accurately record financial transactions and maintain appropriate supporting documentation. You should be an effective communicator and fluent in English Language (spoken and written). Minimum of 2 years’ experience at a similar level in an accounting role and an accounting qualification are essential. For full details please review the attached documents. 

About Your Behaviours and Skills 

As we all know, performing successfully in a post requires more than a suitable academic and working background, therefore, we are looking for you to demonstrate the behaviours (competencies) that are key to the organisation, such as: Making it happen, Working together, Being accountable and Connecting with others. In addition to the British Council core skills, you need to possess the skills specified on the role profile within the Financial skills framework. Please review the full guidance herein the attached documents. 

Main Accountabilities 

You will work across operations in Botswana, Malawi, Mauritius and Mozambique to complete the following: 

  • Assist with manual journals and off-system payments requests ensuring accuracy and compliance with relevant policies
  • Assist with reconciliation of all relevant accounts to ensure its completed to corporate standards 
  • Ensure that local external accounting requirements are adhered to
  • Prepare local Tax submissions and other statutory returns to Financial Controller for approval
  • Support in identifying issues and resolution in relation to financial accounting matters 
  • Produce periodic reports relating to financial accounting for the operation. 

Role requirements 

You should have the right to live and work in any of the following countries: South Africa, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, or Mauritius to be considered for this role. Having experience of working with a diverse team is also essential given the nature of this role.

How to apply

Visit our jobs portal to apply for this role. You will also find more information on the role profile and British Council behaviours and skills.