British Council (BC) Finance Careers – Temporary Accountant

Organisation: British Council (BC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About BC:
The British Council is the
UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural
relations. We create international opportunities for the people of the UK and
other countries and build trust between them worldwide. British Council Uganda
is based in Kampala and offers a full range of programmes including
examinations, project management on behalf of other donors, and its own grant
funded projects. British Council has operated in Uganda since 1952 and its aim
is to build cultural and educational relations between Uganda and the UK.   
Job Summary: The British Council Temporary Accountant
will support the Uganda office with the financial services and advice need to
ensure an efficient, secure and appropriate financial environment. The post
holder will be accountable to the Finance and Administration Manager, for the
successful delivery of finances for the British Council Uganda
Directorate.  The post holder will be
responsible for supporting all staff with regard to financial tasks within the
British Council portfolio.
Key Duties and
  • Render
    support to the Finance team in the reconciliation of vendor accounts.
  • Support
    the Finance team with financial and administrative duties complying with
    British Council corporate standards.
  • Oversee
    vendor relations from identifying vendors and ensure value for money for
    goods and services sourced.
  • Update
    and maintain filing systems for the finance department and operational
  • Support
    the Finance team with Adhoc requests for information and analysis
  • Support
    with inventory verification, maintenance of facilities and proper
    management of assets.
  • Support
    the Finance team to maintain office accounting systems. All financial and
    related systems maintained to the standards of Essential Finance and other
    key regulations i.e. Invoices verified for supporting documentation
    scanned and sent to HUB daily so vendors are paid on time, Creditor
    reconciliation are done monthly as per HUB top 10 list, Post parked cash
    journals in a timely fashion.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The
    ideal candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in relevant
    field i.e. Business Administration, Commerce, Science in Accounting etc.
  • The
    Temporary Accountant should have Basic Finance and Administration
    Management with at least some recent engagements in related field
  • The
    post requires generic financial skills, and the post holder should expect
    to assist in the delivery of excellent level of service in line with
    Global Essential Finance and British Council corporate requirements.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified
candidates should visit the web link below and create a profile on the NFT
Consult website by entering their e-mail addresses. Please visit web link below
and click Apply now if convinced you have the job requirements. The
applications/CVs should be prepared in English and submitted in either MS Word
or PDF format will be considered.
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