The senior accountant is part of the senior management team and is key to the successful delivery of the overall British Council Senegal and Sierra Leone operation. The post holder will play a vital leadership role in driving the timely delivery of key projects as the organisation transitions to a more efficient operating model.


Location Freetown
Salary Annual salary: SLL 52,810,560
Duration Indefinite term contract
Closing date Wednesday 28 March 2018

Role overview

Key Responsibilities

Main duties across Senegal and Sierra Leone will include:

  • complete all financial tasks required for the financial month end process, being accountable to the Financial Controller for the pre-closing and month end closing steps, including maintenance of accounting records. As part of this the role will also be responsible for carrying out all accounting transactions and adjustments (accruals, deferrals and provisions), including Intercompany accounting, ensuring appropriate use of these in line with accounting rules
  • assist with manual journals and off-system payments requests ensuring accuracy and compliance with relevant policies
  • assist with reconciliation of all relevant accounts and ensure that this is completed to corporate standards
  • ensure that local external accounting requirements are adhered to
  • preparation of 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 as requested by financial controller
  • complete travel and expenses audits as per policy addressing issues in a promptly manner
  • supports financial controller with the creation of billing documents once the process has been initiated by the countries operations
  • support the process of Income in kind submissions including maintenance of supporting documentation
  • responsible for provision of information to internal / external auditors
  • sssist in the implementation of audit recommendations
  • responsible for ensuring integrity of cash collection process
  • responsible for ensuring integrity of customers refund process
  • ensure compliance with treasury policy
  • manage fixed assets registrar (FAR) and reconciliation.

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