British High Commission Jobs in Pretoria South Africa - Regional Accountant Vacancies

British High Commission Jobs in Pretoria South Africa - Regional Accountant Vacancies

Main purpose of job:
  • To undertake a wide range of financial duties on behalf of a number of Offices in the region.
  • This will include the monitoring of budgets and forecasts, acting as the first line of financial support and compliance, plus reporting issues back to Finance Business Partners in the UK.
  • Individuals will also be expected to analyse the balance sheet accounts for the Offices in the region and ensure information is accurately and effectively reported.

    Roles & Responsibilities:
  • To monitor and process the budgeting, forecasting and reporting (including exception reporting) for a range of offices in the region.
  • Liaise with individual Posts and Finance Business Partners in the UK and consolidate information across a region to monitor trends and variances.
  • Ensure financial management indicators FPCIs are robust and issues resolved appropriately within agreed timescales.
  • Analyse the balance sheet accounts in your respective region and ensure information is accurately and effectively reported.
  • Identification and analysis of contingent liabilities, provisions, changes in pension’s liabilities and monitoring by exception creditors and debtors.
  • Provide cash forecast for each Office within the Region in advance of each Financial Year.
  • Work with Offices to ensure cash management is accurately reported and processes are adhered to including Other UK Government Departments who may be present.
  • Ensure that offline office accounts are submitted on time to Corporate Services Centres located in Manila.
  • Fixed Asset verification, management and accounting;
  • Use of Hyperion & OBIEE to prepare and promote budget & forecast information
  • Monitoring Key Performance Indicators;
  • Spend & cost driver Analysis liaising with Procurement & HR colleagues;
  • Assist with business planning;
  • Chart of Accounts usage;

    Essential qualifications, skills and experience
  • Solid experience in Budgeting and Forecasting (2 years)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Understands the value of teamwork
  • Sound financial background
  • 3 year accounting or financial accountant knowledge
  • IT literate to an advance level specifically on MS Excel

    Language requirements:
  • Language: English
  • Level of language required: Fluent

    Learning and development opportunities :

  • ACCA/CIMA studies will be funded to a limited yearly allowance
    after the probation period is successfully completed.
  • The British High Commission pays in full for the Key Care Plus option on Discovery Health for staff including spouses/partners and dependants.
  • Once you have successfully completed your probation the British High Commission will contribute 9% of your monthly salary to a Provident Fund.
  • Annual leave entitlement of 25 days
  • Working hours per week of 40

    Additional information
  • Must be able to work in South Africa and have a valid passport to travel into Africa.
  • Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening.
  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Pretoria are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in South Africa.
  • All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct visa/work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant permit.
  • The responsibility lies on the successful candidate to;
  • Obtain the relevant permit
  • Pay fees for the permit
  • Make arrangements to relocate
  • Meet the costs to relocation
  • The British High Commission do not sponsor visas/work permits except where it may be local practice to do so.
  • Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.
  • Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link: Please note: AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
  • Please log into your profile on the application system on a regular basis to review the status of your application.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 2nd July 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; British High Commission Jobs in Pretoria South Africa - Regional Accountant Vacancies

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