Aug 11, 2018

Accountant Vacancy at British Council Ethiopia

  • British Council Ethiopia
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Job Description




The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations operating in more than 110 countries and territories worldwide and has been in Ethiopia for the last 75 years. We build trust and understanding between people worldwide by enabling them to share ideas and knowledge. We call this "cultural relations".

Working for the British Council offers a unique opportunity to gain experience and develop skills in international cultural relations. You will be part of a modern, rapidly changing organization with worldwide influence and impact. Our jobs offer you scope for versatility, initiative and creativity in a stimulating and supportive environment. You will be encouraged to pursue your personal and professional development via training, on-the-job-coaching and individual study.

British Council Ethiopia invites interested and qualified candidates for the following exciting job opportunity:


Job Requirements



Position Title

Brief description of the role

Required qualifications and experience

Terms of a contract


·        To support British Council Finance operations in Ethiopia and make a key contribution to ensuring and maintaining a high level of financial control and compliance whilst providing colleagues with strong guidance and support in all financial transactions.

·        The Accountant will be responsible for the timely and accurate recording of the accounting transactions and adjustments, as well as reconciliations, making sure that all corporate and audit standards are achieved. They will also ensure that financial systems and procedures run efficiently and accurately comply with corporate policies and standards. This is a supporting role in the Financial Controlling and Accounting process.


·        First Degree in Finance and Accounting

·        Two years’ work experience in a similar role and sector

·        Oral and written communication skills (in English and Amharic)

·        Highly organized and deadline oriented.

·        Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word

·        High level of accuracy and attention to detail.

·        Experience of an ERP system.

·        Experience working with SAP


Fixed term contract (2 years)


British Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from suitably qualified female and disabled candidates.



How to Apply

A detailed role profile for the post, application form and a definition guide for British Council behaviors and Core Skills can be obtained from our website at from Friday 10 August 2018.

Only applications on the standard form must be accepted. All completed application forms must be submitted to the address below or by email to by  24 August 2018 at 5:00 pm (EAT).


British Council Ethiopia

PO Box 1043

Comoros Street

Tel. 011 662 0388 or 011 6174300

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


British Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from suitably qualified female and disabled candidates.


Deadline for application: 24 August 2018 at 5:00 pm (EAT)


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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