Purpose of job :
Lead a variety of administrative and support services for end to end accounting process in the country, including month and year end closing, and ensure consistent, accurate and robust financial accounting processes in line with accounting practices and corporate policies.
Proactively recommend improvements to Financial Controlling and Accounting processes which are a key function in the new organizational structure emerging from the Financial Transparency recommendations.
Context and environment
The British Council is the UK’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries.
We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.
We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society.
Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications.
Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. The South Asia region is of high priority for the UK and includes India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Iran (non-represented) and Nepal.
The British Council in India
The British Council has been operating in India since 1948. Our vision is of a bilateral relationship strengthened by improved economic, social and cultural opportunities for the next generation of young people in India.
We work in arts, education and by sharing the English language and increasingly focus on transformative programmes online (with the aim of reaching of tens of millions of people in 2017 and more in future years) and through partnerships in States across the country.
2018 marks 70 years of the British Council in India and the end of the UK-India Year of Culture. We’ve been inspired every day of the last 70 years by the artists, students, scientists and policy makers we’ve worked with across India.
This year, we want to share the stories of the great things we’ve done together, tell new stories, and inspire millions of young people to develop connections for the next 70 years.
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