• British Council Careers | Accountant

    British Council Careers | Accountant

    Location: Cairo, Egypt

    Job Description

    British Council Egypt is currently recruiting for an Accountant who will be responsible for supporting the end to end accounting process in the country, including month and year end close, and ensures consistent, accurate and robust financial accounting processes in line with accounting practices and corporate policies. This is a supporting role in the Financial Controlling and Accounting process which is a key function in the new organisational structure emerging from the Financial Transparency recommendations

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Your main responsibilities in this role include the following:

    • Support the team with end-to-end financial activities with tight deadlines

    • Ensure consistent and robust accounting processes is followed in line with corporate policies

    • Complete all financial tasks required for the financial month-end pre-closing steps and provide support as required for the financial month-end closing steps

    • Complete all financial tasks required for the financial year-end pre-closing steps and provide support as required for the financial year-end closing steps

    • Maintain financial records as per corporate policy and internal audit

    • Provide support as required on accounting transactions and adjustments (accruals, deferrals and provisions), including Intercompany accounting

    • Provide support as required 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

    • Assist Senior Accountant with preparation of local Tax submissions and other statutory returns

    • Complete Travel & Expenses audits as per policy addressing issues in a promptly manner

    • Assist Senior Accountant / Financial Controller with provision of information to internal / external auditors

    • Assist in the implementation of audit recommendations

    • Responsible for ensuring integrity of cash collection process

    • Responsible for ensuring integrity of customers refund process

    • Support the income reconciliation process by extracting relevant reports

    • Ensure compliance with treasury policy

    • Prepare monthly local staff salaries calculation; report month to month reconciliation

    • Check overtime and TOIL claims in line with TACOS (local terms and conditions) and policy

    • Calculate Social Insurance, where applicable, and prepare payments

    • Control staff loans and advances on SAP and report offline month to month reconciliation

    • Calculate monthly terminal gratuity (TG) provision and quarterly record on SAP; keep TG GLs up to date on SAP and matching offline sheets

    • Ensure proper coding of the staff salaries to the correct WBS

    • Prepare final payments for leaving staff and ensure no unsettled commitments or eligibilities between the employee and the council or between the council and the bank

    • Provide Senior Accountant with the forecasted cash outflow related to payroll payments

    • Control Reimbursement of Operational Entitlements for UKA staff

    • Reconcile SAP payroll charges with HR on a monthly basis

    For more Information about your role, Kindly check the following Document Role Profile

    Job Requirements

    • Post holder must be eligible to work in Egypt

    • Degree level education

    • Fluency in written and spoken English Level B1

    • Proven accounting experience

    Job Details

    Company/Organization: British Council Egypt

    Employment Type: Full-time Job

    Job Functions: Finance

    Job Location: Cairo, Egypt

    Salary/Compensation: 5697 EGP Per month

    Contract Duration: 6 months

    Application Deadline: 20 January 2019


    Apply on British Council website

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