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British Council Regional Commercial Finance Manager at British Council

This senior leadership role is business critical and is expected to provide financial leadership focussed on delivering a sustainable and commercially successful contracts business. The successful job holder will be required to work closely with the regional leadership team to provide commercial insights and management information to support decision-making.  The Commercial Finance role supports the team in:
–  Drafting Commercial proposals

–  Preparing accurate costing models

– Being the custodian for the financial resources of donor funding, ensuring that contracts are accounted for and reported accurately and that they pass internal and external scrutiny.


Contract management, commercial acumen, senior stakeholder management and demonstrable track record of success are required in this role.


What we require of the successful candidate:  


–  You will have experience in contract management

– You will have proficiency in finance modelling and analysis, especially costing and pricing

– You will hold a degree in finance related field and be a fully qualified accountant with   minimum 5 years post qualification experience in a comparable senior finance role

– You will have strong negotiation and persuasive skills

– You will have excellent communication skills and be fluent in written and spoken  English

Please refer to the role profile for a full list of the role responsibilities/accountabilities and person specification which can be found by following the link below.


If you feel that you are suitable and would like to be considered for this role, please apply by 23:59 UK time on the 14 February 2020 using the details provided within the advert on the British Council Jobs portal.


How to Apply
In order to be considered for this role, please complete the application form on the British Council jobs portal with clear information on demonstrable skills and experience you possess as matched with the “Essential Experience/Skills & Knowledge” we are looking for.  Please note that applications which do not meet the format/ requirements will NOT be considered.

Our Equality Commitment:
Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to avoid unjustified discrimination, recognizing discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies, and human resource as a function is absolutely committed to this.

In line with the British Council’s Safeguarding and Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks. In the UK, and in other countries where appropriate systems exist, these include criminal record checks.


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