British Council

Finance Controller West Africa

Accra (GH)
GHS 93,012 per annum
18 Feb 2021
02 Mar 2021
Approved employers
Approved employer
Public sector
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant, Manager

Finance Controller West Africa

Pay band: 7

Remuneration: GHS 93,012 per annum

Post Location: Accra, Ghana  

Department: Finance

Contract type: Locally Engaged

Duration: Indefinite

Role Purpose:

The post holder supports the Regional Financial Controller with the end to end accounting process across the operation; including month and year end close, and ensures consistent, accurate and robust financial accounting processes in line with accounting practices and corporate policies.

The role holder will act as the finance lead for the financial control function in West Africa cluster, working closely with the accounting teams, and acting as the key finance business partner to senior management teams across Ghana, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, and Senegal.

The role will manage a team of accountants based in multiple locations.




  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CFA) with at least 3 years of experience post-qualification
  • Minimum of 3 years post qualified experience in a managerial post
  • Experience of managing a diverse team or group of stakeholders in multiple locations
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills
  • Able to relay complex financial information in an easy-to-understand way
  • Highly organised and deadline oriented
  • Experience of an ERP system


  • Working experience and knowledge in SAP


Additional Information: All applicants should have a pre-existing legal status to live and work in Ghana.   

Closing Date: 2 March 2021 applications will close 23:59 South Africa time

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