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Regional Finance Director Sub-Saharan Africa

The Role Purpose:

The Regional Finance Director will have responsibility for all aspects of strategic and operational finance across the region, acting as the principal finance business partner to the Regional Director and Regional Management Team. S/he will be responsible for ensuring the regional finance strategy is rolled out as part of the global plan, and that it delivers sustainable regional growth through new business operating models, as well as conforming to our financial control environment and CFO standards and objectives, including the broader corporate objectives.

The post holder will be a key member of the Regional Executive team and work collaboratively with the UK Senior Finance Team, actively contributing to the design and implementation of the global finance strategy. The person will head and mentor the wider finance community across the region.

S/he will need to be comfortable with a highly visible senior role, during a period of significant organisational change. S/he will have a broad base of finance experience and have previously led multi-location finance teams in an international setting. Beyond the finance and technical elements of the job, strong people management capability to set direction, lead, manage and coach the regional finance community across the region, are key to success.

The post holder must also display an understanding of the organisation’s aims and the ability to connect and forge strong relationships with operational colleagues.

Role Requirements:

  • Qualified accountant or equivalent with proven experience of successfully managing and delivering across several countries within a global organisation  
  • Change management roll out and experience
  • Commercial experience including analysis of business operations, investment appraisal feasibility analysis
  • Management of government funded projects advantageous

Please refer to the role profile for a full list of the role responsibilities/accountabilities and person specification. 

Please follow the links for relevant document to support your application: 

Regional Finance Director Role Profile.pdf
British Council Behaviours.pdf
British Council Core Skills.pdf

Closing date for applications is 5 March 2019 (23:59 UK time)

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