Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate


Role Purpose

This is the main second line of defence role within a regional structure, linking the ‘first line’ activity (financial control) with third line (Internal Audit).

It exists to monitor the effectiveness of financial controls, using corporate frameworks as specified; to monitor risk levels and take corrective action where this is required. It also acts as the first point of contact within the region for counter-fraud activity, and will participate in and lead regional investigations as needed drawing on the expertise of the Central Fraud team and acting on their advice. The role holder is accountable for recommending appropriate action to the Regional Director/HR Director.

This post will support the Regional Head Risk and Compliance / Risk and Compliance Lead.

Function Overview

The Finance function is structured along functional lines with the aim of embedding the ‘three lines of defence’ model at its heart, clearly separating the financial control (first line) and risk and assurance (second line) functions, ensuring the integrity of our results and the strength of our controls.

The post-holder is accountable for Financial Risk Responses, supporting the implementation of and monitoring the adherence to, Finance policy and process in the country, providing a critical part of the feedback loop to Regional Head Risk and Compliance. They will proactively analyse the control environment, identify hot spots and ‘trouble shoot’ as needed. They will make recommendations to Regional Head Risk and Compliance for remediation and drive through change to meet required standards. They will also lead on counter-fraud planning and initiatives within their country, working closely with the central counter fraud team

Role Profile

British Council Core Skills

British Council Behaviours

About Us

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation 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.

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 try and avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising 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.

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