Exams Finance Assistant 383 views


Middle East North Africa (MENA)


Country / Territory







English & Exams


Job Category



Pay Band

Locally appointed Grade J



Vacancy Description

Contract type: Fixed contract with 6 Months duration. Location: Erbil, Pay band J/3 with basic salary of $1,341 plus security allowance $200. Closing date: Wednesday 25 March 2020.

Role Purpose: 

To support the end to end accounting process in the Country and support delivery of the consistent and accurate financial accounting processes in line with accounting practices and corporate policies.   To provide accurate and timely Financial and administrative support services for the British Council exams operation, in accordance with the corporate policies and local legislation, and to support the day-to-day running of the British Council finance function as per British Council standards and equal opportunities and diversity.


Function overview:

Iraq is the only country in the Middle East to continue to delivery exams during Daesh Occupation. Now their country has stabilised there are opportunities to refresh the exams strategy and grow the operation. Within Exams in Iraq there is high potential and market demand. Iraq delivers the highest number of Life Skills exams in the region and there is a growing demand for regular IELTS. This is linked to entry to Higher Education. School exams market is also one the growing markets in Iraq which needs to be addressed in a smart creative way. Professional Exams is another area of growth with interest from Iraqi and International employers. With all this potential Iraq is a very complex market that needs to be managed sensitively and creatively whilst ensuring our compliance with global directions and regional policies.  

Finance 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. This will allow the organisation to focus more easily on business decision making, strategic planning, budgeting and forecasting based on accurate monthly results.   The Finance function works in a matrix environment with Country Director being key stakeholders, whilst reporting lines are within Exams function.


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.


Exams Finance assistant Role profile.pdf

British Council Core skills.pdf

British Council Behaviours.pdf


If you are interest with this role, please submit your application by Wednesday 25 March 2020.



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Through our English and Exams work we aim to achieve more widespread and better quality teaching and learning of English worldwide and offer access to professional qualifications. Working with policymakers, government ministers, teachers and learners across the world we help millions of people to access English by supporting the teaching and learning of English in public education systems, and through self-access materials and courses. We teach learners and teachers of English face-to-face in dedicated teaching centres and online through a range of courses. Every year three million people take international exams with help from the British Council, gaining qualifications that can open doors at leading academic institutions and improve employment prospects.


Child Protection:

The British Council is a full member of Keeping Children Safe (KCS) and has achieved level 1 child safe certification. We believe that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in article 19, UNCRC, 1989 and that every child matters – everywhere in the world. In line with the British Council’s Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks including criminal record checks, in line with legal requirements.



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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