Are you a qualified accountant? Are you looking for a new challenge which offers a one in a lifetime experience? How about living within a thriving community, set in a stunning natural environment? If so, come and join our friendly team of accounting professionals in the beautiful Falkland Islands.
The Financial Accountant will be responsible for the efficient and effective operation of the accounting function of Falkland Islands Government. As well as preparation of year-end financial statements though to audit, you will also be responsible for the accurate and timely processing of financial transactions and ensuring that effective controls and reconciliations are in place.
You will have three direct reports and be part of the wider Treasury team. You will have the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of work including investment accounting, pensions, preparation of reports and improvement of processes. You will need to be a team-player and lead by example, as well as being able to develop effective working relationships.
The successful candidate should hold a CCAB recognised formal accountancy qualification with three years relevant experience and ideally previous experience of managing a team and/or staff supervisory experience.
- Initial 2-4 Years Fixed Term Contract, with potential for extension by mutual agreement.
- Salary Range £45-55k, inclusive of the 25% Gratuity. Starting salaries will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.
- 30 Days Annual Leave, plus government and public holidays (totalling 41 days leave).
- Relocation Allowance, to help with moving costs.
- Flights Package for you and your dependents, including mid-term return flight home.
- Government Housing for rent at a subsidised rate and a starter pack to help you settle in.
How to Apply
For more information and to apply online to join our team in a unique and breath-taking location, with penguins, dolphins and the wilderness just next door to your office, please visit our new recruitment website: https://ats-fig.jobsgopublic.com/vacancies/view/91459
Applications close at 20.00 UK time on 14 April 2019 with interviews are expected to take place by Skype on 22nd or 23rd April 2019.
If you have any questions about working for the Falkland Islands Government or would like further information about applying, you can find contact details at the above link.
Applicants seeking secondment opportunities are welcome to apply.
Falkland Islands Government (FIG)
The Falkland Islands is a British Overseas Territory, with full internal self-government.
As the largest employer in the Falkland Islands, we offer many unique and fulfilling job opportunities, across the full spectrum of public services. Our responsibilities include those typically managed by central government – taxation, legislation and policy, as well as those usually managed on a local level such as town planning, health and social services, and education. FIG also provides services specific to the needs of the Falkland Islands, such as fisheries research, power generation and the Government Air Service, FIGAS.
For more information about working for Falkland Islands Government, take a look at our recruitment microsite: www.jobs.gov.fk
The Falkland Islands
Set in the South Atlantic Ocean, around 400 miles east of South America and 8000 miles south-west of the UK, the Falkland Islands are a small, thriving community with a British way of life, benefiting from good local services, a varied social calendar and an absence of traffic jams!
The Falkland Islands’ stunning natural environment provides an unspoiled landscape and amazing wildlife to observe and explore, including penguins, whales and dolphins, all seen from the shore.
For those with a sense of adventure, it provides opportunities which are hard to match anywhere else in the world.