Falkland Islands Government

Falkland Islands Government - Financial Accountant

Falkland Islands (FK)
£35k - £46k + 25% taxable gratuity
21 Jun 2019
23 Jul 2019
Qualification Level
Fully qualified
Professional Membership
Contract Type
Contract, Full time

Financial Accountant (Controls, Processes and Systems) 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 Role

Falkland Islands Government is seeking an experienced accountant to join our team in the South Atlantic to fill the position of Financial Accountant (Controls, Processes and Systems) in the Treasury. The post involves a diverse range of work and you will need to be able to manage, develop and improve finance operations to ensure effective, efficient, standardised processes and controls are in place to maintain the quality and timeliness of financial transactions. The role will report to the Head of Finance, manage staff, and be able to work closely with other Finance staff and other Government departments.

This is a ‘hands-on’ position which will involve getting into the detail and providing support on tasks, as well as requiring the ability to step back, think strategically and deliver on improvements and collaborate with others.

The Person

Applications are invited from a wide range of enthusiastic CCAB qualified candidates, although those with substantial equivalent experience will be also considered.

The Package

· Initial 2-4 Years Fixed Term Contract, with potential for extension by mutual agreement.

· Salary Range £37-46k, starting salaries will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

· Eligibility for a 25% Gratuity, paid upon successful completion of the contract.

· 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: www.jobs.gov.fk.

Closing date for applications is 23rd July 2019. Interviews are expected to take place by Skype on 1st August 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.