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Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)
Finance

The British Embassy in Paris is part of a world-wide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas. It is also part of the UK’s France Network (including offices in Lyon, Bordeaux and Marseilles and representation to international organisations in Paris (OECD and UNESCO) and Strasbourg (CoE).

The British Embassy is currently looking for an Accounts Assistant to integrate the Corporate Services team. The purpose of this role is to provide support in various accounting and “Purchase to Pay” (PTP) tasks for the France Network.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Deal with the weekly payment registers reviewing and resolving queries;

  • Make bank payments to suppliers and staff;

  • Complete the payroll accounting;

  • Complete social charges accounting;

  • Complete luncheon vouchers accounting;

  • Complete Debit Memo requests;

  • Complete Non Discretionary Payment Requests and Emergency Payment Requests;

  • Prepare Manual Invoice Requests when required;

  • Prepare OGD reports;

  • Trouble shoot and deal with staff/supplier enquiries concerning payment of invoices/claims;

  • Cover for other members of the corporate team as required;

  • Other Ad-hoc tasks if role needs to evolve.



  • Accounting experience: knowledge of general accounting practices;

  • Excellent command of verbal and written English and French;

  • Approachable, empathetic with very strong customer care skills;

  • A self starter that can work well both individually and in a team;

  • Strong analytical and judgemental skills;

  • Good self management and organisational skills with an ability to plan and prioritise; effectively with competing workload under pressure;

  • IT proficiency – Using MS Office (especially Excel);

  • Experience working in an international/multilateral environment;

  • Accounts or payroll experience.





  • 5 years’ experience in payroll or accounting;
  • Professional experience in France.
Seeing the Big Picture, Changing and Improving, Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace
26 October 2018
A2 (L)
Fixed Term, Part-Time
24
18 months
Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
France
Paris
British Embassy
1
€2143 gross
15 November 2018

This is a part-time and fixed-term contract of 18 months.

All appointments are subject to professional background check satisfactory security clearance. The successful applicant will be required to provide a copy of his/her passport or national identity card for all nationalities held, an up-to-date criminal record (casier judiciaire) for recent countries of residence (which can be obtained online at https://www.cjn.justice.gouv.fr/cjn/b3/eje20 ), two written proofs of address (utility invoices and/or bank statements) and two references.


Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy in France are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local French employment law and FCO guidance for Local Staff. The posts we offer are not an entry point into the UK’s Diplomatic Service.


Your application will only be considered if you follow the guidance below:

  • Your application must be sent in English only.
  • Your application must clearly indicate all nationalities you hold.

Must currently hold the independent right to live and work in France and be prepared to ensure that right remains throughout the scope of the contract.


Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”.

We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application, since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered.

Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.

Please be aware that you will only be able to apply to vacancies for Local Staff roles with the British Government through this official tal.net site (operated by Oleeo). Jobs may be advertised on third party websites, however our adverts will always link back to the official tal.net site. If you complete and send an application through any other site, we will not receive it.

Please be aware that you will only be able to apply to vacancies for Local Staff roles with the British Government through this official tal.net site (operated by Oleeo). Jobs may be advertised on third party websites, however our adverts will always link back to the official tal.net site. If you complete and send an application through any other site, we will not receive it.

This opportunity is closed to applications.