Financial Planning Analyst – Exams Jobs at British Council in Colombo, Western Province

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British Council company opens jobs for Financial Planning Analyst - Exams positions in the Western Province region. The type of work we provide is Full-time.

The criteria for the employees we need are having Finance and Sales skills with Not Applicable experience, as well as employees who are honest, disciplined and responsible.

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Job Information

Company:British Council
Position:Financial Planning Analyst - Exams
Region:Western Province, Colombo - Western Province
Job Function:Finance and Sales
Seniority Level:Not Applicable
Employment Type:Full-time
Industry:Non-profit Organizations and Education Administration Programs

Job Description

We support peace and prosperity by building connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and countries worldwide.

We work directly with individuals to help them gain the skills, confidence and connections to transform their lives and shape a better world in partnership with the UK. We support them to build networks and explore creative ideas, to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications.

Working with people in over 200 countries and territories, we are on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2021–22 we reached 650 million people.

Pay band: PB 6 / Grade G

Location: Colombo

Department: Finance & Corporate Services

Contract type: Indefinite contract Local

Requirements: Candidates must have the pre -existing right to work and live in the location

Closing date and time: Sunday, 30 July 2023, 23:59 IST

Role Purpose

The overall purpose of this role is to support the Financial Planning and Analysis Lead in providing professional guidance in Financial Planning and Analysis, supporting regional Business Development Managers and providing assurance on the underlying business financial performance.

The post holder will be in charge of analysing and interpreting long – and short – term financial and operational plans through management reporting, analysis and interpretation of financial trends, impact assessment in conjunction with the Regional Head in order to enable informed decisions.

This post will be part of the FP&A team that is dispersed across the region. The roles may support individual SBUs or geographical groupings, depending on the regional context.

Challenges And Accountabilities

  • Planning, forecasting and budgeting: Support the planning process for the Sri Lanka Exams, challenging submissions and identifying synergies and ensuring delivery to deadlines. Support FP&A Lead in the planning and rolling re-forecasting processes to ensure that information obtained from these processes is reliable.
  • Financial Analysis: Advise on specific business / operational financial issues around efficiency, product and business trends and KPIs.
  • Management Reporting: Provide clear, accurate and timely information on business performance against targets according to the reporting timetable and as otherwise directed. Manage Sri Lanka Exams management reporting for consolidation at Regional level for SBU leads and Executive Board.
  • Business Performance Management: Review of financial performance with FP&A Lead and business leads by providing scenario analysis and financial support to forward planning decisions and monitor cost allocation accuracy.
  • Regional and Functional Team Working: Contribute to ensuring the policies, procedures and systems are delivered with integrity and work closely and effectively as part of the regional and global finance teams.


  • Sri Lankan citizen or in possession of a valid work visa to work in Sri Lanka
  • Degree level educational qualification in Accounting, Finance and/or Business Administration
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in Operational financial management and/or management accounting
  • Delivery of results within a complex international structure and reporting to tight deadlines
  • Strong analytical skills to support business problem solving
  • Experience in working with virtual teams

A connected and trusted UK in a more connected and trusted world.

Equality , Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Statement

The British Council is committed to policies and practices of equality, diversity and inclusion across everything we do. We support all staff to make sure their behaviour is consistent with this commitment. We want to address under representation and encourage applicants from under-represented groups, in particular, but not exclusively, on grounds of ethnicity and disability. All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria are guaranteed an interview and we have Disability Confident Employer Status. We welcome discussions about specific requirements or adjustments to enable participation and engagement in our work and activities.

The British Council is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults who we work with.

We believe that all children and adults everywhere in the world deserve to live in safe environments and have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse, maltreatment and exploitation as set out in article 19, UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) 1989.

Appointment to positions where there is direct involvement with vulnerable groups will be dependent on thorough checks being completed; these will include qualification checks, reference checks, identity & criminal record checks in line with legal requirements and with the British Council’s Safeguarding policies for Adults and Children.

If you have any problems with your application please email [email protected]

Please note: Applications to this role can only be considered when made through the Apply section of our careers website. Our ‘ASK HR’ email is only to be used in case of a technical issue encountered when applying through the careers website. Emails with supporting statements and CV/Resumes sent to this email address will not be reviewed and will be deleted.


  • Bonus for overtime
  • Gain experience
  • Comfortable work environment

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Company Information

British Council

The British Council is a leading the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. Established in 1934, we work in over 100 countries to build engagement and trust between people in the UK and the rest of the world. We provide a wide range of services in the fields of education, the English language, arts and culture, and society, working in partnership with governments, business, civil society and local communities to help make a difference.

Our powerful combination of skills and expertise enables us to offer innovative approaches to complex issues, creating connections and collaboration across countries, cultures and institutions. Our global network of specialized experts, educational professionals and thought leaders enables us to drive creative solutions to global challenges. Our work is guided by the four core values of being international, people centred, open and connected, and will continue to be at the forefront of international cultural relations.

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