Financial Accountant (Controls, Processes and Systems)

Falkland Islands Government

Salary package range £35,376 - £43,698 depending on qualifications and experience (plus a 25% bonus on all gross earnings upon successful completion of contract).

The 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 Department.

You will be joining a close-knit, diverse team in a unique and breath-taking location, with penguins, dolphins and the wilderness just next door to your office.

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


The Job:

An additional role has arisen in the Treasury Directorate, to further develop and strengthen the Finance team. The role will initially be for a 12 month period, and will work alongside the existing Financial Accountant who will continue to lead on financial reporting. The role will report to the Head of Finance.

This 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.

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. Significant partnering with other FIG departments will be involved.


The place

The Falkland Islands are a unique and dramatically beautiful environment set in the South Atlantic Ocean. The Falkland Islands Government is offering an exciting opportunity for those who would like to live and contribute to this friendly community, which benefits from unique wildlife, negligible pollution, low crime rates, the absence of traffic jams, a varied social calendar and the close proximity of South America and Antarctica as holiday destinations.

The package

  • This is a fixed term contract for 12 months in the first instance but may be extendable upon mutual agreement.
  • Basic salary ranges from £35,376 - £43,698 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.
  • Eligibility for a 25% taxable gratuity of all basic salary earned over the period of appointment, payable at the end of the contract.
  • Airfares for the post holder (and qualifying dependents) at the beginning and end of contract.
  • A relocation grant.
  • Educational allowances for 16-18 year olds.
  • Favourable income tax rates.

For an application form contact or download:

Job Description:

Treasury Information Pack:


Closing date for applications is Friday 15th December 2017.

For more information on the Falkland Islands visit or If you would like to discuss any aspect of this role with Andrew Francis, the Head of Finance, you may contact him directly by email at, or contact him on +500 28406.

Interviews will take place on 9th January 2018.