Finance and Accounting Associate (PE-11796)
-- Process assigned transactions and maintain financial records accurately, completely and duly for accounts for which responsibility is assigned.
-- Provide technical support to Field Offices, Regional Bureaux and HQ divisions, and provide answers and guidelines to accounting and finance related matters.
-- Monitor compliance by users in different entities with the relevant financial rules, regulations and procedures. Bring issues related to non-compliance to the attention of supervisors, and actively pursue such cases.
-- Escalate to supervisors any indication of breach in the internal control system, including suspected fraud.
-- Prepare ad-hoc and recurring reports, analyses and reconciliations on assigned accounts/areas of responsibility. Verify that the financial transactions are correct and in accordance with company rules and procedures. Monitor and follow-up on open items, variances, errors and other issues identified.
-- Liaise with relevant counterparts to obtain information and verify data on accounts and financial transactions including more complex cases, as required.
-- Carry out month-end and year-end closing activities and propose additional instructions for such activities..
-- Gather information and documentation requested by auditors and propose responses to audit queries.
-- Identify possibilities for improving processes and recommend ways to improve cooperation between key stakeholders at different geographic locations. Implement agreed improvements.
-- Actively participate in the testing related to the implementation of new systems and tools.
-- Contribute to the drafting and update standard operating procedures, guidance notes and training materials.
-- Guide, support and – if requested – formally supervise assigned team member(s).
-- Brief and assist new team members on requirements relating to accounts and finance.
-- Perform other related duties as required.
-- 3 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher
-- Certificates and/or Licenses: field of Accounting, Business Administration; Finance
-- Relevant Job Experience:
Essential: Experience with ERP financial modules (PeopleSoft, Oracle or SAP).
Desirable: Experience with MSRP Finance applications. Experience with accrual accounting (IPSAS, IFRS or similar).
IT-Microsoft Office Productivity Software
IT-ERP financial modules (PeopleSoft, Oracle or SAP)
FI-Financial Accrual Accounting under internationally accepted standards (IFRS,IPSAS,etc)
For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.