Finance and Budget Assistant (Multiple)
Application deadline 5 months ago: Saturday 5 Dec 2020
This is a G-6 contract. This kind of contract is known as General Service and related categories. It is normally only for nationals. It usually requires 6 years of experience, depending on education. More about G-6 contracts.
Org. Setting and Reporting The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN headquarters in Africa and the respective office of the Secretary-General. UNON supports programme implementation of the UN Environment programme (UNEP), the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the Resident Coordinator System globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing administrative, conference and information services (www.unon.org).These positions are located in the office of The Budget and Financial Management Services (BFMS) within the Division of Administrative Services (DAS). Under the supervision of the Chief of Unit, the incumbents may perform the following duties:
Responsibilities BUDGETING: 1. Assist in the collection of data and preparation of cost estimates and budget proposals in terms of staff and on-staff requirements for regular budget and extra-budgetary resources under UNON Administration; 2. Support the monitoring of budget implementation and performance and recommendations for reallocation of funds as necessary; 3. Ensure that requisitions for goods and services are in line with authorized budgets, the priorities of the organization and the UN financial rules and regulations; 4. Assist in reviewing requests for creation and extension of positions as well as requests for recruitment; 5. Assist in the execution of cost recovery in line with established agreements and policies and support on the collection of associated receivables; 6. Perform certifying functions of financial transactions as per delegation.
ACCOUNTING: 1. Process financial documents in line with the financial rules and regulations; 2. Review and analysis of various accounting data and assist in the review and analysis of financial statements; 3. Scrutinize supporting documents for completeness, accuracy and validity of requests in line with applicable policies, procedure, rules and regulations; 4. Verify accuracy of postings and process corrections as appropriate; 5. Analyse open item managed accounts (OIM) in the ERP system (Umoja) and initiate corrective action; 6. Perform approval functions of financial transactions as per delegation.
PAYROLL AND BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION: 1. Perform Payroll comparison and data validation of simulation runs (in HANA Payroll Analysis Tool); 2. Prepare Payroll data for monthly mass upload files (direct payroll deductions/payments); 3. Audit various accounting transactions, e.g., payroll, education grants, final payments, income tax returns, etc. to ensure correctness of disbursement and adherence to relevant staff rules, financial regulations and rules, ST/AI issuances or practices; 4. Provide information to Pension Fund participants and beneficiaries on participation entitlements and benefits and prepares year end pension schedules for financial statement reporting; 5. Monitor all insurance transactions including those involving participants on non-Headquarter payroll but covered under Headquarters insurance plans.
GENERAL: 1. Prepare and analyse reports with a view to identify anomalies and unusual trends and recommend corrective action as appropriate; 2. Perform data extraction and prepare various reports for management review; 3. Respond to queries and draft correspondence to clients and other stakeholders in a timely and effective manner; 4. Ensure that accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal control systems are in place and functioning; 5. Ensure that all relevant records and audit trails are maintained; 6. Act as deputy to team leader and back up for other team members; 7. Perform other related duties, as assigned;
Education High school diploma or completion of secondary school is required. Supplemental courses/ training in in finance, administration, project management or related field is required. A recognized accountancy qualification (e.g. Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountants (CIPFA) is required. Passing the Global General Service Test (GGST) is an advantage for consideration in the General Services and related categories in the United Nations Secretariat. Applicants who have not passed the GGST at the time of application may be invited for the test after submitting an application.
Work Experience A minimum of seven years (7) of experience in finance, budget or related area is required. Working experience with the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and finance system such as Oracle or SAP is desirable. Experience with International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) is desirable. Knowledge and experience with processes of Financial Management is desirable. Experience with integrated business processes, analytics and reporting is a desirable.
Languages English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations, for the position advertised fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of a second UN language is an advantage.
Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
Special Notice Appointment against this post is on a local basis. This job opening is only open to the staff members of the United Nations Secretariat who (1) serve in the duty station specified in the job opening; Appointment against this position is for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension.
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
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United Nations Considerations According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
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