Finance and Budget Officer

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This is a P-3 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 5 years of experience, depending on education.

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Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the Office of the Chief of the Financial Resources Management Service (FRMS), Division for Management (DM) of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV) and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in Vienna. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision and overall guidance of the Chief of Section.

For more information on UNOV and UNODC, please visit our websites: www.unov.org and www.unodc.org.

Responsibilities Within assigned authority the incumbent will be responsible for the following specific duties:

  • Support the Chief of FRMS in planning and following up on interdivisional missions to field offices, through research and information gathering to facilitate mission planning, participating in planning sessions to assess finance-related processes and internal controls, identifying areas of improvement and suggesting appropriate solutions, participating in training deliveries, if required, troubleshooting specific finance-related cases, and liaising with relevant stakeholders to ensure tracking, reporting, and timely implementation of action items.
  • Organize and participate in process reviews and improvements for finance operations such as payments, treasury and grants processes, and draft necessary policy papers as required.
  • Keep up to date on documents/ reports/ guidelines/ issues that have a bearing on matters related to budgeting, accounting and cost recovery, as appropriate, ensuring compliance with inter-governmental recommendations and decisions as well as with United Nations policies and procedures.
  • Provide advice and guidance, as required, to all stakeholders on financial policies and procedures, with particular emphasis on voluntarily funded budgets and the funding of Field Offices. Ensure compliance with financial regulations and rules and established policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for financial analysis, management reporting, budget monitoring, financial projections and preparation of comparative and variance analysis.
  • Draft reports for inter-governmental bodies and for management on financial issues, and other correspondence. Participate in the development of, and undertake research and analysis in, financial and accounting policies and procedures, including practices and policies from other entities. Make recommendations for changes and/or modifications and propose solutions to issues.
  • Ensure that accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal control systems are functioning and that all relevant records are maintained.
  • Support the coordination of internal and external audits/verifications, facilitate planning, logistics, and effective communication with auditors, provide guidance to various offices, review audit findings to assist in the formulation of management response and corrective action plans, and monitor/report on progress of implementation.
  • Collect and analyze data to identify trends or patterns and provide insights through graphs, charts, tables and reports using data visualization methods to enable data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting.
  • Perform other work-related duties as required.

    Competencies Professionalism: Has knowledge of accounting principles, procedures and standards. Has ability to apply conceptual, analytical and evaluative skills in accounting operations. Has ability to conduct independent research and analysis, identify issues, formulate options and make conclusions and recommendations. Has very good IT skills with extensive knowledge of complex computerized accounting systems such as SAP. Has ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Client orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Education Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business administration, public administration, finance, accounting or a related field is required.

A first-level university degree in related fields with two additional years of qualifying practicing experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Job - Specific Qualification An accounting qualification by an internationally recognized accounting body such as Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Association of Chartered Accountants (ACA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), or Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) or equivalent is desirable.

Work Experience A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience in accounting, finance, budget, or related area is required.

Working experience with Enterprise Resource Planning systems is required.

Working experience with financial audit is desirable.

Working experience with an SAP system is desirable.

Working experience with projects and field offices is desirable.

Experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.

Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage.

Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.

Special Notice - This position is temporarily available for six months. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.

  • While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.

  • Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

  • This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.

  • Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

  • Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.

At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities.

Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to this position.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Vienna is classified as a H and family duty station.

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.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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