Thursday, June 20, 2019

Finance & Accounts Associate at UNICEF June, 2019

The Finance/Accounts Associate will be responsible for providing a variety of specialized tasks in finance functions, ensuring accurate and timely delivery that is in compliance with UNICEF financial rules, regulations and time schedules, whilst demonstrating the capacity to research, adapt and evaluate irregular cases, and also to recommend improvements to process delivery and design.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, a future
The Finance/Accounts Associate will be responsible for providing a variety of specialized tasks in finance functions, ensuring accurate and timely delivery that is in compliance with UNICEF financial rules, regulations and time schedules, whilst demonstrating the capacity to research, adapt and evaluate irregular cases, and also to recommend improvements to process delivery and design.

At the G-6 level, the below tasks are expected to be carried out with a high level of independence.

How can you make a difference?
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
  1. Ensure proper utilization of UNICEF funds and correctness of General Ledger posting while process payments, receipts and receivable documents.
  2. Receives an uploads a wide variety of documents from vendors and HACT related from implementing partners while ensuring accuracy by checking authenticity of documents, making necessary calculations and assuring inclusion of all relevant and necessary data. This includes inserting payroll entitlements for staff without access to the system like drivers’ over-time.
  3. Initiates correspondence and follows-up to verify transactions, answers internal and external queries and obtains additional information on accounts and financial transactions, as required including vendor accounts’ reconciliation.
  4. Maintains liaisons with officials of local banks to obtain day-to-day information on exchange rates, initiates replenishment of the office’s bank accounts, monitors disbursements to remain within the office’s threshold, monitors bank changes in procedures and regulations, and matters pertaining to maintenance of office bank accounts. This includes responding to queries related to payments, bank reconciliation and open items.
  5. Participate in year-end closure of accounts and assist in the preparation of year-end reports related to accounts receivable, accounts payable, prepayment, staff balances, etc.
  6. Maintains and keeps day-to-day transaction financial documents and records for further use by the office, government entities like tax authorities and auditors.
  7. Performs other duties, as required.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Education
Completion of seconday education required. University degree in business management, administration, economics, finance or any other relevant field of discipline strongly preferred. Professional/university level courses in Accounting and Finance/Business administration considered as an asset.

Experience
A minimum of six years of clerical experience in the area of finance and accounting is required.

Language Requirements
Fluency of English and Kiswahili, the local language of the duty station required.

For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The competencies required for this post are….

Core Values
  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity
Core competencies
  • Communication (II)
  • Working with People (II)
  • Drive for Results (II)
Functional Competencies:
  • Analyzing (II)
  • Applying Technical Expertise (II)
  • Planning & Organizing (II)
  • Following Instructions and Procedures (II)

View our competency framework at
http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Remarks:

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

For more information on remuneration and benefits, please visit UNICEF’s Entitlements page.  If you would like to find estimates for entitlements, you may use the online Salary Estimate Calculator.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process