UN Jobs - Senior Finance Associate - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:        Senior Finance Associate
Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10028843
Vacancy Notice: 013/2018
Reports to: Senior Finance Officer
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Post Grade: GL7

About UNHCR:
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is to lead and co-ordinate action for international protection to refugees; seek permanent solutions for the problems of refugees and safeguard refugee rights and well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate concerning issues of statelessness, as it is given a designated role under Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

Job Summary: The Senior Finance Associate works quite independently on regular assignments. He/she guides the work of junior team members, interacts with staff in AFS and various other work units of UNHCR, including field offices, in clarifying financial systems and data issues

Key Duties and Responsibilities:   
         Prepare and maintain monthly management reports, Country Financial Report, regular donor reports about expenditure against contribution and provides the expenditure tables for Global Report on annual basis, contribute to the preparation of the Financial Statement by providing the required data tables.
         Create and maintain customized public queries and nVision reports and develop new reports that helps the decision making of senior management, plus if required provide ad hoc reports and analysis.
         Create and maintain Chartfields, budget roles and system interface functions, prepare and validate individual donor reports.
         Provide guidance and technical support to users at HQ and in the field regarding donor reports, customized public queries and nVision reports, Chartfield creation and maintenance, and opening and closing of financial periods.
         Coordinate and control the opening and closing of accounting periods in MSRP.
         The incumbent will also disseminate the month end close schedule every month and ensure that the schedule is followed by all units; communicate any delays to all affected parties.
         Contribute to proposals for training plans, and undertake field missions for training on MSRP.
         Participate in the month end and year end closure of UNHCR accounts.
         Perform any other related duties as required

Key Performance Indicators:
         MSRP functionality and tools are utilized efficiently.
         Users at HQ and in the field are provided with technical support, as appropriate.
         Users at HQ and in the field are familiar with requirements and instructions relating to the month-end and year-end closing of accounts Draft required reports.
         Propose improvements to accounting procedures and suggestions for system development.
         Propose improvements to reporting.
         Carry out training activities at HQ and in the field.
         Obtain from HQ and field offices any information necessary to carry out his/her responsibilities.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
         The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Senior Finance Associate job opportunity should have completed secondary education with training/certificate in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or related field.
         At least eleven years of previous job experience in the field of accounting or finance.
         Working experience with ERP Systems, such as PeopleSoft, Oracle or SAP.
         Excellent computer skills, in particular in MS Office applications.
         Fluency in English, including strong drafting skills
         Good knowledge of United Nations financial rules and procedures.
         Broad knowledge and understanding of accrual accounting (such as IPSAS or IFRS).
         Exposure to humanitarian field operations and specific training/learning activities of UNHCR

How to Apply:
All interested Ugandan nationals who wish to join the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to click on the link below and follow the application instructions after reviewing the job details.

Deadline: 15th March 2018

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