UN Finance Officer Jobs – United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)


Organization: United
Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)

Duty Station: Entebbe,

Job Opening Number: 19-Finance-RSCE-119462-J-Entebbe (M)

Grade: P3

About RSCE:

The Regional Service
Centre Steering Committee is the decision-making body for RSCE, in compliance
with General Assembly resolutions, United Nations Secretariat rules and
regulations, strategic guidance from United Nations Headquarters and oversight
bodies. The Steering Committee consults with the Global Field Support Strategy
Implementation Coordination Team, as required.

The Regional Service
Centre, as approved by the Member States, is owned, managed and staffed by the
regional missions it serves. This framework reinforces the existing missions’
chain of command structures and lines of authority in a manner that does not
create an additional layer between Headquarters and the regional missions. It
also ensures that staffing for RSC.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: Within delegated authority, the
Finance Officer will carry out the following duties:


  • Proven experience in the administration of complex payroll
    operations and related reconciliation and reporting services
  • Demonstrated experience in ensuring that payroll deduction and
    reconciliation related matters are managed in a timely and responsive
    client focused manner.
  • Support related changes and developments in the administration of
    payroll to improve the quality of services
  • Maintain high-level customer satisfaction in a high volume, diverse
    and fast paced shared service environment and meet the needs of demanding
  • Monitor Pension Fund reports and prepare year-end reports

Financial Reporting

  • Reviews and verifies the closing of monthly accounts and preparation
    of financial statements for submission to Headquarters.
  • Verifies the data reported in the financial statements.
  • Scrutinizes source documents for completeness, accuracy and validity
    of charges.
  • Reviews and approves various vouchers and accounting transactions,
    e.g., payroll, payment of staff entitlements, final payments, travel
    claims, vendor invoices, agencies, field missions, etc., to ensure
    adherence to relevant staff rules, financial regulations and rules,
    guidelines or practices.
  • Maintains internal control procedures to ensure vouchers are
    processed and correctly posted.
  • Investigates erroneous charges and takes appropriate corrective
    accounting actions.
  • Reviews and reconciles suspense accounts and ensure proper clearance
    procedures have been followed.
  • Reviews and verifies bank reconciliations on a monthly basis.
  • Examines details of income, expenditure, assets and liability from
    accounting system in order to analyze and verify accuracy and validity.
  • Examines the validity of requests for increases in petty cash
    levels; approve disbursement vouchers to replenish petty cash accounts.
  • Approves the recording of obligations.
  • Serves as Approving Officer for the Finance Section.
  • Supervises other General Service or Field Service staff as required.
  • Responds to queries from staff members and third parties.


  • Monitors/reviews methods used to remit payments and supervises
    investigation of non-receipt of payments.
  • Responsible for monitoring the transmittal of payments worldwide.
  • Reviews incoming payment instructions with regard to banking details
    and sources of funds.
  • Prepares payments for final disbursement by Cashier.
  • Monitors the dispatch of payment instructions and cheques to banks.
  • Verifies receipts and deposit slips for all incoming funds.
  • Assists staff members regarding queries on payment and
    deposit-related issues.
  • Identifies and annotate bank account movements.
  • Assists the Chief of Unit/Section in preparing reports, including
    preparing cash flow forecasts.
  • Investigates complaints of non-receipt of payments.


  • Keeps up-to-date on documents/reports/guidelines that have a bearing
    on matters related to programme, ensuring compliance with
    intergovernmental recommendations and decisions as well as with United
    Nations policies and procedures.
  • Provides guidance and training (including preparation of training
    materials) to junior staff with respect to payroll .
  • Drafts/verifies memoranda and/or cables relevant to financial and
    budget matters to various offices, departments and missions.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Regional Service Centre
    Entebbe (RSCE) Finance Officer job opportunity should hold an advanced
    university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business
    administration, finance, or related field is required. A first-level
    university degree in combination with two years of qualifying experience
    may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • At least five years of progressively responsible experience within
    the United Nations system or in the private sector at the national or
    international level in accounting, budgeting or financial management is
  • Hands-on experience in the administration of complex payroll
    operations and related reconciliation in SAP/Umoja or similar Enterprise
    Resource Systems is desirable.
  • Experience in a service centre or operation is desirable.
  • Languages: fluency
    in English (both oral and written) is required; A working knowledge of
    French is desirable.


  • Professionalism:
    Extensive experience in payroll administration, accounting, finance and
    budget functions and treasury operations. Ability to analyse and apply
    data across the full range of finance, accounting and budget functions.
    Demonstrated use of initiative and ability to make appropriate linkages in
    work processes and anticipate next steps showing skills and ability to
    analyse and interpret financial data. 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.
  • Planning & Organizing:-Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies-
    Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as
    required-Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing
    work-Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning-Monitors
    and adjusts plans and actions as necessary-Uses time efficiently.
  • 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

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the United Nations should
apply online at the link below.


Deadline: 4th August 2019

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