ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
  • Job type:
    FULL_TIME
  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Budget and Accounting, Finance
  • Deadline:
    05/03/2024

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Opening
Job Opening ID: 226718
Job Network : Management and Administration
Job Family : Finance
Category and Level : General Service and Related Categories, G-5
Duty Station : GENEVA
Department/Office : United Nations Office at Geneva
Date Posted : Feb 5, 2024
Deadline : Mar 5, 2024

Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Finance section, Financial Resource Management Service (FRMS), Division of Administrative Services (DoA), United Nations Office at Geneva. The incumbent will report to the Chief, Accounting operations Unit.
Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Accounting Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:

• Records and reviews grant master data in Umoja ERP for compliance with IPSAS, UN financial rules and procedures and donor agreements.
• Examines and records financial transactions of client offices relating to purchase orders, downpayments and expense reports.
• Reconciles more complex transactions in various currencies.
• Responds to queries from client offices and third parties.
• Assists in the processing of payments to governments, other UN agencies and vendors for good and services. This includes, amongst other things, calculating, inputting, and checking payments for validity, correctness and communicating discrepancies to supervisors.
• Assists with the collection and analysis of data relating to unapplied deposits and voluntary contribution receivables, as well as preparation of data presentations and reports for information sharing, responding to queries, knowledge management, planning and decision making.
• Assists with visualizations and updating information material such as web pages or brochures.
• Performs other duties as may be required.
Competencies
• PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of the Organization’s financial rules and regulations as well as accounting policies and practices. Ability to maintain accurate records, interpret and analyze a wide variety of data. Ability to identify and resolve data discrepancies and other problems. 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.

• 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.

• 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.
Education
High school diploma or equivalent is required.
Job – Specific Qualification
Additional qualification in finance, administration or project management is desirable.

Work Experience
A minimum of five (5) years of progressive experience in accounting, finance or related area is required. The minimum years of relevant experience is reduced to three (3) years for candidates who possess a first level university degree or higher.

Working experience with the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system such as SAP is desirable.

Working experience with Grants is desirable.

Experience with International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) is desirable.

Three (3) years of relevant experience in United Nations Common System or similar international organization is desirable.
Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required and knowledge of French is desirable.

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