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Finance Officer (Accounting and Reporting)(P3)


  • Organization: IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Location: Vienna
  • Grade: Mid level - P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Banking and Finance
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Documentation and Information Management
  • Closing Date: 2024-04-16

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING APPLICATION DEADLINE\: Please note that the closing date for submission of applications is indicated in local time as per the time zone of the applicant's location.

Organizational Setting

The Division of Budget and Finance manages the financial resources essential for full implementation of the IAEA's scientific and technical programmes. The Division provides financial services and solutions for programme budgeting, treasury, payments, payroll, financial accounting and reporting to support the IAEA's mandate.The Finance and Accounting Section maintains and monitors all accounts for the IAEA, monitors and reports on the receipts of assessed and voluntary contributions, and prepares the IAEA's financial statements and other reports to the governing bodies and Member States.

Main Purpose

Under the supervision of the Unit Head, General Accounting Unit, the Finance Officer (Accounting and Reporting) maintains and monitors s accounting records, and ensures proper application of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS), Financial Regulations, Financial Rules and established procedures related to accounting matters. She/he also prepares and reviews financial reports, in particular IAEA’s annual financial statements, ensuring that the financial system provides correct financial information ensuring adequate system controls and validations are in place. She/he plays a primary role in maintaining the General Ledger, the reporting of property, plant and equipment, and intangible assets and inventories focusing on completeness and accuracy of disclosures. In addition she/he reviews business processes and internal controls in support of the annual issuance of the Statement of Internal Controls.


The Finance Officer (Accounting and Reporting) is\: (1) an analyst of complex cases related to accounting matters, making relevant recommendations; (2) a specialist, providing specialized knowledge in relation to accounting, financial reporting and internal controls; and (3) a business partner, building partnerships and ensuring the provision of efficient and effective service.

Functions / Key Results Expected

Contribute to the timely completion of the monthly and annual closure process through monitoring of the status of tasks being completed outside the Division of Budget and Finance.
Assure the overall integrity, accuracy and completeness of the General Ledger within AIPS, the IAEA’s Oracle based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.
Prepare the core financial statements and/or the initial drafts of the relevant sections of the annual financial statements for the IAEA.
Resolve IPSAS accounting matters, identifying potential procedural solutions and work with the Unit Head to determine implementation plans.
Perform reviews of the financial reporting processes and propose improvements in support of the annual issuance of the Statement of Internal Controls.

Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies(Competency Framework)

Name Definition
Planning and Organizing Plans and organizes his/her own work in support of achieving the team or Section’s priorities. Takes into account potential changes and proposes contingency plans.
Communication Communicates orally and in writing in a clear, concise and impartial manner. Takes time to listen to and understand the perspectives of others and proposes solutions.
Achieving Results Takes initiative in defining realistic outputs and clarifying roles, responsibilities and expected results in the context of the Department/Division’s programme. Evaluates his/her results realistically, drawing conclusions from lessons learned.
Teamwork Actively contributes to achieving team results. Supports team decisions.

Functional Competencies

Name Definition
Analytical thinking Analyses information to identify cause and effect relationships and correlations. Identifies critical elements and assesses consequences of different courses of action and proposes solutions.
Judgement/decision making Consults with supervisor/manager and takes decisions in full compliance with the Agency’s regulations and rules. Makes decisions reflecting best practice and professional theories and standards.
Technical/scientific credibility Ensures that work is in compliance with internationally accepted professional standards and scientific methods. Provides scientifically/technically accepted information that is credible and reliable.

Required Expertise

Function Name Expertise Description
Finance Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system Expertise in Oracle financial applications or similar ERP, including design and development of reports supporting financial statements
Finance Finance Principles and Practices Effectiveness in interpreting, developing and implementing financial and accounting policies
Finance Financial Analysis Strong analytical skills, including the ability to prepare reports, clearly formulate positions on issues and present options concisely
Finance Financial Systems Analysis and experience improving financial and accounting systems and procedures with a view to ensure adequate and effective internal controls
Finance International Public Sector Accounting Standards Knowledge of and experience implementing IPSAS or other internationally recognized comprehensive accounting standards

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

  • University degree in accounting, financial management or a related field.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA) or equivalent recognized professional qualification.
  • A minimum of five years of relevant professional experience of which a minimum of two years should have been in international organizations.
  • Experience in preparing financial statements in accordance with IPSAS or another set of internationally recognized set of accounting standards (e.g. IFRS, US GAAP, etc.).
  • Experience managing an ERP’s General Ledger and/or Asset Module.
  • Experience in understanding, documenting, assessing and improving business processes and internal control environments. Experience in financial audit is an advantage.
  • Experience in providing guidance and revising work of other staff.
  • Excellent oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.


The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at US $64121 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 29688, dependency benefits, rental subsidy, education grant, relocation and repatriation expenses; Other benefits include 6 weeks' annual leave, home leave travel, pension plan and health insurance. More information on the conditions of employment can be found at\: https\://

General Information

  • The IAEA's paramount consideration in the recruitment of staff member is to secure employees of the highest standards of efficiency, technical competence and integrity.
  • Staff Members shall be selected without any unfair treatment or arbitrary distinction based on a person's race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, age, language, social origin or other similar shared characteristic or trait.
  • The IAEA is committed to gender equality and to promoting a diverse workforce. Applications from qualified women and candidates from developing countries are strongly encouraged.
  • Applicants should be aware that IAEA staff members are international civil servants and may not accept instructions from any other authority. The IAEA is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. As part of the United Nations common system, the IAEA subscribes to the following core ethical standards (or values)\: Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for diversity.
  • The IAEA has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and the IAEA, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.

Evaluation process

  • The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the selection criteria stated in the vacancy announcement. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information. Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise, which may be followed by a competency-based interview.
  • Candidates under serious consideration for selection may be subject to reference and background checks as part of the recruitment process.

Appointment information

  • Appointment is subject to a satisfactory medical report.
  • Staff members may be assigned to any location.
  • Candidates appointed to posts in the Professional and higher categories are subject to IAEA rotation policy and their maximum tour of service shall normally be seven years.
  • The IAEA retains the discretion not to make any appointment to this vacancy, to make an appointment at a lower grade or with a different contract type, or to make an appointment with a modified job description or for shorter duration than indicated above.

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