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TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT - Finance Specialist, Finance Branch, Division for Management Services, New York, P-3

New York City (United States of America)

  • Organization: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund
  • Location: New York City (United States of America)
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Banking and Finance
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2021-05-12

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TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT
Duration: 364 days
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The Position:

The Finance Specialist position is part of the Finance Branch, Division for Management Services. The Finance Branch is responsible for global financial management, statutory and specialized reporting, and for policy development and the provision of advice, operational guidance, support and oversight in the areas of general accounting, accounts payable, contributions receivable, other accounts receivable, fund management, donor reporting, treasury management, management of cash transfer to IPs, and inventory management. The Branch also plays a key role in the custody and distribution of financial resources and the monitoring of expenditures and the strengthening of ongoing compliance with the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS). 

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. 

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

You will join a team of professionals to enable UNFPA to effectively and efficiently manage its financial resources and assets towards the achievement of the Fund’s strategic and programmatic objectives, and to ensure the financial sustainability of the organization.

Job Purpose:

The Finance Specialist role is responsible for providing guidance, support and oversight to UNFPA field offices and HQ units in the areas of accounting and financial operations, to ensure a more effective and transparent management of and accounting for financial resources. The Finance Specialist will be responsible for accounts and fund reconciliation and review, donor reporting and other areas listed below. 

Qualifications and Experience  

Education:  

Advanced University Degree in accounting / financial reporting or related discipline. A recognized professional accounting designation (CPA, CA), together with a bachelor's degree, will be deemed equivalent to a Master’s level degree for this position.

Knowledge and Experience: 

● 5 years of experience in financial management, accounting and/or related area with minimum 2 years of supervisory experience;

● Advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems and ERP financials. Knowledge of PeopleSoft is a distinct advantage;

● Strong analytical and problem solving skills; 

● Experience in drafting policies is a significant advantage; 

● Excellent written and spoken communications skills;

Languages: 

Fluency in English is required; working knowledge of another official UN language is desirable 
 

 

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