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Finance Officer P2, DFAM, NYHQ, #19437

New York City (United States of America)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: New York City (United States of America)
  • Grade: P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Banking and Finance
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-22

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As part of the Treasury and Structured Finance team, the Finance Officer must be able to work independently within the established procedures associated with the specific job. Qualities a successful Finance Officer must possess are the ability to cope with high pressure timelines and large amounts of data while maintaining accuracy and the ability to multitask. The Finance Officer must have exceptional communication skills.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, hope...

As part of the Treasury and Structured Finance team, the Finance Officer must be able to work independently within the established procedures associated with the specific job. Qualities a successful Finance Officer must possess are the ability to cope with high pressure timelines and large amounts of data while maintaining accuracy and the ability to multitask. The Finance Officer must have exceptional communication skills. 

How can you make a difference?

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Additional duties may be assigned.

  1. Responsible for the Headquarters disbursement function. This involves the accurate and timely processing of outgoing domestic and international wires in accordance with the established rules, regulations, and systems of UNICEF. Follow-up on failed payment transmissions and resolving any issues. Ensure the interface between the accounting system and the banking payment system includes all items intended for payment.
  2. Provide guidance to other UNICEF locations on ERP system banking issues such as how to determine the correct bank account, payment method and routing of EFT payments.
  3. Maintain current knowledge of any applicable regulations and sanctions, including OFAC restrictions, that could affect international wire transfers.
  4. Manage the receipt process. Ensure actions taken by other colleagues are accurate and timely regarding the deposit of funds, recording of receipts, recording/recouping returned cheques, and confirm all cheques routed to Cashiers-NY are received.
  5. Perform daily reconciliations of Headquarters’ cash positions in multiple currencies. 
  6. Secondary responsibility for back-up support covering Treasury accounting and financial reporting, and cash flow forecasting and analysis. Additionally, provide back-up support to section colleagues working on financial transactions supporting programme objectives.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • A first-level university degree (Bachelor's) in Accounting, Banking, Business Administration, Financial Management, Economics, or a directly related technical field(s) is required.

    A valid professional certification (CA; CPA; etc.) from an accredited institution is highly desirabl

  • A minimum of five (5) years’ relevant experience in the processing of domestic and international wires is required. Working knowledge of SWIFT messaging and processes. Intermediate to advanced skills in MS Excel, Word and Powerpoint.

  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Remarks:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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