Senior Finance Assistant- Fixed Term- Area Office Hebron- For Internal & External candidates- Grade
Org. Setting and Reporting
The incumbent reports to the Chief Area Office in the assigned Area Office and receives technical advice and guidance from Deputy Head Field Finance Office on technical matters.
The incumbent may supervise finance assistants A10 (as applicable) and provides technical guidance and advice to other staff in the respective area offices on finance matters.
1- Maintains bank and cash books and other records related to the financial operations in the Area, including monthly Area bank reconciliation and weekly cash count as required; maintains records related to the financial operations in the Area; receives cheques or cash on behalf of the Agency; raises cash or bank receipt vouchers; deposits funds in bank or delivers as required and records all receipts.
2- Makes payments to suppliers, contractors, refugee beneficiaries of selective cash assistance, medical reimbursement and shelter repair either in cash or cheques; processes salary cash payments to the daily paid staff and other temporary assistants in his/her respective area office.
3- Provides budgetary and other financial assistance to the Chief Area Office pertaining to the Area; responds to staff members, suppliers and contractors’ queries regarding their claims, invoices, entitlements and outstanding balances and provides them with financial statement as requested.
4- Acts as custodian on the area imprest funds including the processing of imprest funds payments and the replenishment of imprest funds on a regular basis; performs accounting and control actions related to Canteen revenue, school contributions and other related activities within the respective area offices.
5- Checks all cash payment vouchers received from the Field Finance Office and ensures that they are appropriately approved and supported by proper documents; Assists in paying cash subsidies to Special Hardship Cases beneficiaries;
6- Performs necessary analysis, prepares reconciliations and reports as required by Area Office, Field Management and Headquarters related his/her area office; coordinates between cross cutting functions within and outside finance and ensures smooth operations of his/her responsibilities.
7- Supports the Field Finance Office during UNBoA audit and EU verification mission and reports to Field Finance Office on various area financial matters related to his/her area office.
8- Performs other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor(s).
You will also need to demonstrate the following competencies:
i. Applying Technical Expertise
ii. Following Instructions and Procedures
iv. Relating and Networking
v. Planning and Organizing
First university degree from an accredited educational institution in accountancy, finance or related discipline.
Minimum of two years’ experience in accounting and finance work, involving working experience with computerized finance systems is required.
-Please confirm if you live/ reside in West Bank or Jerusalem? And if you have West Bank or Jerusalem ID. please to mention its number down, as it is desirable.
Excellent command of spoken and written English and Arabic.
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