Manager Financial Information and Accounts Payable
Org. Setting and Reporting
UNRWA, the largest United Nations operation in the Middle East with over 30,000 staff working across five areas of operation, is looking for highly committed personnel wishing to make a change.
If you are looking for a rewarding opportunity to make a tangible difference for one of the most vulnerable communities in the world, UNRWA would like to hear from you.
The Manager Financial Information and Accounts Payable reports to the Deputy Director of Finance and Chief Accounts Division.
- Provides leadership to ensure efficient functioning of Accounts Payable Section and manage day-by-day operations; plans, leads, monitors, and evaluates the section’s staff performance; provides technical guidance and ensures that the staff are sufficiently trained to perform their functions.
- Initiates and implements improvements to relevant UNRWA procedures by proposing policies, systems and procedures covering Accounts Payable operations; ensures compliance with procurement manual on all payments related transactions; approves payment vouchers and other transaction documents.
- Prepares and consolidates Monthly financial reports to internal and external parties after collating, verifying, and analyzing the data to publish on a monthly basis; supports Agency-wide publication of data on external platforms such as (International Aid Transparency Initiatives IATI); coordinates inputs from all divisions, reviews and submits data and information for internal and external reporting such as annual operation report.
- Assists her/his supervisor with a variety of special assignments and initiatives requiring extensive research, data analysis and coordination as required; acts as a focal point for such department wide initiatives, priorities and special projects; coordinates and collate data, inputs and provide summary reports and develop communication materials, as required.
- Provides authoritative advice to her/his supervisor on matters pertaining to policies, controls, and procedures related to payments Agencywide; advises on prioritization of payments Agency-wide in line with funds availability in coordination with Treasury Division and field finance offices.
- Manages processes related to Agencywide write offs, write backs, and ensures closure of Accounts Payable module within the stipulated deadlines; analyses and confirms balances, provides summary reports on liabilities outstanding Agencywide.
- Manages the responses to internal and external audit requests and reports for the areas of responsibilities; is responsible for review and updates of notes to the financial statements pertaining to the areas of responsibilities.
UN Core Values of Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for Diversity, and Core Competencies of Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results apply by default.
Planning and Organizing
Creating and Innovating
Leading and Supervising
Deciding and Initiating Action
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- Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) from an accredited educational institution in accounting, finance, public or business administration, or related field.
- Membership in a professional body of accountants (e.g., Institute of Chartered Accountants, Institute of Certified Public Accountants).
- At least eight years of progressively responsible and relevant professional experience in finance, accounting or business administration is required.
- Four years of relevant work experience in a senior supervisory position in a large international, governmental or commercial organization in areas of financial accounting, experience working with contemporary ERP system is required.
- Unless already serving as an international staff member in the UN Common System, a candidate for an international post must have at least two continuous years of relevant international experience outside UNRWA, and outside the country(s) of which the candidate is a national or holds citizenship, a passport, or a national identity number is required.
Membership in a professional body of accountants (e.g., Institute of Chartered Accountants, Institute of Certified Public Accountants) is required.
- Working experience with either International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) or International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) is desirable.
Excellent command of written and spoken English.Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.Special Notice
Type of Contract and duration: 2 years, with the possibility of further extension.
Applicants have to complete the Personal History Profile (PHP) in inspira in order to be considered. The PHP should be completed with full relevant work experience as per the requirements in the Job Opening, in order to be considered.
UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.
A roster may be created from the selection exercise, and successful candidates may become eligible for a temporary appointment to the same post or a similar post.
A first level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
NB: work experience alone or formal qualifications with no relevant work experience are not considered an acceptable combination.
UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states, regional bodies, business foundations and individual contributions. The mission of UNRWA is to help Palestine refugees achieve their full potential in human development under the difficult circumstances in which they live.
For more details on UNRWA, please visit: https://www.unrwa.org/
United Nations Considerations
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Commissioner-General of UNRWA and to assignment by him or her.
UNRWA is committed to achieving gender parity at all levels of staffing under the current UN-wide gender agenda and strongly encourages applications from qualified applicants from under-represented groups.
At UNRWA, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. UNRWA is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.
UNRWA staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of efficiency, competence, neutrality, impartiality and integrity. This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity and non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. Candidates will not be considered for employment with UNRWA if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. The Agency may disqualify applicants who have separated for reason of misconduct, who left a UN Agency while misconduct processes were pending, or who appear on the UN Sanctions List.
UNRWA is a non-smoking work environment.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.
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