Finance and Accounts Associate, GS6, Fixed Term Appointment, post# 12661, only for Nationals of North Macedonia
Job no: 557317
Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Duty Station: Skopje
Location: North Macedonia
Categories: Financial Management
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, wellbeing
Under the supervision of the Operations Manager, the Finance and Accounts Associate supports the overall and smooth functioning of the Operations section.
The Finance and Accounts Associate will be responsible for providing a variety of specialized tasks in finance and accounting functions, ensuring accurate and timely delivery that is in compliance with UNICEF financial and accounting rules and regulations, whilst demonstrating the capacity to research, adapt and evaluate irregular cases, and also to recommend improvements to process delivery and design.
How can you make a difference?
Within the delegated authority and the given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be accountable for all or assigned areas of the following major duties:
- Responsible for the maintenance of financial records and monitoring systems to record and reconcile expenditures, balances, payments, statements and other data for day-to-day transactions and reports and reconciling data for recurring or special reports.
- Checks invoices, bills and other financial documents relevant to programme and operational activities including liquidation of DCT payments to counterparts. Ensures compliance with internal control panel and table of authority. Advise units of discrepancies and assist to resolve differences in their records.
- Initiates implementation and monitoring of the HACT assurance plan; follows up and stays abreast on the latest policy and procedure developments and provides support to the Operations Manager in preparing and organizing orientation sessions for programme colleagues and implementing partners as required; engage in assurance activities as required.
- Maintains contacts with the local bank to properly control and operate Bank accounts, reconciles bank statements in Vision in timely manner and ensures daily liquidity of UNICEF accounts by submitting regular replenishments. Completes closures and reconciliations of UNICEF local accounts timely and accurately. Assists in processing Year-end closure of accounts according to instructions.
- Processes and records payroll related allowances, over time and other payroll related deductions/payments to staff members. Submitting and maintaining payroll related Cost distributions for all staff.
- Acts as Finance Local Focal Point for the office and interact with the Global Shared Service Center (GSSC) on regular basis by submitting invoices for payment, as well as other general accounting and finance requests through Service Gateway;
- Assists the Operations Manager in reviewing and monitoring of the integrated budget, as required. Prepares and updates financial monitoring reports, analyses and expenditures tables on programme budget implementation on regular basis
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Secondary Education is required for the post; a University degree or specialized training in the area will be considered an asset. Hands-on experience in working with SAP ERP application as well as prior experience in HACT framework and partnership cooperation, is highly desirable.
Six years of progressively responsible professional work experience in finance, accounts, partnership cooperation and budget monitoring.
Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
- Fluency in English and in the local languages of the duty station 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 Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: https://uni.cf/UNICEFValues
UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
(1) Builds and maintains partnerships
(2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
(3) Drive to achieve results for impact
(4) Innovates and embraces change
(5) Manages ambiguity and complexity
(6) Thinks and acts strategically
(7) Works collaboratively with others.
During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.
UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.
UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable candidates, persons living with disabilities and people from different ethical groups are encouraged to apply.
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.
UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.
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