Finance/Accounts Officer

United Nations Children's Fund

Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Experience: 0 to 3 Years

Skill Required: Accounts and Finance

The Finance/Accounts Officer reports to Finance and Administration Manager for close guidance, training and supervision. The Finance/Accounts Officer provides support to the supervisor and colleagues in the office by administering and executing a variety of technical and professional transactions/initiatives in financial management and services, applying theoretical skills and acquiring thorough knowledge of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) and organizational goals and objectives, Financial Regulations and Rules, policies and procedures through the performance of tasks.

The summary of key functions/accountabilities: 

  • Support to financial planning and management.
  • Control of accounts.
  • Treasury and cash management.
  • Knowledge and capacity building.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have the following minimum requirements:

  • A university degree in accounting, financial management or another related financial field is required. Supplemental formal financial / accounting training may be accepted if university degree is not in a related financial field. Diploma qualification in CIPFA is acceptable in lieu of relevant university degree, or its equivalent.
  • One year of professional experience in financial management or audit is required.
  • Experience in an international organization and/or large corporation is an asset.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel required.
  • Experience in database packages, web-based management systems and ERP systems (preferably SAP financial modules) is an asset.
  • Experience with IPSAS and/or IFRS is 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.
  • UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it.