Finance and Accounts Officer

Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), Beirut, Lebanon

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
10th July, 2016


Job Description

Responsibilities
 
•Manages and supervises the Finance Section encompassing accounting, payments and payroll;
•Analyses accounts and reviews/evaluates regular financial reports. Identifies problem transactions and irregularities in related accounts, resolving them in a timely and effective manner;
•Ensures that transactions are in accordance with the Financial Regulations and Rules of the UN;
•Oversees the reconciliation of various ledgers; 
•Ensures that accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal control systems are functioning and that all relevant accounting records are maintained;
•Prepares and consolidates ESCWA financial statements for inclusion in the UN Financial Statements for Volume I. Responds to internal/external audit queries;
•Provides advice and guidance concerning the United Nations’ Financial Regulations and Rules and accounting instructions to staff and other clients;
•Provides authoritative interpretation of requirements for handling finance and accounting transactions in Umoja. To this effect, keeps abreast of and provides guidance on Umoja procedures. •Monitors, analyses, and approves transactions for entry into the accounting system;
•Defines requirements and liaises with the Umoja Business Intelligence team with respect to the production of relevant financial reports;
•Participates in the development of accounting policies;
•Participates in and provides inputs to the IPSAS sustainability project;
•Performs other related duties as required
 
Education
 
•Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, finance, accounting or related field. 
•A first-level university degree in combination with two additional
•years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. 
•Membership of a recognized international professional accounting body (e.g. CPA, ACCA, CMA or other) is required.
 
Work Experience
 
•A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience in accounting, finance, budget, administration. 
•Experience in Umoja and with International Public Service Accounting Standards (IPSAS) is desirable.
 
Languages
 
•English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. 
•Arabic is also a working language of ESCWA. 
•For this post, fluency in written and spoken English is required.
 
Special Notice
 
•Appointment against this position is for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension. 
•Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. 
•In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
 
How To Apply:
 
•If you are Interested kindly use the following link to apply: https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=60234


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