Finance Assistant

United Nations Office for Project Services

Copenhagen, Denmark

Experience: 5 to 10 Years

Skill Required: Accounts and Finance

The Operations Support team within UNEP-CCC seeks to develop and support the ground for UNEP-CCC’s business model. The section focuses on developing, building and maintaining strong HR, IT, Finance, Admin, legal and project processes and procedures and in accordance with UN policies, in order for the programs and projects to be run professionally. Furthermore, the section supports the Programme Sections in the organization of meetings, conferences and events.

Within the section of Operations Support and under the guidance and direct supervision of the Head of Operations Support, the Finance Assistant will perform the following functions: 

Budget & Finance Support : 

  • - Prepare data for financial analysis and control of ongoing and future projects as well as for the management of the UNEP-CCC overhead account. 
  • - Provide budget management support to Project Managers in budget formulation and project implementation. 
  • - Provide input to the project structure based on the project design, funding and reporting requirements.
  • - Serve as focal point for financial audit.  

Reporting :  

  • - Control the computation of project expenditure and request correction when mistakes are identified. 
  • - Provides input into the recognition of services received. 
  • - Ensure that supporting documentation is stored according to the agreed filing system.
  • - Run closing period and regular reports for monitoring of data quality as requested by Team Lead.
  • - Assist Team Lead in cleanup exercises of the supplier database.

Education/Experience/Language requirements:


  • University degree in Economics, Business Administration, or related field with; Or High school education plus 2 years of relevant experience will be considered in lieu of a University degree.


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in finance, accounting with responsibility for project accounting and preparation of financial statements in an international organization.
  • Some experience in UN system organizations is desirable.
  • Working knowledge of ERP systems is desirable. 


  • Fluency in English, in both speaking and writing is required.
  • Knowledge of another UN official language is an asset.