Internal Control Specialist

UNOPS , Denmark

Skill Required:, Business Development/ Resource MobilizationFinance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
29th September, 2019

Job Description

Background Information - Job-specific

The Finance Group (FG) is a critical and strategic business function in UNOPS and serves as an authoritative and integrated partner in the organization on strategic financial planning and budgeting, business strategy and practices, financial analysis and risk assessment, financial management services and long term organisational treasury and investments. As the steward of resources of a self-financing UN entity, FG is accountable for timely cost recovery and reporting to partners, maintaining the integrity and transparency of financial management of resources in accordance with the highest standards of ethics and organisational/international accountability framework and the accurate and transparent financial reporting to governing bodies, clients, partners and stakeholders.

The role is responsible for providing expert knowledge on internal controls and to map out key cross-functional processes, which will includes engaging with many stakeholders across UNOPS.

Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • An Advanced university degree (Master's or equivalent) in auditing, finance, accounting, business administration, economics or other related financial field is required
  • A First-level university degree (Bachelor's or equivalent) in combination with additional 2 years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced university degree.


  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in finance or audit in a large international organisation or business corporation is required, of which at least 2 years of experience have to be related to working specifically with internal control frameworks.
  • Experience building and implementing internal controls frameworks will be considered a distinct advantage
  • Knowledge of internationally recognized internal control frameworks, such as COSO or ISO frameworks, will be an asset.
  • Understanding and experience working on general IT controls in an ERP system will be an asset.

Language requirements:

  • Full working knowledge of English.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.


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