UN Careers – Finance Assistant at United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)

Job Title:   Finance Assistant
Organization: United
Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Grade: GS-5
Vacancy Announcement Number: RSCE/TJO/FAG5/2014
About RSCE:
The Regional Service Centre
Steering Committee is the decision-making body for RSCE, in compliance with
General Assembly resolutions, United Nations Secretariat rules and regulations,
strategic guidance from United Nations Headquarters and oversight bodies. The
Steering Committee consults with the Global Field Support Strategy
Implementation Coordination Team, as required.
The Regional Service Centre, as
approved by the Member States, is owned, managed and staffed by the regional
missions it serves. This framework reinforces the existing missions’ chain of
command structures and lines of authority in a manner that does not create an
additional layer between Headquarters and the regional missions. It also
ensures that staffing for RSCE will be achieved through the redeployment of
resources from the regional missions it serves.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Under the supervision of the
Service Line Manager, the Finance Assistant will perform the following duties:
  • Record
    and reconcile more complex accounting transactions;
  • Intuitively
    examine and record financial transactions and prepare remittances for
  • Responsible
    for reconcile bank accounts held in USD and other currencies:
  • Renders
    support in the processing of payments to vendors for goods and services.
    This includes, among others, calculating, inputting, and checking payments
    for correctness and communicating discrepancies to supervisors;
  • Support
    in processing payments to staff members for their entitlements including
    salaries and claims
  • Draft/prepare
    memoranda and/ or faxes to various sections, and UN Headquarters, New
  • Quickly
    respond to queries from staff members and third parties;
  • Perform
    other duties as may be required.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the UN Finance Assistant job opportunity should hold a
    High school diploma or equivalent. Post-secondary education at college/
    university level or professional qualification from a recognized training
    institution in Accounting, Business Administration and/ or Financial
    Management especially ACCA/ CPA is highly desired
  • At
    least five years of progressively responsible experience, preferably with
    UN or Public Accounting Firms.
  • Working
    knowledge of IFRS/IPSAS and skills in finance ERP systems is desirable.
Personal Competencies:
Professionalism: Ability to grasp concepts; logical and
analytical approach to problem solving.
Technological Awareness: Solid computer skills, including proficiency
and in-depth knowledge of ERP financial modules and applications as they relate
to accounting procedures; proficiency in various spreadsheet and word
processing applications.
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve
organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others idea and
expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal
agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when
such decisions may not entirely reflect own position.
Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively;
listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds
appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having
two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match
audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
candidates who wish to join the United Nations in the aforementioned capacity
should submit their applications which should include the following documents:
  • Cover
  • The
    United Nations Personal History form (P-11), download here
  • Proof
    of required academic credentials (for external applicants)
  • Employment
    verification letter from most recent employer (for external applicants)
  • Last
    two completed Performance Appraisal or two Reference Letters for external
  • Other:
    Please State the Reference in the Subject of Your Application (Vacancy
    Announcement Number) – Please See Top of Advert
All complete application
documents should be sent via to: the Chief RSCE, chiefrsce@un.org and copy Judi
Birch, birchj@un.org
Or Send hard copies to: RSCE
Entebbe Support Base, Baku Road, P.O. Box 710, Entebbe, Uganda.
Deadline: 5th December, 2014
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