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,
Uganda
Grade: GS-4
Vacancy Announcement Number:
RSCE/TJO/FAG4/2014
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:
  • Intuitively record and reconcile
    accounting transactions;
  • Examine, check and record financial
    transactions and prepare remittances for disbursement;
  • Reconcile bank accounts held in USD and
    other currencies;
  • 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;
  • Assist 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 York:
  • Respond on time to queries from staff
    members and third parties
  • Perform other            duties as may be required.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    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 an added advantage
  • A minimum of four (4) years of
    progressively relevant experience in a recognized large private or public
    organization.
  • Proficiency in IFRS/IPSAS and skills in
    finance ERP systems is desirable.
Languages: Fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of
other UN languages is an advantage.
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 informed.
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 Letter
  • 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 applicants
  • 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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