The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) an United Nations undertaking organization is eagerly looking for ‘Finance Assistant’ to work for its office located in Beirut, Lebanon. All Interested and eligible candidates can apply to this Job through the link mention and the end of this post.
High school diploma or equivalent is required.
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in accounting, finance, or related area is required.
Two years of demonstrated experience in processing financial transactions through an Enterprise Resource System (ERP); e.g. SAP is required.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. In addition, Arabic is a working language at ESCWA. For this position, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Arabic is desirable.
Within delegated authority, the Finance Assistant will be responsible for the following duties: Budget: 1 – Supports the Finance Officer in extracting information and generating reports from computerized information system databases; assists in preliminary analyses of the extracted information and the reports generated, and highlights areas of concern for the attention of the Finance Officer.
2 – Researches/compiles data and other information required by the Finance Officer in the review and analysis of relevant proposals.
3 – Consolidates data and provides support to Finance Officer with respect to different reviews of relevant intergovernmental and expert bodies.
4 – Assists the Finance/Officer in the preparation/finalization of budget performance reports, performing preliminary analysis of variances between approved budgets and actual expenditures.
5 – Assists the Finance Officer with data input in the budget instructions for peacekeeping operations.
6 – Assists in the financial backstopping of trust funds, including monitoring the status of voluntary contributions, generating expenditure reports from Umoja, and monitoring reporting requirements by donors.
7 – Verifies the accuracy of input data, ensuring consistency of data in previous allotments to new allotments issued.
8 – Reviews draft reports, verifying overall accuracy, consistency, and uniformity in the presentation, and ensuring comprehensiveness and compliance with the format prescribed by the Editorial and Documents control of GACM; cross-checks consistency of figures in tables with the text of the reports, and verifies references to other reports and documents, bringing errors to the attention of the Finance Officer concerned; ensures that all necessary corrections are incorporated in the reports; co-ordinates with other finance and budget staff on related issues during the preparation of budget reports.
Claims: 9 – Verifies and prepares less complex payments to third parties, commercial entities, and individuals, with respect to the settlement of certified death and disability, contingent-owned equipment, stores, pay and allowances, and letters of assist claims.
Treasury: 10 – Prepares payments for final disbursement by Cashier.
11 – Creates receipts and deposits for all incoming funds.
12 – Assists staff members, Fund Management Officers and donors regarding queries on payment and deposit-related issues.
13 – Identifies and annotates bank account movements.
14 – Files and archives documentation as required.
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General: 15 – Keeps up-to-date on documents/reports/guidelines ensuring compliance with intergovernmental recommendations and decisions as well as with United Nations policies and procedures.
16 – Drafts routine correspondence with respect to enquiries related to relevant financial and budget matters.
17 – Maintains and keep up-to-date files.
18 – Provides administrative support to the Head of the organizational unit and/or Finance Officer, as required.
19 – Performs other related duties, as assigned.
Professionalism – Knowledge of, and ability to apply financial rules, regulations and procedures in the UN environment. Ability to maintain accurate records, review and interpret a wide variety of data. Ability to identify and resolve data discrepancies and operational problems. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
Teamwork – Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas 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; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Planning and Organizing – Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
Last Date To Apply: 1st August 2020