Finance Assistant (Internal to UNOPS personnel) job at United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Vacancy title:
Finance Assistant (Internal to UNOPS personnel)

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

Jobs at:

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Deadline of this Job:
07 July 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Kenya , Nairobi , East Africa

Date Posted: Friday, June 24, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Under the guidance and supervision of the Finance Manager, the Finance Assistant in the East and Southern Africa Regional Hub provides a variety of specialised finance, accounting, and clerical functions related to project accounting and financial reporting. The Finance Assistant ensures high quality, accuracy and consistency of work and promotes a client-oriented approach consistent with UNOPS financial rules and regulations. The Finance Assistant works in close collaboration with the UNOPS operations, program and projects’ staff for resolving finance-related issues and information exchange.

Functional Responsibilities
• Implementation of operational strategies
• Treasury functions
• Accounting, administrative and clerical support
• Financial Reporting
• Knowledge building and knowledge sharing
• Ensures implementation of operational strategies, focusing on achievement of the following results:
• Full compliance with UNOPS rules and regulations of financial processes, financial records and reports and audit follow up; implementation of the effective internal control framework.
• Input to the content of internal Standard Operating Procedures in Finance in consultation with the direct supervisor and office management.
• Provides support to Treasury, focusing on achievement of the following results:
• Review of payment requests for completeness prior to processing to ensure that documentation is complete and all information concerning the payment has been supplied; proper accounting codes used; certification of services rendered/goods delivered is written on the payment document and duly signed by authorized officials; payment to sub-contractors are in compliance with terms and conditions of agreement.
• Review and confirmation of appropriateness of operational transactions processed through the interpretation and determination of applicable policies, regulations, rules
• Review and confirmation of validity of charges by verifying authorized amounts and ensuring availability of budget and funds.
• Frequent contact with the local bank to obtain day-to-day information on rates of exchange, interest rates, changes in procedures and bank regulations, etc.
• Running the pay-cycle and preparation of bank transfer documents.
• Provides accounting, administrative and clerical support to the Finance Unit, focusing on achievement of the following results:
• Review of vouchers and review of supporting documents to ensure completeness, accuracy and correctness of accounts codes charges; entry of transactions in the computerized accounting and finance system.
• Monitoring of financial recorded expenditures and related contributions to ensure timely and accurate accounting information.
• Analysis of reports, investigation and adjustment as required.
• Communication with colleagues/clients on areas requiring verification, corrections, additional information, etc. to improve quality of output and/or account submission and increase knowledge base in the process.
• Monitoring of cash requirements and expenditures.
• Provision of finance system support (UNOPS ERP Financial System, PeopleSoft) to field offices and regional office staff for Project Accounting and Financial Reporting
• Ensure the maintenance of a good filing and archiving system for the purpose of achieving quick reference and up-to-date financial records.
• Ensures accurate financial reporting, focusing on achievement of the following results:
• Implementation of reporting systems and reports to meet Funding source requirements.
• Reconciliation of expenditures recorded in oneUNOPS.
• Assistance to Project Managers with oneUNOPS reporting and analysis.
• Provision of ad-hoc financial reports as needed including for Year-End closure
• Prepare Monthly management reports to be shared with Senior Management Team
• Monitoring of the UN common costs and pool accounts to ensure timely settlement of vendor t invoices.
• Assist the finance officer in the management of the VAT and Operational Advance balance accounts
• Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing, focusing on achievement of the following results:
• Participation in the training for the operations/ projects staff on Finance.
• Contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
• Monitoring and Progress Controls
• The key results have an impact on the overall execution of the UNOPS financial services. Accurate data entry and presentation of financial information and a client-oriented approach enhances UNOPS’ capability to effectively and efficiently manage financial resources.

Education/Experience/Language requirements
• Completion of Secondary School is required.
• Diploma Certificate in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or or other relevant disciplines with two (2) years of relevant experience may be accepted.
• University Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or other relevant disciplines will be an asset.
• Experience;
• A minimum of four (4) years of relevant accounting and financial management experience at national level is required.
• Experience /knowledge of web-based applications and Google Suite products, especially google forms, sheets, docs and slides is an asset.
• A minimum of one (1) year UNOPS work experience in the relevant field is required.
• Language;
• Fluency in English is required.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 24

Level of Education:
Postgraduate Degree

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Kenya
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 07 July 2022
Duty Station: Nairobi
Posted: 24-06-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 24-06-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 24-06-2066
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