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

Vacancy title:
Finance Assistant

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

Jobs at:

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Deadline of this Job:
28 March 2023  

Duty Station:
Within Kenya , Nairobi , East Africa

Date Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2023 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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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.
• Ensure implementation of operational strategies and procedures, focusing on achievement of the following results:
• Full compliance of financial processes and financial records with UNOPS rules, regulations, policies and strategies.
• Provides accounting and administrative support, 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.
• Review of OA accounting documents from the field to make sure they meet the rules and regulations as per FRR and procurement rules.
• 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 in 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.
• 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 Finance-focused trainings
• Contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.

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.


• 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 Requirements:
• Fluency in written and oral English and the language of the duty station required. Knowledge of the second UN working language is desirable.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 24

Level of Education:
Postgraduate Degree

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28 March 2023
Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Kenya
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 28 March 2023
Duty Station: Nairobi
Posted: 14-03-2023
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 14-03-2023
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 14-03-2077
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