Finance and Budget Assistant job at United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Vacancy title:
Finance and Budget Assistant

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

Jobs at:

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Deadline of this Job:
23 June 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Kenya , Nairobi , East Africa

Date Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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• Prepare supporting documents (narrative and supporting tables) with respect to GEF submissions and UNEP Programme of Work.
• Assist managers in the elaboration of resource requirements for budget submissions.
• Undertake research and provides support to higher level Finance & Budget Officers with respect to budget reviews of relevant intergovernmental and expert bodies.
• Monitor expenditures and compare with approved budget; prepare adjustments as necessary.
• Review requisitions for goods and services to ensure correct objects of expenditure have been charged, and availability of funds.
• Assist in preparation of budget performance submissions and finalization of budget performance reports, analyze variances between approved budgets and actual expenditures.
• Monitor integrity of various financial databases.
• Verify accuracy of input data, ensuring consistency of data in previous allotments to new allotments issued.
• Co-ordinate with other finance and budget staff on related issues during preparation of budget reports.
• Periodic reconciliation of accounts.
• Draft or prepare correspondences to respond to enquiries in respect to relevant financial and budget matters
• Review incoming payment instructions with regard to banking details and sources of funds.
• Prepare payments for final disbursement by Cashier.
• Notify payees on status on payments.
• Assist staff members, Fund Management Officers, Administrative Officers, and donors regarding queries on payment and deposit related issues.

• PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of theories, concepts and approaches related to finance, budgeting and accounting. 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 decisions, 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.

• High school diploma or equivalent is required. Additional qualifications in accounting, finance or related field are desirable. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate or equivalent is desirable.
Work Experience
• A minimum of seven (7) years progressive working experience in finance, budget, accounting or related area is required.
• Experience in Global Environment Facility (GEF) project/grant management, budgeting, accounting, and financial management is required.
• Proven experience working with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems such as Systems Applications and Products (SAP) is desirable.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 84

Level of Education:
Associate Degree

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Kenya
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 23 June 2022
Duty Station: Kenya
Posted: 26-05-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 26-05-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 26-05-2065
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