Finance Specialist, GMAT, Finance Branch, Division for Management Services, New York, P-4


The Position:

This Finance Specialist, based at UNFPA Headquarters (HQ) in New York, is responsible for leading the Finance Branch (FB) Global Monitoring and Advisory Team (GMAT). It reports to the Chief, Accounts.

The FB It plays a key role in the custody and oversight over the appropriate use of financial resources, and the strengthening of ongoing compliance with the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS). Its portfolio of activities include:

(a) Global financial management.

(b) Development of financial management policies, procedures, and guidelines and monitoring of compliance therewith.

(c) Statutory and specialized reporting; and

(d) Processing and control of transactions and provision of advice, operational guidance, and support to field offices and HQ units in key financial management and operations areas, including:

i. Financial accounting and reporting;

ii. Accounts payable;

iii. Payments;

iv. Vendor management;

v. Contributions receivable;

vi. Other accounts receivable;

vii. Collections;

viii. Trust fund management;

ix. Donor reporting;

x. Cash transfers to partners, and

xi. Inventory management.

The FB is also actively involved in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Transformation project, which aims at implementing an integrated and transformational information technology solution, including a new, more agile and flexible Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system providing UNFPA with more effective business processes and better ability to respond to evolving user needs.

The GMAT is responsible for:

a) Processing and control of transactions, and provision of advice, operational guidance and support to field offices and HQ units, in key financial management and operations areas, including: (i) general accounting; (ii) vendor management, and (iii) cash transfers to partners;

b) Oversight of the related activities undertaken by field offices and HQ units, to ensure an effective and transparent management of and accounting for financial resources.

Job Purpose:

As the GMAT Lead, you will have the opportunity to work, as part of a large and diverse team, to allow an effective financial management at UNFPA in support its role as action leader and global champion of reproductive health and rights.

You will work closely with UNFPA field offices and other HQ units, supporting them to put in place effective and reliable financial management processes and operations in the areas under the purview of the GMAT.

Qualifications and Experience

Education:

• Advanced university degree in Finance, Accounting or related fields.

• An internationally recognized professional accountancy designation, together with a bachelor’s degree in the above-mentioned fields, will be deemed equivalent to an advanced degree for this position.

Knowledge and Experience:

• At least 7 years of experience in financial management, accounting, or related areas, with a minimum of 4 years of supervisory experience.

• Demonstrated experience developing and implementing financial policies and procedures and standard operating procedures.

• Demonstrated experienced in the use of data reporting and analytics tools.

• Experience supporting systems implementations, including development of business requirements, data conversion and migration, testing and user training, an advantage.

• In-depth understanding of financial management and operations processes in the United Nations an advantage.

• In-depth understanding of financial management and operations at UNFPA a significant advantage.

• Experience working with the Oracle ERP system a significant advantage.

• Experience working with the Oracle ERP system a significant advantage.

Languages:

• Fluency in English required.

• Fluency in French a significant advantage.

• Working knowledge of other official UN languages desirable.

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