Job Opportunity with the United Nations as an Accountant in USA

Deadline : 07 Aug 2020

Nonprofit organization: United Nations

Specialities: Business and marketing

Study level: Undergraduate

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Job Opportunity with the United Nations as an Accountant in USA

United Nations requires an accountant. This job is located in the payments section of the financial services section within the pension administration of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF). The incumbent reports to the chief of payroll unit under the general supervision by the chief of the payments section. The payments section manages monthly payroll for the UNJSPF periodic benefits, updates cost-of-living adjustments, and administers returned payments and accounts payable.


You must have:

  1. Knowledge of accounting principles, procedures and standards. 
  2. The ability to apply conceptual, analytical and evaluative skills in accounting operations. 
  3. The ability to conduct independent research and analysis, identify issues, formulate options and make conclusions and recommendations. 
  4. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; Be conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments.
  5. Observing deadlines and achieving results; Be motivated by professional rather than personal concerns.
  6. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges.
  7. Remains calm in stressful situations. 
  8. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
  9. Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately.
  10. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication.
  11. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience.
  12. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  13. Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments.
  14. Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time.
  15. Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules.
  16. Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments.
  17. Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
  18. Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, finance, accounting or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. 
  19. It's preferred to have certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA) or equivalent.
  20. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience in accounting, finance, budget, administration.
  21. At least three years of experience in payroll processing.
  22. Experience in multi-currency payroll processing.
  23. Experience in the implementation of payroll/financial systems.
  24. Be fluent in English and it's preferred to have knowledge of another UN official language.

Your Responsibilities:

You will be responsible of:

  • Analyses and reviews/evaluates exchange rates and ASHI (After Service Health Insurance) deductions. 
  • Reviews/reconciles payroll records after cost-of-living adjustments. 
  • Conducts/monitors payroll closing process and reconciles payroll reports. 
  • Identifies problem transactions and irregularities in the payroll closing processing, resolving them in a timely and effective manner.
  • Approves/confirms payroll transactions (e.g., change of PI, deduction, suspension/reinstatement, deletion, payroll correspondence and etc.) in accordance with the regulations and rules of the UNJSPF.
  • Ensures that accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal control systems are functioning and that all relevant records are maintained.
  • Assists, prepares or consolidates financial statements and required items to be audited. responds to internal/external audit observations.
  • Provides advice and guidance concerning the UNJSPF regulations and rules, general procedures and practice.
  • Provides authoritative interpretation of requirements for handling transactions.
  • Keeps abreast and provides guidance on the monthly payroll related to the testing of the Integrated Pension Administration System (IPAS) procedures.
  • Defines requirements and works with systems units with respect to production of relevant payroll reports in the IPAS and BI dashboard.
  • Participates in the development of banking templates and payroll policies.
  • Provides information needed to respond to audit findings.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

About United Nations:

The United Nations (UN), was established in 1945, is an intergovernmental organization responsible for maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations, achieving international cooperation, and being a center for harmonizing the actions of nations. It is the largest, most familiar, most internationally represented and most powerful intergovernmental organization in the world.

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