Job Opportunity as a Finance and Budget Officer with the UN in USA
United Nations

Job Opportunity as a Finance and Budget Officer with the UN in USA

États-Unis 09 août 2020


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Organisation à but non lucratif
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Date limite
09 août 2020
Niveau d'études
Type d'opportunité
Pays éligibles
Région éligible
Toutes les régions

UN offers a job opportunity to work as a finance and budget officer. This position is located in the finance division in the office of Program Planning, Finance and Budget (OPPFB), Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance (DMSPC). The finance and budget officer reports to the chief of financial statements section.


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.
  5. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matte.
  6. Remains calm in stressful situations. 
  7. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
  8. Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals.
  9. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position.
  10. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
  11. Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules.
  12. Supports subordinates.
  13. Provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments.
  14. Takes personal responsibility for your own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
  15. Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; 
  16. Adjusts priorities as required.
  17. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work.
  18. Advanced university degree (Master or equivalent degree ) in business administration, finance, accounting or related field.
  19. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  20. Certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA) or equivalent is desirable.
  21. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience in accounting, finance, budget, administration or related area.
  22. Experience in applying private sector or public sector accounting standards such as International Financial Reporting Standard(s) (IFRS) or International Public Sector Accounting Standard (IPSAS).
  23. Experience working with SAP.
  24. Experience with preparing Financial Statements.
  25. Be fluent in English.

Your Responsibilities:

You will be responsible of:

  • Analyses accounts and reviews/evaluates regular financial reports at headquarters, from offices-away-from-headquarters and peacekeeping missions. Identifies problem transactions and irregularities in related accounts, resolving them in a timely and effective manner.
  • Approves/confirms that proposed obligations or expenditure for services, facilities supplies and equipment expenses, as well as those pertaining to personnel, are in accordance with the financial regulations and rules of the UN, relevant appropriations and staffing tables and corresponding approved allotments/appropriations.
  • 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 for inclusion in the UN financial statements to be audited. Responds to internal/external audit observations. Reviews the financial statements of other entities for which the Controller has certification authority.
  • Provides advice and guidance concerning the United Nations’ financial regulations and rules and accounting instructions.
  • Provides authoritative interpretation of requirements for handling transactions.
  • Monitors, analyses transactions recorded into the accounting system.
  • Defines requirements and works with systems units with respect to production of relevant financial reports.
  • Participates in the development of accounting policies.
  • Provides information needed to respond to audit findings.
  • Assists with the review and analysis of data with respect to the finalization of cost estimates and budget proposals, in terms of staff and non-staff requirements from departments/offices at headquarters and in the field, including programmatic aspects; and (b) medium-sized peacekeeping operations.
  • Provides support to managers with respect to the elaboration of resource requirements for budget submissions.
  • Reviews, analyses and provides input into finalization of program budget/financial implications to the security council statements in light of additional mandates.
  • Provides substantive support to relevant intergovernmental and expert bodies in their budget review; assists in securing approval from the general assembly.
  • Monitors budget implementation and determines/recommends reallocation of funds when necessary.
  • Monitors expenditures to ensure that they remain within authorized levels.
  • Reviews all requisitions for goods and services to ensure correct objects of expenditure have been charged, ensuring availability of funds.
  • Administers and monitors extra-budgetary resources, including review of agreements and cost plans, ensuring compliance with regulations and rules and established policies and procedures.
  • Prepares relevant documentation with respect to budget performance submissions.
  • Reviews and makes appropriate recommendations with respect to the finalization of budget performance reports, analyzing variances between approved budgets and actual expenditures.
  • Provides substantive support to intergovernmental and legislative bodies.
  • Keeps up-to-date on documents/reports/guidelines that have a bearing on matters related to program and/or peacekeeping budgets, ensuring compliance with intergovernmental recommendations and decisions as well as with United Nations policies and procedures.
  • Keeps up-to-date on current financial regulations/professional publications and accepted principles.
  • Monitors and supervises the work of staff as required (usually in the field).
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned.

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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