Job Opportunity in the USA at the UN: Finance and Budget Officer 2020

Date limite : 03 sept. 2020

Organisation à but non lucratif: United Nations

Spécialités: Management et Marketing

Niveau d'études: Etudiant

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Job Opportunity in the USA at the UN: Finance and Budget Officer 2020

The United Nations is looking for a Finance and Budget Officer to join the team and work in New York, USA for 2020. 



  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Ensures that accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal control systems are functioning and that all relevant records are maintained.
  4. 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.
  5. Provides advice and guidance concerning the United Nations’ Financial Regulations and Rules and Accounting Instructions.
  6. Provides authoritative interpretation of requirements for handling transactions.
  7. Monitors, analyses transactions recorded into the accounting system.
  8. Defines requirements and works with systems units with respect to production of relevant financial reports.
  9. Participates in the development of accounting policies.
  10. Provides information needed to respond to audit findings.

Budget preparation:

  1. 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 (a) Departments/offices at Headquarters and in the field, including programmatic aspects; and (b) medium-sized peacekeeping operations.
  2. Provides support to managers with respect to the elaboration of resource requirements for budget submissions.
  3. Reviews, analyses and provides input into finalization of programme budget/financial implications to the Security Council statements in light of additional mandates.
  4. Provides substantive support to relevant intergovernmental and expert bodies in their budget review; assists in securing approval from the General Assembly.

Budget administration:

  1. Monitors budget implementation and determines/recommends reallocation of funds when necessary.
  2. Monitors expenditures to ensure that they remain within authorized levels.
  3. Reviews all requisitions for goods and services to ensure correct objects of expenditure have been charged, ensuring availability of funds.
  4. Administers and monitors extra-budgetary resources, including review of agreements and cost plans, ensuring compliance with regulations and rules and established policies and procedures.
  5. Prepares relevant documentation with respect to budget performance submissions.
  6. Reviews and makes appropriate recommendations with respect to the finalization of budget performance reports, analysing variances between approved budgets and actual expenditures.
  7. Provides substantive support to intergovernmental and legislative bodies.


  1. Keeps up-to-date on documents/reports/guidelines that have a bearing on matters related to programme and/or peacekeeping budgets, ensuring compliance with intergovernmental recommendations and decisions as well as with United Nations policies and procedures.
  2. Keeps up-to-date on current financial regulations/professional publications and accepted principles.
  3. Monitors and supervises the work of staff as required (usually in the field).
  4. Performs other related duties, as assigned.



  1. Advanced university degree (Master or equivalent degree ) in business administration, finance, accounting or related field is required.
  2. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  3. Certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA) or equivalent is desirable.

Work Experience:

  1. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience in accounting, finance, budget, administration or related area is required.
  2. Experience in applying private sector or public sector accounting standards such as International
  3. Financial Reporting Standard(s) (IFRS) or International Public Sector Accounting Standard (IPSAS) is required.
  4. Experience working with SAP is required.
  5. Experience with preparing Financial Statements is required.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another United Nation's official language is an advantage.

About the 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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