|Date Posted||October 16, 2020|
Accounting & Finance
Finance Officer, Entebbe, Uganda
Organisational Setting and Reporting
The Department of Operational Support (DOS) was established to provide end-to-end operational support, advisory services and other solutions to operating entities across the Secretariat, including departments, offices away from headquarters, peace operations, and regional commissions.
Within delegated authority, the Finance Officer will be responsible for the following duties: Continuously improve service delivery by frequently monitoring performance and achieving targeted performance levels:
Plans, oversees and prepares the closing of the monthly and year-end accounts of the RSCE client missions, ensuring full resolution of all open items, accounts receivables and payables and clearing accounts; Endorses and guides the financial entries for Assets under Construction.
Supervise the preparation of monthly IPSAS-compliant financial reports up to Trial Balance for all RSCE client missions; Follow-up with client missions to clarify and clear outstanding items.
An advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business administration, finance or related field is required. A first level university degree in the above-mentioned fields with a combination of relevant academic qualifications (certification/training in finance/Accountancy) and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Professional certification/accreditation as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant or by a similar professional body is desirable
At least seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in finance, administration. budget, business administration or related area is required
Experience working in a United Nations common system field operation (inclusive of peacekeeping, political missions and UN agencies, funds and programmes) or similar international organization or non-governmental organization - in a conflict or post-conflict setting is desirable
Experience with financial management or accounting in an international setting is desirable.
Knowledge of internal control systems is required