Senior Finance Associate

at UNHCR -United Nations High Commission for Refugees
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted October 13, 2019
Category Accounting & Finance
Currency UGX


JOB TITLE Senior Finance Associate

The Senior Finance Associate is normally supervised by the (Senior) Finance Officer or the National (Assistant/Associate) Finance Officer who defines general work objectives and provides necessary advice and guidance. The incumbent also refers to UNHCR Manuals and relevant policy papers on financial issues. The incumbent works quite independently on regular assignments with an oversight from the supervisor.

The incumbent assists with the processing of financial transactions. S/he keeps frequent contact with staff at various levels in the office and with bank officials to exchange information. The incumbent normally supervises some support staff.
(key results that will be achieved)

Financial transactions and reconciliations are processed in line with relevant policies and procedures.
A smooth operational work is ensured through timely payments, cash replenishment and monitoring of expenditure and budget balance.
Financial reports are provided as per financial guidelines and when required.
(process and functions undertaken to achieve results)

Maintain ledgers and accounting records for classification and recording of financial transactions and for the reconciliation of accounts and preparation of recurring or special reports.
Ensure timely and accurate calculation and payment of salaries, allowances, travel claims and other payments to staff members, experts and consultants, vendors and other claimants.
Contribute to the preparation and processing of monthly accounts.
Prepare financial data for budget estimates and financial planning.
Ensure reconciliation of cash books with bank statements.


Knowledge and work experience of MSRP Finance applications.
Good knowledge of UN/UNHCR Financial rules and procedures.
Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to the functions of the position.
Working knowledge of another relevant UN language.

Experience Requirements

Minimum of 11 years of relevant work experience.
High level of IT affinity (MS Office applications, People Soft).
Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language.

Education Requirements

Completion of secondary education with post-secondary training/certificate in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or related fields.