Assistant Finance Officer
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representation in Bangladesh
.Category/grade: National Professional Officer, NOA
.Post Number: 10028784
.Type of contract: Fixed-term Appointment
.UNHCR’s financial rules and regulations, policies and procedures are adhered to by the office.
.UNHCR’s local cash is safeguarded.
.Monthly accounts are correct and approved.
. Management is promptly informed of major variances in the execution of projects (budgets, finance, implementation or timeframe).
. Contribute to the assessment of budgetary needs for administrative budgets (ABOD); monitor and control ABOD expenditure in the office.
. Analyze, evaluate and control disbursements/receipts, as well as expenditure variances against approved budgets.
. Review vouchers, including ABOD and project disbursements.
.Propose monthly cash requirements for the office, and ensure adequate and timely replenishments of funds;
.Contribute to the preparation and processing of monthly accounts.
.Provide financial status reports to supervisors.
.Analyze and evaluate all financial reports produced on a regular basis.
.Maintain effective business relationships with local banks.
.Support ensuring compliance with UNHCR and UN Financial Regulations and Rules, policies and procedures.
.Ensure that payments are effectuated by the monthly deadline.
.Ensure that monthly accounts are correct and approved, and ensure timely monthly bank reconciliations, including open items, review and clearance of unwanted requisitions and PO balances.
.Conduct regular checks of petty cash and cash accounts.
.Verify that all financial transactions are correct and in accordance with UNHCR rules and procedures.
.Prepare office-level financial expenditure reports submitted to the regional office or Headquarters.
.Approve vouchers, including ABOD and project disbursements.
.Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in Accounting, Finance, or Public or Business Administration, Economics or related field, OR undergraduate degree in another field combined with a professional qualification in accounting or finance (CPA/CIA or equivalent) plus minimum one year of previous job experience in the field of accounting or finance. Graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s) or Doctorate degree (equivalent of a PhD) may also be accepted.
. At least 1 year(s)
.Excellent computer skills, in particular in MS Office applications.
.Excellent communication skills.
.Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
.Professional qualification in accounting or finance (CPA/CIA or equivalent).
.Working experience of at least one year in an intergovernmental organization (United Nations or similar).
.Good knowledge of United Nations financial rules and procedures.
.Good understanding of accrual accounting (such as IPSAS or IFRS).
.Working experience with PeopleSoft/Oracle Financial modules.
.Knowledge of additional UN languages.
.Candidates must be Bangladeshi Nationals.
.Interested staff members should consult the Administrative Instruction on Recruitment and Assignment of Locally Recruited Staff (RALS, UNHCR/AI/2020/1/Rev.1). If you have questions regarding your eligibility, you may also contact the HR Unit.
.In line with the RALS, the below category of candidates are eligible to apply for internally/externally advertised vacancies.
.Group 1 candidates: Current NPO staff members holding an indefinite or fixed-term appointment are eligible to apply to advertised positions in the NPO category at their personal grade and one grade below or above, as Group 1 candidates.
.External candidates: All other candidates are eligible to apply to positions in the NPO category as external candidates, including GS staff members holding a university degree and fulfilling eligibility requirements, regardless of grade or length of service, who may apply to any vacant NPO position in their country of assignment for which they qualify. External candidates must meet the essential minimum requirements of the position.
.A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.
Compensation & Other Benefits
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