Accounting & Finance Officer at UNICEF, Nouakchott, Mauritania

Deadline: 3 October 2018

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Accounting & Finance Officer in Nouakchott, Mauritania.

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Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Accounting & Finance Officer will perform following functions:

  • Certify the appropriate, accurate and timely processing (including VISION) and recording of disbursements and payments, e.g. invoices, travel advances & claims, contract services, DCT etc.
  • Provide relevant technical input for the effective and efficient management of VISION transactions for the office.
  • Ensure that accurate and consistent interpretation and application of VISION procedures are implemented to support operational work of Mauritania office.
  • Recommend improvements to SOPs for more efficiency.
  • Control and operate bank accounts in accordance with UN/UNICEF financial rules and regulations and local banking practices.
  • Provide up-to-date information on the cash position or status of such accounts.
  • Reconcile Bank statements and keep abreast of all procedures and regulations regarding the maintenance of bank accounts, exchange and interest rates, etc.
  • Maintain cash books, including control of disbursement and balancing of books and ledger work.
  • Approve payments, analyze and clear open items (monthly) and ensure timely financial reporting using Dashboard and other information management tools.
  • Implement regular capacity building activities for Finance team members to ensure Quality operations and VISION Transactions.
  • Develop a team culture that embodies client service.
  • Prepare and financial analysis data for budget estimates and financial planning.

Eligibility Criteria

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Applicants must have:

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s) in accounting, business administration, economics or financial management and membership – or enrolled for membership – of recognized professional accountancy body.
  • A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant professional experience in finance, accounting and/or other related fields highly desirable.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in French and English is required.
  • Knowledge of a local language is an asset.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.

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