Finance Associate at UN Women, Kampala, Uganda

Deadline: 4 February 2019

UN Women is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Finance Associate in Kampala, Uganda. The duration of this post is 1 year.

The Finance Associate is responsible for the execution of a wide range of financial services and administrative processes in the Country Office (CO), ensuring timeliness, efficiency and transparent use of financial resources and delivery of services in accordance with organizational financial rules, regulations, policies, procedures and approved allocations.

UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Key Job Responsibilities

The Finance Associate will perform the following functions-

  • Perform duties in full compliance with UN Women financial regulations and rules, policies and standard operating procedures, including internal controls.
  • Keep abreast of and ensure full compliance with amendments to International Public-Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS).
  • Review and verify financial transactions, activities, and documentation; taking corrective actions as needed and reporting any unusual activities.
  • Monitor financial exceptions reports for unusual activities or transaction, investigate anomalies and report to the supervisor conclusions and/or present recommendations for actions/decisions.
  • Collect, verify and present information and data for use in the planning of financial resources and the formulation of the Regional Office (RO) programme work plans, budgets, proposals on implementation arrangements and execution modalities.
  • Provide assistance in Annual Work Plan entry in Results Management System (RMS) as required.
  • Provide advice and recommend solutions to a wide range of financial issues.
  • Monitor the proper functioning of the financial resources management system for office and programmatic budgets and resources.
  • Implement and monitor cost saving and reduction strategies.
  • Review with Budget owners and Project Managers, in line with Month-end Closure Checklist, the Project Delivery Status Reports and investigate any overspend.
  • Respond to instructions from the Deputy Director of Financial Management or Finance Section in relation to financial transactions.
  • Undertake timely corrective actions as requested by Finance Section to resolve financial data issues or provide information.
  • Participate as a member of the Regional office team in the internal and external audits of the Regional Office or Country Offices in the region.
  • Follow-up on audit recommendations to monitor implementation of corrective actions.
  • Actively promote a client-oriented finance service to Regional office and Country offices.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • Completion of secondary education is required.
  • Specialized national or international certification in accounting and finance is an asset.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting is an asset.
  • Successful completion of UN Women Accounting and Finance Test is required.
  • At least 7 years of progressively responsible experience in finance.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems.
  • Experience in the use of PeopleSoft ATLAS is an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.
  • Nationality of Uganda.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UN Women.