Senior Accountant

Accounting - Finance Jobs
Posted 1 year ago

Senior Accountant

Accounting - Finance Jobs
Posted 1 year ago


To help the UNDP Project Management Unit (PMU) deliver in a timely and quality assured manner on the Grant Performance Framework targets, while complying with UNDP and Global Fund rules and regulations, UNDP is recruiting a Senior Finance Accountant who will lead on financial management within the PMU. Under the overall guidance of the Programme Coordinator/Head of Unit, the Senior Finance Accountant is responsible for ensuring the highest efficiency in financial resources management; the provision of accurate, thoroughly researched and documented financial information; the effective delivery of financial services; and transparent utilization and management of the GF grants. The Senior Finance Accountant will lead a team of four (4) Senior Finance team staff while ensuring strong coordination with Programme and Procurement teams for the effective management of programme budgets. The Senior Finance Accountant will work in close collaboration with UNDP Sub-recipients (SRs) and sub-sub recipients (SSRs), the Country Office Operations Department, and other teams in the Country Office in ensuring successful implementation and oversight of GF programme resources and Country Office performance in finance. In addition, the Senior Finance Accountant will play the lead role in capacity development in financial management systems for national counterparts.

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• Master’s Degree in Finance/Accounting, Business, or Public Administration, or professional accounting qualification from internationally recognized institute of accountancy or University level qualifications in similar fields with two additional years of professional experience in accounting and finance.
• UNDP Advance Accountancy and Finance Test (AAFT), and subsequent FTCP Certification required, or Accounting/Finance qualification per Supplemental Recruitment Guidance for UNDP Finance Functions (2019).
• Professionally qualified accountants from an internationally recognized institute of accountancy will have a distinct advantage.
• Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in providing financial management advisory and training services and/or managing staff operational systems.
• Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems and ERP financials, preferably PeopleSoft.
• Experience of IPSAS and/or IFRS is required for external candidates.
Language Requirements:
• Fluency in English both oral and written, is required;
• Working knowledge of another UN official language is an asset but not a requirement.

• Innovation: Ability to make new and useful ideas work
• Leadership: Ability to persuade others to follow
• People Management: Ability to improve performance and satisfaction
• Communication: Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform
• Delivery: Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement
• Accounting (General): Knowledge of accounting concepts, principles, regulations, and policies and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations.
• Financial Management: Ability to create a process to achieve financial goals.
• Financial Reporting and Analysis: Ability to evaluate financial data, derive relevant findings and present them in a meaningful manner.
• Project Management: Ability to plan, organize, and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals.
• Risk Management: Ability to identify and prioritize risks, and organize action around mitigating them.
• Knowledge Management: Ability to capture, develop, share and effectively use information and knowledge.


UNDP works in more than 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results. Integrity upholds the professionalism of UNDP staff; it is the backbone of efficiency. Our staff exhibits Professionalism by demonstrating competence in their areas of expertise, commitment and pride in their work. Diversity is one of the defining features of the United Nations and the Organization recognizes that the diversity of its staff is an asset in tackling its complex tasks; these are UNDP Values. We are individually and collectively responsible for nurturing and promoting an organizational culture of ethics and integrity where we respect and uphold the organization’s values, and where staff are empowered and motivated to deliver sustainable development results. We continuously seek and recruit people who are fair, impartial and honest. We value dynamic and adaptable persons who are not afraid to think creatively and are proactive, flexible and responsive.

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