Finance Assistant

Summary of Key Functions:

Implementation of operational strategies and procedures
Accounting and administrative support
Knowledge building
Assist implementation of operational strategies and procedures, focusing on achievement of the following results:

Assist with the full compliance of financial processes and financial records with UNOPS rules ,regulations, policies and strategies.
Provides accounting and administrative support, focusing on achievement of the following results:

Assist in proper control of the supporting documents for payments and financial reports; payment execution.
Assist to process financial documentation (vouchers, supporting documents, telephone invoices, etc.) and maintaining internal payment and expenditures control system by ensuring that payment dashboard is tracked, vouchers processed are matched and completed, transactions are correctly recorded and posted in oneUNOPS; travel claims and other entitlements are duly processed.
Assist with timely provision of information for monthly reports on financial status, reconciliation of journal vouchers processed ,procedures, exchange rates, costs and expenditures and potential funding problems.
Follow-up with clients and other United Nations agencies for information relating to payments
Preparation of routine correspondence, faxes, memoranda and reports in accordance with standard operating procedures.
Extracting, inputting, copying and filing data from various sources.
Maintenance of the proper filing system for financial records and documents.
Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing, focusing on achievement of the following results:

Participation in the Finance-focused trainings
Contributions to knowledge networks and currents ( #Finance).
Actively interact with other Project/Programme teams and support services to provide support in a timely manner


Completion of Secondary School or equivalent is required.
Diploma Certificate in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or or other relevant disciplines with two (2) years of relevant experience may be accepted.
University Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance  or other relevant disciplines will be an asset but it is not required.

Work Experience:

A minimum of four (4) years of relevant accounting and financial experience at national level is required.
Knowledge of UN/UNOPS financial rules and regulations is an added advantage as well as working knowledge of ERP is desirable
Experience /knowledge of web-based applications and Google Suite products, especially google forms, sheets, docs and slides is an asset.


CPA  /ACCA certification is desirable
Closing Date: 26 May 2022


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About United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

The United Nations Office for Project Services is an operational arm of the United Nations, dedicated to implementing projects for the United Nations System, international financial institutions, governments and other partners in the aid world.