Corporate Finance Management Officers
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Closed on 29 Sep 2020
Location: Paris (France)
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Job Description

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international organisation comprised of 37 member countries, that works to build better policies for better lives. Our mission is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. Together with governments, policy makers and citizens, we work on establishing evidence-based international standards, and finding solutions to a range of social, economic and environmental challenges. From improving economic performance and creating jobs to fostering strong education and fighting international tax evasion, we provide a unique forum and knowledge hub for data and analysis, exchange of experiences, best-practice sharing, and advice on public policies and international standard-setting.

 

Within the Executive Directorate (EXD), the Programme, Budget and Financial Management Service (EXD/PBF), supports the Executive Director and the Office of the Secretary-General in framing of the OECD’s priorities, specifically in planning the biennial Programme of Work and Budget (PWB), the management of the Organisation’s financial resources, setting out financial and budget policies, co-ordinating the budget process, leading the end-to-end voluntary contribution management process, supervising the procurement function, ensuring the monitoring and accounting of all income and expenditure, hosting resource management activities and preparing the OECD's financial statements.

 

EXD/PBF is looking for Corporate Finance Management Officers to constitute a pool of candidates able to work within EXD/PBF in  a number of financial management areas. Selected candidates will report to a team lead in the hiring area and will contribute to deliver financial activities for the entire Organisation and assigned Directorates and Programmes.

 
 

Main Responsibilities

 

Candidates should have relevant experience in one or more of the following areas:

 
Corporate Accounting 
  • Maintain accounts in the corporate accounting systems, and participate in the periodic closing of accounts (quarterly, year-end), following up with relevant internal stakeholders as needed.

  • Prepare, control, reconcile and input quarterly budgetary and accounting entries.

  • Prepare and process accounting transactions in the corporate accounting systems.

  • Participate in the production of annual financial statements based on International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS).

  • Support periodic external audit activities, including the preparation of supporting documentation and responding to queries as needed.

  • Ensure compliance of accounting activities and transactions with applicable internal accounting rules and procedures.

Voluntary Contribution Management 
  • Review and revise voluntary contributions offers and agreements, ensuring compliance with applicable rules, policies and procedures.

  • Participate in contract preparations and negotiations, including preliminary review of contractual terms.

  • Review budget proposals to ensure costs are budgeted in conformity with relevant policies.

  • Manage the acceptance procedures for voluntary contributions and grants.

  • Analyse, review and maintain an overview of donor contractual conditions.

Corporate Budget Management 
  • Contribute to corporate budget preparation, implementation and execution.

  • Ensure effective monitoring, control and analysis of budget execution by output result and funding source, in compliance with applicable financial rules and regulations.

 

Candidates should have relevant experience in all the following areas:

 
Reporting and Communications 
  • Contribute to data management, analysis and reporting on financial information, including supporting the preparation of consolidated strategic and/or analytical reporting for senior management.

  • Develop and maintain consolidated dashboards on financial data.

  • Contribute to communications strategies on financial information including identifying relevant communication channels, developing content including reports and presentations, and developing induction and training materials.

  • Develop and administer training sessions on financial policies and procedures.

  • Develop, maintain and update finance related guidelines, policies, manuals and procedures as necessary.

Other responsibilities 
  • Provide internal clients with timely, comprehensive and accurate advice and guidance on financial management and related processes and procedures.

  • Develop and maintain productive and collaborative working relationships with key stakeholders both within and outside the Organisation.

  • Contribute to financial process review and improvement.
  • Contribute to finance-related IT projects and initiatives.

  • Perform other duties as needed.
 
Ideal Candidate Profile
 
Academic Background
  • A university degree in accounting, business administration, finance, engineering or any related fields (including STEM and data sciences disciplines).
  • A professional certification in finance/accounting domain (e.g. chartered accountant or equivalent) would be desirable.
Professional Background 
  • At least four years practical and relevant experience in either financial management, accounting, budget management or voluntary contributions/grants management.

  • Proven experience conducting analyses of financial data and developing related reports and presentations for varied audiences.

  • Experience developing, revising, interpreting and/or implementing financial rules and regulations.

  • Experience providing clients and key stakeholders with advice and guidance on financial management policies and procedures.

  • Experience working with financial management systems (e.g. SAP, GM, BO) or similar.

  • Experience working with IPSAS based financial statements would be an advantage.

  • Experience demonstrating flexibility and ability to cope with conflicting requests and strict deadlines.
  • Experience working with result-based management processes would be an advantage.

  • Proven track record of seeking out innovative solutions to problems, demonstrating a solution-oriented mindset and an awareness and/or interest in new technologies.

  • Experience working in a multicultural environment would be an advantage.

  • Experience in agile project management, data visualization or machine learning will be an asset.

Tools 
  • Excellent command of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).

  • Knowledge of SAP (reporting and accounting), BO (Business Objects) and SAP budget reporting systems would be an advantage.

Languages  
  • Fluency in one of the two OECD official languages (English and French) and knowledge of the other, with a commitment to reach a good working level.

  • Knowledge of other languages would be an asset.

Core Competencies 
  • For this role, the following competencies would be particularly important: Achievement focus, Analytical thinking, Teamwork, Client focus and Organisational knowledge.

  • Please refer to the level 2 indicators of the OECD Core Competencies.

 
Contract Duration 
  • Two-year fixed term appointment, with the possibility of renewal

 
What the OECD offers  
  • Monthly base salary starting from 4,719 EUR, plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax.



Please note that the appointment may be made at a lower grade based on the qualifications and professional experience of the selected applicant.

 

The OECD is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes the applications of all qualified candidates who are nationals of OECD member countries, irrespective of their racial or ethnic origin, opinions or beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, health or disabilities.

 

The OECD promotes an optimal use of resources in order to improve its efficiency and effectiveness. Staff members are encouraged to actively contribute to this goal.

About OECD

The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.

The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. We work with governments to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change. We measure productivity and global flows of trade and investment. We analyse and compare data to predict future trends. We set international standards on a wide range of things, from agriculture and tax to the safety of chemicals.

We also look at issues that directly affect everyone’s daily life, like how much people pay in taxes and social security, and how much leisure time they can take. We compare how different countries’ school systems are readying their young people for modern life, and how different countries’ pension systems will look after their citizens in old age.

Drawing on facts and real-life experience, we recommend policies designed to improve the quality of people's lives. We work with business, through the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD (BIAC), and with labour, through the Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC). We have active contacts as well with other civil society organisations. The common thread of our work is a shared commitment to market economies backed by democratic institutions and focused on the wellbeing of all citizens. 

Today, we are focused on helping governments around the world to:

  • Restore confidence in markets and the institutions that make them function. 
  • Re-establish healthy public finances as a basis for future sustainable economic growth. 
  • Foster and support new sources of growth through innovation, environmentally friendly ‘green growth’ strategies and the development of emerging economies.
  • Ensure that people of all ages can develop the skills to work productively and satisfyingly in the jobs of tomorrow.

The OECD’s core values

  • Objective: Our analyses and recommendations are independent and evidence-based.
  • Open: We encourage debate and a shared understanding of critical global issues.
  • Bold: We dare to challenge conventional wisdom starting with our own.
  • Pioneering: We identify and address emerging and long term challenges.
  • Ethical: Our credibility is built on trust, integrity and transparency.