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Finance Manager (Analysis & Monitoring), P-4, Division of Finance and Administrative Management (DFAM) , NYHQ
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
P-4 Mid-level Professional Full-time Internationallly Recruited
Job Expired 31 May 2022
Expired
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, hope...

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

Analysis and Monitoring Unit is in DFAM’s Financial Reporting and Grant Management Section in NYHQ. This unit is responsible, under the supervision and guidance by the incumbent of the post, for oversight and monitoring compliance with UNICEF’s Financial and Administrative Policies and Procedures and providing technical and systems support to offices to ensure completeness and accuracy of financial transactions for inclusion in financial statements, donor reports and IATI reporting. This is necessary for achieving the organization objective of ensuring robust and appropriate financial reporting to external and internal stakeholders provided.

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How can you make a difference?

Under the general guidance of Chief, Financial Monitoring, the Finance Manager (Analysis & Monitoring) will oversee support provided by the finance specialists to regions/divisions and/or focus area by ensuring appropriate technical system advise is provided to ensure adherence to financial policies and procedures; ensures timely financial analysis and monitoring is performed by the team and reported to Chief, FRAM and Deputy Director, FRGM; and policies and procedures are up to date and regularly reviewed for compliance with IPSAS and are as efficient as possible while appropriately managing related financial risks and compliance requirements.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  1. Ensure timely and informative reports, schedules and analysis on both regular and ad hoc basis is prepared for action by offices and for management decision making are prepared. The reports include, but are not limited to, monthly reconciliation compliance reports, reports focused on follow up and resolution of prioritized open times, quarterly reports to Chief Financial Reporting providing an overview and status of the open balances and other activities of the unit.
  2. Oversee monitoring and compliance with UNICEF’s Rules, Regulations, policies and procedures ensuring these are up to date relating to financial elements of Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfer (HACT), Cash distributed directly to beneficiaries, Bank reconciliations, Services share with other UN entities (referred to as Common Services) Accounts Payable (including good and service receipt processes), VAT and other taxation , Prepayments, Down payments and any other receivables not related to contributions receivables. This list is not conclusive but indicative and may change from time to time based on direction from FRGM management.
  3. Ensure Offices have easy access to and understand/are trained in policies and procedures relating to areas listed in 2 above.
  4. Ensure UNICEF ERP (SAP) systems and procedures in place are efficient and effective as possible for the processes identified in item 2 above and result in IPSAS compliant financial information. Lead the team of eight accountants and senior associates in building system solutions and process simplifications in above areas.
  5. Lead periodic processing/closing activities including monthly and annual closures.
  6. Ensure Senior Finance associate provides support to both P4 Finance Manager, Revenue and Financial Instruments as well as supporting the incumbent of this post. The allocation of work requires close collaboration with P4 Finance Manager, Revenue and Financial Instruments and the incumbent of this post is responsible for ensuring the matrix reporting is well managed, feedback is captured from both managers in the staff member’s PER and work is allocated based on organizational priorities.
  7. Perform other duties as required.
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To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree, Chartered Accountant, Certified Public Accountant or equivalent is required.
    • 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
  • A minimum of five to eight years of post-qualification experience in position of increasing responsibility is required in the field of financial accounting or financial auditing.
  • Experience in financial analysis and working in managerial role is required.
  • Experience in working with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) or International Public Sector Accounting Standard (IPSAS).
  • Experience working with SAP, preparation of financial statements or donor reports is desirable.
  • Experience in the non-profit sector or working in the UN system or within an international organization is highly desirable.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN language, preferably French or Spanish is highly desirable.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

  • Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (2)
  • Demonstrates Self Awareness (2)
  • Works Collaboratively with Others (2)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (2)
  • Think and Acts Strategically (2)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (2)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

Functional Competencies:

  • Analyzing
  • Applying technical expertise
  • Formulating strategies and concept
  • Leading and Supervising
  • Planning and organization

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Remarks:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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