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Accounts Associate (IPSAS), Payroll Finance Unit, Accounts Division
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||22-Jul-11|
|Type of Contract :||FTA Local|
|Post Level :||GS-7|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One year|
All posts in the GS categories are subject to local recruitment.
Internally advertised General Service (GS) fixed-term appointment (FTA) positions located in Headquarters are open to GS staff members currently serving in New York/Washington D.C. who hold a UNDP permanent or FTA who are either US Permanent Residents, US citizens or holders of a valid G4 visa at the time of their application and whose G4 visa has been acquired on account of their employment in the UN Systems based in New York or Washington, DC.
Externally advertised GS fixed-term appointment and temporary appointment (TA) positions located in New York/Washington D.C. are open to candidates who are either US Permanent Residents, US Citizens or holders of a valid G4 visa at the time of their application and whose G4 visa has been acquired on account of their employment in the UN Systems based in New York or Washington, DC.
Current UNDP GS staff serving outside of HQ must meet the eligibility criteria stated above prior to their application.
Selected candidates who meet the above mentioned eligibility criteria are responsible for their own travel and/or relocation costs.
Selection to GS fixed-term appointment positions at Headquarters requires passing a UN administered clerical test (ASAT).
Applicants under serious consideration for short-listing of posts requiring accountancy and finance skills, must take the UNDP Accountancy and Finance Test (UNDP AFT) prior to short-listing.
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Payroll Specialist, the Accounts Associate provides accounting services ensuring high quality, accuracy and consistency of work. The Accounts Associate promotes a client-oriented approach consistent with UNDP rules and regulations.
The Accounts Associate works in close collaboration with OFA, BES/SAS/OHR, country offices, partner agencies and the UN to exchange information and ensure consistent service delivery.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
Reconcile liability transactions related to IPSAS in the HR and finance database:
Routinely monitor HR and Financial exception reports, highlighting transactional processes, practices, procedures or gaps that require review:
Review payroll related accounts and prepare reconciliation reports, and aging analyses, where applicable, in conformity with IPSAS standards and requirements:
Impact of Results:
The key results have an impact on the overall efficiency in UNDP financial management and success in the implementation of IPSAS and operational strategies. Accurate analysis and presentation of financial information enhances UNDP credibility in the use of financial resources and proper financial process management. It also provides assurance that the financial transactions are accurate and reliable.
Knowledge Management and Learning:
Development and Operational Effectiveness:
Leadership and Self-Management:
Required Skills and Experience
Knowledge of IPSAS and/or IFRS is required.
|Click here for important information for US Permanent Residents ('Green Card' holders).|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.