Finance Associate (For Indonesian nationality only) (FOR UN ROSTER)


Location : Jakarta, INDONESIA
Application Deadline :12-May-12 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :FTA Local
Post Level :GS-6
Languages Required :
English  
Duration of Initial Contract :12 months

Background

I. Organizational Context
 
The United Nations system in Indonesia works as a team to develop the best strategy to respond to national needs and plans, building on agency asset. To support its operations, UN Indonesia is opening vacancies for roster of qualified personnel.Candidates will be assessed by UN Human Resources team for particular type/level of function.

Under the guidance and supervision of the Operations Manager and direct supervisor, the Finance Associate ensures effective execution of financial services and processes in CO and transparent utilization of financial resources. The Finance Associate promotes a client-oriented approach consistent with UN rules and regulations.
    
The Finance Associate can supervise clerical and support staff of the Finance Unit. The Finance Associate works in close collaboration with the operations, programme and projects’ staff in the CO and with  HQs staff for resolving finance-related issues and information exchange.

 


Duties and Responsibilities

II. Functions / Key Results Expected

Summary of Key Functions:

  • Implementation of operational strategies
  • Administration of budgets and cost-recovery system
  • Accounting and administrative support
  • Global payroll
  • CO cash management
  • Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing

1. Ensures implementation of operational strategies, adapts processes and procedures focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Full compliance with UN/UNDP rules and regulations of financial processes, financial records and reports and audit follow up; implementation of the effective internal control framework.
  • CO Finance business processes mapping and elaboration of the content of internal Standard Operating Procedures in Finance in consultation with the direct supervisor and office management.
  • Preparation of cost sharing and trust fund agreements, follow up on contributions within the CO resource mobilization efforts.

2. Ensures administration of budgets and functioning of the optimal cost-recovery system focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Preparation and modifications of budgets for UN management projects, follow-up with HQs on ASL for management projects.
  • Presentation of researched information for planning and status of financial resources of the CO.
  • Sending project budget to KK if authorized by the Senior Management (can be done only on the basis of signed prodocs and project budgets).
  • Timely preparation of cost-recovery bills in Atlas for the services provided by UN, implementation of the income tracking system and follow up on cost recovery.

3.     Provides accounting and administrative support to the Finance Unit and performs Global payroll functions focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Proper control of the supporting documents for payments and financial reports for NEX projects; preparation of all types of vouchers; Pay Cycle and payments execution.
  • Approval of vendors in Atlas (if a senior member of the Finance team).
  • Global payrolls processing in Atlas
  • Maintenance of the internal expenditures control system which ensures that vouchers processed are matched and completed, transactions are correctly recorded and posted in Atlas; payrolls are duly prepared and processed; travel claims, MPOs and other entitlements are duly processed
  • Timely accounts closure
  • Timely corrective actions on unposted vouchers, including the vouchers with budget check errors, match exceptions, unapproved vouchers. Timely response to HQ requests to resolve financial data issues.
  • Maintenance of the Accounts Receivables for UNDP projects and follow-up with partners on contributions, deposits creation in Atlas and their application to AR pending items.
  • Timely VAT reimbursements, payment of GLOC by the Government.

4.   Ensures proper CO cash management functioning focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Alternate to Finance Associate (ICS-7) for timely review of cash position for local accounts to ensure sufficient funds on hand for disbursements. Timely identification and recording of receipts for income application.
  • Alternate to Finance Associate (ICS-7) for daily review of zero-balance account bank statements in Atlas to monitor imprest level; identification and recording of contributions.
  • Transaction and stop payment initiation on internet banking systems.
  • Preparation of monthly UN exchange rate report to Treasury.
  • Timely and accurate preparation of bank reconciliations.
  • Alternate to Finance Associate (ICS-7) for timely preparation of monthly cashflow forecast for use by Operations Manager/ Finance Analyst. Liaison with UN Agencies to obtain estimate of their cash requirement.
  • Initiation of bank transfers and deals in Atlas.

5. Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the CO focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Organization of trainings for the operations/ projects staff on Finance.
  • Synthesis of lessons learnt and best practices in Finance.
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.

III. Impact of Results

The key results have an impact on the overall execution of the CO financial services and success in implementation of operational strategies.  Accurate analysis and presentation of financial information ensures proper financial processes in the CO.



Competencies

IV. Competencies and Critical Success Factors

Functional Competencies:    

Building Partnerships

Level 1.1: Maintaining information and databases

  • Tracks and reports on mobilized resources

Promoting Organizational Learning And Knowledge Sharing

Level 1.1: Basic research and analysis

  • Researches best practices and poses new, more effective ways of doing things
  • Identifies and communicates opportunities to promote learning and knowledge sharing

Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise

Level 1.1: Fundamental knowledge of processes, methods and procedures

  • Understands the main processes and methods of work regarding to the position
  • Possesses knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks (specialized knowledge related to financial resources management, including formulating budgets, maintaining Accounts Receivables and Accounts Payables, reporting).
  • Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments

Promoting Organizational Change and Development

Level 1.1: Presentation of information on best practices in organizational change

  • Documents ‘best practices’ in organizational change and development within and outside the UN system
  • Demonstrates ability to identify problems and proposes solutions

Design and Implementation of Management Systems

Level 1.1: Data gathering and implementation of management systems

  • Uses information/databases/other management systems
  • Makes recommendations related to work procedures and implementation of management systems

Client Orientation

Level 1.1:  Maintains effective client relationships

  • Reports to internal and external clients in a timely and appropriate fashion
  • Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines
  • Responds to client needs promptly

Promoting Accountability and Results-Based Management

Level 1.1:  Gathering and disseminating information

  • Maintains databases

Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
  • Self-development, initiative-taking
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating team work
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively
  • Creating synergies through self-control
  •  Managing conflict
  •  Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.
  •  Informed and transparent decision making

 


Required Skills and Experience

V. Recruitment Qualifications

Education: 

  • Secondary Education with specialized certification in Accounting and Finance. University Degree in Business or Public Administration would be desirable, but it is not a requirement.

Experience:

  • 5 to 6 years of progressively responsible finance experience is required at the national or international level. 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.

 

APPLICANT MUST COMPLETE P11 FORM AND SUBMIT AS PART OF THEIR APPLICATION . Click here to down load the form P11

 

 

 

Female candidates are encouraged to apply

UN Indonesia reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UN Indonesia at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and education requirements.

 


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.


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