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ACCOUNTANT (2 posts), P3

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Entreprise :

These positions are located in the Finance Section, Financial Resources Management Service, Division of Administration, at the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG). The incumbents report to the Chief of Unit.

Description du poste :

Within delegated authority the Accountant will be responsible for the following duties:

•Analyses accounts and reviews/evaluates regular financial reports at UNOG. Identifies problem transactions and irregularities in related accounts, resolving them in a timely and effective manner.
•Ensures that accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal control systems are functioning and that all relevant records are maintained.
•Assists, prepares or consolidates IPSAS (International Public Sector Accounting Standards) compliant financial statements for inclusion in the UN Financial Statements to be audited. Responds to internal/external audit observations. Prepares and/or reviews the IPSAS compliant financial statements of other entities for which the Controller has certification authority.
•Provides advice and guidance concerning the United Nations' Financial Regulations and Rules and IPSAS Accounting Instructions.
•Provides authoritative interpretation of requirements for handling transactions.
•Monitors, analyses, and approves diverse finance transactions (such as grants management, fixed assets etc.) for entry into Umoja ERP system.
•Defines requirements and works with systems units with respect to production of relevant financial reports.
•Participates in the development of accounting policies.
•Is the focal point for audits (internal and external) within the Division and prepares answers to the recommendations. Monitors progress of implementation with all the different services.
•Performs other related duties as required.

Description du profil :

•Professionalism: Knowledge of accounting principles, procedures and standards. Ability to apply conceptual, analytical and evaluative skills in accounting operations. Ability to conduct independent research and analysis, identify issues, formulate options and make conclusions and recommendations. Very good IT skills with extensive knowledge of complex computerized accounting systems such as SAP. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. •Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings. •Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two way communication; tailors language, tone style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. •Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients" and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.