Accounts Specialist, Statutory Reporting Unit, Finance Branch, Division for Management Services (DMS), New York, P-3

Level: P-3
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 1 October 2019 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: New York, USA (HQ)
Job ID: 25826

Job Summary

This Accounts Specialist position is located within the Statutory Reporting Unit (SRU) of the Finance Branch, Division for Management Services and will report directly to the head of the SRU under the overall supervision of the Chief, Finance Branch. 

Under the overall supervision of the head of the SRU, the Accounts Specialist supports continuous strengthening of UNFPA compliance with IPSAS at the operational and policy level, plays a key role in the annual closure of accounts, participates in and coordinates the preparation of UNFPA’s financial statements and other statutory and management reports, supports the implementation of new systems and tools and contributes to building the financial management of UNFPA business units.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. 

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Qualifications and Experience

Advanced University Degree in accounting / financial reporting or related discipline. A recognized professional accounting designation (CPA, CA), together with a bachelor's degree, will be deemed equivalent to a master’s level degree for this position.

Knowledge and Experience: 

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in accounting / financial reporting
  • Demonstrated experience in preparation of financial statements, financial data analysis and account reconciliations;
  • Sound understanding of IPSAS or IFRS;
  • Advanced knowledge of spreadsheets;
  • Experience with financial modules of ERP systems, preferably Peoplesoft or other Oracle-based product/s;
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills; able to translate business requirements into logical systems specifications;
  • Strong presentation and writing skills; 
  • Experience in drafting accounting policies is a significant advantage. 


  • Fluency in English language is required;
  • Knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably proficiency in French is a significant advantage.

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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