Finance Payment Assistant, Accounts Section, Finance Branch, Division for Management Services

Level: G-5
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 10 January 2019 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: New York, USA

The Payments team is responsible for HQ business unit payments; to provide support services to HQ units in the areas of payments, accounting and financial management; oversee the payroll process and reconcile payroll interface; regular aging of parables with action taken on old balances; review and reconcile a range of balance sheet accounts.   The incumbent will provide support to headquarters (HQ) units and field offices (FO-s) in the areas of Accounts Payable (AP) and ensure AP transactions at HQs are timely processed, complete and accurate and assist in year-end closure activities.

  Qualifications and Experience:

  • Completion of secondary education. Additional training in accounting at the post-secondary level, desirable
  • 5 years finance-related work experience - accounts receivable, accounts payable, general ledger maintenance or similar
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to organize effectively work under pressure with attention to detail, precision and accuracy
  • Knowledge of and experience in the use of Atlas would be considered an asset
  • Dedication to UN principles and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with persons of different background
  • Fluency in English is required; working knowledge of French or Spanish is an asset

Required Competencies:


  • Exemplifying integrity
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
  • Embracing diversity in all its forms
  • Embracing change

Core Competencies:

  • Achieving Results 
  • Being Accountable
  • Developing and Applying Professional Expertise/Business Acumen
  • Thinking analytically and Strategically
  • Working in Teams/Managing Ourselves and our Relationships
  • Communicating for Impact

Functional Competencies:

  • Business acumen
  • Client orientation
  • Job Knowledge
  • Technical Expertise

Candidates for this position must have a valid G-4 visa granted on the basis of current permanent duty station being USA or be a USA Citizen or Permanent Resident

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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