Nov 13, 2017

Malaysia: Finance/Accounts Assistant, GS 5, Kuala Lumpur/Putrajaya (Malaysian Only)

NGO/UN Job Vacancy



Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Malaysia
Closing date: 26 Nov 2017

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

PURPOSE OF THE POST

The Finance Assistant will be responsible for providing a variety of specialized tasks in finance functions, ensuring accurate and timely delivery that is in compliance with UNICEF financial rules and regulations, whilst demonstrating the capacity to research, adapt and evaluate irregular cases, and also to recommend improvements to process delivery and design.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in maintaining financial records and monitoring systems to record and reconcile expenditures, balances, payments, statements and other data for day-to-day transactions and reports, vouchers, etc.) and reconciling data for recurring or special reports.
  • Assist in preparing recurring reports on assigned accounts, noting problems resulting from excess cost or less-than-expected receipts. Prepares special reports to clarify problems or for other reasons.
  • Assist in calculating and compiling cost estimates and projected budget requirements and assists in preparation of budget statements for area of assignment.
  • Prepares routine correspondence and maintains personal and telephone contacts with others to discuss matters concerning accounts, and related assignments.
  • Maintains contact with local banks to clarify questions pertaining to office bank accounts.
  • Performs other related duties, as required.

Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity

Core competencies

  • Communication (I)
  • Working with People (II)
  • Drive for Results (I)

Functional Competencies:

  • Analyzing (I)
  • Learning & Researching (I)
  • Planning & Organizing (I)
  • Following Instructions and Procedures (I)

Recruitment Qualifications

Education

Completion of secondary education is required with professional/university level courses in Accounting and Finance/Business administration considered as an asset.

Experience

A minimum offive years of clerical experience in the area of finance and accounting is required.

Language Requirements

Fluency of English and local language of the duty station required.

This is a National position and all eligible Malaysians are encouraged to apply.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.


How to apply:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://ift.tt/2zF530m