Accountant, Accounts section, DFAM, P-4, New York

The Accounts Section is part of UNICEF’s Division of Financial and Administrative Management (DFAM). UNICEF adopted IPSAS in its financial statements for 2012 financial year end and majority of the position papers were prepared in the years leading up to the adoption. Financial policies and supplements were prepared based on those position papers.
It has become apparent that the position papers require to be updated, the policies supplemented with an accounting manual and some new policies such as VAT require to be created.
The Accountant, under the supervision of Chief Account with P-2 assistant, will be responsible for:
- Updating the IPSAS position papers.
- Drafting new policy on VAT and updating existing policy supplements such as supplement on direct cash transfers.
- Acting as a focal point for other divisions along with P-2 assistant on accounting manual and supervising P-2 work on preparing the accounting manual.
- Drafting a short guidance for accounting in emergencies.
The Accountant will be recruited on a temporary assistance basis for a period of 6 months starting 1 June 2016.
• Accounting qualification from internationally recognised institute
• Significant experience in application of IPSAS or IFRS standards and working on preparation of position papers/policy documents
• Strong data analysis skills.
• Proven experience of project management and the ability to meet tight deadlines.
• Ability to:
 Express clearly and concisely ideas and concepts in writing and orally
 Research, analyse, evaluate and synthesize information
 Work well under pressure
• Fluency in English
• Knowledge of UN system
• Knowledge of SAP is an advantage.
How to Apply:
Qualified candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, CV and P 11 form, (which can be downloaded from UNICEF’s website at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/P11.doc
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 the organization.
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