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Finance Job in Kenya - UN

Chief of Unit, Finance

The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN headquarters in Africa and the respective office of the Secretary-General. UNON supports programme implementation of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Settlements Programme UNHABITAT) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing administrative, conference and information services ( This post is located in the Accounts Section, Budget and Financial Management Services (BFMS), Division of Administrative Services (DAS).
Within delegated authority, the Finance Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

·         Manages a complete financial operation, encompassing a wide variety of funding sources, a large volume of transactions, and extensive dispersed activities.
·         Approves/Confirms that proposed obligations or expenditure for services, facilities supplies and equipment expenses, as well as those pertaining to personnel, are in accordance with the Financial Regulations and Rules of the UN, relevant appropriations and staffing tables and corresponding approved allotments.
·         Analyses accounts, reviews/prepares regular financial reports. Proposes/implements solutions with respect to problem transactions and irregularities.
·         Ensures that accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal control systems are functioning and that all relevant records are maintained.

·         Prepares or consolidates financial statements for inclusion in the UN Audited Financial Statements to be audited. Responds to internal/external audit observations. Reviews the financial statements of other entities for which the Controller has certification authority.
·         Produces major/complex financial reports for management.
·         Provides substantive support to the development and implementation of new accounting systems. Takes initiative to improve accounting processes and approaches.
·         Provides data for the preparation of year-end performance reports.
·         Guides, trains and supervises general service and professional staff in the function.
·         Performs other related duties as required.
·         Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration,finance, accounting or related field, is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA) or equivalent is desirable.

·         A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in finance, budget or related area is required. Working experience in a supervisor capacity with proof of performance management is a requirement. Experience with complex accounting reconciliation is a requirement. Working experience with International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) and financial statement preparation is highly desirable. Working experience with an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and finance system such as Oracle or SAP, is desirable.
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