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Finance Assistant, GS-5, Temporary Appointment, post#126538, Cairo, Egypt (Internal and External)


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Finance Assistant, GS-5, Temporary Appointment, post#126538, Cairo, Egypt (Internal and External)

  • Country: Egypt
  • Organization: UNICEF
  • Deadline: 2023-11-23
  • No of Vacancies: N/A

Key functions/accountabilities:

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

-Cash and bank management

-Support to financial control

-Payment processing

-Compliance to bank requirements

-DCT liquidation refund

-Financial records management

-General bank-related assistance

Maintains financial records and monitoring systems to record and reconcile expenditures, balances, payments, statements and other data for day-to-day transactions and reports. Updates data base system on files management. Retains and disposes financial records in accordance with UNICEF’s retention policy on financial documents

Prepare recurring reports on assigned accounts. Calculate and compile cost estimates and projected budget requirements and assists in preparation of budget statements for area of assignment.

Reviews travel-related invoices and initiates the payment process. Monitors house bank GL daily for payments for manual processing. Acts on payments to be processed through the main house bank. Validates payment transactions in VISION against supporting documents and direct the accounting for any inconsistencies or discrepancies.

Maintains liaisons with officials of local banks to obtain day-to-day information on exchange and interest rates, changes in procedures and regulations, and matters pertaining to maintenance of office house bank accounts. Ensures that records with the bank are up to date at any point in time.

Brief and assist newly arrived international staff, experts and consultants on basic financial procedures and requirements with respect to payments, entitlements, banking and currency provisions and other requirements relating to accounts and finance.

Review and process payments in VISON related to HACT, utility payments, supplies, PO, advances, and other payments. File the transactions and the related supporting documents regularly and share copies with relevant sections as required.

Reconcile vendor and customer accounts monthly and clear open items.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Completion of secondary education, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the work of the organization.

Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, economics or business administration or other relevant academic discipline is considered an asset.

At least 5 years relevant finance and accounting work experience, which includes cash handling and responsible administrative work. Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, economics or business administration or other relevant academic discipline may replace three years of related work experience.

Hands-on experience in SAP financial modules. Hands-on experience in office software packages and web-based management systems. Ability to operate calculator or other machines used to maintain accounts

Fluency in spoken English and Arabic. Excellence in written English.

Selection Criteria:

Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel required.

Experience in database packages, web-based management systems and ERP systems (preferably SAP financial modules) is an asset.

Experience with IPSAS and/or IFRS (preferably Accounts payable) is an asset


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