Finance Associate G6, Accra At WFP – World Food Programme


JOB PURPOSE:  

To coordinate and provide finance and budget support services involving the recording and interpretation of financial and budgetary information to ensure the efficient functioning of the support services and inform decision-making.

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Finance and Administration, the Finance Associate will be responsible for the following duties.

 

1. Provide the procedural and technical support to staff within the areas of finance and budget, to ensure compliance with WFP financial policies, rules and regulations.

2. Support the development and implementation of financial policies and procedures, and assist in setup and implementation of proper accounting procedures, systems and cash controls.

3. Monitor the daily cash position in order to optimize the use of surplus cash and maximize returns on investment through the liquidity portfolio.

4. Monitor the centralised registry system in order to process all payments to internal staff and invoices to external suppliers in a timely manner and in accordance with WFP standards.

5. Contribute to the preparation, implementation and monitoring of budgets, monitor expenditure and budget forecasts, to ensure that relevant future funding requirements are met.

6. Co-ordinate with other teams in order to ensure that all financial services are being performed efficiently and in line with the needs of the wider team.

7. Monitor account balances and process financial transactions in an accurate and timely manner, to avoid the occurrence of an overdraft.

8. Monitor and analyse general ledger accounts in order to initiate and achieve corrective actions.

9. Compile data from the WFP database and systems in order to assist in generating and analysing financial reports on a monthly basis.

10. Allocate tasks to other support staff, provide guidance and on-the-job training in management of financial resources (e.g. managing the petty cash/sub-imprest account, review and analyse vendor and balance sheet accounts, etc.), to ensure services are delivered consistently and to the required standards.

11. Remain on stand-by and follow standard emergency preparedness practices in order to meet immediate emergency requirements for further service on the job and in the field.

13. Any other duties related to the position.

 

Minimum Academic Qualifications

 

University Degree in Accounting/Finance, Business Administration, Management or other related fields corresponding to advertisement.

 

Desired Experiences for entry into the role:

A minimum of six (6) years of progressive experience in Finance/Accounting or other related fields.

 

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in the UN language in use at the duty station. Fluency in French will be an added advantage.

 

How to apply:

Applicants should submit their applications and CV stating 3 references online to: www1.wfp.org/careers/job.openings and follow the steps.

 

Qualified Female Candidates are encouraged to apply

People living with disability are also encouraged to apply

Only shortlisted candidates meeting the criteria will be contacted.

Note:

  1. WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.
  2. WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.
  3. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

CLICK TO APPLY

July 2024
M T W T F S S
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031