Job Title Senior Finance Assistant
Type Internal
Type Of Contract Fixed Term

Vacancy Notice Internal vacancy notice no. 021/2020
Position Number 10012214
Number Of Vacancies 1
Location Kampala
Position Grade GS-5
Closing Date 2020-11-29
Organizational Context

The Senior Finance Assistant is normally supervised by a more senior finance colleague who defines work objectives and provides regular advice and guidance. The incumbent also refers to UNHCR Manuals and relevant policy papers on financial issues.

The incumbent assists with the processing of financial transactions. S/he keeps frequent contact with staff at various levels in the office and with bank officials to exchange information.

Functional Statement
  • Maintain financial records for project or other office accounts for which responsibility is assigned.
  • Record receipts and payments assure accuracy of computation and completeness of documents and maintain continuing status of allotments against obligations.
  • Prepare recurring reports on assigned accounts, noting problems resulting from excess cost or less-than-expected receipts.
  • Prepare special reports to clarify problems or as requested for other reasons.
  • Calculate and compile cost estimates and projected budget requirements and assist in preparation of budget statements for area of assignment.
  • Prepare routine correspondence and maintain contracts with others to discuss matters concerning accounts and related assignments.
  • Maintain contacts with local banks to clarify questions pertaining to office bank accounts.
  • Brief and assist new staff on basic financial procedures and requirements with respect to payments, entitlements, banking and currency provisions and other requirements relating to accounts and finance.
  • Initiate correspondence to verify data, answer queries and obtain additional information on accounts and financial transactions, as required.
  • Perform other related duties as required
Required Competencies
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Political Awareness
  • Stakeholder Management
Essential Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience
  • Completion of High school diploma is required.
  • Minimum 2 years relevant work experience is required.
  • Knowledge of English is required.
Desirable qualifications & competencies
  • Completion of a certificate in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance is desirable
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