The Office of Financial Management (OFM), Bureau of Management, supports the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the promotion of its sustainable human development agenda. It achieves this by developing and making fully operational a dynamic and harmonized integrated resource management framework based on comprehensive analysis that enhances UNDP’s financial and administrative performance, as well as facilitates UN reform and coherence. To these ends, the framework addresses strategically critical financial resource planning and management issues, including results based budgeting; the integration of the Programming Arrangements and the Institutional Budget within the context of the integrated budget from 2014 onwards; enhanced cost classification and cost recovery; capital budgeting; adherence to IPSAS; foreign exchange and investment activities; corporate reporting of organizational assets; performance management tools and initiatives; and support to UN harmonization.
Effective and efficient integrated resources management is enabled through a continuous and robust process comprising:
The Financial Performance Management and Reporting Division provides accounting, resource management and financial services. The Corporate Financial Reporting and Agency Services (CFRA) responsible for producing monthly, quarterly, and annual consolidated financial statements for UNDP, UNCDF and the UNDP GEF Trust Fund, Agency Services to 68 UN Agency clients, Treasury and Corporate accounting including monthly financial closures and data integrity. The Financial Performance Management (FPM) is responsible for establishing and managing a risk and performance methodology which includes developing and applying KPIs and performance benchmarks to assess financial performance and monitor risk, and developing and managing tools to measure financial performance including financial dashboards.
In order to enhance efficiency and transparency of business processes to ensure more relevant and frequent delivery of financial statements for an earlier statutory audit, UNDP has implemented the Oracle Hyperion software with advanced Web technology to automate preparation of financial statements, allow rapid consolidation and reporting of financial results, delivery confidence in numbers, and provide an automated audit trail for external audit. Under the overall supervision and guidance of the Account Analyst, Corporate Financial Reporting and Agency Services (CFRA), Account Analyst ensures data integrity across UNDP particularly interface control of submodules to the GL and accurate accounting per IPSAS in order to confirm data integrity for preparation of the complete and accurate financial statements. UNDP financial statements are highly complex, and it is important to ensure strong knowledge of and compliance with meeting International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) and international standards in auditing.
1. Ensures data integrity and proper functioning of interface controls as follows:
Fluency in English. Knowledge of any other UN languages (French/Spanish/Arabic) is a plus.
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Contract Duration: 2 Year with possibility for extension
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