1933 Finance Associate (Partnership for Local Development)

  • Added Date: Friday, 12 April 2019
  • Deadline Date: Sunday, 28 April 2019

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  • Providing administrative and financial guidance, assistance and support to P4LD project;
  • Review, analyze and assist in the finalization of cost estimates and budget proposals related to the activities under the P4LD project;
  • Assuming overall responsibility for monitoring of financial resources and accounting to ensure     accuracy and reliability of financial reports;
  • Ensuring timely and accurate administration of project budget;
  • Preparation of the allocation request in line with project related financial agreements; 
  • Verifying all expenses related to project implementation;
  • Preparing regular project-level financial status reports for internal and external distribution; 
  • Preparing ad-hoc financial information as requested by the national counterparts, European Investment Bank or UNDP or for external audit purposes;
  • Providing assistance in preparing annual workplans and progress reports for P4LD project;
  • Providing assistance in preparation of monitoring and evaluation plan;
  • Communication with Tax Administration Office on project implementation related tax issues;
  • Arranging for travel and accommodation, preparation of travel authorizations; 
  • Asset management and maintenance for the P4LD project, including computer equipment, furniture and office equipment and vehicles: this will include taking lead responsibility for establishing and maintaining an inventory, and the co-ordination of regular maintenance (and associated record-keeping) of assets, including vehicle registration, insurance and maintenance;
  • Compiling data for project management;
  • Drafting correspondence on project issues, as required;
  • Assisting team members, experts and consultants on travel and logistics matters;
  • Establishing and maintaining filing system, incoming and outgoing correspondence etc;
  • Ensuring full compliance of activities with established rules, regulations, and policies;
  • Preparation of relevant documentation for processing payments; 
  • Performing other tasks/duties as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Reliable administrative and financial support to P4LD project;
  • Programme/project budget maintained and managed and any other financial/administrative reports provided as per request or agreed workplan;
  • Administrative and financial reports provided in a timely and professional manner; 
  • Contacts with programme/project partners and regional/national counterparts maintained regularly;
  • Administrative tasks, office systems and filing procedures related to the programme/project managed carried out timely and accurately;
  • All duties and responsibilities performed in a satisfactorily manner according to the programme/project workplan.
  • Knowledge of administrative, budgetary and financial policies and procedures.
  • Conceptual analytical and evaluate skills to conduct independent research and analysis. 
  • Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations.
  • Good organizational and time management skills.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling ethical standards.
  • Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to critical feedback.
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
  • Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors.
  • Excellent information technology skills, including word processing, database applications, presentation software, and internet. Word processing, database applications, presentation software, and internet.
  • University degree in Economics, Finance, Business or Public Administration.
  • At least 5 years of experience in finance. Finance, Business or Public Administration;
  • Previous experience in governmental, EU- funded, European Investment Bank-funded projects would be an asset; 
  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in financial planning, monitoring and reporting;
  • Evidence of ability to express ideas clearly; to work independently and in teams; to demonstrate a sense of self-assuredness combined with cultural and gender sensitivities;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems.
  • Knowledge of national financial rules and regulations; 
  • Ability to demonstrate a sense of self-assuredness.
  • Ability to, deliver when working under pressure and within changing circumstances;
  • Excellent writing/reporting and presentation skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking and team building skills. 
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken Serbian and English.

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Contract Duration: 12 months (with possibility of extension)

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