Org. Setting and Reporting
The position is located in the Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC), Financial Services (FS), Strategic Planning and Performance Management (SPPM), Finance Team, Solution Architecture 1 of Umoja in the Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance in New York. The Financial Information Systems Officer (Financial Information Systems Analyst, SAP BPC & FS) will report to the Senior Financial Analyst.
Umoja is a continuous organizational transformation, enabling high-quality, and cost-effective service delivery for evolving United Nations mandates, anywhere in the world. By updating skills, harmonizing practices and applying global technology, Umoja maximizes productivity of the UN's human, financial and material resources.
Umoja transcends organizational, geographical and functional barriers, fostering a culture of transparency, accountability, empowerment, sharing and unity across the United Nations. For more information on Umoja visit: http://umoja.un.org
The post will reinforce the ERP project's capacity for the ongoing development and implementation of the suite of SPPM processes of the Umoja Solution, specifically concerning SAP BPC and serving financial statements legal consolidation-related functionality such as maintenance of dimensions, system administration-related work and troubleshooting on integration paths [such as BW). Reporting to officers of the ERP Project, the scope of work duties to be serviced by the post are in relation to the ongoing development, programming, testing, debugging and implementation of SPPM processes of the Umoja solution, specifically BPC and Financial consolidation
Within delegated authority, the Financial Information Systems Officer (Financial Information Systems Analyst, SAP BPC & FS) is responsible for the following:
1. TECHNICAL SUPPORT and SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT:
• Responsible for various ongoing requirements for the maintenance and administration of SAP BPC, specifically: Dimensions and Models, Teams and Task Profiles, Data Access Profiles, Rules (Member Formulas, Logic Scripts, Business Rules, Controls), Work Status, Journals and Drill-Throughs.
• Responsible for the BPC Consolidation processes [Consolidation Monitor, Controls Monitor, Ownership Manager and Journals] along with related integration into the various workstream finance processes and connected systems thereof, particularly BW.
• Analyzes and validates the various requirements for the development of EPM reports/forms and provides relevant support to finance users thereof.
• Maintains Data Manager Packages, Package Lists and Links, Transformation files, Conversion files and the related integration with BW.
• Validates the testing of new versions of system software and hardware according to specifications, including unit-integrated testing, designing and executing test scenarios; acceptance testing.
• Collects and releases relevant transports in BW.
2. LEGAL Consolidation process and schedule generation:
• Executes and monitors effective data loading in production and reviews/maintains Work Status accordingly.
• Supports the cross-reconciliation between ECC and BW to Staging Cube to BPC so as to ensure the completeness of financial data and the integrity of the ECC trial balance.
• Monitors and maintains the automated consolidation of schedules in BPC.
• Maintains the Ownership structure for all financial statement volumes.
3. PRODUCTION SUPPORT:
• Monitors the production tickets for BPC, FS and related work streams and coordinate the required inputs and actions from relevant stakeholders for the timely resolution of said tickets.
• Monitors system performance using appropriate monitoring tools.
• Reviews and validates technical and user documentation for deployed application systems, as well as training materials.
• Conducts technical presentations as required.
Professionalism: Knowledge of SAP BPC and FS. Knowledge of Financial Accounting and General Ledgers, including Financial Statements and Financial reporting. Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
Client orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply
technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.
Advanced university degree (Masters degree or equivalent) in Finance, business administration, info technology or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. SAP Certifications in SAP BPC or BW is desirable.
Certification as a Chartered Accountant, Public Accountant or equivalent is desirable.
A minimum of five years of experience in finance, consolidation, accounting and financial reporting along with Database management in an ERP system, preferably SAP, is required.
Experience shall include programming, form and report building in SAP for Financial consolidation and reporting, including structured/object-oriented design, relational systems, scripting and query languages [Visual Basic, Visual Basic for Applications, BADI, SAP BPC Logic Script, Microsoft .Net, C#, Java, C++].
Experience in report writing using SAP BPC EPM is required.
Experience in advanced Microsoft Excel [analysis tools, formulas, functions and managing a workbook] is desirable.
Experience in web, database and server technologies used in deploying systems is required.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the positions advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirableAssessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.Special Notice
This position is financed by Umoja funding. Extension of appointment will be subject to budgetary approval.
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to this position.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
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