G5 Finance Business Assistant (for Malaysian National only)

  • Added Date: Friday, 23 September 2022
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 06 October 2022
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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the global development network of the United Nations system that is on the ground in over 140 countries, with its Headquarters in New York, USA.ย  The Bureau for Management Services (BMS) is a central Bureau tasked with the development of corporate strategies, policies, tools and systems in key cross-cutting management areas. Drawing on sound analytics and a risk-management approach, BMS supports the achievement of development results through management advice, innovative business solutions, and other corporate services in line with international best practices and evolving needs and expectations of development partners.ย  BMS also ensures policy adherence in operations management within UN Rules & Regulations, safeguarding UNDPโ€™s accountability vis-ร -vis Member States and other stakeholders.

The Office of Financial Management (OFM) performs a pivotal role within BMS and within UNDPโ€™s global finance function, partnering with Bureau and Country Offices. The primary role of OFM is to maintain the financial integrity of UNDP through providing financial leadership, supporting the efficient and effective management of its financial resources, promoting financial sustainability and responsible resource allocation in the context of a fluctuating funding environment. This is accomplished by the development and implementation of sound financial policies and practices, oversight of corporate financial management performance, and flexible scalable support to resource allocation. OFM is a key source of information for the Executive Board, General Assembly, to Partners and wider civil society. It supports transparency through the provision of on time and quality statutory and other financial reports that comply with international standards and regulatory guidelines.

OFM ensures effective and efficient integrated resources management through a continuous and robust process comprising:

  • Formulation and implementation of corporate financial and administrative strategies, policies and procedures;

  • Formulation, alignment, documentation and implementation of UNDPโ€™s funding frameworks, assuring their integrity, viability and alignment with the Strategic Plan;

  • Provision of policy guidance, advisory services and operational support to strengthen client capacities and help them achieve results, seeking to build consensus within UNDP and with key stakeholders on critical budgetary related matters requiring Executive Board legislation;

  • Administration of the organizationโ€™s internal control framework, overseeing and monitoring financial management of all global UNDP offices, including through formulation/implementation of resource planning, management and oversight tools and reports;

  • Promoting clear accountability for financial transactions and producing financial statements, including financial reporting to donors and the UNDP Executive Board.

Formulation and implementation of corporate financial and administrative strategies, policies and procedures;

Formulation, alignment, documentation and implementation of UNDPโ€™s funding frameworks, assuring their integrity, viability and alignment with the Strategic Plan;

Provision of policy guidance, advisory services and operational support to strengthen client capacities and help them achieve results, seeking to build consensus within UNDP and with key stakeholders on critical budgetary related matters requiring Executive Board legislation;

Administration of the organizationโ€™s internal control framework, overseeing and monitoring financial management of all global UNDP offices, including through formulation/implementation of resource planning, management and oversight tools and reports;

Promoting clear accountability for financial transactions and producing financial statements, including financial reporting to donors and the UNDP Executive Board.

The Analytics team co-located with UNDPโ€™s Global Shared Service Center (GSSC) undertake data mining/extraction and help generate financial and budgetary insights and drive consistent delivery of concise actionable analysis, to enable informed decision making and improve financial performance, whilst ensuring that the resultant reports present a consistent and accurate view. Within this team, this role involves the formulation of business unitsโ€™ reports, through data extraction, standard reports and queries, and ad-hoc analysis. The role will also provide some support to the refinement of functional specifications for ERP and BI system changes.

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FUNCTIONS / KEY RESULTS EXPECTED

Summary of Key Functions

Reporting to the Financial Business Analyst, the Finance Business Associate will provide financial analysis services to the business areas of finance and IT, for report development purposes.

EXPECTED DEMONSTRATION OF COMPETENCIES

Core

Achieve Results:

  • LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline

Think Innovatively:

  • LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvementsย 

Learn Continuously:

  • LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback

Adapt with Agility:

  • LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexibleย 

Act with Determination:

  • LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident

Engage and Partner:

  • LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships

Enable Diversity and Inclusion:

  • LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discriminationย 

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CROSS-FUNCTIONAL (CF) AND TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES (TC)

Finance

Financial Reporting and Analysis:ย 

  • Ability to evaluate financial data, derive relevant findings and present them in a meaningful manner

Audit:ย 

  • Ability to examine and verify accounts and records

Accounting (General):ย 

  • Knowledge of accounting concepts, principles, regulations, and policies and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations

Functional Technical Knowledge:ย 

  • Firm understanding of business intelligence tools, and the architecture and design of advanced integratedย management systems, preferably including Oracle Cloud ERP.

Digital and Innovation

Knowledge Management

  • Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge

Operational Efficiency

  • Ability to identify and execute opportunities to improve operational efficiency

Problem Solving

  • Accurately accumulating information and its analysis; forecasting potential problems and planning; allowing for alternative, creative solutions and identifying most reasonable solutions

EDUCATION

Secondary education with Certification in one or more of the following:

  • SQL, SQR, OBIEE, or equivalent; complex data extraction routines (especially for candidates with a technical background)

Undergraduate degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Finance or any related quantitative field.ย ย 

EXPERIENCE

Minimum 2 years of relevant experience with Finance or Business Intelligence (BI) environments.ย 

Experience in managing master data, mapping of source to target data, conducting data quality tests, and creating reports and dashboards in the financial arena a plus.

Hands-on proficiency with SQL and BI tools such as Power BI, Oracle BI Publisher, and OTBI etc.ย 

Experience in production of financial reports and data management a plus.

Advanced knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages.

Hands-on experience with ERP, preferably with Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP is desirable. ย ย 

Exposure toย Oracle EBS and PeopleSoft Enterprise systemsย will be of added advantage

LANGUAGE

Fluency in English is required

Working knowledge of another UN language is an advantage, particularly Spanish or French

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Contract Duration: 2 Year with possibility for extension

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