World Food Programme Vacancy: Senior Finance Assistant, Jakarta

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World Food Programme, Indonesia invites applications from the eligible candidates for the following position:
Position: Senior Finance Assistant
Contract Type: Service Contract
Duration: Initial 6 months with possibility for extension
Duty Station: Jakarta
Within the assigned unit, the Senior Finance Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Guide, train, and supervise more junior staff engaged in the processing and maintenance of financial entries and records;     
  • Participate in providing procedural and technical support to the staff elsewhere in the programme;
  • Analyze, control and accurately maintain relevant General Ledger Accounts and initiate corrective action as necessary;
  • Initiate payment processing according to WFP financial rules and regulations;
  • Assist in preparation, implementation and monitoring of budgets; prepare funds consumption and other budget related reports, including donor reports;
  • Brief/debrief staff members on issues relating to financial transactions;
  • Prepare periodic financial and statistical reports;
  • Oversee the data input into financial related databases by finance assistants and provide guidance on data input and validation;
  • Prepare bank reconciliations, review locally recoverable items, Imprest summaries and funding sheet summaries;
  • Monitor WFP local bank accounts and keep track of balances to ensure that there are sufficient funds; prepare requests for replenishment of the Imprest Account(s) whenever necessary;
  • Assist in setup and implementation of proper accounting procedures, systems and internal controls;
  • Participate in development and implementation of new financial policies and procedures; interpret and assess the impact of changes and make recommendations on follow up actions;
  • Draft or prepare correspondence to respond to enquiries in respect to relevant financial matters; review correspondence drafted by other assistants prior to clearance by Officer or Chief, as appropriate;
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Qualifications and Experiences:
Education: Secondary school education, including or supplemented by course(s) related to the area of work i.e. Accounting/Finance.

Experience: At least five years of progressively responsible work experience, including at least three years in the field of finance, accounting, budget, audit or other related field.

Knowledge: Training and/or experience utilising computers, including word processing, spreadsheet and other software packages. General knowledge of UN system financial policies, rules, regulations and procedures.

Language: Very good knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia and English.
Other Desirable Skills: Training and/or experience using SAP, WINGS and other WFP software; knowledge of WFP financial policies as well as relevant regulations, rules, procedures and systems.

Only candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to apply. Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply. Applications should be addressed by e-mail to: Jakarta.Vacancy@wfp.org

Preference will be given to internal candidate.

All applications should include an updated CV, a photograph and three references and should be received no later than 10 September 2014.

“Only short-listed candidates will be contacted”