Finance Associate (Financial Support) (Temporary Appointment) (Budapest)

Finance Associate (Financial Support) (Temporary Appointment) (Budapest)
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#17719 Finance Associate (Financial Support) (Temporary Appointment)

Eligible Applicants

This position is advertised open to internal and external applicants.

NOTE: For GSC Budapest, the required years of work experience is reduced to 50%, i.e. 3 years. The period of a completed and relevant minimum first level university degree (equivalent to BA) shall count for no more than 50% of the required work experience. Priority will be given to eligible applicants meeting the full requirements.

Procedures and Eligibility

 Internal candidates

General Service Staff members currently serving at the duty station where the vacancy exists, who have been appointed through the AC process and have indefinite or Fixed Term appointment. Interested staff members should consult the Policy and Procedures on Assignments of Locally recruited Staff (PPAL).

External candidates must be legally present in Hungary at the time of application, recruitment and hire.

Position Competencies

Competencies as defined in Job Profile

Duties and Qualifications

Finance Associate (Financial Support)


Reporting to the Controller, the Accounts and Financial Service (formerly Financial Control Section) is responsible for the maintenance of financial accounting and management accounting, in accordance with the Financial Regulations of the United Nations and the UNHCR Financial Rules. As part of the Financial Support Systems and Reporting Section, the Financial Support Systems and Reporting Unit is mainly responsible for provision of advice and support to users at HQ and in the field on the technical aspects of UNHCR accounting procedures.

The incumbent of this position is under direct supervision of the Senior Finance Officer (NOD) who provides general advice and guidance. The incumbent works quite independently on regular assignments.



  • MSRP functionality and tools are utilized efficiently.
  • Users at HQ and in the field are provided with technical support, as appropriate.
  • Users at HQ and in the field are familiar with requirements and instructions relating to the month-end and year-end closing of accounts.Authority
  • Draft required reports and budget models.
  • Propose improvements to accounting procedures and suggestions for system development.
  • Carry out training activities at HQ and in the field.
  • Obtain from HQ and field offices any information necessary to carry out his/her responsibilities.


  • Secondary education, together with training/certificate in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or related field.
  • Minimum six years of previous job experience in the field of accounting or finance.
  • Working experience with ERP Systems, such as PeopleSoft, Oracle or SAP.
  • Excellent computer skills, in particular in MS Office applications.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Fluency in English, including strong drafting skills.


  • Good knowledge of United Nations financial rules and procedures.
  • Good understanding of accrual accounting (such as IPSAS or IFRS).
  • Exposure to humanitarian field operations and specific training/learning activities of UNHCR.

Language Requirements

Please also note that English is essential for this Job Opening.

Closing Date

The closing date is 16/08/2019

Please note that this is a Temporary Appointment for a period of 3 months with the possibility of extension.

Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for a test. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. No late applications will be accepted.


Pension system:

Staff members holding a fixed-term appointment will become participants in the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF).

Health insurance plan:

locally recruited staff members in Budapest will be enrolled in the Medical Insurance Plan (MIP). The coverage is also optionally available for eligible family members.



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