FINANCIAL INFORMATION OFFICER

FINANCIAL INFORMATION OFFICER

Job Opening

Posting Title: Financial Information Officer, P3
Job Code Title: FINANCIAL INFORMATION OFFICER
Department/Office: Office Of Programme Planning, Budget, And Accounts
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 13 April 2018 – 27 May 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Finance-DM OPPBA-95736-R-New York (G)

Responsibilities

Within Delegated Authority, The Financial Information Officer Will Be Responsible For The Following Duties:

Provide Business Analysis And Technical Direction For Planning, Implementing And Supporting Budget Business Processes And Financial Information Systems.

Analyze Industry Best Practice In Business Processes, And Design And Manage The Implementation Of New Methods Of Work With Departmental Or Organizational Scope That Increase The Efficiency And Effectiveness Of Financial Operations;

Evaluate Existing Systems And Identify The Need For New Systems (Or Modifications To Existing Systems); Select Options For Solving System And Workflow Problems And Propose The Most Suitable Solutions Based Upon Functional And Economic Considerations;

Plan, Supervise And Participate In All Phases Of The Systems Development Lifecycle For Budget, Through The Negotiation And Development Of Design Change Documentation; Negotiating With Users And The Technical Teams To Enable Their Completion; Specifying Test Plans And Testing Methodologies; Undertaking And Supervising The Various Phases In The Testing Lifecycle, And Authorizing The Migration Of Changes Through The Development Cycle;

Provide Day-To-Day Problem Solving Services For Complex Budget Issues To Clients; Document System Problems And Prioritize Them; Identify Problems And Irregularities In Budget Operations And Completed Transactions, Resolving Them In A Timely And Effective Manner; Where Data Has Been Corrupted, To Propose Resolutions And Data Fixes Following Best Practice; Write Work Procedures For Systems And/Or Specific Business Events;

Create Complex Ad-Hoc Reports And Perform Data Analysis Using SQL Database Applications; Propose Improvements To Existing Systems And Standard Reports Based Upon User Demand;

Competencies

Professionalism: Proven Conceptual Analytical, And Evaluative Skills And Ability To Conduct Independent Research And Analysis, Identifying Issues, Formulating Options And Making Conclusions And Recommendations; A Complete, In-Depth Grasp Of Financial And Budgetary Principles And Practices With A Specific Focus On Providing Financial Systems Solutions; Proven Ability To Write In A Clear And Concise Manner And To Communicate Effectively Orally. Ability To Prepare Reports, Formulating Positions On Issues, Articulating Options Concisely Conveying Maximum Necessary Information, Making And Defending Recommendations; Strong Managerial/Leadership Skills; Demonstrated Flexibility In Leadership By Performing And /Or Overseeing The Analysis Of Complex Human Resources, Financial Or Administrative Management Policy And Programme Issues; Proven Record Of Building And Managing Teams And Creating An Enabling Environment, Including The Ability To Effectively Lead, Supervise, Mentor, Develop And Evaluate Staff And Design Training/Skills Enhancement Initiatives To Ensure Effective Transfer Of Knowledge/Skills. Tact In Negotiating Skills; Good Judgement And Decision-Making Skills. 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.

Teamwork: Works Collaboratively With Colleagues To Achieve Organizational Goals. Solicits Input By Genuinely Valuing Others’ Ideas And Expertise; Is Willing To Learn From Others. Places Team Agenda Before Personal Agenda. Supports And Acts In Accordance With Final Group Decision, Even When Such Decisions May Not Entirely Reflect Own Position. Shares Credit For Team Accomplishments And Accepts Joint Responsibility For Team Shortcomings.

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.

Education

Advanced University Degree (Masters Degree Or Equivalent Degree) In Business Administration, Finance, Information 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. Certification As A Chartered Accountant, Public Accountant Or Equivalent Is Desirable. A Combination Of Finance With A Focus On Information Technology Is Desirable.

Work Experience

A Minimum Of Five Years Of Experience In Finance, Accounting, Budget Or Business Administration, Information Systems Management Or A Related Area Is Required. Experience Working With Complex Budgetary And Accounting Operations Is Required. Experience In Finance Systems Analysis And Development Is Required. Experience In Planning, Implementation, And Support Of Complex Financial Systems Is Required. Experience In Programming, Specifically In Visual Basic And/Or Microsoft.Net, And Analysis, Including Structured/Object-Oriented Design, Relational Systems, Scripting And Query Languages Is Required. Experience In Web, Database And Server Technologies Used In Deploying Systems Is Desirable. Experience In Report Writing Using Tools Like Crystal Reports And/Or Business Objects Is Desirable.

Languages

English And French Are The Working Languages Of The United Nations Secretariat. For The Position Advertised, Fluency In English Is Required. Knowledge Of French Is Desirable. Knowledge Of Another UN Official Language Is Desirable.

Assessment

Evaluation Of Qualified Candidates May Includes An Assessment Exercise And A Competency-Based Interview.

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