Closing Date : 2017-01-15
Duty Station : Basle, Switzerland
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Organization: Interpeace
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 15 Jan 2017

Background

Interpeace is an independent, international peacebuilding organization and strategic partner of the United Nations. Its approach contributes to building lasting peace through inclusive and nationally led processes of change across Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe and the Middle East. Its added value is a tested approach in strengthening capacities within societies to manage conflict without resorting to violence or coercion.

Interpeace is supported by bilateral and multilateral donors as well as private funding. The organization is currently active in Africa, Central America, the Mi ddle East and Southeast Asia.

General Position Summary

Working in the Administration Support Unit (ASU) and under the direction of the Accounting and Reporting Manager, the Accountant will be responsible for:

Interpeace Geneva headquarters (using SunAccounts software)

recording income and expenses

recording advances to UNOPS and partner organizations

reconciliation of balance sheet accounts including payroll

Interpeace Inc (US) income and expenses (using Quickbooks)Interpeace Sweden (Sweden) liaison with accounting services in SwedenTake responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring equal participation of women and men in the different areas of responsibility outlined in these ToRs

Specific Duties and responsibilities:

Coordinate all payments through Western Union and process all paymentsReview expense reports for accuracy and completeness and ensure that expense reports have been fully approved before paymentReconcile staff cash advances and expense reportsPrepare monthly journal entries to record all bank transactions (income and expenditure) and file supporting documentationReconcile balance sheet accountsPrepare monthly cost centre financial reports and transaction listings (budget Vs actual reports)Maintain accounting for Interpeace Inc (US), including payroll and recording of donor contributionsCoordination focal point for Interpeace Sweden payments and accountingCoordinate with Cantonal and Federal administration (registration, declaration, exemption)Maintain donors online registration (SAM, USAID, EC Transparency register)Other duties as assigned or requested

Requirements:

This position requires coursework in accounting, finance or a related field and experience sufficient to successfully perform the duties of the job listed above. A degree in accounting would be an asset.One or more years of accounting, experience working, preferably with Not for ProfitsKnowledge of fund accounting practices and principles desiredAbility to deal with a variety of individuals from various socio -economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, in person and over the telephoneIFRS knowledge and experienceDemonstrated proficiency with MS Word and Excel and experience in the use of accounting softwareExcellent communication and written skills in English and French is requiredSwiss or EU citizenship or Swiss work permit

Interpeace Competencies

Collaboration and ability to work and build relationships across disciplinesCommunicationDrive for resultsAdaptability and Continuous LearningRespect for Diversity
How to apply:

Qualified candidates may submit a letter of interest, complete curriculum vitae and a short writing sample (1-2 pages) to recruitment@interpeace.org

Please indicate Accountant in the subject line.

For more information about Interpeace, its values and working principles, please visit its website at www.interpeace.org

Please note that due to the high volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Interpeace values diversity among its staff and aims at achieving greater gender parity in all levels of its work. We welcome applications from women and men, including those with disabilities.

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