Closing Date : 2017-01-20
Duty Station : Copenhagen, Denmark
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Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Denmark
Closing date: 20 Jan 2017

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you. For 60 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

The Financial Management and Administration Centre (FMAC) in UNICEF Supply Division, Copenhagen is currently recruiting an:


Under the supervision of the Accounting Manager in the Procurement Services Accounting Unit (PSAU), the Accounts Assistant (post # 13020) will be performing the below accounting functions:

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES, DUTIES & TASKS:1.Performs financial accounting and analysis for the Unit. Processes, reviews and analyzes the SAP transactions and payments and account balances for area of responsibility, and identifies and initiates required adjustments.

2.Creates, reviews and maintains master data in SAP relating to areas of responsibility. Establishes budget planning limitations in SAP and prepares budget revisions. Monitors project accounts to ensure compliance with financial limitations.

3.Prepares financial reports for internal management and external donors and other third parties. Prepares exception and/or periodic reports, statements, schedules summaries analysis. Prepares documentation and work papers relating to areas of responsibility.

4.Maintains data in Excel spreadsheets and Access databases to support the monitoring of special projects.

5.Monitors and ensures systems and reports comply with UNICEF's Financial Rules and Regulations, and third party requirements.

6.Identifies and recommends system and process improvements identified during performance of duties and responsibilities.

7.Performs other ad hoc tasks in related areas as required and provides back up support to colleagues within the respective unit.


Required:Secondary school, including courses in accounting from a recognized commercial school. Five years of general and successful accounting experience, preferably in an international/ governmental (non-profit) organization Proficiency in a computerized accounting application system Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel Fluency in English Valid working permit and residency in Denmark

Desired:Working experience with project accounting or grant management Working experience with procurement Proficiency in SAP Proficiency in another UN working language (Russian, Chinese, Spanish, Arabic)


Values and Competencies: Our Core Values reflect attitudes and convictions that are shared across all UNICEF staff and include: Diversity and Inclusion, Integrity and Commitment. The successful candidate must believe in the core values and have the ability to work in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for UNICEF's mandate. The required competencies for this particular position are:

Communication (level I) Working with People (level II) Drive for Results (level I) Analysing (level I) Learning and Researching (level I) Planning and Organising (level I) Following Instructions and Procedures (level I)

Kindly refer to more information on the UNICEF Competency Framework.

APPLICATIONS:Kindly note that all applications should be in English and that applications outside of the online recruiting system will not be accepted. Kindly also note that candidates will be assessed on foundational and functional competencies and that diversity and gender balance are also factors in the selection process.Queries can be directed to Lilia Winkel-Petersen at:

Applications for this position must be received by: 20 January 2017.Visit us at

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

How to apply:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link

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