UN Finance Officer Jobs in Uganda

UN Finance Officer Jobs in Uganda

This position is located in the Regional Service Centre, Entebbe. The Finance Officer at this level usually reports to the Service Line Manager.



  • Proven experience in the administration of complex payroll operations and related reconciliation and reporting services
  • Demonstrated experience in ensuring that payroll deduction and reconciliation related matters are managed in a timely and responsive client focused manner.
  • Support related changes and developments in the administration of payroll to improve the quality of services
  • Maintain high-level customer satisfaction in a high volume, diverse and fast paced shared service environment and meet the needs of demanding clients.
  • Monitor Pension Fund reports and prepare year-end reports

    Financial Reporting

  • Reviews and verifies the closing of monthly accounts and preparation of financial statements for submission to Headquarters.
  • Verifies the data reported in the financial statements.
  • Scrutinizes source documents for completeness, accuracy and validity of charges.
  • Reviews and approves various vouchers and accounting transactions, e.g., payroll, payment of staff entitlements, final payments, travel claims, vendor invoices, agencies, field missions, etc., to ensure adherence to relevant staff rules, financial regulations and rules, guidelines or practices.
  • Maintains internal control procedures to ensure vouchers are processed and correctly posted.
  • Investigates erroneous charges and takes appropriate corrective accounting actions.
  • Reviews and reconciles suspense accounts and ensure proper clearance procedures have been followed.
  • Reviews and verifies bank reconciliations on a monthly basis.
  • Examines details of income, expenditure, assets and liability from accounting system in order to analyze and verify accuracy and validity.
  • Examines the validity of requests for increases in petty cash levels; approve disbursement vouchers to replenish petty cash accounts.
  • Approves the recording of obligations.
  • Serves as Approving Officer for the Finance Section.
  • Supervises other General Service or Field Service staff as required.
  • Responds to queries from staff members and third parties.


  • Monitors/reviews methods used to remit payments and supervises investigation of non-receipt of payments.
  • Responsible for monitoring the transmittal of payments worldwide.
  • Reviews incoming payment instructions with regard to banking details and sources of funds.
  • Prepares payments for final disbursement by Cashier.
  • Monitors the dispatch of
    payment instructions and cheques to banks.
  • Verifies receipts and deposit slips for all incoming funds.
  • Assists staff members regarding queries on payment and deposit-related issues.
  • Identifies and annotate bank account movements.
  • Assists the Chief of Unit/Section in preparing reports, including preparing cash flow forecasts.
  • Investigates complaints of nonreceipt of payments.


  • Keeps up-to-date on documents/reports/guidelines that have a bearing on matters related to programme, ensuring compliance with intergovernmental recommendations and decisions as well as with United Nations policies and procedures.
  • Provides guidance and training (including preparation of training materials) to junior staff with respect to payroll .
  • Drafts/verifies memoranda and/or cables relevant to financial and budget matters to various offices, departments and missions.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned.


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, finance, or related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience within the United Nations system or in the private sector at the national or international level in accounting, budgeting or financial management is required.
  • Hands-on experience in the administration of complex payroll operations and related reconciliation in SAP/Umoja or similar Enterprise Resource Systems is desirable. Experience in a service centre or operation is desirable.
  • French and English are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 28th July, 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; UN Finance Officer Jobs in Uganda

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