Senior Finance Assistant, Nur Sultan, Astana, Kazakhstan
OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
Astana, Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan
6 дней назад
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OSCE Programme Office in Nur-Sultan

Vacancy number VNKAZG00113 Vacancy type Local Contracted Grade G6 Duty station Nur-Sultan Date of issue 18 March 2021 Deadline for application 18 April 2021 - 23 : 59 Central European Time (CET / CEST)

Job Title : Senior Finance Assistant

Organization Name : OSCE Programme Office in Nur-Sultan

Background : The OSCE Programme Office in Nur-Sultan is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Senior Finance Assistant (G6, step 1) in its Fund Administration Unit.

Tasks and Responsibilities : Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Fund Administration the incumbent is responsible for ensuring efficient financial management for the office.

Duties involve the coordination and effective delivery of a variety of accounting tasks, including maintenance of specific accounts, calculation and compilation of financial data, the preparation of routine reports as well as the entering the standard prepayment and credit memo invoices into the IRMA and checking of Implementing Partners' financial reports.

  • Reviews transaction coding, assures accuracy of computation and completeness of documents and maintains continuing status of allotments against obligations;
  • Maintains contacts with local banks.
  • Reviews financial records for project and communicate results with Programme Officers at least on monthly basis;
  • Ensures that travel management is in compliance with financial procedures for OSCE and non-OSCE officials;
  • Prepares recurring reports on assigned accounts, noting problems resulting from excess cost or less-than-expected receipts.
  • Prepares special reports to clarify problems or as requested for other reasons;
  • Handles the reconciliation on a monthly basis;
  • Prepares correspondence and maintains personal and telephone contacts with others to discuss matters concerning accounts and related assignments, maintains contacts with local banks to clarify questions pertaining to office bank accounts, as well as with local partner and suppliers;
  • Checks all financial project reports, liaises with both the Programme Managers and the Implementing Partner accountants to clarify problems and rectify inaccuracies including budget overspending or re-allotments;
  • Provides support to the CFA in budget planning and preparation; calculates and compiles cost estimates and projected budget requirements and assists in preparation of budget statements for area of assignment;
  • Carries out Programme revisions in the IRMA Budgeting module. Handles the project uploading in the system, provides the Programme Managers with the necessary information;
  • Briefs and assists staff, experts and consultants on basic financial procedures and requirements with respect to payments, entitlements, banking and currency provisions and other requirements relating to accounts and finance;
  • Performs regular trainings for Implementing Partner Accountants on OSCE financial and administrative procedures and accounting requirements;
  • Coordinates the work of the Finance Assistant.

    Necessary Qualification :

    Education : Secondary education supplemented by formal training in accountancy or administration.

    Experience : Minimum 6 years of work experience as an Accountant in a large national or international set up. Knowledge of IPSAS or IFRS is an asset.

    Computer literate with practical experience with Microsoft packages and other accounting systems. Oracle application is an asset.

    Languages : Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Russian.

    Other : Organizational skills and ability to work independently with minimum supervision. Ability to work with people of different nationalities, religions and cultural backgrounds.

    Remuneration Package : Monthly remuneration is EUR 1,477. Social benefits will include participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund.

    Appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale.

    How to Apply

    If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE s online application link found under link https : / / / .

    Deadline for all applications is 18 April 2021. No applications will be considered after the deadline. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Please note that CVs and other applications submitted in different formats than the OSCE Application Form will not be reviewed.

    The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.

    Please note that the vacancy is open only amongst nationals of Kazakhstan.

    The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization.


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