Finance and Accounting Associate

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

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Finance and Accounting Associate

Finance and Accounting Associate

Job Details

  • Location: Budapest (GSC), Hungary
  • Time Type: Full time
  • Posted On: Posted Today
  • Job Requisition ID: JR2438407
  • Grade: GS6
  • Staff Member / Affiliate Type: General Service
  • Reason: Regular Assignment
  • Remote Work Accepted: No
  • Target Start Date: 2024-04-01
  • Job Posting End Date: April 9, 2024

Standard Job Description

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships: As a Finance and Accounting Associate, you play a crucial role in processing financial transactions and providing technical support to the Field. You ensure compliance with financial rules and regulations and maintain contact with staff at various levels, including Country/Field Offices, Regional Bureaux, and HQ divisions.


  • Process financial transactions accurately and maintain complete records.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to Field Offices, Regional Bureaux, and HQ divisions.
  • Monitor compliance with financial rules and regulations and escalate issues as needed.
  • Prepare reports, analyses, and reconciliations on assigned accounts.
  • Liaise with relevant counterparts to verify data on accounts and financial transactions.
  • Carry out month-end and year-end closing activities.
  • Assist auditors and respond to audit queries.
  • Identify possibilities for process improvement and implement agreed improvements.
  • Participate in testing related to the implementation of new systems.
  • Contribute to drafting and updating standard operating procedures and training materials.
  • Guide and support assigned team member(s) if requested.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • For G6: 3 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher.

Functional Skills:

  • FI-Financial Accrual Accounting under internationally accepted standards (IFRS, IPSAS, etc)
  • IT-Computer Literacy
  • FI-ERP Financial Management (SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Workday, and other)
  • IT-Microsoft Office Productivity Software

Desired Candidate Profile

As a Finance and Accounting Associate, you should have a solid understanding of UN/UNHCR’s financial rules and regulations. You should possess advanced knowledge of complex ERP systems and excellent computer skills. Additionally, you should have experience in financial analysis, preparing reports, and handling large volumes of financial data.

Additional Information

Candidates must be legally present in Hungary at the time of application, recruitment, and hire.

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary Range (G6): NET 587,586 HUF – NET 688,996 HUF
  • Annual leave, pension system participation, and health insurance plan are provided.

Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for a test. UNHCR is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from qualified candidates regardless of disability, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, race, color, or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.


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