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Finance Officer

Job Category:
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Agency / Project:
Posted On:
18 September, 2008
Last Date to apply:
04 October, 2008
Experience in years
2 to 4

Relevant Experience:

Professional having expertise and skills of managing finance, accounts budgeting & HR functions. At least 5-7 years relevant experience in specific tasks, in-depth knowledge and understanding finance functions, preparation of budgets/revisions, finance procedures and reporting requirements. He/She should be well versed with the use of computer and applications related to efficient financial management. Posse’s management skills, fluency in written and verbal communication in Urdu and English.

Job Description:

Under the guidance of the Country Director, the Finance Officer will provide high quality professional financial expertise to manage  financial operations according to UNIFEM rules and procedures and advise the senior management.

As a member of the  management team, contribute in the strategic direction of operations focusing on:

Effective and accurate financial resources management

Confirm that proposed obligations or disbursement for services, supplies and equipment, as well as those pertaining to personnel, are in accordance with the Financial, HR and Procurement Regulations and Rules of the UN, relevant appropriations and staffing tables and corresponding approved allotments.

Ensure that accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal control systems are functioning and that all relevant records are maintained.

Assist, prepare or consolidate financial reports for inclusion in the Financial Statements to be submitted. And be able to carry out necessary budget revisions.

Respond to internal/external audit observations.

Coordinate and supervise the processing of Inter Office Vouchers, payroll, vendor claims and travel

Monitor, analyse, and approve transactions for entry into the accounting system.

Manage the utilisation of project petty expenses and keep a track of petty cash expenditure in line with standard financial procedures. 

Take part in the programme's activities design meetings & attend the related orientation/training on Development/Gender Issues, Finance and Information Technologies.

Prepare Cash Payment Vouchers, Bank Payment Vouchers, and Journal Vouchers together with complete supporting documentation in support to every financial transaction. 

Provide support services to all other staff members in financial matters.

Prepare financial reports along with all relevant documents on regular basis for submission project management for payment/ settlement.

Handle all financial matters of the workshops, meetings, conferences and seminars.

Facilitate auditors during annual/quarterly project audit.

Keep track of all advances released for local expenditure and complete necessary documentation for settlement of such advances.


Any duty assigned by the supervisor. 



Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesMasterMasters DegreePakistanThe candidate should hold a Master's degree (major in finance), CA Inter or ICMA Inter from recognized/accredited university/institute.

Must Title Level Description
YesMiscellaneous Excellent  The incumbent should be computer literate. Familiarity with UN rules with respect to national execution modality will be an added advantage. Should be fluent in English with excellent report writing skills. Knowledge of one of the regional languages will be an additional requirement.