Hungary: Finance Assistant Temporary Appointment Opportunities, GS-4, UNICEF Global Shared Services Centre, Budapest, Hungary

By UN Children’s Fund Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Hungary
Closing date: 26 Oct 2018

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, results.

UNICEF Global Shared Services Centre is seeking candidates to support our Finance teams in times of high volume workloads. These roles will provide Finance assistance in the areas of Payments, General Accounting, Invoice Processing and Master Data Management, with a limited appointment duration of 3 to 6 months.

Finance Assistants will be placed within the existing Finance teams to support and action the processing of financial transactions. These opportunities are ideal for early career finance professionals that wish to gain international exposure to a progressive expanding Financial Centre of Excellence. Full induction and training is provided and the work experience gained is a valuable aspect of career development.

This will involve:


•Receive and open cases•Review case documentation for completeness•Review case documentation for validity and conformity with current rules and regulations•Under the guidance of supervisor, determine the appropriate action based on case details


•Process transactions in SAP and case management tools as initiated by case requests or regularly scheduled activities•Upload electronic batch files and verify results in destination system. If at any point the process fails, report to supervisor for guidance on action.•Prepare required documentation and submit transactions for approval•Update and close cases to reflect accurate status

Quality Assurance

•Ensure accuracy and report any discrepancies to supervisors.•Execute processing controls (eligibility, policy compliance, duplicate checking, transaction/employee/account status verification)•Perform quality assurance by reviewing completed transactions for accuracy, reconciling source data to outputs.

Client Service

•Respond to client transaction status and other inquiries•Escalate inquiries requiring more extensive research

As an advocate for every child, you will have…

•A secondary education diploma (high school) •Minimum of 4 years relevant work experience in administration and finance are required. A completed university degree from an accredited institution will be counted toward the minimum work experience requirements.•Working knowledge of the Microsoft Suite of Products (MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint) •Ability to deal with confidential and sensitive communication and information •Fluency in English (verbal and written) is required. •Knowledge of an additional UN Language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) is desirable.•Previous hands-on experience in planning, organizing and delivering administrative support services is highly desirable.•University level courses in finance, accounting or business are desirable.•Non – EU citizens are required to possess a valid work permit at the time of application.

This is an office-based post

General Service (GS) staff are locally recruited staff and therefore, candidates are personally responsible for any travel and accommodation arrangements. UNICEF does not facilitate MFA accreditation for locally recruited staff.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

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