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United Nations hiring Director of Finance and Treasury

Rome, Italy, 04 August 2014


The United Nations is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are seeking a Director of Finance and Treasury at D2 level, based at our Headquarters in Rome, Italy.

Under the general supervision of the Assistant Executive Director and CFO for Resource Management and Accountability, the Director of Finance and Treasury is responsible for overseeing the following functions: Accounts Payable, Corporate Payroll, Treasury, General Accounts, Contributions & Project Accounting, and Business Development (Cash & Vouchers). Key duties include:

  • Provide direction for, lead and manage the financial functions of United Nations including financial reporting, accounting, financial management of contributions as well as oversight of treasury and financial risk management;

  • Ensure transparency and accountability of the organisation’s accounts and financial disbursements;

  • Ensure that United Nations financial policies are complied with, kept up to date and that new policies are issued when required;

  • Set policies and strategies for mitigating and controlling financial risks;

  • Support United Nations managers in financial matters and provide coordination and guidance on financial and accounting training for staff;

  • Provide functional oversight for Regional Finance Officers to ensure compliance with established financial policies and procedures in field offices;

  • Manage the Division and its human, financial and other resources;

  • Maintain and update as necessary United Nations’s internal control framework in support of United Nations’s CFO. Oversee processes related to United Nations Internal Control Framework including the Statement on Internal Control, compliance with COSO, and maintenance of internal control guidance material;

  • Monitor implementation of oversight recommendations (Internal Audit, External Audit, Audit Committee, UN Joint Inspection Unit);

  • Support institutional change initiatives in financial management in respect of the overall organisational strengthening effort in United Nations, including the on-going review of United Nations financial architecture;

  • Represent United Nations in governance fora and at interagency meetings and conferences; and

  • Perform other related duties as requested.

Deadline: 18 August 2014

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