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Special Tribnal for lebanon

Senior Finance Assistant

Vacancy Ref NL-OTR-FIN-G7-918
Deadline for Applications 27 April 2019 (-21 days left)
Issuance Date 28 March 2019
Location Leidschendam
Organ / Section REGISTRY   /  Finance Section
Post Level GS-7
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package will be offered. The successful applicant will be offered a fixed-term appointment of one year duration or until 31 December 2019, limited to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL). This appointment and any subsequent extension(s) will be subject to terms of the Tribunal's mandate and/or the availability of funds.

The STL is an international inter-governmental organization with its own independent legal identity and not a United Nations (UN) system organization. However, the STL follows the UN common system of salaries, allowances and benefits. UN staff members may also serve on loan from their parent department/office, if selected.

The recruitment process may include a pre-screening exercise, written tests and competency-based interviews.

A roster of suitable candidates will be established for this post as a result of this selection process for both fixed-term/established and general temporary assistance posts.

It is not necessary at this stage to send copies of qualifications, previous employment contracts, entire publications, etc.

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Only applicants who are under serious consideration will be contacted. The Tribunal is not in a position to respond to queries regarding information on the status of vacancies.

The Registrar reserves the right not to make any appointment to this vacancy, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description. All applications will be handled with strictest confidentiality.

* The English version of this vacancy announcement is authentic. The French and Arabic version, if available, is not an official translation and is provided for information purposes only.


Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Chief, Finance Section, the Senior Finance Assistant (Treasury) is responsible for the following tasks:

• Administration of the STL cash funds and bank accounts;
• Maintenance of electronic fund transfer systems;
• Analyzing all cash in and out flow and its requirements for sufficient funds to be available in the bank accounts held at various financial institutions;
• Act as the lead bank signatory for all payments and manage the pool of authorized bank signatories;
• Review all transactions that affect cash accounts verifying that the method selected for outgoing payment is appropriate, ensuring that the method of payment is the most efficient and least costly.
• Develop and prepare foreign exchange analysis;
• Implement strict controls to detect errors prior to issuance of payments;
• Maintain imprest accounts and ascertain that the funds are used for authorized payments only;
• Ensure timely payment, release or dispatch of electronic transfer instructions to the appropriate payees or banks;
• Collect all payments due to the STL against official cash receipt vouchers and raise the necessary journals to record the collections in the STL's accounting system;
• Responsible for the custody of unused blank cheques, cash receipt vouchers and other cash related articles;
• Liaise with banks and financial institutions to identify the best banking accounts and banking instruments for the deposit and operations of the STL's funds;
• Manage the credit card and debit card transactions;
• Liaise with the Accounts Unit on accounts reconciliations and perform reconciliation of accounts related to cash management;
• Assist in developing specific procedures and provide financial guidance ensuring due diligence to mitigate banking and cash related fraud;
• Act as focal point of the Treasury portion of the internal and external audit and to conduct analysis of key audit and oversight matters and recurring recommendations relating to banking and cash management.
Knowledge and Skills
• Professionalism - Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
• Planning and Organising - Effective organizational skills and ability to handle a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner.
• Teamwork - Good interpersonal skills, ability to work in multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
• Accountability - Takes ownership for all responsibilities and honours commitments. Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time and quality standards. Operates in compliance with the Tribunal's regulations and rules. Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments. Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the Unit, where applicable.
• Client Orientation - Ability to identify client's needs and appropriate solutions; ability to establish and maintain productive partnerships with clients.
• Communication - Ability to write in a clear and concise way and to communicate effectively orally.
• Technological Awareness - Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.
Qualifications
• Education: Completion of secondary education attested by a diploma. Additional certification or training in accounting, finance or directly related field is highly desirable.

• Work Experience: At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in finance or accounting. Experience in treasury and/or cash management is essential.

• Other: Excellent computer skills, including in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office and experience with computerized financial and treasury systems. A basic comprehension of IPSAS Accounting Standards is desirable.

• Languages: Arabic, English and French are the official languages of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. For this post proficiency in oral and written English is required. Working knowledge of the other official languages is an advantage.