Job Opening: Finance Assistant (Temporary)

Company: UN Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)
Position: Finance Assistant (Temporary)
Type: Contract
Location: Entebbe, Uganda
Application Deadline: 04/06/2024

About UN Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)

Industry: United Nations
Location: Entebbe, Uganda

The UN Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE) provides operational support to peacekeeping and other UN field missions in Africa. The RSCE focuses on delivering high-quality services to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of UN missions.

Job Description

Job Title: Finance Assistant (Temporary)
Department: Vendors Service Line
Reports to: Service Line Manager

Scope of Work:

The Finance Assistant will be responsible for a variety of financial management tasks, including accounts, payments, treasury/cashier functions, and budget analysis.



  • Perform monthly and yearly closing procedures in Umoja ERP.
  • Analyze complex/unusual accounting transactions and recommend follow-up procedures.
  • Review and reconcile all open-item-managed (OIM) accounts.
  • Review various vouchers and accounting transactions for adherence to rules and regulations.
  • Issue invoices to agencies and generate periodic reports.
  • Assist in the preparation of bank reconciliations and review of budget period commitments.
  • Respond to queries from staff and third parties.


  • Verify receipt of goods/services as per contracts and prepare payment vouchers.
  • Review and prepare payments to staff and vendors, ensuring accuracy.
  • Assist in preparing year-end reports for UNJSPF on pension contributions.


  • Review incoming payment instructions and release payments from a House Bank in Umoja ERP.
  • Prepare and disburse payments/cheques, and dispatch payment instructions.
  • Monitor bank balances and assist in cash management and forecasting.


  • Review, analyze, and prepare cost estimates and budget proposals.
  • Assist managers in budget justification and monitor budget implementation/expenditures.
  • Prepare budget performance submissions and analyze variances.
  • Ensure compliance with regulations and rules in budget management.


  • Stay updated on guidelines related to programme/peacekeeping budgets.
  • Draft correspondence related to financial and budget matters.
  • Provide guidance and training to junior staff on transaction processing and systems use.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisors.


  • Professionalism: Strong knowledge in accounting, finance, and budget functions.
  • Communication: Clear and effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Client Orientation: Establish and maintain productive client relationships, anticipating and addressing client needs.


  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Technical or vocational certificate in accounting, finance, budget, or related fields is required.

Work Experience:

  • At least 8 years of progressively responsible experience in financial management, administrative services, or related area is required.
  • Experience with UN Peacekeeping or similar establishments, financial rules and regulations, and SAP systems is desirable.


  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.


  • Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise followed by a competency-based interview.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should apply online through the UN RSCE job portal at UN RSCE Jobs. The closing date for applications is 04/06/2024.

Contact Information

UN Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)
Location: Entebbe, Uganda
Industry: United Nations

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