Post Title: Assistant Accountant
Office: Department Administration, Finance and Human Resources
Supervisor: Expert, Budget and Accounting
Duty Station: OACPS Secretariat, Belgium
Posting period: 1 September 2021 to 31 October 2021
Post Number: ACP/41/061/21/AFHR/HR/CNA
No. of Vacancies: 1
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Expert-Budget and Accounting, the Assistant Accountant provides financial services and support in financial administration, accounting and reporting, ensuring high quality, accuracy and consistency of work. The Assistant Accountant promotes a client-oriented approach consistent with OACPS Rules and Regulations.
The incumbent works in close collaboration with all OACPS Secretariat staff to exchange information and ensure consistent service delivery, as well as maintain contacts with the Secretariat’s bankers and other stakeholders concerning financial matters.
In the absence of the Expert-Budget and Accounting, the incumbent serves as authorising officer for designated Secretariat accounts.
Functions / Key Results Expected
1. Prepares and presents accounting reports, focusing on the achievement of the following results:
2. Manages the payroll system, focusing on the achievement of the following results:
3. Provides accounting and administrative support, focusing on the achievement of the following results:
4. Provides support in the administration of the Budget and Expenditure Control, focusing on the achievement of the following results:
Impact of Results
The key results have an impact on the overall execution of the OACPS Secretariat’s financial services and success in the implementation of operational strategies. Accurate analysis and presentation of financial information ensures proper financial processes in the organisation.
Managing Documents, Correspondence and Reports:
Planning, Organising and Multi-Tasking:
Diploma in Accountancy
A minimum of 5 years of accounting experience is required at the national or international level. Experience in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and advanced knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web-based accounting management systems.
Good oral and written knowledge of English and/or French. Knowledge of Portuguese or Spanish an asset.
Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed and may be assessed through other methods.
Candidates for the position are subject to local recruitment in accordance with the Employment Regulations of the OACPS Secretariat and must have the legal right to live and work in Belgium.
Staff Members of the OACPS are subject to the authority of and duties assigned by the Secretary General and will discharge their functions under conditions established by the Secretary General.
All employment decisions are made on the suitability of the candidate and the needs of the OACPS. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible.
The appointment to this position is for an initial period of 1 year and renewal thereof is subject to the needs of the OACPS and availability of the post or funds.
Applications for this post should be sent by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org and must reach the Secretariat by midnight on the deadline date.
Applications must be accompanied by an updated curriculum vitae completed in the following format: https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/editors/en/cv/compose. Applications in another format will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further evaluation. Applicants must provide copies of degrees, diplomas, certificates and any other document attesting to their competence and professional experience.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and those under serious consideration will be subjected to reference checks.
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