Finance Assistant

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Finance Assistant

  • Post Date:August 1, 2022
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  • Experience 3 Years
    Gender Both
    Industry Management
  • Number of Opportunities  
    Location Bangkok, Thailand
    Language English
Job Description

Background Information – UNOPS


UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.


With over 5,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,400 personnel recruited on behalf of our partners, spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced and diverse labour force — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs. We continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage the recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

 Background Information – BSSC


The UNOPS Bangkok Shared Service Centre (BSSC) is a Shared Services Centre (SSC) unit established for the purpose of providing internal, global, cost-effective transactional services which enhance the operational capacity of UNOPS and standardize systems and procedures. The BSSC, among other functions, carries out high-quality transactional services within the area of personnel contract administration and payroll.

For young professionals, a job within UNOPS BSSC offers the opportunity to enter the United Nations system via crucial back office service delivery in an engaging and development-focused work environment as part of a dynamic and effective UN entity. BSSC jobs offer a platform of learning and exposure to UNOPS’ operations and the greater UN system.

 Background Information – Job-specific

Under the guidance and supervision of the Finance Specialist, the Finance Assistant supports the provision of financial services in the field office support services function, by ensuring that entry of banking information, vendor profiles into UNOPS financial systems are accurate and punctual.
The Finance Assistant promotes a client-oriented approach consistent with UNOPS rules and regulations. The Finance Assistant works in close collaboration with the Programme, Project and Support Services colleagues locally and with UNOPS HQ colleagues, to exchange information and ensure consistent service delivery.

 Functional Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:

  1. Implementation of operational strategies and procedures.
  2. Data entry support and approval of vendor profiles.
  3. Knowledge building and sharing.
  4. Ensure implementation of operational strategies and procedures , focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Full compliance of financial processes and financial records with UNOPS rules, regulations, policies and strategies.
  1. Provides data entry support and approval of vendor profiles , focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Ensuring that correct bank information of staff, consultants and vendors is in the system.
  • Update of banking details as required.
  • Verification of the sequences and codes of international and local banks.
  • Ensuring that there is no double entry.
  • Daily corroboration and approval, according to UNOPS procedures, of vendor profiles.
  • Proper control of the supporting documents for approval of vendor profiles, ensuring full compliance of financial processes and financial records with UNOPS rules, regulations, policies and strategies.
  • Verification of all information including intermediary banking details of the vendor profiles forms to ensure that it is accurate prior to approval.
  • Provision of guidance and support to all out-posted staff on the processes, procedures and regulations.
  • Review of supplier registration form and supporting documentation for UNOPS supplier/vendors.
  • Approve supplier profiles that are correctly set up in UNOPS ERP in line with established policies and FG’s supplier management guidelines.
  • Ensure that supporting documentation is stored according to the agreed filing system.
  • Run closing period and regular reports for monitoring of data quality as requested by Team Lead.
  • Assist Team Lead in cleanup exercises of the supplier database.
  1. Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing, focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Participation in the training for the operations/ projects staff on correct procedures for vendor profiles.
  • Contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.

Impact of Results: The key results have an impact on the overall execution of the UNOPS financial services. Accurate data entry and presentation of financial and vendor information and a client-oriented approach enhances UNOPS’ capability to effectively and efficiently manage financial resources.


 Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • Completion of secondary school or equivalent. 
  • Specialized training in finance is desirable. 
  • A BA or MA degree may substitute some of the required years of work experience.


  • 3 years of relevant accounting and/or financial experience at national level is required.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages and experience in handling web-based management systems is desired.

Language requirements

  • Fluency in written and oral English required.
  • Knowledge of a second UN working language is desired.

 Contract type, level and duration


Contract type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement 
Contract level: LICA-3
Contract duration: Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.

 Additional Considerations

  • The local position is open to Thailand nationals only.
  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time.
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post.
  • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS.
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.