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Published: Sep 15, 2022 (16 days ago)

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Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, finance, accounting or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is an advantage.

Job – Specific Qualification

Certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA), and Certified International Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) or equivalent is desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible professional experience in audit, finance, accounting, administration, statistics, computer science or related area is required.

Experience in audit management is required.

Experience in analysis of complete sets of data to identify anomalies and trends is required.

Experience in using data analytics tools such as IDEA, ACL, and Excel for analysis of entire populations of data is required.

Experience in auditing in the public sector is desirable.

Experience within the United Nations system, or similar large international organization is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.


Responsibilities

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, finance, accounting or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is an advantage.

Job – Specific Qualification

Certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA), and Certified International Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) or equivalent is desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible professional experience in audit, finance, accounting, administration, statistics, computer science or related area is required.

Experience in audit management is required.

Experience in analysis of complete sets of data to identify anomalies and trends is required.

Experience in using data analytics tools such as IDEA, ACL, and Excel for analysis of entire populations of data is required.

Experience in auditing in the public sector is desirable.

Experience within the United Nations system, or similar large international organization is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.


• Develop and implement the Section’s medium and long-term goals and objectives, and related annual audit and work plans

• Plan, organize, direct and coordinate the activities of multiple teams and resources of the Section

• Define the broad objectives and scope for each audit/review

• Provide direction and leadership with respect to all phases of each audit/review with a view to ensuring that OIOS standards are complied with and that audit/review objectives are achieved within budget

• Review working papers and related audit/review communications (e.g., audit reports)

• Provide guidance to audit staff on technical and administrative matters

• Lead audits/reviews of a sensitive and complex nature

• Collect, organize, manage and disseminate information with attention to detail and accuracy

• Conduct data collection and analysis using data analysis tools

• Analyse guidelines and standards for internal audit activities in the course of ensuring consistency of approach and adequacy of practice of subordinate auditors

• Coordinate and recommend improvements in, or reviews proposed changes to, the financial rules of the Organization

• Monitor the status of audit/review recommendations

• Liaise with internal audit functions of other United Nations organizations

• Empower/challenge staff to assume more responsibility

• Establish and maintain a positive relationship with auditees

• Carry out other tasks as may be assigned by the Chief of Service

• Leads team members efforts to collect and analyze data and provides insight to identify trends or patterns for data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting. Ensures that everyone can discover, access, integrate and share the data they need.


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