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Senior Finance Clerk
Completion of secondary education supplemented by training or post-secondary education in accounting and/or finance. A first-level university degree in accounting or finance may be accepted in lieu of two years of experience.
At least five years of accounting or finance-related work experience, including processing and controlling payroll cycles. Experience of working with an ERP system.
Related experience within the United Nations common system or another international organization.
Excellent written and spoken knowledge of English.
Knowledge of other official UN languages, particularly French.
Good knowledge of payroll and benefits calculations including the ability to accurately make such calculations.
Good knowledge of accounting and financial principles, procedures and systems.
Ability to understand, interpret, work within and communicate applicable accounting, financial and/or staff rules, regulations and procedures.
Ability to manage financial transactions using computer-based systems and to use independent judgment to search and correct information.
Ability to prioritize work assignments, organize own schedule, perform work independently as well as work effectively in a team and meet deadlines.
Accuracy and attention to detail.
Competent user of Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint and the internet, and the ability to work with databases and adapt quickly to new software.
Ability to tactfully deal with clients and respond to queries both orally and in writing in a clear and concise manner.
Good communication and interpersonal skills and ability to maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
Please refer to WIPO’s Staff Regulation and Rules for detailed information concerning salaries, benefits and allowances.
* Initial period of one year, renewable, subject to satisfactory performance. No fixed-term appointment or any extension hereof shall carry with it any expectancy of, nor imply any right to, (further) extensions or conversion to a permanent appointment.
7,939 CHF per year for dependent spouse; 6,398 CHF per year for each dependent child.
Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish: 4,788 CHF per year for two of these languages, and 3,192 CHF per year for one of them. The allowance is not payable for the mother tongue or the main working language of the staff member. The grant of this allowance is subject to examination.
General Service posts are subject to local recruitment. Staff in the General Service category are recruited in the host country or within reasonable commuting distance of the Headquarters.
This vacancy announcement may be used to fill other posts at the same grade with similar functions in accordance with Staff Rule 4.9.4.
The Organization reserves the right to make an appointment at a grade lower than that advertised.
By completing an application, candidates understand that any willful misrepresentation made on this web site, or on any other documents submitted to WIPO during the application, may result in disqualification from the recruitment process, or termination of employment with WIPO at a later date, if that employment resulted from such willful misrepresentations.
In the event that your candidature is shortlisted, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of an identification and of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WIPO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and these will be reviewed individually.
Additional testing/interviewing may be used as a form of screening. Initial appointment is subject to satisfactory professional references.
Additional background checks may be required.
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