Job Opening

Posting Title: Senior Financial Information Systems Assistant (SAP BPC & FS), G7
Job Code Title: Senior Financial Information Assistant
Department/Office: Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance Enterprise Resource Planning Project
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 29 August 2019 - 27 October 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Finance-DMSPC ERP-121836-R-New York (E)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The position is located in the Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC), Financial Services (FS) , Strategic Planning and Performance Management (SPPM), Solution Architecture 1 of Umoja in the Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance in New York. The Senior Financial Information Systems Assistant will report to a Financial Information Systems Officer.

Umoja is a continuous organizational transformation, enabling high-quality, and cost-effective service delivery for evolving United Nations mandates, anywhere in the world. By updating skills, harmonizing practices and applying global technology, Umoja maximizes productivity of the UN's human, financial and material resources.

Umoja transcends organizational, geographical and functional barriers, fostering a culture of transparency, accountability, empowerment, sharing and unity across the United Nations. For more information on Umoja visit:


The post will reinforce the ERP project's capacity for the ongoing development and implementation of the suite of SPPM processes of the Umoja Solution, specifically concerning SAP BPC and serving financial statement legal consolidation-related functionality such as maintenance of dimensions, admin-related tasks and troubleshooting on integration paths [such as BW].

Within delegated authority, the Senior Financial Information Systems Assistant (SAP BPC FS) is responsible for the following:


- Assists in the maintenance and administration of SAP BPC, specifically: Dimensions and Models, Teams and Task Profiles, Data Access Profiles, Rules (Member Formulas, Logic Scripts, Business Rules, Controls), Work Status, Journals and Drill-Throughs.
- Assists in the maintenance of BPC Consolidation for: Consolidation Monitor, Controls Monitor, Ownership Manager and Journals.
- Gathers and review of the various requirements for the development of EPM reports/forms and provides relevant support to finance users thereof.
- Assists in maintenance of Data Manager Packages, Packages Lists and Links, Transformation files, Conversion files and the related integration with BW.
- Tests new versions of system software and hardware according to specifications.
- Conducts unit-integrated testing, designs and executes test scenarios; assists in acceptance testing.
- Collect objects for transport in BW.


- Assists with data loads in production and review/maintenance of Work Status.
- Assists with the cross-reconciliation between ECC and BW to Staging Cube to BPC so as to ensure the completeness of financial data and the integrity of the ECC trial balance.
- Monitors and maintains the automated consolidated schedule in BPC.


- Reviews production iNeed tickets and getting the right input from business/functional for the timely resolution of BPC tickets.
- Monitors system performance using appropriate monitoring tools.


- Prepares technical and user documentation for deployed application systems, as well as training materials and conducts technical presentations.


Professionalism: Knowledge of SAP FICO and BPC. Knowledge of relevant SAP reporting tools. Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.

Planning& Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.


High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Work Experience

A minimum of ten years of experience in finance, accounting, budget or business administration, information systems management or a related area is required.

Experience in programming (select from Visual Basic, Visual Basic for Applications, SAP BADI, SAP BPC Logic Script, Microsoft .Net, C#, Java, C++) and analysis, including structured/object-oriented design, relational systems, scripting and query languages is required.

Experience in report writing using different tools like SAP BPC EPM, Crystal Reports, and/or Business Objects is required.

Experience in web, database and server technologies used in deploying systems is desirable.

Experience in Microsoft Excel analysis tools, formulas, functions and managing a workbook is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.


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

Special Notice

This position is financed by Umoja funding. Extension of appointment will be subject to budgetary approval.

This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.

Passing the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Services and related categories in the United Nations Secretariat. Applicants who have not passed the GGST at the time of application may be invited for the test after submitting an application. Having passed the Administrative Support Assessment Test in English at the United Nations Headquarters, Economic Commission for Africa, Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, United Nations Office at Geneva, United Nations Office at Vienna, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda or International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia may be accepted in lieu of the GGST.

Staff Members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all Staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

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