Job Opening

Posting Title: IPSAS Specialist
Department/Office: Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance Office of Programme Planning, Finance and Budget
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 11 November 2021 - 15 November 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance Office of Programme Planning, Finance and Budget-167329-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

• Issuance of IPSAS corporate guidance, training and implementation procedures/user guides for the new IPSAS standards including ERP guidance.
• Launching of related training for the new standards.
• Required Lease Data and Heritage Assets data is recorded in the ERP System.

Work Location

New York

Expected duration

6 months (with a possibility of extension - subject to funding availability)

Duties and Responsibilities

With the impending release of IPSAS standards relating to Leases (Exposure Draft 75) and IPSAS 17 update for Heritage Assets (Exposure Draft 78), the Consultant will be responsible for the following:
• Formulating a project plan and design/populate a data collection template for information collation and analysis relating to the above standards.
• Working with entities to ensure that action is taken to provide relevant data to allow for the
implementation of the updates to IPSAS for Leases and Heritage Assets.
• Drafting corporate guidance and implementation procedures (user guides) relating to upcoming issuance of the IPSAS standards including information for the Knowledge Gateway (UN's online community of practice):
• Working with the UN's Enterprise Resource Planning Team (ERPSD) and Asset Management Team (GAMPS) to design a ERP solution for IPSAS implementation.
• Liaising with ERPSD for new functionality and testing of new functionality as well as the mass data load, where necessary.
• Working with UN training team (CDOTS) to design appropriate training material for the implementation for all stakeholders involved including worldwide finance teams, procurement and real estate teams.

Qualifications/special skills

Skills:

• Data Analytical management skills.
• Proficient in Microsoft suite of products.

Academic Qualifications:

• Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in accounting, business
administration, or public administration.
• A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
• Chartered Accountant or related qualification is required.
Experience:
• At least 7 years of relevant professional experience in financial statement reporting.
• Experience in financial standards implementation is required.
• Experience in writing financial policy papers is required.
• Experience in IFRS 16 Leases reporting requirements required.
• Experience with IPSAS standards or the application of new standards in a non-profit environment in desirable.
• Experience in implementation of the equivalent private sector accounting standards is desirable.
• Experience in project planning is desirable.
Language: - Proficiency in English is required

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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