The Finance Department is seeking experienced and qualified candidates for Accountant positions in its Financial Operations and Reporting (FR) Division, Safeguards Assessments (SA) Division and Control Unit.
In the FR Division, the incumbent will (i) assume full responsibility for the accounting and financial reporting for one or more of the Fund's accounts or Administered Accounts, including the preparation of financial statements in accordance with IFRS and the review and approval of financial transactions; (ii) interpret new and existing accounting rules, standards and policies for application in the Fund, prepare accounting policy, position and issues memos, and evaluate the form and content of financial statement disclosures that comply with IFRS; (iii) liaise with internal and external auditors on their review of internal controls and financial reporting practices; participate in internal working groups on internal controls, financial systems, enterprise risk management and governance; (iv) provide accounting advice related to members' financial positions in the Fund to country authorities and staff in other departments. (v) participate in financial analyses of the Fund's financial policies and mechanisms, including the Fund's income position, financial risk and precautionary balances; assist in the preparation of staff papers on these or related subjects; (vi) develop proficiency in the use of the current IT system and contribute to the adoption of new technology and best business practices in financial operations, and of corporate governance and systems of internal controls.
In SA Division, the role will involve the assessment and continuous monitoring of the five key areas of control and governance within central banks of member countries. This will include (i) requesting and analyzing documentation from countries and preparing related follow-up correspondence; (ii) conducting safeguards assessments by reviewing documentation received from countries, communicating with central banks' staff and external auditors, and drafting the assessment report; for countries that require on-site assessments, contributing to mission preparation and execution; (iii) assessing the implementation of recommendations arising from safeguards assessments and related follow-up work, including the need for follow-up; and (iv) contributing to the development and review of accounting and financial policies.
In the Control Unit, the successful candidate will (i) review, assess and document control procedures in coordination with business users; (ii) investigate, analyze, advise on and resolve control and system issues; (iii) analyze changes in risk and internal controls impacting IMF finances and propose solutions; (iv) manage short and medium-term IT, control and risk projects; (v) contribute to the adoption of new technology and best business practices in financial operations, corporate governance, and internal controls; and (vi) assess implications of new financial policies on systems and controls.
Candidates must have a professional accounting certification such as CPA or CA, supplemented by a minimum of four years of professional experience in international financial reporting or auditing acquired in a public accounting firm. They should also have knowledge of IFRS and IAS, excellent analytical abilities, and proficiency in systems and software applications. Strong written and verbal communication skills, the ability to deal effectively and diplomatically with internal and external stakeholders, and the ability to work independently and in teams are required.
Please note that this is a limited term appointment for an initial period of 2 years which may be extended up to a cumulative period of 5 years.
International Monetary Fund - 2 years ago
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