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Senior Finance Officer, Treasury

Vacancy #:   5412
Unit:   Global Finance Group
Organisation:   International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location:   Headquarters, Gland, Switzerland
Reporting to:   Head of Financial Services
Work percentage:   80%
Grade:   P2
Expected start date:   26 October 2022
Type of contract:   (2 months with possibility of renewal)
Closing date:   31 August 2020

Under the supervision of the Head of Financial Services, the Senior Finance Officer, Treasury, will be responsible for the following tasks:

Global Cash Management and Treasury

• Implement host to host electronic-banking for IUCN offices where feasible.

• Implement IUCN’s hedging strategy, including natural hedging through the management of cash balances and through the use of derivatives.

• Prepare treasury reports including monthly foreign exchange analysis, cash balances and other ad hoc analysis as required.

• Manage relationships with IUCN main banking partners with the objective of ensuring a high level of service, reduced risk and competitive pricing.

• Manage information on IUCN bank and deposit accounts worldwide including bank signatories, opening and closing bank accounts.

• Review regional office cash requests and initiate funds transfers to the regional and country offices.

• Develop and implement cash flow forecasting tools.

Financial systems and processes

• Organise finance training for the regional offices especially related to Cash Management.

• Create and/or update sections of the Accounting Manual.

Finance and accounting

• Prepare certain accounting transactions related to investments.

• Complete monthly and quarterly balance sheet account reconciliations (e.g. investment reconciliations).

• For year-end closing and consolidation:
o Manage the year-end bank confirmation and bank reconciliation process
o Support the external audit process by providing necessary documentation, analysis and process information
o Prepare Appendices and Notes to the Financial Statements as required.
  • Recognised international accounting or treasury qualification (e.g. ACA, ACCA, ICMA, ACT) or master's degree in relevant discipline;

• At least 8 years of relevant professional finance experience considered essential;

• Excellent analytical skills;

• Good communication skills;

• Hands-on mentality, results driven and team player;

• Coaching skills and ability to communicate treasury and financial concepts and tasks to finance and non-finance staff;

• High level of personal integrity;

• Ability to work with minimum supervision and function in multicultural and multidisciplinary environment;

• Excellent knowledge of English. Knowledge of another IUCN official language (French/Spanish) a plus;

• Excellent computer skills, including in depth knowledge of Microsoft Office and experience with computerised financial systems.
The gross annual salary for this position is between CHF 80'284 and CHF 100'355, subject to deductions for social security contributions and second-pillar pension, and before tax. While this is an indicative amount effective as of the current date, changes may occur as per IUCN's compensation practices without prior notice. The same applies to other organisations hosted by IUCN.

Applicants are requested to apply online through the HR Management System, by opening the vacancy announcement and pressing the "Apply" button.

Applicants will be asked to create an account and submit their profile information. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight, Swiss time (GMT+1 / GMT+2 during Daylight Saving Time, DST). Please note that only selected applicants will be personally contacted for interviews.

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