Finance Analyst, Budapest, Hungary

Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Country: Hungary

City: Budapest

Office: FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

Closing date: Wednesday, 11 January 2023


Finance Analyst

Job Posting: 28/Dec/2022

Closure Date: 11/Jan/2023, 10:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : CSLC

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition : PSA (Personal Services Agreement)

Grade Level : N/A

Primary Location: Hungary-Budapest

Duration : 11 months, renewable

Post Number : N/A

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.

FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture

Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply

Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold FAO’s values

FAO, as a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is incompatible with its status, objectives and mandate, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination

All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

FAO staff are subject to the authority of the Director-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the Organization.

Organizational Setting

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) contributes to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda through the FAO Strategic Framework by supporting the transformation to MORE efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agrifood systems, for better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life, leaving no one behind.

The Shared Services Centre (SSC) recommends and administers process management and procedures that need to be executed effectively; ensures the management of quality assurance activities associated with the transactional processes and implementation of service delivery; continuously improves the satisfaction of its customers, internal or external, while pursuing a continuous improvement agenda that will drive up service excellence while driving down the costs of service delivery through process standardization, process automation and self-service capabilities.

Reporting Lines

This Finance Analyst will report to the Finance Officer (Head of the SSC Finance Unit) . He or she will work closely with the Finance Unit team as well as FAO Decentralized Offices.

Technical Focus

Delivery of financial services to FAO Decentralized Offices.

Key Functions/Results

Perform routine financial administration support and transaction processing tasks including calculating, inputting and checking information for correctness and communicating discrepancies to supervisor(s);
Verify accuracy of data including researching and reporting any irregularities, discrepancies or processing issues to supervisor(s);
Assist with reviewing transactions, investigating errors and taking corrective accounting actions;
Assist with reconciling and reviewing suspense accounts and with ensuring proper clearance procedures;
Extract details of transactions from the accounting system to suppor the analysis and verification of accuracy and validity;
Contribute to continuous improvement efforts including supporting the development, testing and implementation of new systems, processes or databases as needed;
Ensure smooth processing of invoices, payments, returns and payment rejections;
Liaise with FAO’s corporate banks in case of payment issues;
Draft and prepare correspondence to respond to queries;
Provide procedural guidance to managers and staff; provide communication and advice to other finance support personnel, as needed;
Perform other duties as required.


Minimum Requirements

National of Hungary or holder of a resident permit in Hungary at the time of application

University degree in finance, accounting, business or other relevant field to the work of the SSC

At least one year of experience in finance, internships and voluntering counts as professional experience

Working knowledge (level C) of English

FAO Core Competencies

Results Focus



Building Effective Relationships

Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

Extent of knowledge of financial rules and regulations, accounting policies and practices;
Extent of knowledge of the processing and approval process of a variety of transactions;
Familiarity with ERP corporate financial systems;
Knowledge of the communication and documentation standards;
Knowledge of another FAO official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) would be an asset;
Knowledge of the MS Office applications and Oracle ERP application or similar ERP system.

Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.


FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing).

Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help or have queries, please contact:

Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.

Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications.

For other issues, visit the FAO employment website:

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.


To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, and language skills

Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile

Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application

Please note that FAO 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 at

Candidates may be requested to provide performance assessments and authorization to conduct verification checks of past and present work, character, education, military and police records to ascertain any and all information which may be pertinent to the employment qualifications

Incomplete applications will not be considered

Personal information provided on your application may be shared within FAO and with other companies acting on FAO’s behalf to provide employment support services such as pre-screening of applications, assessment tests, background checks and other related services. You will be asked to provide your consent before submitting your application. You may withdraw consent at any time, by withdrawing your application, in such case FAO will no longer be able to consider your application

Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered

Your application will be screened based on the information provided in your online profile

We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.

If you need help, or have queries, please contact:

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