Junior Accountant

Job title: Junior Accountant
Reports to: Finance Manager
Location: Geneva, Switzerland  
Type of contract: temporary position
Start date: 15 April 2019
End date: 31 December 2019

About UICC

The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) is a non-government organisation based in Geneva which serves an international and diverse population of cancer organisations to unite the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, to promote greater equity and to integrate cancer control into the world health and development agenda. We have achieved this by building a membership base of over thousand organisations and engaging in partnerships with more than 60 organisations across the UN, academic, health and private sector.

UICC convenes members and partners to encourage collaboration and new thinking through keystone events (World Cancer Congress, World Cancer Leaders’ Summit and World Cancer Day). Through our capacity building activities, UICC supports its members do a better job tomorrow than they do today and increase their impact by scaling up their relevance, reach and sustainability in their own settings. With our members and partners, we drive forward the key advocacy priorities building upon key international agreements (the Sustainable Development Goals, the Global Action Plan on NCDs and the 2017 Cancer Resolution at the World Health Assembly) to ensure that these global goals and targets are translated into national action.

UICC has a team of 45 people based predominantly in Geneva, Switzerland led by a CEO, reporting to a Board of Directors. It has an annual income of approximately $10m and has plans to grow significantly in the coming years. The UICC works in new offices in Geneva situated close to the United Nations and the World Health Organisation, with whom it has formal relations.

Summary of the position

We are looking for a temporary Junior Accountant to cover a maternity leave within the Finance and Administration team.

The Finance and Administration team supports all UICC teams in delivering their long-term ambitions set out in the Business Plan. The Junior Accountant will be responsible for managing the monthly accounting of UICC.

Main responsibilities

Responsibilities may include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Manage and coordinate all accounting procedures related to general & analytical accounting for 3 entities (UICC, Congress and C/Can)
  • Execute all payments in line with internal audit procedures
  • Work in collaboration with the Membership team on membership dues processes: invoices, reminders and dues collection, reconciliation
  • Coordinate VAT reconciliation and quarterly statements
  • Relationships with the banks, fiscal authorities and suppliers related to finance processes
  • Various financial administrative tasks (credit card, cash advance, paypal)
  • Work in collaboration with the Finance Manager on finance-related projects

Skills and competencies

  • At least 2 years experience in accounting
  • Relevant educational background
  • Understanding of the financial model of NGO is a plus
  • Strong knowledge on Excel
  • Experience with an accounting system (Wineur is a plus)
  • Highly organised with a strong attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fluent in English and in French (written and spoken)


Applicants must be eligible to work in Switzerland.

Send your CV and motivation letter explaining how you think your skills and experience make you a strong candidate for this position and CV to careers@uicc.org.

Deadline for applications: 15 February 2019

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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Last update: 
Thursday 24 January 2019