Accountant (Closing-to-Reporting Cluster Lead)

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International Committee of the Red Cross Accountant (Closing-to-Reporting Cluster Lead) Philippines ICRC Jobs 2024

International Committee of the Red Cross looking for “Accountant (Closing-to-Reporting Cluster Lead)”. Applicants with an Advanced degree may apply on or before 23-Jul-24.

The International Committee of the Red Cross has published a job vacancy announcement on 09-Jul-24 for qualified applicants to fill in the vacant post of Accountant (Closing-to-Reporting Cluster Lead) to be based in Manila, Philippines. For more jobs, please visit

Company Name: International Committee of the Red Cross

Job Title: Accountant (Closing-to-Reporting Cluster Lead)

Duty Station: Manila, Philippines

Country: Philippines

Application Deadline: 23-Jul-24




What we do

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide protection and humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence. We take action in response to emergencies and, at the same time, promote respect for international humanitarian law. We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence. We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.


The responsibilities of the CTR Cluster Lead are to ensure the sector’s accounting activities and information are correctly organized and detailed in a manner that’s required to meet critical business needs. S/he should take the lead role in the communication of knowledge to others in the unit to help improve overall job performance.

The Cluster Lead takes part in providing reliable, accurate, and timely accounting data through implementation of various accounting tasks and services. S/he adheres to the existing financial rules set by the FAD division to help maintain ICRC’s trustworthiness and business continuity.


  • Internally, interacts within the Finance and Administration Division and with “clients” from within the organization
  • Externally, interacts with stakeholders

Accountabilities & Functional responsibilities

As General Accounting Specialist

  • Performs monthly closing activities, including accounting entries quality checks, account reconciliation, preparation of adjustments, and posting of journals of the assigned delegation / region
  • Communicates advance accounting queries, end-of-service and untaken leave queries and other queries to the field delegations
  • Performs integrity checks of account balances made on a regular basis and takes corrective measures
  • Ensures accuracy and completeness of accounting transactions in accordance with financial procedures
  • Helps ensure that all accounting transactions are posted accurately and in a timely manner
  • Keeps files up to date at all times and guarantees proper filing of relevant supporting documents for future reference, including audits
  • Respond to technical/non-standard inquiries when necessary
  • Identifies, reports anomalies or technical issues to FAD_APPLIC
  • Acts as superuser to field computer applications when required

As Cluster Lead

  • Participates, manages and supervises tasks of the cluster, ensures proper coverage, cross training, and efficiencies are in place and provides responses to staff inquiries
  • Provides leadership and contributes to the performance appraisal of the cluster members within deadline
  • Corresponds with both internal and external customers, responding promptly to requests
  • Coordinates/ escalates and resolves issues that impact the cluster with the help of CTR Team Leader as needed
  • Ensures compliance with established departmental processes and procedures designed to support internal efforts
  • Assists with internal and external audits. Identifies and brings to the attention of the sector management any internal control deficiencies.
  • Assists with special projects and process improvements as assigned

Selection Requirements

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Experience in general and financial accounting
  • Proficiency in ERP systems (Peoplesoft, JD Edwards)
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proven track record of successfully managing a team
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and able to manage multiple priorities

What we offer

  • Diverse and humanitarian-minded workforce
  • An opportunity to contribute to institutional efforts to protect and assist conflict victims worldwide
  • Training opportunities
  • Flexible work schedule

Application Reminders

If this sounds like a good fit for you, kindly apply through the Apply now button below and attach a copy of your updated and comprehensive resume along with your motivation letter.

Deadline of Application: 23 July 2024

Target Start Date: Immediately

Office Address: 32/F Petron Megaplaza, 358 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City, Philippines

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

This vacancy is open for Philippine residents only.

Manila, Philippines