International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Accountant 1

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International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is recruiting for Full time Accountant 1

Job Description

The International Committee of the Red Cross is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance.

Job Title: Accountant 1

Under the supervision of the Finance and Administration Manager, the Accountant 1 prepares, reconcile and analyses all accounting records of the sub-delegation and coordinate all finance and administrative duties.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Prepares and controls invoices before payment.
  • Ensures all payment requests contains supporting documents and appropriate signatures before making payments.
  • Prepares accounting entries for bank and cash payments in the IRIS accounting software on a regular basis.
  • Ensures accuracy and completeness of accounting transactions in accordance with financial procedures.
  • Helps ensure that operations run smoothly through efficient cash-flow management, covering the fund needs of the POH Sub-delegation.
  • Guarantees proper filing of relevant supporting documents for future reference, including audits.
  • Performs regular integrity checks of accounting entries and account balances.
  • Participates in monthly closing activities and prepares accounting documents for monthly closing.
  • Consolidates Monthly Financial Forecast of the different units of the POH SD and submits to Abuja with the monthly closing report.
  • Provides support to other departments and resonds to semi-routine and non-standard inquiries when necessary.
  • Identifies anomalies or other issues and proposes solutions to his/her supervisor.
  • Performs daily cash count with the cashier by the end of day closing
Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience


Other Requirements

Education and Experience Required

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent with specialization in Accounting and/or Finance.
  • Computer proficiency
  • At least 1-2 years’ work experience as accountant
  • Experience of international organizations / companies is a plus
  • Sound Knowledge of Accounting software

Desired profile and skills

  • Ability to work independently and meticulously
  • Strict sense of confidentiality
  • Rigor, methodical and good analytical skills
  • Training / Communication skills


The deadline for the submission of applications will be 23.03.2020, 16.30h.

Method of Application

Send Curriculum vitae and contact details of three referees to email below

Clearly indicate “ABJ202000134 Communications Officer (print Production) ABJ" OR “ABJ202000136 Protection Data Admin ABJ"; OR “ABJ202000129 Customer Service Desk Officer 1 Yola"  OR “ABJ202000133 Accountant 1 POH" as the subject of your application (Applications intended for this role without this subject will not be treated)

In the body of the mail, please indicate the following in the format as seen:

  • Qualification(s)
  • Current location
  • Languages you speak
  • Years of relevant experience

The deadline for the submission of applications will be 27.03.2020, 16.30h. Late application will not be considered

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Equal opportunities shall be provided to all employees and applicants for employment based on their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination based on race, colour, religion, sex, nationality, status, disability etc.

(Female candidates are encouraged to apply)

However, ICRC will not request for any monetary payments from applicants at any stage of the recruitment process.

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About International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is a humanitarian institution based in Geneva, Switzerland and a three-time Nobel Prize Laureate. State parties (signatories) to the four Geneva Conventions of 1949 and their Additional Protocols of 1977 (Protocol I, Protocol II) and 2005 have given the ICRC a mandate to protect victims of international and internal armed conflicts. Such victims include war wounded, prisoners, refugees, civilians, and other non-combatants.The ICRC is part of th...
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Job Summary
March 18, 2020
Offer Type
Full time
Minimum of 1years
March 27, 2020
Finance / Accounting
NGO / Non-Profit / International Agencies
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