Accountant 1

Accountant 1

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Accountant 1

  • Location

    South Africa

  • Industry

  • Date Posted

    2 weeks ago

  • Apply Before

    17 Jul, 2024

                       Job Advertisement


Accountant 1



The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is a humanitarian organization that provides protection and assistance to people affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence worldwide. ICRC employs more than 20,000 staff and is present in 80 countries. The ICRC Regional Delegation for Southern Africa is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the following vacancy at its regional office in Pretoria:



Accountant 1


An accountant prepares reconciling accounting records and financial reports of the regional delegation in Pretoria. He/She also ensures property invoices are received and paid on time. 


Description of the role:




The incumbent performs the following duties:



  1. Collaborates with all the Premises Suppliers on the financial issues relating to property bills like rent payment, electricity, wifi, etc. 


  1. Ensures that invoices are correct and received on time.


  1. Replenishes inventory of office refreshments and consumables when stocks reach the reorder quantity level. 


  1. Review and process ICRC accounting software National Society expenditure reports and invoices within two weeks of receipt.


  1. Liaise with National Society Finance Managers to resolve any variances between reports and supporting documents.


  1. Prepares and processes accounting entries accurately in the accounting software regularly, and in compliance with financial procedures.


  1. Generate quality checks for all transactions processed.


  1. Records cash and bank transactions daily in the IRIS application.


  1. Processes entries in the standard ICRC format.


  1. Provide support in balance sheet account reconciliation monthly and respond to accounting comments.


  1. Supports and participates in monthly closing and preparing files for uploading onto the online archiving tool.


  1. Coordinates uploading all monthly vouchers and supporting documentation onto the online archiving platform to ensure these are available for auditors.


  1. Manage submission for VAT returns and reconcile the VAT account every month.


  1. Provide support in photocopying and scanning accounting documents.


Profile - Minimum required qualification & experience:


  1. A university degree or diploma or equivalent in accounting


  1. 3 - 5 years of work experience in a similar field


  1. Very good knowledge of written and spoken English. 


  1. Experience in VAT submissions


  1. Very good computer skills


  1. Ethical person with high attention to detail


  1. Good analytical skills




We seek someone responsible and organised, with a good sense of teamwork, initiative, and respect for ICRC values. The person should be able to work autonomously and be proactive. 



Please submit your application: CV, cover letter, and copies of qualifications by electronic mail with the mention in the subject “application   to the position of Accountant  to .





Only applications with all required documentation will be considered:



Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The last date for receiving applications is 17 July 2024 Start date 01 August 2024. Candidates must be South African citizens or hold valid South African work permits.


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