Accountant – Travel Claims (2 vacancies)

2 - 11 years
Metro Manila / NCR

Job Description

Position Title :
Accountant – Travel Claims (3 vacancies)

Duty Station :
Manila (Global) Administrative Centre (MAC)

Classification :
General Service/ G-4

Type of Appointment :
Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date :
As soon as possible

Closing Date :
January 5, 2020

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants. 

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.


Under the general supervision of the National Central Accounting Officer and the direct supervision of the CAS- General Accounting Supervisor, the successful candidate is responsible for Travel Claims Processing and other functions. 

Core Functions / Responsibilities: 

Travel Claims Processing 
Review and analyze travel expense claim of Headquarters (HQ) staff to verify the validity and accuracy of claim in accordance with IOM Travel Rules and Regulations.
• Verify the validity and accuracy of travel claim computation in accordance with IOM Travel Rules and Regulations.
Ensure the accuracy and correctness of entries posted in SAP/Processes and Resources Integrated Systems Management (PRISM) – Finance (FI) from travel module.
Clarify queries from claimants and others pertaining to the settlement of travel claims.
Monitor and follow-up timely submission of travel expense claims and liquidation of advances from HQ staff.
Record year-end accrual of outstanding HQ travel expense claims.
Ensure proper reclassification entries on the correct accounts and projects.
Advise offices regarding interpretation of the travel regulation, expense claim computations and assist users for some travel module queries.
Keep abreast of revisions and developments in Travel Rules and Regulations and travel module.
• Ensure travel expense claim files are secured and organized in terms of filing.
• Manage CAS – Travel Claims mailbox. 

• Perform other accounting functions as may be required

Required Qualifications and Experience

• University degree in Finance, Accounting or relevant field from an accredited academic institution, with two years of relevant professional experience, preferably in the field of accounting or finance, audit experience would be an advantage; or
• Completed High School Degree from an accredited academic institution, with four years of relevant professional experience;

• Sound knowledge of accounting systems and/or SAP plus generally accepted accounting principles, internal controls and audit/review procedures;
• Computer literacy including proficiency in MS Office applications;
• Good analytical and problem-solving skills; capable of designing, reviewing and revising business processes to achieve efficiency.

Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish an advantage.

Required Competencies


Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
• Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
• Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 1

• Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
• Delivering results: pproduces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
• Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
• Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
• Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM
e-Recruitment system, by January 5, at the latest, referring to this

For further information, please refer to:
In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your
application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

Mission Statement
IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society.

International Organization for Migration (IOM) - the UN Migration Agency Established in 1951, as the global lead agency on migration, IOM works with its partners in the international community to assist in meeting the growing operational challenges of migration, advance understanding of migration issues, encourage social and economic development through migration, and uphold the well-being and human rights of migrants.
The IOM Constitution gives explicit recognition to the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement of persons.
With 169 Member States (as of December 2017), additional 8 States holding observer status and over 400 Field locations in 2017, IOM continues to grow. IOM counts more than 10,000 staff, with more than 97 percent of staff members based in the Field, with international-to-national staff ratio of 1:9.

IOM's structure is highly decentralized, with IOM Headquarters located in Geneva, Switzerland- and this has enabled the Organization to acquire the capacity to deliver an ever -increasing number and diversity of projects and programmes. This global decentralized structure enables IOM to respond quickly and with flexibility to an ever changing migration environment.

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Company Profile

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.

With 173 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.

The IOM Constitution recognizes the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement.


NGO/Social Services

Functional Area

Finance & Accounts



Employment Type

Full Time, Employee