Financial Control Assistant

Asian Development Bank

Manila, Philippines

Experience: 5 to 10 Years

Skill Required: Accounts and Finance

Your Role

As a Financial Control Assistant, you will: undertake a variety of accounting duties, including carrying out administrative functions, as required; maintaining and updating accounting records; maintaining sound accounting/internal controls; preparing accounting and other reports; and as relevant, contributing towards the preparation of financial statements.

You will:

  • Contribute to the preparation of financial statements and prepare various accounting schedules to support the financial reports.
  • Maintain and ensure appropriate, adequate, and timely controls in the preparation of accounting data. Review and verify the accuracy, consistency, and propriety of supporting documents in compliance with accounting practices, established procedures, and guidelines.
  • Provide assistance in the reconciliation and resolution of assigned accounts.
  • Ensure the maintenance and update of records/reports relating to ADB policies in connection to accounting procedures and guidelines and establish an existing framework for easy retrieval.
  • Participate in the implementation of new systems or enhancements of existing systems; ensure the accuracy and reliability of systems; provide suggestions for enhancements/simplifications for effective and efficient operation; propose changes to existing systems and coordinates the needs of the work area with the Information Technology Department (ITD) through the supervisor or International Staff in charge.
  • Coordinate and obtain/provide required information in accordance with established procedures in a tactful manner.
  • Perform any other assignments as required and reflected in the incumbent’s workplan, including the preparation of draft memoranda and external correspondence for supervisors.


You will need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or Finance, with Certified Public Accountant designation
  • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience in accounting or auditing experience, working with computerized accounting systems in a large organization
  • Good understanding of accounting policies and accounting standards, practices, and systems, as well as general policies, procedures, guidelines and reporting requirements prevalent in multilateral institutions, and the application thereof.
  • Proficient with office suite software, particularly MS Excel, Word and Powerpoint, and large accounting software (e.g. Oracle ERP, SAP) and in use of computer databases to input and extract information, and to generate standard and ad hoc financial and analytical reports.
  • Good understanding of the interactions between different work areas and relevant work flows and their purpose, as well as business knowledge of relevant areas.
  • Good understanding of accounting and disbursement policies, practices, guidelines, and reporting requirements for financial instruments.
  • Good understanding of internal control concepts and business processes and how they apply to financial and accounting processes, to assist in the maintaining of sound internal controls and assessing risks related to financial reporting and related business processes.
  • Detailed understanding of the relevant clerical procedures and guidelines and their importance in the overall function of the work area.
  • Analytical and systematic, with strong numerical skills and attention to detail.
  • Able to liaise and work effectively with staff within own work location.
  • Able to work collaboratively with teams as a constructive team member.
  • Good command of written and spoken English.