Senior Accountant

Posted 6 months ago by mselect
Location Baghdad Job Type
Salary Sector Industrial

mselect is looking to hire a Senior Accountant for an industrial and distribution group in Baghdad. Candidates must have a minimum of 4 years of experience in accounting experience, with 3 years in manufacturing and inventory costing related activities. Fluency in English and Arabic is a must.

In accordance with the Company's DoA and the accepted accounting standards and policies, ensure that all expenses are accrued, and provisions are generated monthly.
Prepare detailed schedules for all the BS items monthly.
Manage Audit.

General Ledger Management


  • All the expenses are accrued and booked on time
  • Provisions needs to be managed
  • All the Inter Company A/cs to be managed
  • Overview the site Inventory & petty cash
  • BS & its schedules – monthly
  • Manage Audit - External & internal
Inventory Management
  • Booking of Inventory ((FG, RM & PM) Movements in the system such as W/Offs, Supplier Claim, transfers to branches, affiliates etc.
  • Special attention to Spare parts & Pragma integration gliches
  • Prepare & Circulate periodic reports to tight deadlines on:
    • Cash Flow
    • Factory Sales Analysis
  • Expense reimbursements & PVD on Employees expense to Payroll.
  • Follow-up for various contracts (Rentals/Scrap/Vender Machines etc.).
  • Petty Cash accounting.
  • Tax Support (WHT, Excise Tax, VAT).
  • DWS Management
  • Other Duties as assigned
Process improvement

Qualification, Experience and Skills
  • Degree - Commerce or Accounting - Required
  • Recognized professional management accounting qualification, (Intermediate in: CA / ICWA/ CIMA) - preferred
  • Accounting experience - 4/ 5 years accounting experience of which a minimum of 3 years relates to manufacturing and inventory costing related activities
  • Manufacturing finance experience - ‘’Hands on” standard costing and analysis experience in a dynamic, manufacturing finance function.
  • Financial control - Good awareness of control risk and experience in enhancing internal controls to safeguard assets and liabilities.
  • Reporting and analysis - Experience in reporting and analysing financial information and communicating effectively to non-finance colleagues.
  • Demonstrable ability to liaise effectively and build communication channels with colleagues across the organisation and promote effective communication to enhance organisational efficiency.
  • Experience in driving process improvement in accurate data capture.
  • Demonstrable “hands on” problem solving ability in multi-cultural dynamic environments.
  • IT literate – Good knowledge of excel and experience in finance and project control related modules of ERP systems.
  • Development potential - Ability and desire to grow and develop within the finance team to undertake and successfully deliver challenging assignments.

  • Personal: Structured, proactive driven individual who is comfortable operating at all levels with drive to solve issues as they arise and timely deliver an effective contribution to the group in a multi-cultural and challenging environment
  • Self-starter: Ability to operate effectively with minimum supervision and a positive attitude
  • Analytical: Ability to analyze financial data and challenge to yield cost benefit
  • Teamwork - Ability to contribute with cross functional teams and to develop financial and risk awareness across the organization
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Results driven

  • Timely closure of financials as per the corporate’s deadlines
  • Corporate timeline on submission of monthly reports to be followed.
  • As stipulated by the FM
  • Automation of reports

*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.

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