Finance Assistant

Posted 9 months ago by MSELECT
Location Erbil, Iraq Job Type
Salary Sector Services

Mselect is looking to hire a Finance Assistant for an international development organization in Erbil. 2-4 years of relevant experience is required. Fluency in English and Kurdish is a must.



  • Assists to ensure that the financial administration at the office functions in accordance with the Client standard procedures and regulations.
  • Dealing with questions arising in this area concerning finance related issues.
  • Further developing instruments and assisting in introducing innovation and change.



Cash Management:

  • Deals with cash payments and deposits, with an emphasis to organizational procedures and regulations, and ensures the client cash management rules are followed.
  • Manages the cash boxes, oversees the booking of all financial transactions in the electronic cash and bankbooks, daily.
  • Identifies cash requirements, and processes cash withdrawals following an imprest system.
  • Prepares payment vouchers and ensures all relevant supporting documents are attached.
  • Codes all expenditures following the standard Client chart of accounts, or coded budget and record to the electronic cash and bank books daily and ensures weekly review.
  • Compiles cash and bank reconciliations.
  • Follows Clients financial procedures and timely sends all accounting documents to the Service Unit accountant.
  • Follows up financial indicators of the program.
  • Assists to monitor receivables and payables and compiles resettlement vouchers.
  • Ensures compliance and adherence with GAAPs and client’s policies and standard accounting practices.
  • Keeps the office safe, safe keys, cash and other assets in a secure and protected place.


  • Assists to maintain an inventory of the program assets and consumables.
  • Assists to calculate fuel consumption checks of project vehicles.

General Services:

  • Reports all problems with financial administration, procurement and compliance without delay.
  • Files vouchers and documents in accordance with client’s rules and regulations.
  • Scans all vouchers on monthly basis, before submitting to the Service Unit.
  • Supports administrative and other staff to ensure cash related rules are implemented.

Other duties/additional tasks:

  • Performs other duties and tasks at the request of management.


Required Qualifications and Competencies

  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance, accounting, or related subject.
  • A very good knowledge of the Arabic language, both written and spoken.
  • Outstanding communicator, both in English and Kurdish.
  • Good organization skills.
  • Previous cash management experience preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and E-mail.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and proven ability to work in teams with diversity of background, skills, multi-cultural and multi-lingual environment.
  • Ability to be creative and strategic for effective planning, problem solving and decision making.


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


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