Chief Accountant

Posted over 2 years ago by MSELECT
Location Baghdad , Iraq Job Type
Salary Sector Retail

Mselect is looking to hire a Chief Accountant for an international fashion retail company in Baghdad to be responsible of all accounting and financial cycles including transaction processing and monthly closings, treasury, as well as management reporting. The ideal candidate must have a minimum of 6 years of experience with fluency in Arabic and English, Turkish is an advantage.


  • Bookkeeping activities of the stores 
  • Responsible of accounts payable process (cash & bank, supplier, contractor and customer account recording and collection/payment cycles), 
  • Re-consolidation of GL accounts and monthly closing process, 
  • Prepare financial statements (balance sheet, profit and loss, cash flow, etc.) and submit periodical management reports to Group Finance function, 
  • Prepare and submit official declarations (to tax authority, social security institution etc.) in a timely manner, 
  • Periodical bank, customer and supplier account reconciliations, 
  • Payroll preparation, fixed asset register bookings, 
  • Preparing all the periodical financial reports in local GAP and IFRS, 
  • Support Exportation & Importation process 
  • Participate in budgeting and future projections



Education & Language Skills

  • University degree in Business Administration or Economy 
  • Fluency in English and Arabic, Turkish is a plus

Professional Experience

  • Sound knowledge in local Tax laws and regulations 
  • Strong accounting background with accrual accounting mentality 
  • Experience in local bookkeeping 
  • Sounds IFRS financial reporting knowledge 
  • Business start-up experience is an asset 
  • Minimum 6 years of experience in similar positions ; retail experience is an asset 
  • Result oriented and have a positive attitude 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • High sense of responsibility 
  • Ability to work in a multinational/multicultural environment. 

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