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Accountant

Posted 3 months ago by GIZ
Location Erbil Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector Accountancy, NGO
Responsibilities:
The accountant is responsible for
  • ensuring that financial administration functions well in accordance with GIZ standard procedures
  • effectively coordinating with the finance manager in Ankara or the Commercial Affairs Department at GIZ Head Office
  • cash payments and deposits at the bank
  • financial planning, monitoring and accounting for GIZ Qudra Kurdistan-Iraq
  • ensuring the capacity development of financial and administrative staff in partner institutions in terms of financial management and procurement provisions of local subsidies through workshops, training on-the-job
  • ensuring the financial implementation of local subsidies with the partner institutions
  • coaching, supporting and following up the financial implementation of local subsidies with the partner institutions

 
Tasks:
Financial services
The accountant
  • monitors income, expenditure and the monthly bank reconciliation
  • manages the processing of letters of credit
  • monitors real accounts (payables, receivables) and reports regularly to the program component manager and the finance manager in Ankara
  • maintains accurate, transparent Cash Book to show the Credit, Debit and balance of the amount clearly on daily bases
  • handles a cash book for each currency separately
  • prepares transparent voucher with a clear purpose explanation and endorsement of the authorised person for every financial transaction
  • maintains and updates of cash journals accurately on daily and monthly bases
  • cash holding and cash book to be reconciled on daily and monthly base
Internal control
The accountant
  • checks the vouchers and receipts submitted by the program for completeness and allocation to cost units and categories, and corrects these where necessary
  • advises on financial aspects of the programme
  • carries out internal controls in accordance with GIZ’s internal controlling manual
General services for Qudra
The accountant
  • prepares monthly and annual budgets and monitors deviations
  • carries out accounting tasks using WINPACCS accounting software and prepares monthly end-of-period accounts and bank reconciliation vouchers
  • submits the end-of-month accounts from the programme accounting, cash books and account balance vouchers (through or from WINPACCS) to the program component manager and forwards them to Qudra programme office
  • routinely monitors costs using GIZ WINPACCS software in accordance with programme requirements
  • prepares quarterly/annually analyses of expenditure compared to total program budget (budget monitoring)
  • prepares financial contributions
 
Other duties/additional tasks
The accountant
  • reports all problems with financial administration and compliance without delay
  • is responsible for filing in accordance with GIZ rules
  • performs other duties and tasks at the request of management
 
Qualifications
  •  BA in accounting and auditing or similar area
Professional experience
  • at least 3 years’ professional experience in a comparable position
 
Other knowledge, additional competences
  • in-depth knowledge of accounting software
  • Strong numeric skills
  • Ability to follow set procedure and instructions
  • Ability to manage and prioritize complex situation to meet demands of different departments
  • Excellent and demonstrable administrative skills, files management and archiving
  • good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
  • confidential handling of data and information
  • Flexibility and willingness to support others
  • excellent knowledge of Kurdish, English, ideally a knowledge of German willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management
  • professional experience in GIZ or a international company is an asset

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