Chemonics International seeks applications from qualified candidates for the position of Bookkeeper for the USAID Iraq Durable Communities and Economic Opportunities (DCEO) Project. This position will be based in Baghdad, Iraq. The Bookkeeper will support the finance manager to record transactions and maintain financial files.
Record expenditures in ABACUS, the project’s financial management system.
Prepare the cash/bank reconciliation at the end of each month to close the month’s books.
Track sub ledger balances, including receivable accounts for individual staff, such as outstanding travel advances, vehicle mileage, and personal telephone use.
Prepare invoices for accounts receivables on a monthly basis.
Maintain proper financial data and financial files.
Assist the Finance Specialist with financial reporting, and analysis.
Process expense reports, complete bank reconciliations, and draft financial projections.
Bachelor’s degree required in business management, accounting or a related field
At least two years of relevant bookkeeping, financial management and/or accounting experience in Iraq is preferred
Knowledge of basic accounting and accounting practices is required, as well as general accounting best practices in Iraq
Ability to work in a professional and cordial manner with fellow staff members, visitors, the general public, and partner institutions including international and local NGOs, and governmental entities
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, prioritize multiple work assignments in an extremely fast-paced environment, meet deadlines, and exercise good, professional judgment that reflects positively on the image and communicates the established program message of the project
Ability to effectively use computer software including financial management applications and Microsoft Office. Demonstrated high proficiency with Excel spreadsheet applications is required
Fluency in written and oral Arabic and English is required;