Finance Assisant

Posted 12 months ago by GIZ
Location Erbil Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector Finance, Services
Deadline: 26th of May 2020
Under the supervision of the Snr Finance & Administration Manager, the Cashier/Finance Assistant will assist to ensure that financial management and accounting procedures are implemented and followed in accordance with GIZ rules and regulations. 
The Cashier/Finance Assistant is responsible for the following: - 
  • Assists to ensure that the financial administration at the office functions in accordance with GIZ 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. 
The Cashier/Finance Assistant performs the following tasks: - 

Cash management 
  • Deals with cash payments and deposits, with an emphasis to organisational procedures and regulations, and ensures the GIZ 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 GIZ 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 GIZ 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, GIZ 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 GIZ rules and regulations. 
  • Scans all vouchers on a 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 
  • 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 


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