Finance Assistant

Posted almost 2 years ago by Dan Church Aid
Location Erbil Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO


Comply with the core humanitarian principles of neutrality, impartiality, humanity and independence, as well as the principles and mandate of the organization at all times.


  • Collect cash books and cash counts from field offices on a weekly basis and prepare them for uploading in Maconomy;
  • Collect supporting documents from field offices, prepare vouchers and send to Finance and Admin Manager in a timely manner;
  • Responsible for petty cash and cash advances in the Coordination Office;
  • Conduct cash count at the end of every day;
  • Prepare payments for local suppliers, contractors and service providers;
  • Monthly reconciliation of all balancing accounts including cash and bank;
  • Adjustments and re-allocations of budget lines, as/when necessary;
  • Prepare monthly cash transfer request for HQ;
  • Ensure strict adherence to DCA Accounting procedures and regulations and internal controls.


  • Provide timely and accurate input for the monthly HQ reports;
  • Prepare monthly salary templates for uploading in Maconomy;
  • Provide offices with salary slips for payment of salaries;
  • Any other work related activities requested by the Finance and Admin Manager, or Programme Manager.

Training and Support

  • Assist with administration of partner organizations, hereunder verification of financial reports and supporting documentation, training, partner visits and follow-up on outstanding issues;
  • Translation of supporting finance related documents;
  • Support partner organizations with finance and budget training, mentoring and capacity building;
  • Support Base Managers inside Syria, and provide training as/when needed.

Coordination and Official Representation

  • Maintain excellent relationship with all departments in the programme, liaise regularly with procurement, logistics and HR departments to ensure all documents and records are updated and synergised;
  • Assist with all matters related to the bank in Erbil, and liaise with banking officials as/when needed.

What the organization requires:

  • At least 3 years working with an INGO in the area of Finance – this is an essential requirement;
  • At least 3 years experience of budget and financial tracking, as well as cashbooks and financial transactions;
  • University degree;
  • Computer literate: comfortable working in MS Word, Excel, database management;
  • Excellent level of English (speaking, reading and writing);
  • Excellent level of Arabic (speaking, reading and writing);
  • Excellent level of Kurdish (speaking, reading and writing);
  • Excellent communication, analytical and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong teamwork skills, with ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships;
  • High degree of judgment and initiative, with ability to work with a high degree of independence within assigned areas.

What the organization provides:

  • Competitive salary and leave package
  • Training and capacity building

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Dan Church Aid


Hunger is an inevitable consequence of poverty. Hunger is the most grotesque example of inequity in the world. DCA is fighting hunger with all of the means we have, both in the short and longer term.

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Sector Specialisms: NGO
Office Location: Erbil, Iraq