Finance Assistant

Posted about 1 year ago by Qandil Swedish Humanitarian Aid
Location Duhok Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector Accountancy, Finance, NGO

QANDIL is a Swedish non-profit, non-political, non-religious humanitarian aid organization that was founded in 1991 in Stockholm, Sweden. Having continuously operated in the Kurdistan Region ever since,
QANDIL’s main priorities of work are construction and infrastructure activities, refugee and IDP initiatives, health, water, sanitation and hygiene, and capacity building.
Main Duties & Responsibilities:
  • To support the head accountant by inputting financial data in an efficient, accurate and timely manner.
  •  To support the head accountant to prepare financial documentation including cheques, petty cash, deposit amounts in the banks and collecting statements of banks.
  • To extract reports from the financial and administration systems to review the status of the budget and the adherence to financial policies and procedures.
  •  Compute and record the cash payments on daily basis.
  •  Responsible for the monthly financial report related to cash payments.
  •  Checking bank accounts and statement related to the cash assistance program.
  •  Follow up the approved lists by UNHCR for the refugees' cash assistance activities.
  •  Providing help for the filed accountant to prepare financial report every month.
  •  Perform other duties may be required by supervisor.
  •  Process and prepare financial and business forms for the purpose of checking account balances, facilitating purchases, etc.
  •  Perform routine calculations to produce analyses and reports as requested by the finance director
  •  Help oversee and manage individual accounts
  • Create, send, and follow up on invoices
  • Review and adhere to department budgets
  • Collect and enter data for various financial spreadsheets
  •  Review and audit financial statements and reports, ensure all calculations and data entries are correct
  •  Reconcile any discrepancies or errors identified by conversing with employees and/or clients
  •  Report any troubling discoveries or suspicion of wrongdoing to the proper authorities
  •  Collect information for and prepare payroll payments for employees
  •  Assist the financial director in creating financial reports on a regular basis
  •  Adhere to the company's or organization's financial policies and procedures
  • Answers question and provide assistance to stakeholders, customers, and clients as needed 
  •  Attend finance department and company-wide meetings, sometimes assisting with financial reporting to managers and senior executives
  • Suggest changes or improvements to increase accuracy, efficiency, and cost reductions. Required Qualifications & Skills:
  •  Bachelor degree in Accounting or Finance;
  • Minimum two years’ experience in the same position or field;
  • Fluency in Kurdish, Arabic & English languages;
  • Excellent mathematical skills; understanding of data privacy standards; integrity; honesty; customer-service skills; solid communication skills, both written and verbal.
  •  Familiarity with business principles and practices; superior attention to detail.
  •  Organizational skills; planning skills; problem-solving skills; analytical skills; critical thinking skills; computer skills, particularly with spreadsheets and calculation software.
  • Ability to handle confidential matters, meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, in addition to organizational skill.
  • Personal commitment, efficiency, flexibility, and drive for results.

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Qandil Swedish Humanitarian Aid


QANDIL is a not-for-profit, non-governmental, non-political, and non-religious Swedish humanitarian aid organization that was founded in 1991 in Stockholm, Sweden. Initially focusing on raising awa...

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