Finance Assistant PWE & DEC

Posted 11 months ago by GIZ
Location Baghdad Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector Finance

Job Description

Title: Finance Assistant PWE & DEC

Location: Baghdad

A. Responsibilities

The position holder is responsible for:

Support the finance manager in financial administration of two GIZ projects in Baghdad. This includes, financial control, cashier duties, book keeping, settlement of accounts, settlement of contracts, preparation of payments and transfers, working with Document Management Sys-tem (DMS), compliance and quality control according to GIZ’s rules and regulations, provision of financial data to GIZ HQs and auditing entities.

In this context, the position holder fulfils the following tasks:

B. Tasks

1. Settlement of Accounts and Contracts

The position holder will be supporting in the proper settlement of Accounts and Contracts (Grant Agreement, Financing Agreement, Local Subsidies, Consulting, Appraiser) in cooper-ation with the GIZ Admin Office in Erbil. This includes follow up with the administrative coun-terparts in the GIZ Office in Erbil to ensure smooth processing of all contracts.

2. Maintaining Petty Cash

The position holder will be in charge for handling the petty cash and checking that sufficient cash funds are available in close cooperation with the projects.

3. Financial Data Provision

The position holder will be submitting all relevant Financial Bookkeeping Data relating to the monthly end of period bookings including bankbook, cashbook and inventory to the GIZ Of-fice in Erbil in due time. This includes the support of a regular follow up, check and settle-ment of all accounts and third party receivables. The position holder makes sure that the ac-counting process will be done in due time and quality according to OuR.

4. Document Management System (DMS)

The position holder checks and maintain the proper filing in DMS according to OuR on a reg-ular basis.

5. Other duties/additional tasks

The position holder will support the project with any additional tasks of non-technical nature if deemed necessary.

C. Required qualifications, competencies and experience Qualifications

The ideal candidate is a young professional with a decent understanding of processes in international organizations. First work experiences have been acquired in the field of finance and/or accounting with the willingness to learn new skills and to develop a profile as a finance officer.


  • University degree in finance or related field

Professional experience

  • at least 1-3 years’ professional experience in a comparable position

Professional experience

  • at least 1-3 years’ professional experience in a comparable position
  • in-depth knowledge of accounting software
  • good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
  • very good knowledge of the European language widely used in the country, ide-ally a knowledge of German
  • willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management

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