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Finance Manager

Posted 20 days ago by Chemonics International Inc.
Location Baghdad Job Type Permanent
Sector Finance, NGO
Chemonics International seeks applications from qualified candidates for the position of Finance Manager. This position will be based in Baghdad, Iraq. The Finance Manager will oversee all aspects of the project accounting and financial management needs. Working under the general supervision and technical direction of the Operations Director, s/he will coordinate with the Chemonics home office in Washington, D.C. to ensure the office is operating under practices consistent with Chemonics policies and financial practices. 
Responsibilities include:
  • Manages accounting and financial records for cash/in-kind grants and operations to ensure proper stewardship and accounting of funds for grant payments, procurements, and operations, including maintaining fund liquidity and regular financial reporting  
  • Directly supervises and oversees overall management of office bookkeepers
  • In coordination with the subcontracts and grants manager, tracks and monitors the number of grants cleared, disbursed, and closed on a monthly basis   
  • Manages bank accounts and monitors bank balances 
  • Prepares monthly budget projections and wire requests for submission to the home office 
  • Coordinates with the home office project management unit to ensure timely transfer of funds to the field office 
  • Provides ongoing training and mentorship of all staff in finance related chemonics regulations and internal policies 
  • Reviews and approves transactions in the internal accounting system, ABACUS, daily 
  • Manages payroll, social/health insurance, and tax payments  
  • Approves and verify accuracy of expense reports 
  • Maintains accounting filing system 
  • Ensures that Chemonics’ standards of ethics and conduct are upheld throughout all aspects of the project’s financial conduct 
  • Communicates financial information to the Operations Director to coordinate effective and efficient technical and operational implementation 
 
Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in relevant field, such as accounting, commerce, or business administration, or equivalent experience 
  • A minimum of five years of experience in accounting and administrative support  
  • Experience working with Iraqi financial/tax/legal requirements, working experience on USAID projects.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of accounting systems and software applications, such as ABACUS, MS Word, MS Excel. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, and to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines consistently  
  • Ability to work in a professional and cordial manner with colleagues, visitors, and the general public  
  • Fluency in written and oral English is required; written and oral fluency in Arabic, Kurdish, and other local languages is a plus, but not required 

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