Finance Officer

Posted about 1 year ago by SEED Foundation
Location Erbil Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector Finance, NGO
Role of the Finance Officer
SEED is seeking a Finance Officer to work in SEED’s office in Erbil with occasional travel to other sites within KRI. The Finance Officer will be responsible for a variety of tasks and duties assigned as per the scope of work.
  • Record daily cash transactions in SEED accounting software system.
  • Ensure that all budgets are coded and set up in QuickBooks.
  • Ensure that the Fixed Asset Register is maintained and contains all relevant finance information
  • Maintain accurate records for the disbursement of cash and ensure that the cashbook is kept up to date for all cash payments.
  • Maintain a list of outstanding advances and ensure that all procedures over advances are strictly adhered to the SEED Policies.
  • Ensure there are adequate cash resources in the office to cover all planned activities and request cash when required.
  • Collect cash from bank and be SEED Foundation’s representative for day-to-day banking activities/requests.
  • Review all paperwork provided prior to writing cheques and making the payments.
  • Responsible for the disbursement of cash in accordance with SEED Foundation’s procedures.
  • Communication with Finance Manager and Senior Finance Officer; ensure receipt of timely financial and progress reports.
  • Maintain and implement good working knowledge of all project budgets.
  • Perform other duties as necessary, as assigned by supervisor.
  • Review and prepare bank transfers and payroll transfers.
  • Ensure weekly and month end cash counts are carried out and adequately approved as per SEED Foundation’s procedures.
  • Ensure full understanding of and adherence to SEED Foundation’s procedures.
  • Ensure adequate referencing and filing of paperwork.
  • Implement applicable SEED Foundation, donor and country laws regulations.
Essential criteria
  • Finance / Accounting Degree
  • Previous work experience in NGO’s in finance role.
  • Two or more years of accounting or bookkeeping experience, including experience with double-entry accounting 
  • Strong computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel 
  • Familiarity with computerized, double-entry accounting software 
  • Strong organizational skills as well as attention to detail 
  • Excellent oral and written English skills and Arabic language skill

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About SEED Foundation: SEED Foundation (SEED) is a registered charity in Erbil, Iraq, whose mission is to promote Kurdistan Region’s (KRI) social, educational and economic development, Kurdish cult...

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