Finance Officer

Posted 8 months ago by GIZ
Location Iraq Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector Services
The GIZ “Private Sector Development Project” (PSD) supports the Government of Iraq to develop its private sector with the objective to create more job opportunities for young people. GIZ is a fully German Government-owned organization active in 130 countries with over 19.000 employees. More information about GIZ is accessible via  
The position is located in a motivated, dynamic, and idealistic team that welcomes personalities with similar qualities. We’re looking for people who like to think outside the box and are proactive in their approaches. 
Job description: 
  • Implement all GIZ PSD activities and closely work with GIZ CO in IRAQ to ensure  efficient delivery of services in the assigned region 
  • Enter all PSD transactions into the GIZ accounting software (On-Site Report) daily  and ensure posting by GIZ-CO  
  • Work towards the achievement of the over-all goals of GIZ through effective  managerial and lateral relations  
  • Ensure understanding of roles, responsibilities, lateral relations, and accountabilities.  • Use most good faith towards the organization where you work with.  
  • Adhere to the GIZ code of conduct and ensure confidentiality of financial and management issues.  
  • Abilities to effectively prioritize tasks.  
  • Follow all GIZ policies, procedures, grant compliance and documentation requirements.  
  • Ensure compliance and adherence with GAAPs, GIZ policies and standard accounting practice.  
  • Implement and ensure all GIZ financial management, procurement procedures,  assets management, HR policies and procedures are adhered.  
  • Implement and ensure all respective donors and local Government rules and  regulations are respected.  
  • Manage & account cash as per the GIZ “instructions for management of cash”.  • Keep the cash in a safe keys and other assets in a secure and protected place.  • Keep record of all cash, bank and advances on GIZ cash books and reconcile daily.  • Do cash counts weekly and whenever needed by Finance Manager, Programme  Director, and official auditors from GIZ.  
  • Print all payment vouchers and match with the documents and file.  
  • Collect all authorized cash or bank payment receipts and bank statements.  • Ensure all required documents are attached; calculations are correct, appropriate  approvals and reviews made before any cash or bank payments.  
  • Enter all PSD transactions into the GIZ accounting software (Winpaccs) daily and  ensure posting by GIZ-CO  
  • Match invoices/receipts with payment vouchers, GRN and other required documents.  • Prepare cash, bank and advances reconciliations and submit for review/approval  every week and monthly.  
  • Ensure a regular follow up on settlement of all accounts and third-party receivables. 
  • Ensure all income taxes, withholding taxes, VAT and other  taxes are withheld and paid accordingly.  
  • Keep all finance documents and reports are properly filed, labeled and stored in a  clear and easily accessible manner.  
  • Maintain the proper filing in DMS according to PuR on a regular basis.  • Independent execution of tasks according to existing planning and consultation with  his supervisor and Programme Director.  
  • Be adaptable and flexible to take new tasks and new assignments as requested from  time to time.  
Required qualifications, competencies and experience Qualifications  Professional Qualification:  
  • The ideal candidate should hold bachelor’s degree in accounting or related area in  finance & business administration is required.  
Professional Experience:  
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of relevant occupational experience in accounting skills and  experience in general ledger, journal entries, payroll, cash/bank management is  required  
  • Experience with GIZ or international NGOs would be preferred.  
  • Computer literacy skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel and accounting  software experience in Winpaccs would be preferred  
  • Excellent oral and written Arabic & English proficiencies are mandatory plus German language would be an advantage.  
  • Willingness to travel to GIZ field offices and take temporary assignments  
  • Other knowledge, additional competencies:  
  • In-depth knowledge of accounting software, good experience of ITC technologies  (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS  Office)  
  • Team player, proactive and responsible personality, innovative and flexible. Good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office) Outstanding management and communication.  
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures shall be agreed by the Programme Director.  

Requirements for application: 
  • Subject line of the application should clearly indicate the vacancy applied for. • CVs and motivations letters that are in the form of IMG, pictures, screen-shots and  links will not be accepted.  
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 
  • Applications passed the expiration date of the advertisement will not be considered.

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