Head Accountant

Posted 10 months ago by Qandil Swedish Humanitarian Aid
Location Duhok Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO
CONTRACT DURATION: 1-Jan 2020 Till 31-Dec-2020

SWEDO is a Swedish non-profit, non-political, non-religious development aid organization that was founded in 1991 in Stockholm, Sweden. Having continuously operated in the Kurdistan Region ever since, SWEDO’s main priorities of work are construction and infrastructure activities, refugee and IDP initiatives, health, water, sanitation and hygiene, and capacity building.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Oversee and manage daily program-wide accounting and finance functions including timely recording of transactions, cash management, banking, payroll, receivables, and payables.
  • Plan and implement systems for financial operations in Duhok office and in area program offices in accordance with Swedo Finance Manual and donor regulations; including systems for cash flow management, budgeting, consolidation of accounting information, internal controls, financial reporting, financial record-keeping, grant management and compliance.
  • Train and supervise finance staff in the program.
  • Maintain banking relations and plan and monitor cash flow requirements to ensure the smooth implementation.
  • Implement an effective and efficient cash management procedures within Erbil office; including the petty cash management, and banking structure management.
  • Prepare monthly reports to the Finance Manager and Program staff as required, including expenditures by cost center/project and other financial information, in a timely and accurate manner and reconcile general ledger files, account reconciliations, expenditures by cost center/project, as well as other financial information in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Prepare financial reports and other ad-hoc requirements, for review by the Finance Manager.
  • Continuously stay abreast with donor policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Ensure compliance with Swedo financial policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications and Skills:
  • Bachelor Degree in Finance or Accountancy;
  • At least three years’ experience in the same position or finance field;
  • Experience working with NGOs or humanitarian organizations is a plus; understanding of humanitarian principles & values is a must;
  • Fluency in English, Arabic and Kurdish Languages;
  •  A thorough knowledge of accounting principles, financial systems, and MS Office, especially Excel and Word;
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills;
  • Possesses strong cross-cultural communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Good management, administrative and communication skills;
  • Must be organized, able to be multi-tasked, flexible, and able to work as a team and individual;
  • Be very flexible regarding time, tasks and responsibilities.

Share this Job

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...

Live Jobs: 0 - View all Jobs
Sector Specialisms: NGO
Office Location: English Village, Erbil-Iraq