Junior Accountant

Posted 10 months ago by GIZ
Location Erbil Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector Accountancy, Finance
Title: (Junior) accountant
Reports to: Head of Administration and Finance
Location: Erbil


Junior professionals
▪ Generally, junior professionals perform their duties in accordance with guidelines defined by the manager, or are under the instruction of professionals in higher bands.
▪ The content of work and the learning stages are geared towards enabling the staff member to assume functions in GIZ band 4 or corresponding activities in the market.
▪ This function allows the employee to acquire technical and methodological knowledge and personal and social skills which can also be used in other band 4 functions.


A. Responsibilities
The junior accountant provides support in
▪ dealing with all questions arising in this area
▪ identifying relevant problems and issues and assisting in formulating implementation-oriented solutions
▪ further developing instruments and assisting in introducing innovation and change
▪ managing knowledge by disseminating and documenting know-how, experience and information
The junior accountant performs the following tasks:
1. Tasks
Main tasks in Accounting
The junior accountant is responsible for:
▪ proper taking over of all relevant documents likewise vouchers for booking
▪ quality check / audit of documents
▪ preparing the error sheets based on the quality check
▪ booking all relevant transactions using the GIZ internal software
▪ completing of booking reports within deadline
▪ proper communication with clients
2. Internal control The junior accountant
▪ is involved in drawing up the monthly and annual internal controlling schedule and reports
3. General services The junior accountant
▪ maintains an inventory for the office
▪ bills/processes overtime applications from office and project/programme staff
▪ processes settlement of applications for the reimbursement of travel expenses
▪ draws up and updates the fee schedule for (national) individual appraisers
4. Other duties/additional tasks The junior accountant
▪ replaces finance officer for cash and bank transfers, if necessary
▪ performs other duties and tasks at the request of management


B. Required qualifications, competences and experience
▪ University degree in finance or accounting
Professional experience
▪ perennial work experience in the related field is a big asset
Other knowledge, additional competences
▪ very good understanding for accounting software
▪ very good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
▪ good knowledge of the European language widely used in the country, ideally 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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