Junior Finance Officer

Posted 9 months ago by GIZ
Location Baghdad Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector Finance, Services
Deadline: 26th of May 2020
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 organisation active in 120 countries with over 20.000 employees. More information about GIZ is accessible via 
The position is in a motivated, dynamic, and idealistic team which welcomes personalities with similar qualities. We’re looking for people who like to think outside the box and are proactive in their approaches. 
The Junior Finance Officer is responsible for: 
Supporting the Finance unit in the PSD program in Baghdad. This includes the coordination of Financial support to the project’s activities, payments, preparation of local subsidies in accordance with GIZ Rules and Regulation, assistance in the processing of contracts payments. The Junior Officer reports to the Finance Officer. Tasks might vary depending on need and organizational structure. The Junior Officers tasks may include: 
Financial services 
The Junior Finance Officer 
  • monitors income, expenditure and the monthly bank reconciliation 
  • monitors real accounts (payables, receivables) and reports regularly to the officer responsible for the contract and cooperation and the accounting manager 
Internal control 
The Junior Finance Officer 
  • checks the vouchers and receipts submitted by the projects/programmes for completeness and allocation to cost units and categories, and corrects these where necessary. This especially for Local Subsidies contracts the project is processing in several regions. 
  • advises the finance unit and other project staff on financial aspects of projects 
  • carries out internal controls in accordance with GIZ’s internal controlling manual 
General services 
for GIZ-assisted projects/programmes The Junior Finance Officer 
  • Supports the Finance Unit though preparation of monthly and annual budgets/spread sheets/cash-flow plans and supports in monitoring of the progress 
  • submits the end-of-month accounts from the project accounting, cash books and account balance vouchers to the officer responsible for the contract and cooperation and forwards them to GIZ Head Office 
  • prepares quarterly/annually analyses of expenditure compared to total project budget (budget monitoring) 
  • prepares financial contributions 
  • assists with the transfer of funds to projects 
  • Supports with Cash/Bank payments and Field payments in Baghdad, start from processes coordination with finance PSD Baghdad team. 
  • Preparing local subsidies in accordance to GIZ regulations. 
Other duties/additional tasks 
The Junior Finance Officer 
  • reports all problems with financial administration and compliance without delay 
  • is responsible for filing in accordance with GIZ rules 
  • performs other duties and tasks at the request of management 
Required qualifications, competences and experience 
  • University degree preferable in the field of Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or any relevant field. 
  • Preferably 1-2 years of experience in the finance and administration field. 
  • Experience with International Organization preferred 
  • Good working knowledge of IT technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office) 
  • Good knowledge in English 
  • Good coordination, communication, time management and organizational skills 
  • Ability to travel in country. 
  • Discipline and punctuality 


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