Junior Finance Specialist

Posted over 1 year ago by GIZ
Location Baghdad Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO

Job description

The wide range of services offered by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH are based on a wealth of regional and technical expertise and on tried and tested management know-how. We are a German federal enterprise and offer workable, sustainable and effective solutions in political, economic and social change processes.

Most of our work is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). However, GIZ also operates on behalf of other German ministries and public and private bodies in Germany and abroad. These include governments of other countries, the European Commission, the United Nations and the World Bank. We are equally committed to helping our clients in the private sector attain their goals.

We create prospects for people and with people. As GIZ has an international mandate, we offer a multicultural working environment. We are committed service providers and dedicated professionals, even under difficult circumstances. We take pride in enabling our employees to develop their professional and personal skills. There are plenty of reasons to join our motivated team – ranging from the diverse challenges you will face on a daily basis in one of our 130 partner countries, to the broad scope you will have for shaping your work.


Your tasks
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 “Economic Development and Youth Perspectives (ECON)” Cluster activities and closely work with GIZ CO in IRAQ to ensure efficient delivery of services in the assigned region.
  • Support in develop local subsides guidelines and procedures with the country office and internally.
  • Support in 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.
  • Adhere to GIZ code of conduct and ensure confidentiality of financial and management issues.
  • Abilities to effectively prioritize tasks.
  • Follow all GIZ policies, procedures, compliance and documentation requirements.
  • Ensure compliance and adherence with GAAPs and standard accounting practice.
  • Ensure all required documents for invoice check of transactions are provided, such as calculations are correct, appropriate approvals and reviews made before any cash or bank payments.
  • 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 as a part of month end close.
  • Ensure a regular follow up on settlement of all accounts and third-party receivables.
  • Keep all finance documents and reports are properly archived, labeled and stored in a clear and easily accessible manner.
  • Maintain the proper filing in DMS according to PuR on a regular basis.
  • Be adaptable and flexible to take new tasks and new assignments as requested from time to time.
  • Support Cashier in case of absence or over loading.

Your profile
Required qualifications, competencies and experience Qualifications
Professional Qualification:

  • The ideal candidate preferable is hold bachelor’s degree and degree in accounting or related area in finance & business administration is a plus. 

Professional Experience:

  • 1.5 - 3 years of relevant occupational experience in accounting skills and experience in invoice checking
  • Experience with GIZ or international NGO would be preferred.
  • Computer literacy skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel
  • 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
  • Previous cash management experience preferred.

Other knowledge, additional competencies:

  • In-depth 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 supervisor.
  • Ability to be creative and strategic for effective planning, problem solving and decision making.
  • Performs other duties and tasks at the request of management.

Important notes for your application

  • The reference number and position must be mentioned in the subject line of the email, Ref: (BGH-ECON22-077) Junior Finance Specialist Subject line of the application should clearly indicate the vacancy applied for.
  • The use of GIZ templates is mandatory, all applications that do not use the template will not be evaluated.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications passed the expiration date of the advertisement will not be considered.

GIZ templates for applications

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