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Senior Finance Officer

Posted 7 months ago by Hawa Jobs
Location Duhok Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector Finance
Job Purpose
  • To provide high quality and effective financial support and assistance to the Business Manager, CEO and Programme staff as required. The post holder will be responsible for maintaining financial, accounting in accordance with internal procedures, good practice, and statutory requirements.
  • To monitor and review financial systems and procedures and recommend, devise, and implement more effective and efficient procedures.
  • To prepare financial reports in liaison with Business Manager, company accountants and other staff as required.
Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities
  • Financial Processing
  • Manage and maintain company’s accounting systems and processing of day-to-day financial information, including purchases, sales, payments, and nominal ledgers. 
  • Process month-end.
Financial Systems and Procedures
  • Manage and maintain the ERP Financial System ensuring that all information is accurate and up to date.
  • Monitor and review the company’s financial systems and procedures, implementing improvements in agreement with the Business Manager, to ensure that the company has robust financial management and audit systems.
  • Financial Information
  • Collate, analyze, and prepare information required to produce accurate and timely internal financial information.
  • Work on the cash flow to ensure the sufficiency of working, always made available for smooth running of business operation.
  •  Assist with the development and delivery of accurate monthly management and project accounts budgets.
  • Support the Business Manager, CEO and Programme Directors in preparation of financial information and reports for the Finance Committee, Programme
  • Committees and Board as required.
  • Assist with year-end procedures and the annual audit process.
  • In conjunction with the compnay’s external accountants, ensure the accurate and timely production of statutory accounts and reporting of funding as per contractual agreements and statutory requirements.
PERSON SPECIFICATION
  • Education and Experience: minimum five years of professional experience, in which at least 3 years at senior level.
  • Educated to a degree in finance and related fields, Masters degree is an added advantage.
  • Part or qualified accountant.
  • Experience of working in a finance function.
Education and Experience: Desirable
  • Experience of working in the voluntary sector.
  • Key Financial Skills and Competencies: Essential
  • Excellent numeracy and financial skills, with the ability to deliver best practice in financial management and produce accurate and timely financial information.
  • Reflective and analytical skills, with the ability to find, absorb and summarise complex information, often to tight deadlines.
  •  Analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to anticipate problems and proactively suggest solutions.
  • Systematic attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Discretion and respect for confidentiality.
  • Project related finance experience.
  • Ability to use ERP financial systems.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Good interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient computer literacy, including the ability to use MS office.
Other Skills and Competencies: Essential
  • A commitment to professional excellence, learning and continuous improvement. 
  • Ability to support delivery of the mission and values of the company.
  • Beneficiary/customer focussed, with an understanding of the company’s beneficiaries or a willingness and ability to develop this.
  • Creativity, a positive “can-do” attitude, and ability to anticipate problems and proactively suggest/find solutions.
  • Flexibility and ability to adjust to change.
  • An understanding of and commitment to equal opportunities, non-discrimination, and accessibility.
  • Ability to protect the health and safety of self and colleagues.

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