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Accounting and Finance Manager

Job Title: Accounting and Finance Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Erbil, Iraq
REF: 664
Contact Name: Zainab Mohammed
Job Published: over 2 years ago

Job Description

MSELECT is hiring an Accounting and Finance Manager for one of its' Construction clients in Erbil. Advanced skills in QuickBooks with minimum 6 years of experience in Finance is required along with fluency in Kurdish and English.


  • Maintains professional and ethical standards and follows conflict of interest and confidentiality policies.
  • Manages company financial reporting (balance sheets, income statement, etc.) and oversees the daily book-keeping activities.
  • Reports directly to company senior management.
  • Responsible for presenting and reporting accurate historical financial information, on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.
  • Perform project finance calculations and cost control for company’s projects.
  • Oversees all purchasing and payroll activities for staff.
  • Set up a financial management database and system (Quick Books or equivalent), train company’s book-keepers on this system.
  • Candidate must have advanced skills on this software.
  • Provides timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial trends and forecasts
  • Directs and oversees all aspects of the finance and accounting functions of the organization, including salaries, expenses, promotions, taxes.
  • Provides executive management with advice on the financial implications of business activities and any associated risks.
  • Provides recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance and business opportunities, plays a key role in company’s financial management in terms of cash allocation and expenditure planning and forecasting
  • Develop break-even analysis models and create financial models for company’s projects or business ventures.
  • Balances and audits all company finances, monitors all cash balances, loans, and banking activities, in conjunction with company’s management.
  • Assists in decisions regarding employment, performance appraisals, training and development, salary recommendations, promotions and transfers in conjunction with Director of Human Resources and company’s management.
  • Addresses issues regarding liquidity and financial contingencies.
  • Tracks all invoices and maintains a comprehensive and organized record and filing system.
  • Responsible for resolving all billing issues, acts as a liaison between business partners and company’s management regarding financial matters.
  • Coordinates with all senior managements to ensure all imported and exported goods and services are paid.
  • Takes on any other finance related assignment assigned by company’s management.


  • Preferably Masters degree in the field of Finance and Accounting.
  • Advance skills in QuickBooks or equivalent software.
  • Profound knowledge of GAAP or IFRS or equivalent international accounting and finance standard.
  • Minimum 6 years of active work experience in the field of finance.
  • In-depth knowledge of local and international financial practices.
  • Fluency in Kurdish and English is a necessity, Arabic is a plus.