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Accounting Manager

Job Title: Accounting Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Kirkuk, Iraq
REF: 1014
Contact Name: Ghusoon Nader
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

MSELECT is looking to hire an Accounting Manager with 5 years of experience for one of our international oil and gas companies in Kirkuk, Iraq. Fluency in Arabic and English is required.


  • Set up the company accounts department: Tax expert/Finance management – bookkeeping/accounts/payable – receivables/reporting/Payroll Management/audit management/establish accounting systems & processes.
  • Prepares and records asset, liability, revenue, and expenses entries by compiling and analyzing account information.
  • Maintains and balances subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, posting, reconciling transactions; resolving discrepancies.
  • Maintains general ledger by transferring subsidiary accounts; preparing a trial balance; reconciling entries.
  • Summarizes financial status by collecting information; preparing balance sheet, profit and loss, and other statements.
  • Produces payroll by initiating computer processing; printing checks, verifying finished product.
  • Completes external audit by analysing and scheduling general ledger accounts; providing information for auditors.
  • Avoids legal challenges by complying with legal requirements.
  • Secures financial information by completing database backups.
  • Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Primary responsibility is to prepare financial statements and supporting schedules according to monthly close schedule.
  • Facilitates and complete monthly close procedures.
  • Analyses revenues, commissions and expenses to ensure they are recorded appropriately on a monthly basis.
  • Prepares monthly account reconciliations.
  • Other projects as assigned.
  • Verifies, allocate, post and reconcile transactions.
  • Produces error-free accounting reports and present their results.
  • Analyses financial information and summaries financial status.
  • Provides technical support and advice on management.
  • Reviews and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures.
  • Participates in financial standards setting and in forecast process.
  • Provide input into department’s goal setting process.
  • Prepares financial statements and produce budget according to schedule.
  • Directs internal and external audits to ensure compliance.
  • Plan, assign and review staff’s work.
  • Supports month-end and year-end close process.
  • Develops and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls.


  • University degree in Finance/Accounting or equivalent.
  • 5-7 years of experience in accounting.
  • Male
  • Must be Iraqi National
  • Oil & Gas background

Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.