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Chief Accountant

Job Title: Chief Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Erbil, Iraq
REF: 789
Contact Name: Ahmed Tahir
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 2 years ago

Job Description

Mselect is looking to hire a Chief Accountant for an international fashion retail company in Erbil to be responsible of all accounting and financial cycles including transaction processing and monthly closings, treasury, tax & legal, budgeting, and statutory reporting as well as management reporting. The ideal candidate must have a minimum of 6 years of experience with fluency in Kurdish and English, Turkish is an advantage.



  • Bookkeeping activities of the stores 
  • Responsible of accounts payable process (cash & bank, supplier, contractor and customer account recording and collection/payment cycles), 
  • Re-consolidation of GL accounts and monthly closing process, 
  • Prepare financial statements (balance sheet, profit and loss, cash flow, etc.) and submit periodical management reports to Group Finance function, 
  • Prepare and submit official declarations (to tax authority, social security institution etc.) in a timely manner, 
  • Periodical bank, customer and supplier account reconciliations, 
  • Payroll preparation, fixed asset register bookings, 
  • Preparing all the periodical financial reports in local GAP and IFRS, 
  • Support Exportation & Importation process 
  • Participate in budgeting and future projections



Education & Language Skills

  • University degree in Business Administration or Economy 
  • Fluency in English and Kurdish, Turkish is a plus

Professional Experience

  • Sound knowledge in local Tax laws and regulations 
  • Strong accounting background with accrual accounting mentality 
  • Experience in local bookkeeping 
  • Sounds IFRS financial reporting knowledge 
  • Business start-up experience is an asset 
  • Minimum 6 years of experience in similar positions ; retail experience is an asset 
  • Result oriented and have a positive attitude 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • High sense of responsibility 
  • Ability to work in a multinational/multicultural environment