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Country Head Of Finance

Job Title: Country Head Of Finance
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Erbil, Iraq
REF: 1079
Contact Name: Zainab Mohammed
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

MSELECT is looking for a Country Head of Finance based in Erbil for a global educational fund. The candidate must have knowledge in Finance / Tax rules of Iraq, Fluency written, spoken English and Kurdish is a must, Turkish and Arabic are an advantage,minimum 5 years of experience.

Key Accountabilities:

· Management of the finance function:

  1. Accounts payable/receivable/billings/PO system
  2. Cost accounting
  3. Reconciliations e.g. bank loans
  4. Financial statements

· Devise and implement a local treasury, cash management and asset-liability management strategy.

· Devise and develop a local tax strategy.

· Responsible for developing and implementing the local processes, controls and procedures – adhering to global corporate standards.

· Management of daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly financial reporting – finance and non-finance KPI & business performance reporting versus budget, projections and forecasts; Country and Global (numbers passed to London for consolidation in Global view).

· Compliance with local and global accounting standards e.g. GAAP.

· Detailed budgeting & forecasting: P/L & cash flow budgeting, capital requirements; to include local internal audit – to global corporate standards.

· Managing the external statutory audit process.

· Manage all procurement processes – including negotiation of commercial terms.

· Funding & financing: Source and secure debt financing as required e.g. banks.

· Work alongside senior management to secure non-debt financing as required.

· Support in any M&A efforts.

· Relationship management: Banks, principal creditors & debtors as required.


· Implementing financial controls (desirable in the education filed).

· Delivering management information.

· Developing a finance team.

· Working in an international organization.


· University Degree.

· Internationally recognized accountancy qualification.

· Knowledge in MS Excel.

· Accounting systems.

· Finance / Tax rules for Iraq.

· International reporting standards.

· Fluent written and spoken English and Kurdish.

· Turkish and Arabic are big advantage.

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