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Senior Accountant

Job Title: Senior Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
REF: 268
Contact Name: Aheng Ashti
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

Our globally established telecommunication and networking client is looking for a Senior Accountant with SAP experience to be managing the financial aspects and duties of their Baghdad branch.

Duties & Responsibilities:

AP invoices:

  • Check invoices for per legal requirements
  • Verify Invoices supporting that it should accompany PO (related supporting)
  • Coordinate with related teams and arrange invoices posting information
  • Upload invoices in online tool
  • Archive all invoices in hard as per guidelines
  • Check status of invoices uploaded online and send reminder to approvers
  • Send response to vendor quires
  • Follow-up with global teams for rejected and other problematic invoices and identify solutions
  • Send information to vendors in case their invoices are rejected
  • Coordinate with payment team and analyse payment run and verify that payment is as per expectations

Employee expense claims:

  • Receiving expense claims
  • Verifying the supporting documents
  • Processing the claims and monitoring till payment


  • Coordinate with banks for routine matters
  • Prepare cash estimates for payroll + local monthly tax payments
  • Prepare bank statements reconciliations
  • Arrangement of weekly basis banks statements and share with global teams
  • Prepared and send instruction to banks for releasing of funds / vendor payments/ urgent payments (every transaction, consider it bi-weekly)
  • Check liquidity for local accounts to fulfil the payroll and expense claim payments.

Monthly Closing:

  • Ensure all deadlines met
  • Able to support in preparation and posting of journal entries and review of financials


  • Able to review tax return and settle liability with authorities
  • Arrange payment of social security monthly
  • Involve in tax payments, it is a task on yearly basis and require urgent response
  • Able to prepare complex reports and reconciliations under supervision


  • Prepare financial statements as per IFRS and local GAPs,
  • Coordinate with auditor and management for all related quires
  • it includes lot of vendor/customer balance confirmation, vendor reconciliations and other small tasks

Internal controls:

  • Prepare evidences for bank and petty cash and AP related internal controls as per available guidelines


  • Knowledge on SAP is a plus.
  • 3 years of experience if Bachelors or 2 years of experience if ACCA or CA
  • Knowledge on SAP is a plus.
  • Fluency in Arabic and English