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Senior/Chartered Accountant

Job Title: Senior/Chartered Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Erbil, Iraq
REF: 195
Contact Name: Sana Kamangar
Contact Email:
Job Published: almost 4 years ago

Job Description

MSELECT is seeking a Senior/Chartered Accountant for a major holding group based in Erbil. The ideal candidate will have at least seven years of experience in accounting. Any nationality is acceptable. 
  • Continuous management of financial systems and budgets
  • Undertaking financial audits (an independent check of an organization’s financial position)
  • Providing financial advice Liaising with internal and external auditors and dealing with any financial irregularities as they arise
  • Producing reports and recommendations following internal audit
  • Preparing financial statements, including monthly and annual accounts
  • Preparing financial management reports, including financial planning and forecasting
  • Advising on tax and treasury issues
  • Developing and maintaining financial and accounting systems
  • Auditing financial records
  • Investigating financial anomalies
  • Preparing financial statements, business plans, commentaries and budgets for management or client reports
  • Reviewing, implementing and adapting new and existing financial systems and controls
  • Providing regular financial reports, as and when they are needed
  • Managing expenditure, credit, and payroll
  • Advising managers on financial policy and control, such as the costs and benefits of a particular project;
  • 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
  • Avoids legal challenges by complying with legal requirements.
  • Secures financial information by completing database backups.
  • Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential.
  • Participate in financial standards setting and in forecast process
  • Support month-end and year-end close process
  • Making recommendations based on analysis and status of reserves, assets and expenditures
  • Documenting and monitoring internal controls in support of auditing team
  • Ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures
  • Ensure accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end closing of accounts
  • Establish and monitor the implementation and maintenance of accounting control procedures
  • Resolve accounting discrepancies and irregularities
  • Payroll, Cash Sales, payable, general ledger and receivable accounts maintenance and preparation
  • Analyze financial information to recommend or develop efficient use of resources and procedures, provide strategic recommendations and maintain solutions to business and financial problems
  • Petty Cash Handling
  • Computer efficient especially EXCEL
Special Skills: 
  • Figures oriented,
  • budget
  • Forecasting,
  • Reporting,
  • Data analysis,
  • Cost comparison and control,
  • Books of accounts,
  • applicable laws,
  • codes and regulations,
  • advanced level computer skills using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, electronic mail and calendar systems,
  • Fluent in English, Arabic is a plus
  • Proven senior accounting experience
  • Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures and principles
  • Awareness of business trends
  • Experience with creating financial statements
  • Excellent accounting software user and administration skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Aptitude for numbers and quantitative skills
Education and Experience: 
  • B. Com or equivalent in Finance/Accounts

  • Minimum 7 years of experience with finance/ accounts department with multinational companies