Business Controller

  • Location:

    Baghdad, Iraq

  • Sector:


  • Contact:

    Steve Al-Bazy

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Expiry date:


MSELECT is looking to hire a Business Controller for an international energy services client in Baghdad. Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience. Fluency in English and Arabic is a must.


Manage and oversee the full financial function within the Iraq Cargo/ Ground Handling business. Provide a support structure to all role players within the Iraq network.

Main accountabilities include

  • Maintain complete and proper records of Revenue, Expenditure, Assets and Liabilities, and ensure accuracy, timeliness and integrity of financial information, i.e. oversee full accounting function
  • Prepare and review reconciliations
  • Prepare month-end audit files
  • Prepare intercompany accounts
  • Prepare and review management accounts
  • Prepare statutory submissions
  • Forecast and budget preparation
  • Prepare Year-end audit
  • Review of Annual financial statements
  • Implement and maintain internal controls
  • Ad hoc projects

Key Skills, Qualifications and Experience

  • Financial Qualification: B Comm. or equivalent
  • Skills: Computer literacy, preferable SUN and Hyperion
  • Experience: Commercial, Management Accounting
  • Deadline Driven

Functional Knowledge

  • Accounting Standards
  • Financial Analysis
  • Statutory regulations

Business Expertise

  • Preferable exposure to Services/logistics Industry
  • Adding value towards the business


  • Ability to manage staff, deadlines and projects
  • Support and influence relevant Stakeholders

Problem Solving

  • Calculating financial impact of various operational variables within the business
  • Solutions driven

Interpersonal Skills

  • Excellent communicator
  • Self-Driven

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