Chief Accountant

  • Location:

    Baghdad, Iraq

  • Sector:


  • Contact:

    Steve Al-Bazy

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Expiry date:


MSELECT is hiring a Chief Accountant for an international power solution company in Baghdad. Candidates must have a minimum of 7 years experience working in Telecommunication Sector or Construction field and be fluent in English and Arabic.

Department Name

  • Finance & Admin

Reporting To

  • Country Manager, RFM

Reporting Subordinates

  • Accounting & Admin Staff

Summary of qualifications

Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements and IFRS standards where required.

  • Supervise the accounting and admin team and manage all accounting workflow through the department, including payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, contract invoicing and representative payee program.
  • Leverage strengths of the current accounting team members, help to clarify roles and responsibilities and develop and implement training in order to achieve individual and organizational goals.
  • Participate in the development of policies, procedures & internal controls for accounting operations. Implementing and managing successfully new accounting system and procedures.
  • Responsible for driving the implementation of a new ERP system, when required
  • Handle pay VAT, PAYE and Tax duties, including corporate tax.
  • Monitor fixed asset activity in detail, generating depreciation and amortization entries.
  • Perform stock control operations inclusive of random physical checks/counts on high value stock items, follow up with vendors on the status of stock and liaise with other departments’ personnel to ensure correctness and accuracy of stock operations.
  • Establish and manage all procurement and logistics activities including possible management of vehicles and drivers
  • Oversee the approval and processing of revenue, expenditure and position control documents, department budgets, mass salary updates, ledger, account maintenance and data entry.
  • Assure that all month-end adjusting entries inclusive of accruals, provisions, prepayments and depreciation are adequately accounted for in accounting records and financial statements.

Summary of competencies


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting /Finance/ Audit

Working Experience

  • 7 - 10 years
  • Experience working in Telecommunication Sector or Construction field is preferred.


  • Fluency in English and Arabic.

Computer Skills

  • Strong experience in Microsoft Office incl. Excel, Word and Powerpoint
  • Previous experience in ERPs & Accounting software implementation
  • Experience in Microsoft Navision & Visual Dolphin is preferred

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