CARE International in Iraq

Finance Assistant (re-advertised)

Job Overview

Job Summary

CARE International in Iraq (CARE) is looking for a suitable Finance Assistant to provide financial services.

Reporting to the Finance Officer, the purpose of the Finance Assistant is to provide financial services to ensure smooth implementation of CARE programs. The incumbent will induct non-financial project staff on financial procedures, review financial projections and payment documents to ensure compliance with CARE and donor procedures, facilitate project advances and liquidations, ensure timely processing of payments to suppliers and government tax offices, and perform an interface role between CARE and the bank. The employee will support partner audits, document archiving, and intern-company billing. S/he will work closely with both the program and support staff.

Estimated Start Date: 10th June 2024

Length of Contract: 6 months, with possibility of extension

Reporting/Line Management: Finance Officer

Duty Station: Duhok Office

Responsibilities and Tasks

  1. Assist Finance Officer in Checking expenditure reports and Vouchers for local partners and Capacity building for Partners and regular review of their reports and supporting documents.
  2. Assist Finance Assistant in check bills and invoices before payment to ensure documents are accurately completed and approved with clear and specific charging notes and prepare vouchers for all payments, receivables, and adjustment entries.
  3. Maintain General ledger GL (Cash and Bank books) daily.
  4. Provide cash advances to program and Support staff and Monitoring & Updating Advance Truckers also Tracking advances, including advances for the Mosul office, Baghdad, Sinjar, as well as support National and International staff when giving them Travel Expenses (Per Diem) and follow up on staff advances to ensure timely retirement.
  5. Ensure compliance of all payments with CARE and donors’ procedures.
  6. Ensure timely and accurate tax and Social Security payments for KRG and GOI.
  7. Act as the focal point between CARE and local banks to monitor the financial information, including bank balance, and transfer all payments needed.
  8. Responsible for Scanning and Archiving all Documents on time and according to the CARE’s mechanism.
  9. Assist Finance Manager with Audit preparations and visits.
  10. Review and collect timesheets from all the staff and archiving it according to the CARE’s mechanism.
  11. Any other related tasks as requested by Supervisor.

Qualifications and required skills:

  • BA degree or equivalent in Accounting, Finance, or related field. Master’s Degree an advantage
  • 2 years of relevant experience in INGO
  • Finance/cashier experience.
  • Good command of English, Arabic, and Kurdish language.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and similar applications.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Pro-active and helpful attitude, ready to take on a variety of new tasks.
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to manage competing priorities.

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