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Chief Accountant

  • Location:

    Iraq

  • Sector:

    Industrial

  • Contact:

    Elaf Khoshnaw

  • Job ref:

    4102

  • Published:

    23 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2024-06-26

mselect is looking to hire a Chief Accountant for an Industrial client in Sulaymaniyah, Iraq. Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience and be fluent in English and Arabic.

Position Purpose:
Chief accountant responsibilities include reconciling account balances and bank statements, maintaining the general ledger, and preparing month-end closing procedures. A successful chief accountant combines excellent analytical skills with a thorough knowledge of accounting principles to analyse financial reports and forecasts.


Key Accountabilities:
  • Verify, allocate, post, and reconcile accounts payable, receivable, and Fixed assets
  • Create error-free accounting reports and present their outcome
  • Analyse the financial information and epitomize financial status
  • Detect errors and suggest ways to improve spending and efficiency
  • Extend technical support and advice on accounting management
  • Review and advise modifications to accounting systems and procedures
  • Manage accounting assistants and bookkeepers
  • Contribute to financial standards setting and, in the forecast, process
  • Plan input into the department’s goal-setting process
  • Produce budget according to schedule and prepare financial statements
  • Support with tax audits and tax returns
  • Guidance internal and external audits to ensure compliance
  • Support month-end and year-end close process
  • Advance and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Ensure compliance with GAAP principles
  • Liaise with the Financial manager to improve financial procedures
Qualifications/Experience/Skills:
  • Minimum 5+ years’ experience as a financial controller, accounting supervisor, chief or senior accountant
  • Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures
  • Comprehensive understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Awareness of business trends
  • Familiarity with financial accounting statements
  • Knowledgeable with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end closing processes
  • Hands-on experience with accounting software packages, like Oracle, MS Dynamics, FreshBooks, and QuickBooks
  • Advanced MS Excel skills to initiate dashboards and complex data analysis
  • Accuracy and attention to detail, aptitude for numbers and quantitative skills
  • A Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance, in addition to relevant certification (e.g., CMA or CPA) will be preferred

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