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Finance Manager

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    Elaf Khoshnaw

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    18 days ago

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mselect is looking to hire a Finance Manager for a consultancy client in Erbil, Iraq. Candidates must have a minimum of 4-6 years in a senior finance role. Fluency in English and Kurdish is a must, Arabic is a plus.

Unit Description:
  • The Support Unit is a specialized team responsible for managing and overseeing the administrative needs of the office
  • Its primary purpose is to ensure that the office is equipped with sufficient equipment, financial, human resources, policy communication, and capacity building
  • The Support Unit handles a wide range or tasks such as financial expenses, hiring and contracting, policy overseeing, leave management, training and development, employee relations, IT and administrative support, transportation, and asset management

  • Oversee the operations and development of the finance team
  • Coordinate with the external stakeholders such as banks, and vendors with regards to payment fulfilment
  • Design a comprehensive set of finance related processes and procedures
  • Provide financial reports and interpret financial information to senior management whilst recommending further courses of action
  • Process and sign off the payroll periodically to assure clear documentation and accurate record-keeping
  • Execution of payments upon approval from senior management, for both internal (e.g. expenses) and external (e.g. vendor fees)
  • Supervise all financial reporting and tracking including:
    • Plan, budget, and forecast cash and expenses
    • Provide periodic reports of the financial status and expenditures to senior management
    • Conduct budget versus actual comparison to produce with supporting analysis
    • Analyse and assess the overall expenses of the projects and aim to save costs
    • Conduct, upon instruction from senior management, project audits
  • Implement, maintain, and review employee’s payroll processing systems to ensure timely and accurate processing of payroll transactions including salaries, benefits, taxes, and other deductions
  • Ensure accurate and timely processing of payroll updates including accurate employee details, capture new hires, terminations, leaves, salary increases and other changes to pay rates
  • Deduct, report and process tax and social security contributions to the government on behalf of employees
  • Guide employees to opening a bank account and generating a Unique Personal Number (UPN)


Required experiences:
  • Bachelor’s or Master's degree in Accounting and Finance, or Business and Management
  • Proven experience of minimum 4-6 years in a senior finance role, with significant involvement in developing the financial and budgeting sheets, and use of excel to an advanced level

Required skills:
  • Expertise in the use of excel for financial reporting and analysis
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills
  • Advanced analytical, problem-solving, and logical thinking abilities
  • Proficient IT literacy skills, with a deep understanding of data analysis tools and software
  • Advanced English and Kurdish language

Preferred skills:
  • Proven track record of working effectively within large teams and management team members

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