Job Information Accountancy Officer NGO Information
Contact Name HI Recruitment
Contact Email
Job Information
Contract Duration
Governorate Erbil
Job Shift
Nationality National
Working Hours Full Time
Posted 2022-08-02
Minimum Education Bachelor Degree
Degree Title University degree in accounting, busines
Minimum Experience 2 Year
Required Travel
Job Status
No Of Jobs 1
Published Date 2022-08-02
Deadline Date 2022-08-13
[Erbil,Iraq ]



Under the line management of the Finance Supervisor in Erbil, the Finance & Accountant Officer is responsible for all the financial aspects of the offices and sub offices falling under Iraq mission. The Finance & Accountant Officer must keep all data and information strictly confidential, and share it only with the relevant persons needed.

The Accountancy Officer produces quality financial information and contributes to the application and dissemination of the budget framework, local and donor rules and HI’s tools, procedures and standards in the financial field.



Missions / Responsibilities :


Mission 1 : Strategy and steering


  • Monitors and reports to his or her line manager and functional manager on the accounting risks of which he or she is aware and contributes towards their mitigation.


  • Helps to identify accounting and legal risks for HI within his or her area of responsibility.


Mission 2 : Standards and expertise


  • Deploys all of HI’s financial policies, processes and tools within his or her area of responsibility.


  • Ensures that HI’s legal obligations are met and produces the required financial documents.


  • Reports any changes in standards, case law or in the practices of other stakeholders in the financial field of which he/she is aware.


  • Complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


  • Implements and complies with procedure for archiving financial documents and publishes and updates financial documents in the dedicated workspaces.
  • Contributes to internal control within his or her area of responsibility and applies identified corrective actions.


Mission 3 : Operational implementation


Responsibility 1 : Regular keeping of the accounts


  • On a daily basis, makes entries in the accounting Information System (IS) (and in the country IS if necessary), ensuring that the descriptions of the entries are accurate and consistent with accounting allocations and that all the required fields are completed, in keeping with HI’s chart of accounts (and the country chart of accounts if necessary).


  • Takes delivery of supporting documents and translates the essential elements into one of HI’s working languages (French or English)
  • Formalises requests to create or close accounts journals in the accounting IS.


  • Prepares all the documents for the monthly and annual closing of accounts.


  • Creates Immo (fixed assets) sheets in the accounting IS and sends the fixed assets’ identification number to Logistics for recording in the Equipment Monitoring Chart.
  • Applies for exemption from Value Added Tax (VAT) and prepares the declarations.


  • May be required to temporarily replace a member of the accounting team.


  • Prepares any supporting documents asked for by internal or external auditors.


Responsibility 2 : Archiving accounting documents


  • Produces the accounting documents slip


  • Ensures the legibility and regular scanning of supporting documents.


  • On a monthly basis, archives scanned documents on a server and paper documents in a location that guarantees their physical integrity.


  • Sends supporting documents (paper or digital format) to their final storage locations.


  • Mission 4 : Profession facilitation


  • Contributes towards the facilitation of the profession’s development in his or her area of responsibility.


  • Mission 5 : Emergency preparedness and response


  • Contributes to the program's emergency preparedness actions and, during an emergency, adapts his/her work modality to contribute to HI’s effective humanitarian response.

Note that this job description must remain flexible, to respond to additional tasks or changes as identified by the line manager.




The working hours are the following:


Sunday till Thursday, from 8.00 AM to 4:30 PM with 1/2 hour lunch break.  The work duration is fixed but the working hours can vary according to the planning of activities.


It can be exceptionally requested to work on Friday or Saturday. In that case a day off is planned before the end of the month.


Note that working time can go up to 48 hours per week if it is required by the volume of activities and by the line manager. In that case the overtime will be considered as recovery time to be planned by the line manager before the end of the month.




Base: Erbil with flexibility to visit other bases upon need


Line Manager: Finance supervisor


Head of Department: Country Finance Manager





‘’The Employee undertakes to adhere to HI policies which include:


  • Terms and conditions of engagement (T&C)
  • Internal regulation (IR)
  • Child protection policy (CPP)
  • Protection of beneficiaries from sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment (PSEAH)
  • Antifraud and bribery
  • Code of Conduct (CoC)
Qualifications & Preferred Skills

Required profile

Education: University degree in accounting, business, economics, or finance,

Languages: Arabic, Kurdish, Good level of spoken and written English mandatory (oral and written)


Experience: 2 years. Past experience with INGOs is a plus.



  • Excellent computing skills in general (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Windows mandatory
  • Reliable to handle confidential and sensitive information
  • Excellent reactivity and flexibility in all circumstances
  • High capacity to organize his/her work, and manage priorities
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
  • Act as a team player
  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standard
How To Apply


Handicap International is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from persons with disabilities

Interested candidates may please send their CV with cover letter so as to reach on or before

13th Aug 2022

Only applications completed in accordance with the following instructions will be

Taken into consideration, the others will be rejected automatically.


Mentioning clearly in the subject line of your e-mail the reference:


Your application will not be taken into consideration if this information is omitted from the

Subject line of your e-mail

Please address all applications to:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

CVs that are sent as photo, screen shot or by link will not be considered.

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